Dr. Kelly Miller and SEAS announce the Plain White Ts are coming to TAMU-CC on April 30



The Plain White Ts are to perform at the TAMU-CC Momentum Recreational Fields on April 30 at 7 p.m. following the food truck festival starting at 5 p.m.

After building suspense via social media, the Division of Student Engagement and Success (SEAS) at TAMU-CC revealed their big announcement during the Countdown to the 75th kickoff event.

President and CEO of TAMU-CC, Dr. Miller announces that the university is going to be “adding in a concert series every year” as part of a new tradition. Miller announces the first band of this annual series “will be the Plain White Ts!” 

Known widely for their U.S. #1 hit “Hey There Delilah,” the Plain White T’s are a punk pop band formed in 1997 from Lombard, Illinois. 

Students screamed in excitement after the much anticipated reveal. “I’m so excited! I love them, and I’m super basic because “Hey There Delilah” is my jam,” said sophomore fine arts major Meghan Dirk.

Freshman film major Alyson Camplain said “Honestly, Plain White Ts coming out has me so freakin’ excited. For some reason, Plain White T’s has become ‘old’ for some people, and I’m like “Hey There Delilah” is oh my god – I love it.”

“I feel awesome because I feel like our Islander students are gonna have such a good time at the Plain White Ts concert,” said Communication Graduate Assistant for SEAS, Gabriela Bidwell. 

Bidwell added that the process of booking the band was challenging.

 “We had to get with an entertainment company, Degy Entertainment,book the Plain White Ts through them, see what days they’re available and try to coordinate. Beyond that, it’s just a lot of back and forth, making sure we follow their rules and that we’re gonna have a great night!”

Students such as Karlyn Pierce, senior kinesiology major, said events like this are going to create a tighter community on this island. 

“I think the new tradition will help bring people closer and include everyone.” Pierce said.

Students must claim their free tickets through iEngage and will be required to wear wristbands during the event. Students may bring guests for an additional $10. However, admissions will be limited to a total of 3,000 people.

To visit the iEngage website, click the following link:

Upcoming Events – I-Engage (campuslabs.com)