Ludacris will perform on Nov. 18 in Moby Arena as the main Association for Student Activities and Program hosted concert for this year, the organization told the Collegian last week.
In place of ASAPâ€™s spring concert, students will have the opportunity to attend this performance and a large spring event, said Loren Martinez, concert coordinator for ASAP.
â€œWeâ€™re going to do another event this spring but it will not be a concert,â€ Martinez said.
ASAP has teamed up with the Air Force Reserve in order to bring Ludacris to campus.
The Air Force Reserve has worked with Ludacris before and approached ASAP in early October with the idea of doing a joint concert.
The concert collaboration, ASAP leaders said, provides the organization with a musical experience to present to the student body and for the Air Force Reserve to bring awareness to programs it offers.
ASAP will pay for the venue, the lighting and sound production, staging, security, ticketing fee and operations while the Air Force Reserve will pay Ludacrisâ€™ fee.
When The Air Force Reserve presented the opportunity, ASAP jumped on the opportunity to bring in a performer it thinks will elicit positive student reaction.
â€œIt seemed that Ludacris was a perfect fit,â€ Martinez said.
For the past five years ASAP has used RAMweb to survey students on what acts and performers they would like to see at CSU. Hip-Hop has always been one of the top genres, Martinez said.
Tickets can be obtained at the Lory Student Center bookstore buyback window on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at the Campus Box Office from Nov. 8 to 18. Call the box office at 970-491-5402 for exact times.
The tickets are free and open to all current CSU students, staff and faculty. There are 6,700 tickets available.
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