Walker Hayes to perform at Notre Dame in April

Published: Jan. 12, 2023 at 10:35 AM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Country music star Walker Hayes will perform at Purcell Pavilion at the University of Notre Dame this upcoming April.

Hayes is known for hit singles such as “Fancy Like,” “U Gurl”, “AA,” and “Y’all Life.” The concert’s opening acts will be Ingrid Andress and BRELAND.

The concert is part of IDEA Week, an annual event celebrating entrepreneurs, innovation, and the incubation of new ideas here in Michiana. IDEA Week will be held from April 15 through April 21. For more information, click here.

The concert will take place on April 15 (Saturday) at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Jan. 27, at 10 a.m.

Press Release from the University of Notre Dame:

Country music star Walker Hayes will perform at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center at the University of Notre Dame at 7 p.m. April 15 (Saturday) as part of IDEA Week, an annual event celebrating entrepreneurs, innovation and the incubation of new ideas. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. EST Jan. 27 (Friday) through Ticketmaster.

Hayes, a Mobile, Alabama, native, has released three albums, and his single “Fancy Like” hit number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list. In 2005, Hayes worked in Nashville as a songwriter for Colt Ford and Rodney Atkins. In 2017, he signed a contract with Monument Records and released the single “You Broke Up with Me.” Following the success of “Fancy Like”, Hayes released Country Stuff the Album in January 2022 and had the hit singles “U Gurl”, “AA,” and, most recently, “Y’all Life.”

IDEA Week is hosted by Notre Dame, the South Bend-Elkhart region and various community organizations and businesses. It will be held April 15 through 21 at the University and other locations throughout South Bend and Elkhart and will be open to the public.

“Due to COVID, IDEA Week hasn’t had a major concert act since 2019. We’re thrilled to be able to bring this popular portion of the event back,” said Kelley Rich, interim vice president and associate provost for innovation at Notre Dame’s IDEA Center. “Walker Hayes’ concert will kick off Idea Week and be a great prelude to what promises to be a fantastic week of events.”

Ingrid Andress and BRELAND will each open for Hayes. Andress is a Michigan native and four-time Grammy nominee. Her single “Wishful Drinking” featuring Sam Hunt garnered more than 130 million global streams and is platinum-certified. Andress’s album Lady Like was named one of Billboard’s Top 10 Best Country Albums of 2020. Her album Good Person was released in 2022. BRELAND is the son of ministers and a graduate of Georgetown University. His music bridges the genres of country, R&B, hip hop, gospel, and pop.

“We very much look forward to welcoming Walker Hayes, Ingrid Andress and BRELAND to Notre Dame,” said Anne Griffith, vice president for University Enterprises & Events. “This collection of artists will be sure to provide an incredible and memorable night at Purcell Pavilion and kick off IDEA Week.”

For tickets, go to Ticketmaster.com or use the Ticketmaster app on your mobile device. Fans are encouraged to use the Onsale Tips & Hints page to create an account or refresh their existing account for a quicker purchasing experience. For more information on where to eat, where to shop and what to do with a complete listing of campus events and retail locations, visit Experience Notre Dame, and follow Experience Notre Dame on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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