Concert to feature Big Sean with XV

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Morgan Spiehs | University Communications
Students dance during a Big Red Welcome concert held on the greenspace north of the Nebraska Union on Aug. 23, 2013. The space will be used for a free April 9 concert featuring Big Sean and XV.

Hip-hop artist Big Sean and special guest XV will play a free outdoor concert April 9 at UNL.

The 2014 UNL Spring Concert will begin at 8 p.m. on the greenspace north of the Nebraska Union, with a rain location in the Coliseum. The concert, organized by the University Program Council, 106.3 KFRX and UNL Greek Affairs, is free and open to the public.

All academic buildings, residence halls, and area businesses should be aware that there will be bursts of high and low-frequency sound throughout the day with full concert-level sound checks beginning after 5 p.m. The concert is expected to run to 11 p.m.

Big Sean is an American hip-hop artist from Detroit whose career has skyrocketed following the July 2011 release of his debut album, "Finally Famous." He has received awards that include being named "Best New Artist" at the 2012 BET Awards, coming in at No. 5 on MTV's Hottest MCs List of the Year, and receiving double Grammy nominations for his collaboration with mentor Kanye West on the hit song, "Mercy."

Big Sean's best-known hits include "Dance (A$$)" and "Beware." He is featured on top tracks with artists such as West, Jay-Z and Drake.

Opener XV is a rapper, singer and songwriter from Wichita, Kan. He describes his music style as "soulful old-school beats combined with a futuristic twist." XV has released multiple successful mix tapes and released a new EP, "Madness Begins," in March.

The University Program Council is a student organization that provides diverse, educational and entertaining programs to enhance the UNL community. For more information, go to: http://involved.unl.edu/upc.

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