Musical artists Sammy Adams and Jake Miller will headline this year’s Campus Activities Board spring concert.
The rappers will make their appearance at USD on March 31 in Aalfs Auditorium, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and Adams starting the show at 7:30 p.m.
“We’re really excited to host CAB’s first-ever double feature concert,” said CAB President Eric Roach in a statement. “Jake Miller got the student’s vote, but we figured we’d throw Sammy into the mix as an extra awesome surprise.”
Both Miller and Adams will perform full concert sets, with a short intermission between shows.
CAB made the concert announcement to students during the 93rd Strollers Show held in Aalfs Auditorium on Feb. 27 through a special video screening.
Tickets for the show can be purchased at www.usdticketsonline.com. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 to the general public.
Doug Wagner, CAB’s adviser, said 202 tickets had been purchased as of Tuesday afternoon. A total of 1,050 tickets are available for purchase.
The artists were picked based on a survey CAB sent out to the student body this past spring. Wagner said about 1,500 participated in the survey.
“There was always the chance that the top artists would be unavailable,” Wagner said. “We tried to go after the top artist (picked in the survey), but he unfortunately declined our offer. Our next artist in line was Jake Miller.”
CAB spent nearly $54,000 to bring in the two rappers and produce the concert. Last year’s spring concert, which featured Hoodie Allen, cost around $57,000, Wagner said.
“SGA gave us a significantly higher budget than in the past, and so we wanted to make sure we were being good stewards with that money and give students a good experience,” he said.
Adams is a hip-hop, pop-rap artist who has been releasing music since 2008. He first rose to popularity in his genre through a series of remixes he created, including his “I Hate College (Remix).”
A number of other remixes released on YouTube garnered Adams musical attention. He has recorded one studio album, “The Long Way,” and two EPs including “Boston’s Boy” and “Homecoming.”
Adams has also released a number of singles that have hit the Billboard Hot 100 and other music record charts, such as “All Night Longer” and “L.A. Story.”
Pop-rap artist Miller’s career jumpstarted in 2011 after opening for Snoop Dogg. He’s since then performed with other musical acts such as Flo Rida, Mac Miller and Cobra Starship.
Miller debuted his first studio album, “Us Against Them,” in 2013. Following this, he released a number of EPs following the success of the album, including “Dazed and Confused” and “Rumors.”
A second studio album is currently in the works after Miller signed his first major record deal with Warner Bros.
Roach said CAB would have liked to host the concert in the DakotaDome, but lack of acoustics and scheduling conflicts with the basketball and football teams made the venue unavailable.