Brothers Osborne must have wanted to “Stay a Little Longer” because the country duo is scheduled to perform in Athens for its second time in a year.
Brothers Osborne performed at Country Night Lights last year and will return to Athens to play in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Sept. 8 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are on sale for $35 for the first 10 rows and $25 for the remainder of the seating.
If you go
What: Brothers Osborne
When: 8 p.m., Sept. 8
Where: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Admission: $35 for the first 10 rows, $25 for the remaining seats
The Campus Involvement Center conducted a pre-sale for the concert and the sales went well, Andrew Holzaepfel, the senior associate director of student activities, said. He added selling tickets in the summer months can be difficult due to a smaller population of students at Ohio University, but tickets to the concert are being sold everyday.
“They’re really hot right now coming off of their awards, coming off their tours with Eric Church,” Holzaepfel said. “It’s just a good time to have them before they get too big for us.”
Clay Peck, a senior getting a Bachelor in Specialized Studies, is looking forward to seeing an artist he likes and has never seen in concert before.
“They kind of have a little bit of a different sound,” Peck said. “When you listen to their music, you kind of feel like you’re in a dive bar somewhere and just relaxing.”
The duo is known for its songs “Stay a Little Longer,” “21 Summer” and “It Ain’t My Fault.” Its most listened to song on Spotify is “Stay a Little Longer” with more than 70 million plays. The artist has more than two million monthly listeners.
Brothers Osborne was awarded Vocal Duo of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Holzaepfel expects the show will draw the “core country audience base” shows that MemAud usually brings, but anticipates a few new faces will be among the country fans.
“They’re a little bit different than other country acts. They have got kind of a bluesy, almost rock sound to them,” Holzaepfel said.