For its annual Welcome Back Concert, the Ohio Union Activities Board announced that renowned R&B artists Miguel and DVSN will be headlining the concert at the Schottenstein Center on Aug. 30.
OUAB is Ohio State’s student-run programming organization that provides a diverse array of educational, entertaining and thought-provoking events for the students and faculty.
In past years, OUAB has been known to bring renowned acts across multiple genres to campus for their fall and spring semester concerts such as Rae Sremmurd, Zedd, Big Sean, Young the Giant, Ke$ha, Amine and more.
“OUAB and the Concerts Committee brainstorms many different ideas each year for the Welcome Back Concert,” said Danielle Diersing, OUAB president. “We strive to hit different genres each year and appeal to as many students as possible.”
Miguel is a Grammy award-winning artist, who is currently on the “Ascension” tour in support of his 2017 album, “War & Leisure.”
Although Miguel didn’t have a set Columbus date when the tour was initially announced, OUAB was able to secure him and his opening act, DVSN, on one of their off days while they’re traveling through the Midwest.
DVSN is a Canadian-based R&B duo comprised of vocalist, Daniel Daley, and producer, Nineteen85. DVSN is signed to Drake’s OVO Sound label, and is currently on Miguel’s tour in support of their 2017 album, “Morning After.”
While the Welcome Back Concert has comprised of other genres in the past, OUAB is confident in its choice of an R&B-centric show.
“When deciding upon Miguel, we felt really good about this decision as he is a phenomenal performer and currently on tour,” Diersing said. “Students get the chance to see Miguel and DVSN for free when he comes to the Schottenstein Center.”
Tickets will be available until the day of the show for pickup at the Ohio Union from 7 a.m. to midnight. Doors for the concert open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets and a valid BuckID are required for entry, and students are allowed two tickets per valid BuckID. All tickets are general admission and the floor will operate on a first come, first serve basis.