B.o.B and Waka Flocka Flame to Perform at Shirk Center
Jan. 26, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Grammy nominated rapper B.o.B and BET Hip Hop Award-winning rapper
Waka Flocka Flame will perform Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. at the Shirk Center (302
E. Emerson St., Bloomington). Doors open at 7 p.m. and seating will be determined
on a first-come, first-served basis.
Organized and hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University's Campus Activities Board (CAB),
the concert is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased online at
or at the door for $25. Admission is free for Illinois Wesleyan students, faculty
A new leadership board and student-run organization, CAB serves as the student body
voice for campus-wide programming. As an organization dedicated to serving the interests
of the Illinois Wesleyan community,
CAB used student feedback when selecting this year’s “Big Show” on campus, according
to Director of Student Activities and Leadership Programs Liz Vales. CAB
found that students were interested in hip-hop, a genre that has not been brought
to campus in recent years.
“In order to appeal to an even larger population of students, CAB chose to bring two
headliners to offer two different types of music,” Vales said. “We have had an incredibly
positive response from students who are excited and refreshed to have a more diverse
act performing this year.”
A six-time Grammy nominated rapper and songwriter,
began his music career in 2006 with the release of his mixtape
Since then, he has gained national and international recognition with his hit singles
“Airplanes” (featuring Haley Williams from the band Paramore), and “Nothing On You”
(featuring Bruno Mars), along with his debut albums
The Adventures of Bobby Ray
which topped Billboard charts. He has toured internationally throughout Asia, Russia,
Spain and the United Kingdom, and received a personal invitation from former President
Barack Obama to perform at his National Gen44 Summit Kickoff Concert in 2010.
A New York native,
Waka Flocka Flame
began his music career in Atlanta, where he signed to 1017 Brick Squad and Warner Bros. Records
in 2009. The release of his first single, "O Let's Do It," which landed on the U.S.
Billboard Hot 100, launched his success, followed by hit singles including "Hard in
da Paint" and "No Hands.” He is also known for his debut album Flockaveli, released
in 2010, and his second studio album released in 2012, Triple F Life: Friends, Fans
& Family. Flame earned a BET Hip Hop Award in 2011 along with several nominations.
By Vi Kakares '20