J.I.D will open for Jeremih at the 2017 Spring Lawnparties, as announced by the Undergraduate Student Government Social Committee on April 6 at 9:30 p.m. Branded LWNPRTYS MMXVII, the picks were premiered in a video made available to the student body.
Chicago artist Jeremih is the 2015 iHeart Music Award winner, and is well-known for his hit single “Birthday Sex” and the more recent “Don’t Tell ’Em,” which was his third top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
“I’m absolutely thrilled,” Social Committee Chair Lavinia Liang ’18 said. “We wanted an artist who can cover multiple genres, which I think our headliner does.”
“We really wanted someone people can dance to and get excited about and get hyped about,” she added.
J.I.D, who originally hails from Atlanta, Ga., just signed with J. Cole’s Dreamville Records label in February.
Additionally, the student artist choice is still up in the air, with applications for the student headliner competition called “Artist of the Year” closing tomorrow. Liang explained that general voting will take place next week, from April 10 to 14, with the winner being announced on April 17. The student headliner may perform on an alternate stage from Jeremih.
Liang added that more information regarding student wristbands and guest tickets will also come out next week. The Social Committee will be staffing a table in Frist Campus Center starting tomorrow and running all through next week at which committee members will be raffling off T-shirts and signed Lawnparties posters. Merchandise such as shirts and stickers will go on sale next week.