UNplugged showcases headliners

Meagan Greene

To end this semester with a bang, the University Programming Board invites students, faculty and staff at Georgia Southern University to attend a special headliner UNplugged event on campus.

This Tuesday in the Russell Union Commons from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., headliners who have performed at UNplugged events throughout this fall semester will be showcasing their talents for students to come and enjoy.

“The headliner concert is pretty much where we invite the headliners back from the other shows who performed at UNplugged this year so far to perform again,” Cassie Pritchard, UPB Late-night committee general member, said.

For those who know what UNplugged is and for those that do not, this is an event held by GSU’s UPB that gives students an opportunity to get their voice out there and show the community their talents.

“Every week we try to have a different headliner, a headliner at UNplugged is someone who has a fifteen to twenty minute set, so a headliner is the one who performs the most,” Pritchard said.

At a usual UNplugged event there are many different singers that perform one or two songs. The headliner has many, and that is what makes this event different.

“We don’t want people to think that the headliner concert is just for a certain type of person, we want to draw in people from all different groups, people from all different cultures and cliques. They all have talent.”

There will be an array of genres played at this UNplugged event, and it will not be just one specific type of performance.

“I personally know some of the people that will be headlining and they are all super talented, I know for a fact that it’s going to be a great show and that people will be impressed by what they hear,” Pritchard said.

Along with musical styling provided by student participants there will be free coffee contributed by Starbucks and Eagle Dinning Services. Students will need to present their Eagle ID to get the coffee.

Ashley Treadwell, former UNplugged committee member said, “The UNplugged Headliner Showcase is like the grand finale at the end of the semester.”