Students should stock up on their “Versace” clothing by the time Sibs Weekend comes.
The rap trio Migos will headline the Sibs Weekend 2017 concert hosted by the Black Student Cultural Programming Board.
Students took to Twitter with hopeful guesses as to which artist BSCPB was bringing for Sibs Weekend.
A mumble rapper. (Uzi, Kodak ect) https://t.co/pLSfLMVXxH— Name. (@Live_LIke_DANI) November 21, 2016
PSY? or Shakira maybe?? https://t.co/PnKcTmLCxk— Hashim Pashtun (@hashimpashtun) November 21, 2016
Migos has one top-ten single on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay — “Fight Night” peaked at No. 6. Other well-known songs by the group include “Versace,” “Handsome and Wealthy” and “Say Sum.”
BSCPB looked into booking Migos for Sibs Weekend 2016, but there were scheduling conflicts, Jeffrey Billingslea, the president of the organization, said. The artist for the Sibs Weekend concert is usually announced during or after winter break, he added.
“Ever since last Sibs Weekend, we’ve just been working towards that, and thankfully this is earliest the process has been completed,” Billingslea, a senior studying political science, said. “We’re excited that we were able to bring somebody the students were really excited about.”
Students should be excited to “let loose and have some fun” with their siblings, Billingslea said. In past years, BSCPB brought T-Pain and Waka Flocka Flame to campus for Sibs Weekend.
“I think Sibs Weekend is just more fun because it’s your siblings. So that’s already inherently why people should be excited,” he said. “But then again, our Sibs Weekend concerts have always been exciting and entertaining.”
Davia Jackson, a freshman studying education, said bringing Migos to campus was a good choice.
"They're a hype group for college kids," she said.
Tickets will go on sale Nov. 28, and people can purchase tickets at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium box office or on its website. Admission is $25 for the first ten rows, $20 for the rest of the floor and $15 for balcony seats.
“We’re here to program for students,” Billingslea said. “We understand it’s college and ... to have a good time it shouldn’t bee too expensive.”
Arquimides Segarra-Ibañez, a freshman studying aviation, said his favorite songs by the group include "Fight Night" and "Pipe It Up." Segarra-Ibañez plans to attend with his friends.
"They have a lot of lit music to get hype for," he said. "Migos always brings the party."