Country singer Sara Evans is this year’s headliner for the Spring Concert April 12.
President of WAC Lauren Dillon said she is excited for the concert.
“The really cool thing is she is actually from Boonville, Mo. The opening band is also from Missouri. We have two people from here in the state,” Dillon said.
WAC is hosting the event, and every Missouri Western student can pick up their free ticket from the Center for Student Engagement in Blum 207. Western students need to bring their Western ID to get their ticket. Anyone who isn’t a student at Western can purchase a ticket online through Ticketmaster.
Director of Student Life and Leadership Isaiah Collier wanted the students to know that everyone must have their ID to be admitted to the concert. In previous years, this wasn’t the case.
“I am excited about it; I think that she will be a great pole from our student body population” Collier said.
For this concert, buses are being offered free of charge to take students downtown to the St. Joseph Civic Arena. Buses will leave from campus every 15 minutes starting at 6:30pm and ending at 7:45 p.m.
“It was kind of silly to have it there when it was for the students, but not every student could go because they don’t have a means to get downtown. Busing students would help bring a bigger audience,” Sebastian Smith, WAC director of entertainment, said.
Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Even thought the concert will take place off campus, it is an alcohol-free event.
Local band “Shooting Blanks” will open the concert.