Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Which artists could the AMS hire for $80,000?

File photo Cherihan Hassun / The Ubyssey

File photo Cherihan Hassun / The Ubyssey

The AMS just passed a budget increase for concerts, from $15,000 in 2014/15 to a whopping $80,000 this year. They’ve specified that the extra funds will go toward several concerts at the Pit Pub and in the Great Hall, but we thought it’d be more fun to imagine what they could do with that money for one insane, balls-to-the-wall, blowout concert.

According to‘s anonymous source from Degy Entertainment, a booking agency that specializes in college shows, here are a few artists the AMS could snag for $80,000 or less (keep in mind, the article was written last year, so prices may have changed):

Ludacris: 80k
Kenny Rogers: 80k
Lana Del Rey: 75k
Jason DeRulo: 75k
Disturbed: 75k


Tyler, The Creator: 60k
Bastille: 60k
DJ Pauly D: 60k
Joan Jett: 60k
Smash Mouth: 60k

Anna Kendrick: 50k
Billy Ray Cyrus: 50k
MIA: 50k
Girl Talk: 50k

La Roux: 40k
Simple Plan: 40k
T-Pain: 45k
Plain White T’s: 40k

Mogwai: 35k
Chance the Rapper: 35k
Gucci Mane: 30k
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony: 30k
Xzibit: 30k
Fountains of Wayne: 30k

Earl Sweatshirt: 25k
Jefferson Starship: 25k
Action Bronson: 20k
Reel Big Fish: 20k

Tame Impala: 10k
Coyote Kisses: 10k
Flatbush Zombies: 5k

I’m still a little confused about Anna Kendrick’s minuscule price tag, but if it’s real, I’d like to see Flatbush Zombies open for a duet with her and Action Bronson, and the remaining five grand shot out of an air cannon over the crowd. What’s your dream combo?