Florida A&M’s homecoming concert is expected to attract a huge crowd to the Al Lawson Center on Nov.10.
With names such as Uncle Luke, Bill Bellamy and Rick Ross, students expected tickets to be costly. However, Student Government Association President Marissa West said student interest was what she was trying to generate.
“This has to be an affordable concert for our students,” West said.
General admission tickets for students previously started at $40. Ticket prices have been lowered to $25 but will increase as show dates approach.
“Marvin Green, with the Office of Student Activities, and Marissa West, with student government, are the reason this whole event worked out,” said Ameer Brown, a correspondent with ClubNet360, an entertainment company headed by FAMU alumni. “They basically got the venue, laid the groundwork with marketing the whole event and got students reduced tickets. All we had to do was get the artists.”
West said the university wanted to bring artists everyone would be excited for and that students needed affordable pricing.
Many students appreciate SGA’s efforts.
“I feel like SGA is looking out for us. They know what it is to be a student and know to charge us a reasonable price,” said Keivon Bell, a second-year psychology student from Moore Haven, Fla. “I believe if you’re coming to perform at a school for [its] homecoming, you should want to do it in the best interest of the students.”
Bell doesn’t know if he’ll attend Superfest, however, he believes students who do go should try to enjoy the show.
Superfest tickets are being sold in the Student Services Center, downstairs from the cafe.