Jacks Bash 2 tickets on sale this week

Courtesy photo: An aerial photo of Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium during Jacks Bash in 2016.

BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University on Friday revealed the full lineup for Jacks Bash 2, headlined by Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band. Additional acts include Fall Out Boy and a featuring performance from platinum country star Gabby Barrett. 

The event is slated for Sept. 8 at SDSU’s Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. 

First Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard, exclusive sponsors of Jacks Bash 2, said tickets will go on sale this week. Exclusive pre-sale opportunities are available to SDSU students beginning at 8 a.m. today, April 19. 

SDSU season ticket holders, Jackrabbit Club members and SDSU staff/faculty will receive instructions for acquiring pre-sale tickets. A limited number of reserved seat tickets will go on sale at noon Friday, April 23, to the general public. General public tickets are $100 each and may be purchased online at: http://jackrabbittickets.com. 

SDSU Director of Athletics Justin Sell said Jacks Bash 2 will mark exactly five years since Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium opened its doors on campus. At that time, a large celebration called Jacks Bash was held to commemorate the historic event. 

“We are excited to celebrate five years of success in this incredible stadium,” Sell said. “We are primed for an unbelievable year, and to kick it off with this epic event will be special. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring Jackrabbits back this fall and celebrate the bright futures of our university and our athletic program.” 

First Premier Bank CEO Dana Dykhouse said the event will be a celebration of South Dakota’s people, SDSU and Premier’s 2,300 employees.

“During the past year, our state’s health care workers and teachers worked tirelessly to ensure students were able to attend classes in the face of COVID-19,” Dykhouse said. “SDSU has had tremendous success in recruitment and fundraising efforts. And our Premier employees have shown a tremendous commitment to serving our customers and communities. All of these things combined are a great reason to throw a big party this fall.” 

Jacks Bash 2 will feature multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band. The southern rock group has had six consecutive albums reach the top 10 the Billboard 200 and five consecutive albums debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. To date, the group has won three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist in 2010, sold more than 30 million singles, 9 million albums, amassed over 9.3 billion catalog streams to date, achieved 15 No. 1 radio singles and are the second act to top both the Country and Active Rock formats.  

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award nominated artists Fall Out Boy will also take the stage on September 8. Fall Out Boy has cemented its position as one of rock music’s biggest-selling bands. Their seventh studio album M A  N  I  A  debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in January 2018 and garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album. The record, released on Island Records/DCD2 Records, marked the band’s third consecutive and fourth overall No. 1 album respectively. Fall Out Boy was most recently nominated for a 2019 MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video (“Bishops Knife Trick”) and has won Favorite Artist: Alternative Rock at the 2015 American Music Awards, Best Rock Video at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards and Best Alternative Band at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards. 

Rounding out the lineup is the newly crowned Academy of Country Music’s New Female Artist of the Year Gabby Barrett. A “breakout star in the genre” (Forbes), Barrett was named Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2020, an Amazon Music Breakthrough artist, one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Music, and highlighted in “Variety’s” 2020 Young Hollywood Impact Report. Her 5x platinum debut, “I Hope” was the most-streamed Country song of 2020, praised as one of the Best Songs of the Year by the Associated Press and Billboard, and won CMT’s 2020 Breakthrough Video of the Year Award. Tallying over 1 BILLION+ global streams, her debut album GOLDMINE features the multi-week Hot AC No. 1 crossover version of “I Hope” feat. Charlie Puth alongside latest platinum, No. 1 single “The Good Ones.”

Nearly 23,000 people attended the original Jacks Bash. Dykhouse said Premier is working with SDSU to ensure proper COVID-19 protocols are followed.

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