Michigan native to perform at GV Homecoming

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Mike Posner will be this years Homecoming performer

Courtesy Photo / according2g.com Mike Posner will be this year’s Homecoming performer

Briana Doolan

After last year’s sold-out performance by Jason Derulo, Mike Posner will grace Grand Valley State University’s stage with the hope of equal success this semester.

Posner will perform as part of his world tour at GVSU’s annual homecoming concert on Oct. 28.

Tickets went on sale Monday and are being sold until the day of the concert. Students, faculty, staff and alumni tickets can be purchased at the 20/20 Information Desk, located in the Kirkhof Center. Student tickets are $15; faculty, staff and alumni are $20 and general admission is $25.

There were 5,000 tickets available for the event, with about 2,000 already purchased by Wednesday afternoon. Exact numbers were not available at press time.

“I hope that people will come, especially because everyone knows him from the radio and because his music represents Michigan so well,” said Natalie Wozniak, music chair of Spotlight Productions.

The event is sponsored by Spotlight Productions, GVSU’s programming board.

Posner was chosen based on the music interests of the student body, decided through a genre and artist survey given at the end of the spring 2011 semester.

A Michigan native, Posner was raised in Southfield before attending and graduating from Duke University in 2010. Several months after his graduation, he released his debut album “31 Minutes to Takeoff,” featuring “Cooler Than Me,” “Please Don’t Go” and “Bow Chicka Wow Wow.”

“Who doesn’t love a concert?” Wozniak said. “And we all know it’s always more fun when a ton of people show up.”

The concert will take place in the Fieldhouse Arena. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. All seats are general admission.

The opening act is still unknown. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or contact Spotlight Productions at [email protected].

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