CSU–Pueblo sponsors 3OH!3 group at State Fair on Labor Day


Colorado duo 3OH!3 will close out the 2009 Colorado State Fair with a show at 8 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 7, thanks to sponsorship by the Office of Student Activities (OSA) and Associated Students’ Government (ASG) at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Nearly 2,000 tickets will be available to CSU-Pueblo students with distribution beginning the first week of classes in late August. Non-Students may purchase tickets ranging from $15-25 through the Colorado State Fair Box Office or Ticketmaster.com. After the first three weeks on sale, a $5 State Fair gate fee will be added to the price of the tickets. Doors to the event will open at 7 p.m.

Established in Boulder in 2004, 3OH!3 is named after the 303 area code, which includes Boulder as well as the Denver metropolitan area. They are best known for their Platinum-certified single "Don't Trust Me". 3OH!3 commonly use skits and costumes during their live concerts and are known for their energetic shows. The band then headlined the 2009 Alternative Press Tour across the U.S. with Family Force 5, The Maine, A Rocket to the Moon, and Hit The Lights. The band performed in Panama City Beach, Florida for MtvU's Spring Break in March 2009. The band also wrote an anthem for Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies. The music video was shot at the Ogden Theater in Denver.

The Pueblo concert date began as an unusual campaign promise by The Legit Party of CSU-Pueblo students Steve Titus and Chris Smith, candidates for Associated Students' Government (ASG). The duo included at the bottom of its campaign fliers: "If all Legit Party candidates win, we will bring to CSU-Pueblo the Denver-area band 3OH!3."

Their victory meant the University would bring another big name musical performer to Southern Colorado. In recent years, OSA has staged spring concerts for students that have included Grammy Award winners like Kanye West and rapper Ludacris.

By going through the State Fair, the University will limit its expenses on security, promotion, and logistics while securing a larger venue, while the State Fair is assured of a popular act as its finale, meaning the potential for increased attendance.

Titus believes moving the student concert from spring to fall this year will connect students into the Pueblo community earlier in the school year and may attract potential students from other
parts of the state since the concert is on a holiday. Titus said it also may get local students thinking they don’t need to look beyond their local University for entertainment and an education.

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