SOLO concert brings ‘folk hop n’ roll’ band, Judah & the Lion

Judah and the Lion, a Nashville “folk hop n’ roll” band is scheduled to perform at this year’s spring SOLO concert at 8 p.m. April 3 at The Hoop.

Students are able to enter at 7 p.m. and the first 150 people receive floor access wristbands.  Students voted among Kaleo, NEEDTOBREATHE, Ben Rector, Moon Taxi and Judah and the Lion.

Madison Cole, SGA chief of staff, said, Judah and the Lion placed first in the votes and NEEDTOBREATHE came in second. Tickets are available for students to pick up in the SGA office Room 115 at the Roaden University Center this week.

Students must provide a valid Tech identification to obtain two free concert tickets. Ticket pick up ends on April 2.

Judah Akers, who is originally from Cookeville, is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band. Tech student Rita Ramsey, said she is excited to see Akers, who is her cousin, return to his hometown to perform.

“The last time I can remember his band playing in Cookeville was at the Fall Fun Fest about three years ago,” Ramsey said. “I'm so proud of Judah and all that he's accomplished, and I can't wait for everyone to see how awesome he is.”