Wiz Khalifa to Headline Spring Fling - SUNY Cortland

Wiz Khalifa to Headline Spring Fling

 Wiz Khalifa to Headline Spring Fling

02/10/2012 

Grammy-nominated rap artist Wiz Khalifa will rock SUNY Cortland’s campus at the College’s Spring Fling on Saturday, April 28.

The 24-year-old rapper, who in 2011 hit No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s Top 100 Chart with his hit single “Black and Yellow,” will take the stage at 8 p.m. in SUNY Cortland’s Park Center, with doors opening at 7 p.m.

Roughly 3,000 tickets, which cost $20 for SUNY Cortland students and $30 for the public, will be available on a limited basis, with students receiving first priority. They go on sale Saturday, March 24, and will be sold from noon to 7 p.m., or until they are sold out, at the Corey Union Information Desk.

SUNY Cortland students will be allowed to purchase one ticket and must show their College ID. Students will not be allowed to purchase tickets for their friends, even if they have that friend’s Cortland ID.

Tickets will stay on sale exclusively to SUNY Cortland students on Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27. They will be sold from noon to 7 p.m., or until they are sold out, at the Corey Union Information Desk. If tickets are remaining, they will be sold to faculty, staff and the general public from Wednesday, March 28, through Friday, March 30. Tickets will be sold from noon to 7 p.m., at the Corey Union Information Desk.

Khalifa joins a long list of big-name artists to play SUNY Cortland’s Spring Fling, a list that includes the Black Eyed Peas, O.A.R. and the Fray. Kid Cudi, last year’s headliner, played to a sold-out arena.

“Last year’s student surveys came back and said that students wanted to see him,” said Delvin “D.J.” Johnson, one of the co-chairs in charge of lining up music acts for the College’s Student Activities Board. “So this year, we took a chance on trying to get him and he accepted.”

The Pittsburgh-raised rapper has three albums to his credit and his own label, Taylor Gang Records, under parent company Atlantic Records. “Black and Yellow,” a song named after the colors associated with professional sports teams in Pittsburgh such as Steelers football and Pirates baseball, established Khalifa’s mainstream success. The track earned him a nomination for Best Rap Song at the 2011 Grammy Awards and spawned several remixes and parodies by other recording artists.

“Rolling Papers,” Khalifa’s debut album with Atlantic, came out in March and hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. It features other mainstream hits such as “Roll Up” and “No Sleep.”

Khalifa also has collaborated with Snoop Dogg and Bruno Mars on the current hit single “Young, Wild and Free,” and has announced a new album in the works.

“He has some huge fans here and we knew it would go over pretty well with students,” Johnson said. “People are excited about it.”


More News

Summer Research Fellows Seize Opportunity Outside Classroom

Summer Research Fellows Seize Opportunity Outside Classroom

Eleven students earned prestigious undergraduate research summer fellowship awards.


Supreme Court Analyst Scores High

Supreme Court Analyst Scores High

Timothy Delaune again shows an accurate reading on U.S. Supreme Court actions.


Research Team Takes Aim at Parkinson’s Disease

Research Team Takes Aim at Parkinson’s Disease

The new project blends the study of biomechanics and speech pathology.


Academic Convocation to Open School Year Aug. 28

Academic Convocation to Open School Year Aug. 28

This annual tradition launches the academic journey for first-year students.


SUNY Cortland Recycles One Third of its Trash

SUNY Cortland Recycles One Third of its Trash

Keeping nearly 175 tons of plastic, paper and cardboard out of the solid waste stream.


Water Sustainability Project has African Reach

Water Sustainability Project has African Reach

Campus water conservation now is linked to alumna Karen Collier Flewelling '64.


Education Leader Stays Loyal to Alma Mater

Education Leader Stays Loyal to Alma Mater

Orphaned at 9, Peter Kachris '56 said Cortland set him on the right path.


Five Physical Education Student Teachers Commended

Five Physical Education Student Teachers Commended

The five were honored with Lenore K. Alway and Anthony P. Tesori Awards.


College Joins Select Company in ‘Healthier’ Campus Initiative

College Joins Select Company in ‘Healthier’ Campus Initiative

SUNY Cortland is one of the earliest campus participants in a growing national movement.


Employee Team Finishes Second at Corporate Challenge

Employee Team Finishes Second at Corporate Challenge

A four-person team from the College took second place in the mixed team division.


Explore

Visit

Contact