Ashland University to Host Andy Grammer Concert

Ashland University to Host Andy Grammer Concert

10/15/12 ASHLAND, Ohio -- Ashland University Campus Activities Board (CAB) and Tech Crew are sponsoring a concert by singer-songwriter Andy Grammer with special guest Chris Wallace on Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. in Redwood Hall.

Grammer, a pop alternative artist, emerged in 2011 as one of the biggest success stories in the music business. Now, Grammer is riding the success of his hit songs "Fine by Me" and "Keep Your Head Up."

Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for faculty, staff and alumni, and free for Ashland University students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at 419.289.5125 or online at www.ashland.edu/tickets (additional fees may apply). AU students must pick up their ticket in advance at the Ashland University Box Office.

Grammer has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Live with Regis & Kelly; has shared the stage with Taylor Swift and Colbie Caillat; and was the first male pop star since 2003 (Jason Mraz) to reach the Top 5 at Adult Pop Radio on his first single, “Keep Your Head Up”, which is now a certified Gold Record quickly approaching Platinum.

Known for his vibrant pop/rock/soul mix and free-flowing vocal delivery, the acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician, who began as a street performer in Santa Monica, Calif., is now making 2012 another big year.

Radio has enthusiastically embraced his follow-up single, “Fine By Me”; his first headlining tour started in January with most of the shows being sell outs; and he will be releasing a Live EP, “Andy Grammar Live,” in the first quarter.

Singer-songwriter Chris Wallace was front man and guitarist for his previous band, “White Tie Affair. Wallace, who has been called the male Katy Perry, is now out on his own as a solo act and is opening for Grammer throughout the country.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.