Jesse McCartney to perform at Shryock Auditorium in October

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

Jesse McCartney, known for his hit single “Beautiful Soul,” will be performing at SIU’s Shryock Auditorium on Oct. 13, the Student Programming Council announced during a new student pep rally Friday night.

McCartney later posted a video of the announcement on his Facebook page.

Last semester, the university hosted Ice Cube and Skillet.

President William Howard Taft gave a public lecture at Shryock Auditorium in 1918, Vice President Richard Nixon held an event at the venue in 1956 and Stevie Ray Vaughan and the blues-rock band Double Trouble held a concert in 1984.

McCartney will take the stage on Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Shryock Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for SIU students and $20 for the public. VIP, Pit, and Meet and Greet options are also available.

Tickets go on sale Monday morning at 9 a.m. at

Staff reporter Brian Munoz can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @BrianMMunoz.

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