Live @ Veishea 2013 lineup announced


Photo courtesy of: Veishea committee

Julia Ferrell

While the Veishea celebration goes throughout the week, the music event, Live @ Veishea, kicks off Friday, April 19. A wide range of bands, from hip hop to folk rock, will perform in the Molecular Biology parking lot both Friday and Saturday night from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Tickets for the events go on sale today, and are available online through MidwestTix. Students interested in purchasing tickets can find them through the Veishea website. Tickets will be on sale through 4 p.m. Friday, April 19. Anyone with a valid student ID can purchase up to five tickets for either $15 for one night or $20 for both nights. Night-of-show tickets will be $20 and only available on site.

Tickets will be exhanged for wrist bands at the venue. The concerts will be held in the outdoor location rain or shine, and tickets are nonrefundable.

Friday Bands

Easton Corbin

Genre: Country

Since releasing his first single, “A Little More Country Than That,” in 2009, Easton Corbin has been growing in the country genre. His first, self-titled album was released in 2010 and sold 43,000 copies in one week, making the highest recorded number on the label in seven years. His single, “Roll With It,” hit No. 1 on the charts and his next album, “All over the Road,” came out in January.

For fans of: George Strait, Jason Aldean, Craig Morgan

Jana Kramer

Genre: Country

Singer-songwriter Jana Kramer has been on the scene since three of her songs were featured on the show “One Tree Hill.” Her self-titled album was released in June, featuring songs “Why Ya Wanna” and “Whiskey.”

For fans of: Carrie Underwood, Thompson Square

Kris Allen

Genre: Pop/ Rock

Since winning the eighth season of American Idol, Kris Allen has released his new album, “Thank You Camellia” and the hit single, “The Vision of Love.” Prior to winning Idol, his debut album featured the hit single “Live Like We’re Dying,” which sold 1.7 million copies.

For fans of: Jon Mclaughlin, Howie Day, Rob Thomas

Andrew Allen

Genre: Pop/ Rock

With three top Canadian hits, Andrew Allen has been put on tour with acts like The Script, Bruno Mars, one Republic, Train, Joshua Radin and The Barenaked Ladies. Allen has released songs like 2009’s “I Wanna Be Your Christmas,” 2011’s “I Want You” and 2010’s “Loving You Tonight,” which hit the top of the charts for more than 22 weeks.

For fans of: Andy Grammer, Train, Parachute

Clayton Anderson Band

Genre: Country

Voted one of the top college bands by MtvU, the Clayton Anderson Band has opened for singers Kenny Chesney, James otto and Eric Church. Based out of Indiana University, the band has released the album “Torn Jeans and Tailgates.”

For fans of: Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band

A Ray

Genre: Country

Kansas native Ashley Ray, vocalist for her band A Ray, is fresh on the country music scene, debuting her first album.

For fans of: Miranda Lambert, Dixie Chicks and Ashton Shepherd



Genre: Hip hop

Six-time Grammy-nominated rapper B.o.B. will be headliner for Saturday’s lineup. His lead single from his sophomore album, “Strange Clouds,” topped the iTunes digital sales in September 2011. The album also featured hit singles “So Good” and “Hard to Breathe.” His debut album, “B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” featured his breakout hit, “Airplanes,” and “Nothing on You.”

For fans of: Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa


Genre: Indie rock

California-based band Grouplove released their debut album, “Never Trust a Happy Song,” in September 2011. Their song, “Colours,” ranked No. 12 on USA Today’s alternative chart and was featured in games “Madden 12,” “FIFA 12” and “MLB 2K12.” Their other song, “Tongue Tied,” has been featured on the iPod Touch commercials and also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and became the band’s first No. 1 single. Grouplove has appeared on “Conan,” “Late Night” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

For fans of: Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant

The Cab

Genre: Pop/Punk

Since debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top New Artist chart in April 2008, the Las Vegas-based band has reached nearly 100,000 in sales. The group’s 2011 album, “Symphony Soldier,” features performances by Bruno Mars, Adam Levine, Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls, and appeared on a featured “New and Noteworthy” release on iTunes’ Top 10 Charts. The band hit No. 6 overall on the chart, and also hit No. 2 for rock album in the United States, No. 3 in Canada and No. 1 on the U.K. rock charts. Their single, “Bad,” has been aired on Hot AC and Top 40 radio stations.

For fans of: Hot Chelle Rae, We the Kings, Boys Like Girls

Jukebox the Ghost

Genre: Piano pop

Similar in style to Ben Folds, the trio in Jukebox the Ghost first came together in 2003 at George Washington University. They released their third album, “Safe Travels,” last year and have made appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” The group has also toured with The Barenaked Ladies and Jack’s Mannequin.

For fans of: Young the Giant, Imagine Dragons, Phoenix

Saints of Valory

Genre: Rock

The quartet in Saints of Valory brings an international mix of performers, from Brazil, France, Canada and the United States. The band members spent most of their time traveling and taking inspiration from a variety of cultures. Their debut album, “The Bright Lights,” was released in 2010, and their hit, “Providence,” was a Top 50 song nationwide.

For fans of: Coldplay, Snow Patrol, The Fray

Blessed Feathers

Genre: Indie folk

The group described themselves as “a couple of folks who write and sing songs in the kettled forests of Southeast Wisconsin.” The acoustic group uses guitars, banjos, accordions and more during a majority of their performances.

For fans of: Dawes, Avett Brothers, Dr. Dog