September 7, 2012
Ram Jam, this year's fall concert sponsored by the Association for Student Activity Programming, features Cobra Starship with local bands Breathe Carolina and The Echo Chamber as concert openers. The Echo Chamber will begin playing at 5 p.m. when the gates open. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 on the Intramural Fields.
“We want this event to be a community event, as well as a student event,” said Lindsay Brown, a CSU English major and concert coordinator for ASAP. “We want to support our community and have their support as much as possible.”
This year’s concert was chosen based on results from a recent ASAP survey in 2011 and continuous market research. “People didn’t want another hip hop show,” said Brown. “So we went around on different genres about what would be appealing to a broad audience.”
Vinny Ybarra agrees.
“I thought this band had the type of appeal we wanted for the students and community,” said Ybarra, a psychology major and ASAP concert coordinator. “They’re fun, they’re hip, and they’re on the rise.”
The $10 student price for the concert also stemmed from the survey results.
“It’s a well-priced show at a nice venue,” said Ybarra.
Tickets are on sale now at the LSC box office and are open to the CSU community and general public. Tickets are $10 dollars for CSU students, faculty and staff. General public tickets can be purchased for $22. Tickets can also be purchased online.
Popular Cobra Starship songs include:
A student-run organization ASAP provides events that are both affordable and diverse for the CSU community.
This year, El Centro, in conjunction with ASAP, will be kicking off National Hispanic Heritage Month at Ram Jam.
ASAP is the premier student programming organization at Colorado State University. As part of Campus Activities, the group organizes and executes events such as concerts, lectures, films and other programs.
Students like Brown and Ybarra have been involved in ASAP for years gaining hands-on experience in event planning, volunteer organization and marketing.
For more information or to get involved, contact ASAP at (970) 491-2727.