Spring Concert poll is now open

Macy Holloway

The nominees have officially been posted for this year’s Spring Concert. Maya Clark, President of the University Programming Board, explained UPB’s selection process for the potential artists.

They initially correspond with their agent at Babco Entertainment and accumulate a list of potential artists fitting into the university’s price range. After the list has been sent back to them, UPB executives will narrow it down further and eventually, after they have a lengthy list of candidates, the general members will finish vetting the ballot.

The voting polls will be open all of Homecoming week and close the following Wednesday. After the winning artist is chosen, the board will begin attempting to contact the artist’s agent to see if they will be available during the desired Spring Concert months.

In case the leading artist ends up not being available, UPB will move to the second most popular artist on the ballot. If that artist is not available, UPB will move to the third most popular artist and so on.

“Well this is why people ended up getting upset last year, because they voted for one person and a completely different group won,” Clark said. “We try our best not to go to the very bottom of the list, and if it gets to that we’ll usually try to get someone from the same genre as the artist who won.”

The concert will most likely be held in the Hanner Fieldhouse according to Clark. Since we had such a popular artist last year, Lady Antebellum, in Paulson Stadium, they want to try to keep it more low-key this year.

Clark said, “Please vote, vote, vote! I know people are already really excited about the list on social media, so I really want to encourage people to actually vote so that their voice can be heard and we can all choose the best artist possible.”

Artists on the poll:

Dom Kennedy

Migos

Magic

August Alsina

We The Kings

Rich Homie Quan

Karmin