Contest win yields GSU free concert



On Monday, at 8 p.m. vitaminwater and FADER will host a free concert in the T.H. Harris Auditorium. 

GSU students, alumni and others competed for the concert throughout the summer by texting their favorite HBCU.  

The contest is part of the Uncapped series, in which over 100 HBCUs competed for vitaminwater and FADER to host a free concert on their college campus. 

“We are excited that vitaminwater and Fader are bringing a national act to campus to entertain our students,” said Will Sutton, director of public relations and communications. 

Sutton said that GSU started off late, but the GSU community pulled it off in the end. 

Even though the artists have not yet been disclosed, according to a press release FADER has produced shows featuring Best Coast, Omarion, Melanie Fiona, Big Boi, Little Dragon, A-Trak, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz

Sutton said the university is excited, but doesn’t want the university community to forget why this is happening.

“As thrilled as we are, let’s not forget why this is happening,” he said. “This was a nationwide accredited HBCU contest and Grambling came out on top.” 

However, in order for students to take full advantage of the concert, students must RSVP upto and the day of the show.

Students must also have a valid GSU identification card in order to gain access into the concert. Once RSVP is completed, vitaminwater and FADER will notify students on who will be the musical talent through email or text message. 

Casey Byrd, Favrot Student Union associate director of student activities, said this promotion celebrates HBCUS

“It highlights HBCUs. They are giving back to the students who make them successful,” said Byrd.