Country music group Waycross to perform before the Blue-White Game
STATESBORO, Ga. Georgia Southern University Football will conclude the spring practice season with the annual Blue-White game, presented by Your Neighborhood Ford Dealers, on Saturday, April 12th. Kickoff at Paulson Stadium is scheduled for 1 p.m. However, the game is just part of an event-filled day for all fans.
From 11:15 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. fans are invited to the Paulson Stadium parking lot for a free concert by the country music group Waycross.
“We’re incredibly excited to play for everybody down in Statesboro,” says Ben Stennis, lead singer of the band. “I’ve been living in Nashville for eight years now, but I always look forward to heading back to the Boro.”
Stennis, who graduated from Georgia Southern in 1999, was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and frequently headlined the Statesboro music scene. Waycross has been making waves of its own recently, as the group recently saw their first video debut on the Great American Country cable network. They look to continue their run of success as another, undisclosed, single will hit the airwaves later this year.
Despite his success in Nashville, the heart of the country music world, Stennis still recalls the other successes he witnessed as a Georgia Southern student.
“This is especially great to be able to help get the football season started. I still recall all of the games I went to as a student. Everything from the tailgating to the great teams that Georgia Southern put out. It was a blast and we can’t wait to help start things off this season.”
The concert and the game are just two events in a fun-filled weekend. Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, Eagle fans can head to Manny’s Neighborhood Grill (on Main St.) for Breakfast With the Eagles’. Fans can enjoy breakfast and have a chance to meet members of the Georgia Southern Athletics Department coaching staff, including head football coach Chris Hatcher. Tickets for the event cost $10 per person.
From 10-11 a.m. the Eagles will host a free football skills clinic for kids ages 4-14. Waycross will take over and get fans ready for the 1 p.m. kickoff.
After the football game, fans can head over to J.I. Clements Stadium where from 4-6 p.m., Southern Boosters will be hosting a free tailgate before the start of Georgia Southern’s baseball game against Appalachian State, first pitch scheduled for 6 p.
Published on Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:01