JBU Hosts Grammy Award-Winning Artist Lecrae in Concert

Artist’s Higher Learning Tour Focuses on Next Generation of Leaders and Thinkers

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John Brown University will host Grammy Award-winning artst Lecrae in concert on April 14, 2016.

SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. (Jan. 11, 2016) – John Brown University’s Student Organization, BLU Entertainment, presents two time Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, Lecrae, in concert with special guest, Swoope, on April 14 at the Bill George Arena at 7 p.m. The concert is part of Lecrae’s Higher Learning Tour with over 35 stops at universities and college towns across North America.

“Lecrae is not only an incredible performer and award-winning artist. He is uniquely focused on impacting the students he interacts with on this tour with the hope of the gospel,” said Danielle Keller, BLU Entertainment Director. “We are really excited to have him on campus.”

Lecrae is a Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist whose 2014 album, Anomaly, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, Rap, Digital, Christian, Gospel and Independent charts. His seven studio albums and two mixtapes have sold 1.7 million copies to date garnering him five Grammy Award nominations and two wins: Best Gospel Album in 2013 and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song in 2015. Lecrae has also won seven Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, two Soul Train Music Awards and a BET Hip Hop Awards nomination and has been praised by mainstream and hip-hop press alike with features in RollingStone, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Billboard Magazine, XXL Magazine and Vibe Magazine. When not on tour, Lecrae resides in Atlanta with his wife and three children.

“Our ambition for BLU Entertainment is to connect and grow JBU students and the community through entertainment,” said Candace Hayes, BLU student director. “Lecrae is redefining mainstream culture and having him on campus will not only get students pumped about his music, but also inspire us to witness and share the gospel in our everyday lives.”

Concert tickets will go on sale Friday, Jan. 15 and can be purchased online or on JBU's SIloam Springs campus: VIP tickets (for early admission and access to a Q&A session) are $50; general admission tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door; and JBU student tickets are $18. For more information, contact BLU at blue@jbu.edu or 479-524-7404.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Ranked No. 2 among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News, JBU enrolls more than 2,700 students from 42 states and 39 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 50 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.

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