Big Sean and Chevy Woods to perform at Behrend.

Big Sean and Chevy Woods to perform at Behrend.

This is NOT the same concert that will be held May 1, 2015, as part of Penn State's Movin' On Music Festival. For information on that, click here.

Student tickets for the May 1 spring concert with Big Sean and Chevy Woods are now available at the RUB desk. Student tickets cost just $20; a limited number of VIP tickets, which provide early entry to the concert and a chance to meet Big Sean, are available for $25.

Public tickets for the concert will cost $30. They will be available beginning Monday, March 31.

Big Sean fast-talked his way onto Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. He bluffed past security at Detroit’s 102.7 FM, where Kanye West was doing a radio interview, and got next to West, who agreed to listen to him freestyle as they walked to the exit. He left him with a demo tape.

That led to a spot on West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint. The music created some early buzz online, where Big Sean released a series of mixtapes, offering tracks he produced with Don Cannon, No I.D. and Drake, but it would take four years to put out a formal label debut. That disc, “Finally Famous,” included guest work by West, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj. It produced three crossover hits – “My Last,” “Marvin & Chardonnay” and “Dance A$$ (Remix)” – and won top CD, single and video honors at BET’s Hip Hop Awards.

Big Sean continues to work with West. A guest spot on his 2012 single “Mercy” earned them two Grammy nominations.

Taylor Gang recording artist Chevy Woods will open the Penn State Behrend concert, a general admission event that will be held in the college’s Junker Center. Public tickets are $30 and go on sale Monday, March 31. They can be purchased online, at (click “PSU Erie Office of Student Activities”), by phone at 898-6171 or at the RUB desk.