University Union

September 28, 2015 - 11:28pm
University Union announces X Ambassadors and Tribe Society as the Bandersnatch Concert Series first yearly show.

University Union’s Bandersnatch Concert Series released its first show of the season, X Ambassadors with special guest Tribe Society on Oct. 7. For those of you who don’t know what the Bandersnatch Concert Series is, come out from beneath your rock and embrace what UU calls its “indie concert series.”

September 3, 2015 - 12:23pm
The longtime 'Saturday Night Live' cast member will do stand-up Sept. 25 at Goldstein Auditorium.

Saturday Night Live fans rejoice! University Union & the Syracuse University Parents Office will bring comedian Kenan Thompson to campus later this month for Family Weekend.

 "An Evening with SNL's Kenan Thompson' will be in Goldstein Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. This will be University Union's first performing arts show of the semester.

August 31, 2015 - 9:42pm
Big Sean to headline Juice Jam 2015 on Sept. 13.

The wait is over, music lovers! University Union announced the Juice Jam 2015 lineup Monday night on their Instagam, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

August 31, 2015 - 1:36pm
The Weeknd is not slated for University Union's Sept. 13 music fest as a music website posted erroneous tour dates.

UPDATE, Aug. 31:

Now that University Union has made its official Juice Jam 2015 lineup announcement with Big Sean as headliner, The NewsHouse reviewed its original reporting about The Weeknd as a potential act.

April 25, 2015 - 2:48pm
50 Cent, G-Unit, Rae Sremmurd and Kygo deliver a night of high-energy throwback music to a sold-out crowd at Syracuse University's annual Block Party concert at the Carrier Dome.

Rae Sremmurd kicked off the annual end-of-the-school-year celebration, Block Party, at the Carrier Dome on Friday night. The event was hosted by Syracuse University’s programming board, University Union. The Atlanta-based hip-hop duo opened with “No Type.” It went on to perform “No Flex Zone,” a single that reached No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

April 24, 2015 - 6:51pm
Though some students were discouraged by the cold and the performers, crowds still filled Walnut Park for the annual event.

Four boys stood in the packed parking lot next to Castle Court, squinting through the falling snowflakes as they looked up at their fists, each clutching a Keystone Light.

A small crowd formed around them as they held their fists high.

“Three!” one of the boys yelled, starting the countdown. “Two, one … NOW!”

April 20, 2015 - 8:11pm
Joining the artist born Curtis Jackson for the annual concert in the Carrier Dome are co-headliners G-Unit and Kygo, and hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd.

It's that time of the year again for University Union's Block Party, and headlining the end-of-the-year concert on Friday, April 24, is 50 Cent with co-headliners G-Unit and Kygo.

50 Cent, one of the most successful rappers in the past decade, has sold more than 22 million albums worldwide and received 13 Grammy nominations during his career.

April 5, 2015 - 7:23pm
University Union will host its annual Mayfest event on April 24, 2015 in Walnut Park from 1-6 p.m.

University Union announced this year’s line up for Mayfest, which will feature electro-pop duo The Knocks as headliners with rapper Skizzy Mars as direct support, and pop artist VÉRITÉ as the opener. 

March 19, 2015 - 8:53am
From the South to Syracuse, the artists fused electronic dance music with southern style rap for an unforgettable ending to University Union's final Bandersnatch concert of the year.

Southern rapper Isaiah Rashad headlined the event and captivated the audience with his ability to transition from performing smooth soulful songs to raw raps over southern beats. Rashad says he finds his inspiration in spontaneity and from movies such as Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing". Rashad signed with California based, independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment in 2013 and says that, "it's very inspiring...It's a family, we work and chill together". 

February 25, 2015 - 9:19am
Adam DeVine, comedian and actor in "Workaholics" and "Pitch Perfect," talks weed, fame, and buttholes during his performance in Goldstein Auditorium.

“Are you ready for the best night of your lives?” Adam DeVine said as he made his grand entrance, yelling at the crowd while fist pumping.