David Nail to perform during CALS week


Courtesy of Student Union Board.

David Nail will be performing on the ISU campus.

Emily Benda

On Oct. 2, David Nail will perform at the Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center. The concert is part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences week celebration. 

The CALS committee has been working with Student Union Board since last spring to put on this event.

“CALS came to us and asked for a possible concert to put on during CALS week,” said Cory Brietzke, national events director for SUB. 

David Nail began his recording career with his debut album in 2002 and has since released three commercial albums. Nail continues to produce music and tour around the United States and Canada as his popularity grows. His performance at Iowa State will be at the beginning of his “I’m A Fire” tour.

One of the openers of the show is Maria Doud, junior at Iowa State. Doud will also be accompanied by her brother, Jackson, a freshman at Iowa State, on guitar.

“My music comes from a personal experience for me, so I hope people can relate to it,” Doud said. 

Doud is excited for the opportunity to perform alongside country artists she admires. She has listened to David Nail for years and recommends songs, “I Thought You Knew” and “The Sound of A Million Dreams.”

Country singer, Brooke Eden, is also an opening performance and is known for her single, “American Dreamin.'”

SUB hopes for a great turnout for these country performers.

“This is the first time we are having a concert at the Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center and it can hold up to 4,000 people,” said Brietzke. 

The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. on Oct. 2. The building is located off of Mortensen Road, by the ice rink on the south side of campus. Tickets are $15 with a student ID or $25 for the public and can be purchased at the Maintenance Shop or online at midwestix.com.