The Avett Brothers to perform at Tech

The Avett Brothers will perform at the Hooper Eblen Center, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.

The Avett Brothers are a folk rock band with hints of bluegrass melodies in their music. Their most popular songs are “Morning Song,” “Kick Drum Heart” and “I And Love And You.” The Avett Brothers performed at Bonnaroo in 2014 and featured some of their most popular songs.

An opening act for the Avett Brothers has not been announced at this time.

SGA president Bobby Adams said Nick Jonas initially won the overall student vote; however, Jonas had previously announced tour dates on the date for the Tennessee Tech concert. John Legend came in second place for the student vote but, because of new management, decided not to perform at Tennessee Tech.

The Avett Brothers received the third highest vote from students and will be performing for Tech this fall. Hozier and Meghan Trainor were other artists on the ballot for the Fall 2015 S.O.L.O. concert.

Senior sociology major Katie Cunningham said she is thrilled The Avett Brothers are coming to Tech.

“Literally, I am so ecstatic. I really love The Avett Brothers. This is one of the most exciting things that has happened in my four years at Tech,” said Cunningham. “This is going to be the best S.O.L.O. concert we have ever had.”

Each semester students vote to select the artist performing for the S.O.L.O. concert. This semester the Student Government Association selected The Avett Brothers.

The SGA constitution article states the S.O.L.O. fund is designed to, “enrich and advance the quality of a complete college experience at Tennessee Technological University.” Every semester, SGA chooses a list of bands for the students to vote on as a collective body. Once the vote is complete, the decision will determine the performance.