Beyonce’s younger sister to perform for NU, prospies April 19

R&B artist Solange Knowles will headline the annual For Members Only spring concert April 19.

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the Louis Room at Norris University Center, coinciding with one of three Wildcat Days programs for admitted students, said FMO coordinator Marrion Johnson.

Knowles, often known as Beyonce’s younger sister, has released two albums in addition to songwriting for other artists and a brief acting career. Her latest album, SoL-AngeL & the Hadley Street Dreams, was released in 2008.

Tickets will go on sale April 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Norris Box Office. The cost is $5 for NU students and $7 for non-NU students. There is no limit on the number of tickets students can purchase, though only 300 tickets are available.

In addition to Solange, the concert will include multiple other “special guests” that cannot yet be confirmed, Johnson said. He said he expects tickets to sell out quickly.

“I think that students are excited to see to see her,” Johnson said. “They might be underestimating her right now, but they’re going to be amazed.”

In an effort to increase minority enrollment, an additional 300 tickets will be reserved for black prospective students and their student hosts, Johnson said. The Office of Admissions has agreed to cover the cost of these tickets, he said.

The concert is one of many events planned for the NU community during Spring Quarter that are meant to encourage visiting admitted students to choose NU. The first Wildcat Day was held Monday. Further Wildcat Days will take place April 20 and 27.

About 200 accepted minority students are expected to attend the April 20 event, said FMO Black Enrollment Committee member Breajna Dawkins.