Juicy J is set to hit the stage in the Hooper Eblen Center April 7, and there are several students who are profiting from the event.
Juicy J is an American rapper, songwriter and producer from Memphis and is a founding member of Three 6 Mafia. He is also known for his verse in Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse.” His fourth solo album, “Pure THC: The Hustle Continues,” is set to be released July 2015 and includes appearances from Nicki Minaj, Young Thug and A$AP Ferg.
The Grammy-nominated recording artist was chosen by students last semester to be the headliner for the spring S.O.L.O. concert.
Ticket disbursement began March 24, and SGA President Emily McDonald said it has been going well.
“We’ve probably given out around 4,000 (tickets) so far,” said McDonald. “We probably have about 3,500 to 4,000 left, which is really good because it’s only been three days.”
Due to the popularity of the concert, there are a number of students taking advantage of redeeming their tickets to earn some money.
Ranging from $30 to $100, there are several different ads on Craigslist for tickets to the show.
Victoria Blaisdell, a freshman Psychology major, said her monetary status is the main reason why she is putting her tickets up for sale on Craigslist.
“I’m completely broke with $1.98 in my bank account and about $0.26 in my wallet,” said Blaisdell.
“It’s really up to the students as to what they want to do with their tickets,” McDonald said. “They pay the $30 student fee. We give out the two tickets, and it’s up to the students if they want to attend.”
McDonald and the SGA have also been utilizing their social media accounts to promote the concert. They have put together a contest for students to win wristbands without having to get to the venue early.
“We’re setting aside about 50 (wristbands) or so that we’re using for the giveaway for wristbands,” she said. “The winners will be announced prior to the concert, but they won’t get the wristband until the concert.”
For the students who don’t win, approximately 175 wristbands will still be given out at the each of the four entrances.
To enter the contest, students can like the Tennessee Tech Student Government Association on Facebook, follow @TNTechSGA on Twitter, or follow @TNTech_SGA on Instagram.
The doors of the Hooper Eblen Center will open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m.