Big Sean and Chevy Woods to perform May 1.

Big Sean and Chevy Woods to perform May 1.

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 estore.psu.edu (click “PSU Erie Office of Student Activities”), by phone at 898-6171 or at the RUB desk.