HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi
Local and leading talent will combine in the Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) third annual Eagle Jam and Taste of the 'Burg at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31 on Pride Field.
The concert will feature DJ Alesha Knox, a budget specialist for the Office of Admissions, and local singer and USM student Gary Stanton as opening acts for American Idol winner Kris Allen.
"I love music and I love entertaining people through music," Knox said. "I have DJed for many on campus events and look forward to doing many more."
The Southern Miss Student Eagle Club and Southern Miss Athletics partnered with SMAC to bring Allen, winner of American Idol Season Eight, to the Hattiesburg campus.
Taste of 'Burg will offer food from Buffalo Wild Wings, Georgia Blue and The Fresh Food Company.
The Southern Miss men's basketball game vs. Western Kentucky will follow Eagle Jam at 5 p.m. Allen is scheduled to sing the national anthem at the game.