Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco will be the latest musician to grace the University of Michigan’s campus thanks to a performance slated for Oct. 21 at Hill Auditorium.
In bringing DeMarco to campus, student group Big Ticket Productions seeks to shake up the general type of artists who have come to Ann Arbor more recently.
“Looking at the past four years, I can’t think of a show that was booked by a student org at Hill that expanded beyond the rap realm so we made it one of our goals for this term,” said Business senior Daniel Madion, talent booker for Big Ticket Productions.
Additionally, the change of pace is something that has been quietly desired by students on campus as well.
“Before booking this year’s show, we sent out anonymous surveys around campus and one of the major themes was getting a new sound in Hill,” Madion said.
DeMarco’s Hill Auditorium appearance is a one-off performance for Michigan before he ships off for the European leg of his tour, according to Big Ticket. The performance also doubles as DeMarco’s first time playing in Ann Arbor since he last visited the Blind Pig in 2013.
“Not to say that we don’t love bringing hip-hop artists to campus — they’ve each been amazing shows — but this year we’re excited to represent a different genre of music,” Madion said. “Mac is an incredibly talented musician and we’re so excited to have him play.”
Tickets to the performance will start at $15 for students with valid UM IDs and $25 for the public. Tickets will be available both online and in-person at Michigan Union Ticket Office beginning Sept. 7 at 9 a.m.
Correction: September 7, 2017
A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Mac DeMarco has never performed in Ann Arbor before. He had once performed at the Blind Pig in 2013.