Clarion University’s CampusFest to Feature Nelly, The Struts

nellyCLARION, Pa. (EYT) — Clarion University’s 2017 CampusFest concert features two renowned acts – British pop/rock band “The Struts” and hip hop artist “Nelly.”

The show will take place at Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 21.

Public tickets are $30 each and may be purchased in Gemmell Student Complex at the information desk between n=Noon and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at

Tickets purchased online will be mailed. However, tickets purchased after April 12 will be available for pick up on the day of the show at Will Call.

Additionally, tickets can be picked up at the information desk on the second floor of Gemmell Student Complex on campus.
Gates to the venue will open at 5:30pm. Limited parking is available at the stadium starting at 5pm for $10 per vehicle. On-campus parking is free after 5pm. The show is scheduled to go on, rain or shine.

For additional information visit or email [email protected].


Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. (born November 2, 1974), known professionally as Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri.

Nelly embarked on his music career with Midwest hip hop group St. Lunatics, in 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly began his solo career in the year 2000, with his debut album Country Grammar, of which the title-track was a top ten hit. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and went on to peak at number one. Country Grammar is Nelly’s best-selling album to date, selling over 8.4 million copies in the United States.

His following album Nellyville, produced the number-one hits “Hot in Herre” and “Dilemma” (featuring Kelly Rowland). Other singles included “Work It” (featuring Justin Timberlake), “Air Force Ones” (featuring Murphy Lee and St. Lunatics), “Pimp Juice” and “#1”.


The Struts are an English rock band from Derby, Derbyshire. The band consists of vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies. Formed in 2009, the original lineup was composed of Spiller, Slack, bassist Jamie Binns and drummer Rafe Thomas.

The band’s influences include Queen, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, The Smiths, Oasis, The Libertines, The Strokes, and My Chemical Romance. The Struts have been described as “unabashedly over the top retro-fetishist classic rock” and “glamorous and dangerous”.


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