University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

UND’s own Tate Maris to team with national acts for ‘Spring Jam’ concert April 26

UND student and musician Tate Maris and national touring acts Emerson Drive and Matt Nathanson will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the first-ever Spring Jam, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Tickets are free to students and are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Memorial Union Student Government Office. The last day to get tickets is by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 26.  Students must have a valid student ID (one ticket per student).

Tickets will be made available to the public for $10, beginning April 20, via www.ticketmaster.com and the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office.

The doors will open at 7 p.m., the night of Spring Jam, and all seating is general admission.

The event is sponsored by University Program Council and the Association of Residence Halls Programming Board.

Tate Maris:

Tate Maris is a singer/songwriter from Denver, who now studies at UND. Maris is known for his alternative, acoustic style of music and strong storytelling through his songs. His records include “Like Giants” and “Burn the Ships,” released in 2012, and are available for purchases on iTunes. He has majored in accounting while at UND.

Emerson Drive:

Emerson Drive is a Canadian Country music band founded in 1995. The bands is Brad Mates (lead vocals), Danick Dupelle (guitar and backing vocals), Mike Melancon (drums), Dale Wallace (keyboards and vocals) and David Pichette (fiddle). In 1999, the band changed its name form 12 Gauge to Emerson Drive and moved to Nashville to find a major label record deal. It has recorded seven studio albums under the name 12 Gauge and Emerson Drive, but its biggest commercial success came as Emerson Drive.

The band, known for hit singles such as “Moments,” “Believe,” “Countrified,” “Fall into Me,” and “Last One Standing;” won Billboard Magazine’s Top New Artist of 2002, several of Canadian County Music Association awards and was nominated for Top Vocal Group of the Year in 2007 by the Academy of Country Music, among many other national nominations and awards.

Matt Nathanson:

Matt Nathanson, a native of Massachusetts, is an American singer/songwriter whose works is a blend of folk and rock music. In addition to singing, he plays acoustic and electric guitar, and has played both solo and with a full band. His work includes the platinum-selling song “Come On Get Higher,” as well as the song “Faster,” and “Run,” recorded with county music’s Sugarland.

-- David L. Dodds, media relations/writer and editor, University and Public Affairs writer, 777.5529, david.dodds@UND.edu.


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