Maroon 5 to visit Peoria

The Activities Council is bringing Maroon 5 to Bradley.
The band will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Peoria Civic Center. Free transportation will be provided to take students from the Michel Student Center to the Civic Center. 
Bradley tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Student Activities Office. The cost for tickets is $10 for students, $25 for faculty and staff, and $35 for the general public. Students will be able to purchase one ticket per student ID.
Although student tickets are usually $5, Director of Student Activities Michelle Whited said this is the most expensive show Bradley has ever paid for.
The concert budget also increased from not hosting a spring concert last year and an increased student activities fee.
Special Events Reserve Fund Coordinator for ACBU Kathleen McGing said students seem to be excited about the show.
“Bradley tickets are going on sale before any other tickets because we want Bradley students to get the best seats,” she said.
McGing suggests if a group of friends wants to sit together they purchase their tickets at once because seating is assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“There will be a ton of Bradley people there [and] it’s a very unique opportunity,” McGing said. “It’s going to be a good show.”
Sophomore art education major Venise Keys said she agreed.
“I’m surprised that a music artist as big as Maroon 5 would come to Peoria,” she said. “I don’t know too many people that can say Maroon 5 came to their school, so that’s pretty awesome.”  
Senior social work major Amy Agosta said she’s thrilled for their upcoming performance. 
“They have great music, and it’s a band that a lot of my friends like too, so we can all go together,” she said. 
Sophomore electronic media major Elisa Lopez said she is a Maroon 5 fanatic and is excited to see the band live for a second time.
“It’s interesting that a band like them is coming to Peoria. It’s a little random that they’re coming to Peoria, you’d think they’d go to more major cities … but I’m still excited,” she said. 
This is the second year ACBU has hosted a concert on a Wednesday, rather than a weekend. Last year, ACBU told the Scout they didn’t think weekday concerts deterred students from attending.
As of Wednesday, there were already 625 people confirmed to attend on Facebook. 
“I think people can expect a very entertaining show and it should be a lot of fun – it is probably the most fun you could have in Peoria on a Wednesday night,” McGing said.
K’naan, a hip-hop artist, is set to open the show.