If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase and a long list of accomplishments including 2 RIAA Gold Certified albums, over 1.5 million concert tickets sold, over 1 billion streams on Pandora, and over 2 million albums sold worldwide. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense... and with a sense of humor.
“To say we are excited is a huge understatement,” said group member Steve Morgan. “We cannot wait for the curtain to come up and for us to see actual fans and not cardboard cutouts. We are so grateful for our fans who invited us into their homes to perform virtually over the last year, but there is no replacing the real thing. We cannot wait to feel the energy of being in the same room as our fans again.”
“Back in the High Life” will give fans the first opportunity to see the group perform that song in-person plus tracks from last year’s album Social Christmasing, as well as a mix of brand new arrangements and fan favorites, with a setlist changing each night.
Covid-19 Requirements for Event Attendees: The UIS Performing Arts Center is requiring ALL event attendees regardless of age to show ONE of the following prior to admission:
1. Proof of a negative Covid-19 test result from a test taken within the two days prior to the event. UIS provides FREE saliva-based Covid-19 testing for all ages but a negative result from any valid testing site will do.
2. OR proof of full Covid-19 vaccination (including 2 weeks passing since final injection).
Face masks are required to be worn at all events during periods the CDC designates Sangamon County’s Covid transmission levels as “Substantial/High.”
Please consult our Covid-19 Updates webpage prior to attending any event at the UIS Performing Arts Center. If any event cannot proceed due to COVID safety measures in force on event day, ticket holders will be offered a full refund.
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Weapons Screening Notice: At some events, all persons entering the UIS Performing Arts Center or Public Affairs Building will be required to pass through Weapons Screening checkpoints to gain entry. Weapons are prohibited by law on the UIS campus (Illinois State Statute 7201LCS 5/21-6). This includes guns, knives with blades of 3” or more, switchblade knives, stun guns, tasers, metal knuckles, etc. Please keep this in mind as you purchase your event tickets. Refunds will not be provided due to a refusal to comply with the Weapons Screening procedures and thus being denied entry into the building.
First 3 Rows & Orchestra - $59.50
Loge & Mezzanine - $49.50
Balcony - $36.50