Called the "great American romantic" by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. After recording two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music and experiencing the success that comes with a television show on Animal Planet ("Flipping Ships"), McCain now performs upwards of 100 shows annually throughout the US as a solo artist, with his full band or his acoustic trio. "The 15-year-old me would have crawled through a river of fire to be the 48-year-old singer/songwriter that I am today, and I remember that. I am incredibly grateful to be able to do this," McCain said. Those enduring love songs (and wedding must-haves) "I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask For More" aren't just for the romantic at heart; "American Idol" and "The Voice" contestants turn to McCain's ballads every single year to help them win over judges and fans alike (just ask last season's AI winner, Nick Fradiani). Even Justin Bieber has been known to belt out "I'll Be" during his own concerts. 2018 marked the 20th year of the success of "I'll Be," which topped the Billboard charts in 1998 and has proven to be a timeless classic over the past two decades.
Venue: Wentz Concert Hall
Pricing: $45, $40
Please note at this time, masks are optional for those in attendance at in-person fine arts events on campus. A $4 online processing fee is included for all tickets purchased online. Tickets ordered less than 10 days in advance will be held in Will Call. All purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges.
Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm