Discount tickets for CU Emerson Drive/Johnny Cooper concert now available

Cameron University is providing a discount ticket price for members of the military and all students for its upcoming fall concert, featuring Emerson Drive and Johnny Cooper. The high-energy concert takes place on Friday, Aug. 21 at Cameron Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. The concert will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display.

Members of the military and their families and students of any educational facility can purchase tickets at the discounted rate of $10 each. General admission tickets are $20. There is no charge for children 6 and under. In addition, CU students, faculty and staff may purchase tickets for $5 each.

General admission and discount tickets can be purchased at Crutcher's Western Wear in Lawton (313 SW C Avenue, 248-2997) and Duncan (1503 N. Highway 81, 252-3220). CU student, faculty and staff tickets, as well as the general admission and discount tickets, are available at several locations on the Cameron campus - the cashier's desk in the Administration Building, the bookstore and One-Stop in North Shepler - and can also be purchased at CU-Duncan.  Tickets will be available at the main gate of Cameron Stadium on the night of the show.

Emerson Drive's energizing live show has made them the most popular band on the college circuit, resulting in the 2008 Reader's Choice Award for "Best Major Performance" from Campus Activities Magazine. They've just completed their fourth studio album, BELIEVE, hot on the heels of COUNTRIFIED, the best-selling cd that yielded the band's first number one song, the Grammy-nominated ballad, "Moments." The band's musical influences are diverse, ranging from AC/DC and Black Sabbath to Alabama, Merle Haggard, George Strait and Ricky Skaggs.

Hailing from Wichita Falls, Texas, Johnny Cooper's musical interest was sparked by watching live performances of a southern rock, country and blues hybrid called Red Dirt. Inspired to develop his own take on Red Dirt Music, he started performing at family gatherings, frat parties and small bars throughout Texas and Oklahoma at the age of 15 and released his first live cd one year later. A studio album, airplay, radio promotion, a distribution contract and agent soon followed. Today's Country Magazine raves about Cooper's latest CD, FOLLOW, citing Cooper's individual style as "a fresh sound that has the ability to expand through multiple genres."

For more information contact the CU Office of Public Affairs at (580) 581-2211.


 August 12, 2009

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