Platinum-certified rapper Yung Gravy will headline SUNY Cortland’s Spring Fling concert on Saturday, April 29 in the Park Center Alumni Arena. Also performing will be D.J. Lady Verse and country singer Kristen Merlin.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7 to 11 p.m. show. Tickets are on sale Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7 at the Corey Union Information Desk. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m.
Payment is cash only — $20 for Cortland students, $30 general admission and $50 at the door.
The concert caps a week of Spring Fling activities organized by the Student Activities Board, including the annual Spring Fling Carnival, which will be held on the lawn of Moffet Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of the concert.
Yung Gravy blends modern rap with vintage themes from music of the 1950s through the 1980s to create energetic and amusing songs. He first gained recognition in 2016 with “Mr. Clean,” which went platinum. In 2022, he released his first Billboard Hot 100-charting hit, “Betty (Get Money).
His song “Gravy Train” became the locker room victory anthem of the Tampa Bay Lightning as they moved toward their eventual 2022 Stanley Cup title and was inscribed inside the team’s official Stanley Cup rings.
One of the coaches who led Tampa Bay to the title was SUNY Cortland alum Derek Lalonde ’95, now head coach of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings.
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