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Country duo Dan + Shay will perform at Northwest on Dec. 5, for the annual fall concert hosted by the Student Activities Council.

Country duo Dan + Shay will perform at Northwest on Dec. 5, for the annual fall concert hosted by the Student Activities Council.

Oct. 1, 2015

SAC fall concert to feature country duo Dan + Shay, Steve Moakler

By Brett Fredenberg, media relations assistant

Steve Moakler will perform at Northwest as part of SAC's fall concert.

Steve Moakler will perform at Northwest as part of SAC's fall concert.

(Updated Nov. 10, 2015)

Country duo Dan + Shay will perform at Northwest Missouri State University on Saturday, Dec. 5, for the annual fall concert hosted by the University’s Student Activities Council.

The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the concert are sold out.

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney came together a few years ago to form Dan + Shay and have established themselves as one of country music’s most promising duos. Their debut album, “Where It All Began,” had the biggest first week by a new duo in the history of trade publication Country Aircheck and it was the most added debut of 2013 on country radio. It was also certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Other milestones for Dan + Shay’s career include a tour with Blake Shelton on his “Ten Times Crazier” tour and earning a nomination for an Academy of Country Music award in the category of Vocal Duo of the Year.

SAC President and Concert Director Jenny Hutton said Northwest students selected Dan + Shay as a favorite act in an email poll SAC conducted last spring.

“They're already an established artist and they're continuing to grow in the industry,” Hutton said. “I feel like an artist of this caliber will do very well at Northwest.”   

Opening for Dan + Shay is country artist Steve Moakler. He has released three albums, “Wide Open,” “Time Run” and “All the Faint Lights.” He has been featured in Paste magazine and named by Nashville Lifestyles and acclaimed radio DJ Bobby Bones as an artist to watch in 2015.

Moakler’s music has been featured in several national commercials and on networks including MTV, Fox and ABC.

The mission of the Student Activities Council is to plan and administer activities for Northwest students; in order to contribute to a more well-rounded social, recreational and cultural life for the campus and community. SAC provides entertaining alternatives to students with late night activities and events throughout the year including concerts, lectures, movies and comedians.

For more information about the SAC fall concert at Northwest, contact Hutton at sacpres@nwmissouri.edu or Northwest’s Office of Student Involvement at 660.562.1226.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468