In just about a month, the Carrier Dome will host a once in a lifetime concert to promote peace. The One World Concert, scheduled for October 9th, will include a public talk by the Dalai Lama and musical performances by more than 20 artists. As our Brad Vivacqua tells us, the excitement is starting to build on the SU campus.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- It hasn't been a heavily publicized event, but when you hear the list of participants, it catches your attention.
The Carrier Dome will host what's being called a One World Concert to promote peace and music on October 9th.
"It's like a wide range of performers, so it'll reach a lot of different audiences. I'm excited, I just learned about this recently," said SU junior Lucie Fernandez.
Performers include a public talk by world renowned spiritual speaker the Dalai Lama and several musical acts. The lineup includes the Dave Matthews Band, the Counting Crows, Nelly Furtado, Natasha Bedingfield and Cyndi Lauper, to name a few.
"I know a lot of people that are interested in those performers and the Dalai Lama is a once in a lifetime opportunity to probably see speak, so I really hope they get a good turnout. It could be fun," said Fernandez.
In addition to the event, the Dalai Lama will participate in an academic panel the day before which will be led by NBC News correspondent Ann Curry.
Tickets for the event will first be available to SU students at 2 p.m. Friday online. Tickets will be available to the general public this Monday at the Dome Box Office.
According to SU's website, ticket prices will range from just $35 to $55.
"I think that a lot of students will go and tickets will sell fast because it's a once in a lifetime experience seeing the Dalai Lama and I think it'll be great," said SU freshman Helena Rosen.
And with a list of such high profile attendees, it's a sure bet more than just students will be attending. The event is being produced by the One World Community Foundation led by SU Trustee Sam Nappi.