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UAC spring concert: Bryce Vine with Landon Conrath

| Denise Olson

Photo caption: Concert headliner Bryce Vine, whose debut album, "Carnival," was released in July 2019, features the tracks "Drew Barrymore" and "La La Land," his first two songs to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Tickets are available now for the first major concert in Zorn Arena since April 2019.

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire welcomes rapper Bryce Vine and special guest opener Landon Conrath at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6.

The show is presented by the University Activities Commission (UAC). Tickets can be purchased online for $15 until the day of the show for Blugold students and $20 the day of the show. Tickets for community members are $25.

Brett Farmer, a junior integrated strategic communication-public relations major from Antigo, is the UAC program director and is thrilled to be bringing such an exciting show to the campus and community.

“Being back in Zorn Arena for the first time in years, and for the first time ever for so many Blugolds, is going to be incredible, and the energy will be electric,” Farmer says. “We have made sure that this concert will be one to remember and that nobody wants to miss.”

The night’s performers 

UAC concerts committee chair Ben Ostertag says this show is perfect for ushering in the new season and the positive energy to end the semester.

“Bryce Vine has the right music to get us into the summer mindset,” says the junior marketing major from Burnsville, Minnesota. “He mixes genres of pop, rap and rock to create a very catchy sound. This appeals greatly to younger audiences, who might know some of his songs from TikTok or in popular media. There’s a lot of hype for this concert, especially considering the cheap tickets and lively sound of Bryce Vine and Landon Conrath.”

Born in New York City, rapper Vine moved to Los Angeles with his mother at the age of 10. He launched a career of music in 2011 with his audition for “The Glee Project,” a music reality series on which Vine made it to the top 12 finalists. He attended the Berklee College of Music to pursue his passion, which is where he met producer Nolan Lambroza of The Messengers and signed his first recording contract with Kiva House Lambroza.

Vine, known for an eclectic east-meets-west coast genre-blending style, has toured college campuses across America, synthesizing pop music, laid back hip-hop and a California brand of positivity that comes through on his social media videos. His most popular releases include the albums “Night Circus” (2016) and “Lazy Fair” (2014), and singles “The Fall” and “Sunflower Seeds.”

Conrath, the show opener, is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrument performer. Conrath made his debut onto the Indie-pop scene in 2020 through viral videos like “Pieces” and “Acetone.”