Janelle Monae and fun. hit Mercer


If you’ve been in the Connell Student Center lately, you may have noticed students selling tickets at a table. If you haven’t, then you’re way behind, because this Friday, October 7th, Quadworks is bringing the Fall Concert back to Mercer. Janelle Monae and fun. have teamed up for the Campus Consciousness Tour, a tour aimed at raising awareness about environmental issues, and will be performing at Macon’s Grand Opera House at 8 p.m. on Friday night.

Mercer used to host Fall Concerts in the past, but when attendance began to drop, they pulled the plug. However, students asked for the Fall Concerts to be brought back, and now QuadWorks has decided to “give them what they want,” said Cindy Drury, the person in charge of organizing the event. The Grand seats over one thousand people, and QuadWorks is hoping for a sold out show. “We can’t have another concert if this one doesn’t sell out,” said Drury, who assured that tickets would be on sale until the last minute–as long as there are tickets left to sell. They are expecting a lot of walk ups. “College kids aren’t the best planners,” laughed Drury. 

On the day of the concert, the sponsors of the Campus Consciousness Tour (Ben and Jerry’s, Silk Soy Milk, and Brita) will be on campus to hand out free samples. There will also be a special appearance by a surprise guest there to get people excited, so be sure to go and check it out (and buy your ticket at the QuadWorks table)! Tickets are $8 for students and $15 for the public. If you can’t catch the QuadWorks table, you can stop by The Grand’s box office (located at 400 Poplar Street) or the University Center box office and buy your tickets. If you can’t manage that, then you can get your tickets by calling Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470, or online at tickets.mercer.edu. Be sure to hurry, though, because there isn’t much time left!

The Fall Concert is sure to be awesome, especially considering the popularity of QuadWorks’ other major concert in the spring: the Bearstock Music and Arts Festival. QuadWorks knows how to get big, talented artists, boasting previous Bearstock acts such as 3OH!3, We the Kings, Cartel, and Gym Class Heroes. With a track record like this, why wouldn’t you want to go to the Fall Concert, too?

Janelle Monae and fun. isn’t the only QuadWorks event to be excited about. Homecoming week will be October 8 through 12, and Mercer Madness, which kicks off the Mercer basketball season, starts October 22nd. Drury also said that students should be expecting a survey to come out within the next month which will ask them who they’d like to see at this year’s Bearstock Festival.

“[The Fall Concert] is the best opportunity to see stellar bands for a pretty low cost. Why wouldn’t you want to go?” asked Drury, saying “Don’t be stuck in your room on a Friday night. You won’t regret [going to the event].”