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Feb. 9, 2024

SAC spring concert to feature Russell Dickerson April 19

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The Student Activities Council (SAC) at Northwest Missouri State University has announced country artist Russell Dickerson as the headliner of its spring concert.  

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse. Doors to the facility will open at 5:30 p.m.

Northwest student and employee tickets are $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the concert. Tickets for the public are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the show. Tickets will be available for purchase online at www.nwmissouri.edu/getinvolved/sac/, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Russell Dickerson

Russell Dickerson

“We picked Russell Dickerson because he gives the country-pop vibe we were looking for,” Olivia Rubsam, a SAC concert director and graduate student from Urbandale, Iowa, said. “His stage presence is unmatched, and he’ll bring the liveliness we are looking for at the Hughes Fieldhouse.”

A Tennessee native from a musical family, Dickerson rose from a church choir to coffee-house gigs and eventually to Nashville’s Music Row, with three studio albums and three EPs to his name. His latest, a self-titled LP spurred by pandemic isolation and released in 2022, focuses on themes of love, family and friendship with the hit singles “She Likes It” and “God Gave Me a Girl.”

After learning piano at an early age, Dickerson took up drums in high school and formed his first band, trading athletic promise for the rush of the performance stage. A dynamic frontman who lifts crowds with his wild-eyed energy, Dickerson grew up in the shadow of Nashville as a student of ’90s and 2000s country giants.

He hit the road as a singer-songwriter after graduating from Belmont University and hit on a creative breakthrough with 2015’s “Yours.” The success of that single led to the release in 2017 of his debut album by the same title, which produced chart-toppers “Blue Tacoma” and “Every Little Thing.”

Dickerson’s second album, “Yours and Southern Symphony,” features the single “Love You Like I Used To.”

Northwest’s Student Activities Council plans and administers activities for students to contribute to a more well-rounded social, recreational and cultural life on the Northwest campus and its community. For more information about SAC and its programming, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/getinvolved/sac/ or follow SAC on Twitter and Instagram at @NW_SAC or on Facebook at NorthwestSAC. 



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Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215
660.562.1704
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu