Spring concert announcements

Radford Student Programming and Campus Events (also known as R-SPaCE) has been working hard to put together an incredible spring 2012 schedule for Radford University students. If the world’s really going to end this year, at least RU students will have seen some great shows before our demise. R-SPaCE did an excellent job of not only capturing popularity, but also diversity in the artists they chose. Their spring schedule has something sure to entertain nearly every student’s musical taste and already has many students buzzing.

R-SPaCE logo. Logo courtesy of Radford University.

SOJA (which stands for Soldiers of Jah Army) will come to RU on Feb. 15 in Preston Hall. They’re bringing along special guest The Movement, and this pair is sure to delight music lovers of all kinds. SOJA is known for their stage presence and for being “road warriors,” meaning they’ve played in almost every city in North America and in many other countries. The band is planning a world tour for 2012 to promote their new album release. Their message is simple, yet powerful. SOJA aims to promote positive change, environmentally as well as socially. As Virginia natives, their music is a unique blend of rock, hip-hop and reggae. Their second, full-length album, Get Wiser, was chosen as one of the Top 10 reggae albums on iTunes, and remains in the top 100 since its 2006 release. RU reggae fans won’t be disappointed. Tickets are on sale now — $10 for students and $15 for general admission or the day of the show.

Soldiers Of Jah Army. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

For those who don’t enjoy reggae, R-SPaCE has not forgotten about you. Mac Miller will also be at RU on March 29 in the Dedmon Center, with special guests The Cool Kids and The Come Up. This generated a huge buzz around campus immediately after it was announced through R-SPaCE’s Facebook page at midnight Jan. 20. Tickets go on sale Feb. 7, and are $15 for students and $25 for general admission or the day of the show. General admission tickets are not for sale until Feb. 21. Judging by how many students are already excited about this show, don’t wait too long to buy a ticket. Miller began to record in 2007 after practicing freestyle rhymes for a few years in Pittsburgh. He was part of a duo called The Ill Spoken, but by 2009 it was clear Miller wanted to branch out on his own. He recorded The High Life and The Jukeboxand quickly became noticed online and on the streets. His career seemed to catch like wildfire, and his music soared in popularity. He was featured on radio shows and YouTube videos performing improv freestyles that got millions of views. When this upcoming star comes to RU’s campus, it’s sure to be a show you don’t want to miss.

Mac Miller. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

R-SPaCE has gone above and beyond in delivering a variety of great shows that RU students are sure to look forward to attending. Get your tickets before they’re gone, or you’re guaranteed to miss out on something great.