Nico and Vinz take stage at WSC

Mason Schweizer, Staff Writer

As March closes and the April showers begin, it’s beginning to look a lot like spring in Wayne America. On April 22, it will sound like spring too, as the Norwegian duo Nico and Vinz will headline the bi-annual Spring Concert at Wayne State College.

The duo refers to their genre as a blend of afrobeat, contemporary R&B and hip-hop. They are best known for their smash hit, “Am I Wrong,” from their 2014 album “Black Star Elephant.”

“We’re super excited about (Nico and Vinz) and super excited to end the semester with a big bang,” Student Activities Coordinator Sarah Gunion said.

Initially, students voted in a poll to bring Hoodie Allen to Wayne. After realizing that Hoodie would cost more than the Student Activities Board had budgeted for, Gunion and the SAB worked to insure that a top headliner would still end up in Wayne.

“We came back after Christmas break and started getting the ball rolling,” Gunion said. “We finally decided on Nico and Vinz, and got really held up with paperwork and contracts, but we’re really excited that it all worked out in the end and that we’re going to be able to have a wonderful concert for all the students.”

Gunion mentioned that aside from SAB, plenty of other people were instrumental in bringing the show to Wayne on such short notice.

“Our SAB executive board did a lot of hard work, and so did our SAB members,” Gunion said. “There were a lot of discussions with the Student Activities office, and also the Vice President of Finance and Administration, Angie Frederickson. Her and Carla Pick did a lot of paperwork, and of course we worked really hard with all the rec people, and security and facilities.”

Soul/pop/funk singer Lolo will open up for Nico and Vinz. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with Lolo taking the stage at 8 p.m., followed by the headliners at 9 p.m.

Tickets are currently available for pickup for Wayne State students in the Student Activities office, room 154 in the Kanter Student Center.

Students must show a valid Wayne State ID when picking up their ticket. Tickets will be available to the public for $5 in the Business Office in the Hahn Administration building, room 104.