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SWOSU Palooza Returns March 8 with Exciting Lineup

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) is excited to announce the return of SWOSU Palooza, an annual concert that has become one of SWOSU’s most anticipated events since the first concert in 2000. Headlining this year’s event are Sundance Head, Chad Cooke Band, and The Damn Quails.

The event will be hosted at the Pioneer Event Center (PEC), with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m. Attendees can enjoy a variety of food options available from two food trucks on the PEC Patio. Surf Bar will be offering acai bowls and smoothies from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Chick-fil-A will be available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Additionally, two DJs, DJ Shaheed Ali (@dj_shaheedali) and Kuro Samurai (@kuro_samurai_), will be providing entertainment on the Patio throughout the night.

Tickets for the general public are available for purchase here:

All currently enrolled students have been issued tickets via their SWOSU student email addresses. ALL students MUST present their SWOSU student ID along with their student entry ticket. There will be NO re-entry. Student tickets are provided free of charge to current students and are non-transferable.

Sundance Head has made an impact in the music industry with his unique blend of country and soul. From being a semi-finalist on American Idol to winning season 11 of The Voice, Sundance has shown himself to be a talented vocalist and songwriter. In 2018, he signed onto Dean Dillon’s Wildcatter Records, further solidifying his place in the country music scene.

The Chad Cooke Band is known for their contemporary country sound with a 90’s twist. They have become a force to be reckoned with in the country music scene, with their hit single, “Oil Man,” amassing over 10 million streams and 15 million views across social platforms. Their single, “Whatever It Takes,” has consistently topped the charts, setting the record for the longest-charting single on the Texas/Red Dirt Radio and making the band a fan favorite in the region.

The Damn Quails have made a name for themselves in the Americana and Red Dirt music scenes. After the success of their first single, “Fool’s Gold,” they began touring the country heavily. With three albums under their belt and over a decade of experience, The Damn Quails continue to make their mark on the music industry.

We look forward to welcoming our students and members of the community for a night of great fun and memories!