Last week for Mac Miller ticket sales at Wilkes

Natalie Walter, Life Contributor

At the sweatpants dance, the first night of the Mac Miller ticket sales, the Wilkes University Programming Board sold 300 Mac Miller tickets. Since then UPB has been selling the tickets in the Henry Student Center  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has sold just under 700 tickets.

The concert will be held from 8 to 11p.m. May 1.

With the pre-sale of tickets ending April 4, the tickets will be open to the public and ticket sales on campus will be slowing down. The programming board will only be selling tickets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The final day to purchase tickets will be April 19.

Lindsay Coval said the programming board is hoping to attract as many Wilkes students as possible to the event. The F.M Kirby center holds 1,800 people. The venue has changed from previous years with previous concerts being held at the Kingston armory.

Jessica Short, a member of the programming board, said the venue was chosen to try something new. Its size and proximity to Wilkes that allows students to walk to the concert was also a contributing factor.

Mac Miller was chosen for the Spring Concert through deliberation of the Wilkes UPB. The board is fresh with some freshman and sophomores joining recently.  Members looked over lists of different available artists and compared their schedules to Wilkes’s activity schedules and narrowed it down to a select few artists in different genres.

From this list, a survey was sent to the student body to vote on the spring concert and Mac Miller was the winner.