Jazmin Lopez | Staff Reporter
Published April 16, 2015; 3:57 p.m.
Lee Brice went on stage in the Hyland Arena at LU, opening his set with a vibrant rendition of his hit, “Drinking Class.” He teased the audience while opening a beer and threw a black T-shirt that read “BEER” in white letters into the audience. That is quite a way to welcome oneself to a dry campus like Lindenwood University.
Popular country music artist Brice, accompanied with touring band The Love Cannons, was the headliner for LU’s Spring Fling concert on Wednesday, April 15, presented by the Campus Activities Board and the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. Approximately 1,000 students showed up to Hyland Arena, many of them wearing cowboy boots, to enjoy the show. Several volunteers from different student organizations were available to assist and help the audience during the event. In addition, drinks and food was also available to everyone who assisted.
Brice performed many of his greatest hits such as “A Woman Like You,” “Love Like Crazy” and “I Don’t Dance.” He even threw in a couple country-fried covers of recent hits “Rude” by Magic! And Bruno Mars’ “Locked out of Heaven.”
“It was a lot of fun,” said LU student Sydney Gebkin. “I really liked the ‘Drinking Class’ song.”
Before Brice’s set, fellow artists Chase Bryant and The Cadillac Three opened the concert. The crowd went crazy for Bryant when he covered The Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” and his own hit “Take it on Back.”
With a very energetic attitude, The Cadillac Three (Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason, Kelby Ray) took the stage. After singing some of their own hits, such as “White Lightning,” Johnston announced that the trio were recently nominated for the Academy of Country Music award for Vocal Event of the Year and asked for students’ support.
The Spring Fling concert was a hit among LU’s country music-loving crowd.