Juice Jam co-headliners, Calvin Harris and Childish Gambino to be met with support from The Dean's List

With one popular DJ/producer, one rapper, and one hip-hop trio, this years concert will attract the largest crowd in recent Juice Jam history.

Update (Sept. 5): University Union officials have announced that the Sept. 9 Juice Jam concert will feature co-headliners Calvin Harris and Childish Gambino. The co-headliners will be met with support from hip-hop trio, The Dean's List.

Calvin Harris has been speculated as a potential headliner for the past few weeks after he posted an event in Syracuse on his website for the Sunday that Juice Jam is set for. Rumors were recieved positively and now that they are confirmed, social media is already abuzz with excitement for the Scottish DJ, best known for his hit "Feel So Close," to perform at Skytop Field on Souh Campus.

Students seem pleasantly surprised by the announcement that Childish Gambino will be joining Calvin Harris to headline this year's Juice Jam. Childish Gambino is the alter ego of popular comedian Donald Glover whose work as a rap artist has brought him even more acclaim. 

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, The Dean's List, who performed at The Westcott Theater in October, consists of rapper, Sonny Shotz, producer, DJ Mendoza, and engineer, Mik Beats. Although student reception to the announcement of their support was less than enthusiastic, this years lineup has already reached record ticket sales. 

This year's bill follows the trend of recent editions – a hip hop artist to complement a renowned DJ. However, without the staple alternative or indie rock supporting act, Juice Jam will attract a less diverse demographic of students.

University Union used an online survey to poll students, and Harris and Childish Gambino were both in high demand. Each artist has recieved much recent acclaim on a larger scale.

According to the University Union concert director, Ken Consor, "Both artists are nominated for MTV Video Music Awards in their respective genres. Calvin Harris is nominated for six VMA awards, including Video of the Year for his work with Rihanna. The VMA awards air on Sept. 6, three nights before the show. Both artists are known for their live performances. Childish Gambino will be performing with a full backing band."

Tickets are $10 for those with a valid SU or SUNY-ESF ID at the Schine Box Office or online here.

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