On Friday, April 29, 2016, East Georgia State College’s Swainsboro campus had a completely different look as they geared up for their first large-scale concert. Country music star Chase Rice, along with opening acts Jon Langston and Lacy Cavalier, took the stage in front of the EGSC Gymnasium Friday night to a crowd the likes of which EGSC has not seen before.
“The Chase Rice Concert brought over 1,200 people together on the East Georgia State College Campus last Friday,” said EGSC President Bob Boehmer, who was in attendance. “Many were from out of town and had the opportunity to experience the hospitality of this great community and the beauty of the East Georgia Campus. They experienced a safe and extremely well-organized event. They are ready to come back with friends for more events of this type. East Georgia plans to seize this opportunity.”
The success of this well-attended event has turned eyes towards the future of more concerts of this size on the EGSC campus.
“Our concert committee and the Student Government Association worked tirelessly to bring a high caliber event to our community, and the end result far exceeded our expectations,” said Assistant Student Life Director Taylor Edenfield. “Our students and volunteers played a crucial role in the overall success and we couldn’t have pulled it off without their help. I am so proud to have been a part of this, and I hope everyone in attendance had as much fun as we did.”
The concert was part of Rice’s College Days, Country Nights: Back to College Tour. EGSC was the only college of its size on the tour, which visited campuses such as UNC Chapel Hill and Kent State University. Photos from the event can be found on the EGSC Flickr page.
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