Switchfoot and Anberlin in Concert This Thursday at SWOSU


Bands Switchfoot and Anberlin will appear at Southwestern Oklahoma State University this Thursday, October 4, on the Weatherford campus as part of the university’s Panorama series.

Tickets for the outdoor concert will be available at the door even though tickets are cheaper if purchased in advance, according to SWOSU Panorama Committee Chair Brian Adler.  The concert at Milam Stadium begins at 7:30 p.m.

A large crowd is expected, and the committee has several helpful suggestions:

  • Gates open at 6 p.m. Seating will be available on the stadium’s grass field as well as bleachers on the west side of the stadium. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating enjoyment.
  • In case of rain, the concert will have a covered stage for the performers, so the show will take place as scheduled. There are no ticket refunds.
  • A concession stand will be available on the west side of the stadium. Items such as hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels, nachos, funnel cakes, popcorn, candy, soft drinks and water will be available at reasonable prices. No outside food or drinks will be allowed.
  • All bags will be searched for security purposes.
  • Switchfoot and Anberlin merchandise will be on sale at the event.

The committee has been working with a professional production company to provide stage, lighting and video components equal to events that occur at major concert venues. The stage will be set facing the west. Adler said some Weatherford residents could hear music until approximately 11:30 p.m., even though the concert will probably end before that time.

Advance tickets are $20 for SWOSU students and $25 for non-SWOSU students. Advance tickets for groups of 15 or more are $20. All tickets at the door will be $30.

Tickets are available at the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office, Room 205 of the Administration Building, and at the SWOSU Business Office, Room 109 of the Administration Building, both on the Weatherford campus. Tickets are also available on the

SWOSU campus at Sayre in the Business Office and at the Weatherford Daily News. Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card by calling 580.774.3019 or online at www.okctickets.com.

Switchfoot of San Diego, Calif., is an alternative rock band known for its energetic live shows that bring together secular and Christian rock audiences. The band’s name, a surfing term, reflects its members’ dedication to taking a new stance within the rock music community. Switchfoot’s recent album Oh! Gravity has earned widespread critical acclaim.

Anberlin of Winter Haven, Fla., recently toured in England to sold-out audiences. The rock/alternative band has had a green light in their career since starting in the summer of 2002. Anberlin is very busy with concerts scheduled continuously across the United States and elsewhere.

Comedian/guitarist Chris Dowell was scheduled to be at the concert but will not perform on Thursday night. He will appear at SWOSU later this school year.

For more information, call the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at 580.774.3063 or check out www.swosu.edu.