Colorado Mesa University promises a free concert every year for students to enjoy and offer a way relax in the middle of the semester.
This year, it was announced that the concert would be held during the spring semester; however, the most important bit of information is still waiting to be announced.
Who is the artist coming to CMU?
As a senior at CMU, this will be my fourth annual concert, and hopefully the best yet. After stressing about homework, classes, graduation and the real world, I need this concert to come through.
I am craving some good music, dancing and an occasional forceful fist pump. We, as students, need this concert to keep our spirits high so we can finish the semester strong.
I acknowledge that everyone’s taste in music is subjective, but this is an opinion article. I hope you can consider my opinion reasonably.
I am speaking for my taste in music and from personal experience.
Last fall, American Authors came to CMU. The student turnout wasn’t as great as the two years before, changing the entire atmosphere of the event. The friends I talked to about last year’s concert were mad with the choice of the entertainment, and want an artist that will be as fun as the two years before.
G-Eazy came to CMU in 2014 and I loved it. It is probably because I like his music and the genre of rap. That concert had what I believe, the most amount of students attend. The biggest crowd I have ever seen on CMU’s campus.
From my own personal experience, the “college” age demographic enjoys rap music. Rap/Hip-Hop music is a more universal genre of music that us “millennials” can dance to. We need a talented rapper to come to CMU and give us the break from school that we deserve.
I think a rap concert would be the best for the majority of students, plus it will look good for our school. To have a big name rap artist come to the spring concert might have the ability to entice future CMU students.
The amount hype that our school would receive for having a talented rap artist would be worth whatever money it requires to host a free concert. Two years ago, Atmosphere performed, so I hope we still have the budget for a big name in the music industry.
In, 2013 Macklemore came, and I heard that was a great concert, too. Oftentimes, the Mesa Theatre has big name artists perform, so there is no reason we can’t have a recognizable rap artist come to CMU.
I speculate there is a decent amount of money allotted for a spring concert artist and some famous rappers are less expensive than you might think.
I assume Atmosphere, in 2016, must have cost around $50,000, so hopefully CMU has some money to work with this year. It wouldn’t be right for me to demand that it be a rap artist without stating some specific artists that I would be a lively concert to attend.
After doing very little research, I am guessing that an artist like Travis Scott would cost about $15,000, which isn’t too pricey, if we are looking to cut cost.
I know this a free concert, so we can’t be picky. I’m just asking for a talented rap artist and some great memories.