The past decade was filled with historic moments both for the university and the Bloomington-Normal area.
While the campus was changing, these musicians were rocking out at Illinois State University. Here are the top ISU musical performances of the decade.
Snopp Dogg & LMFAO | 2010
The rapper “dropped it like it’s hot” in Redbird Arena at the start of the decade. The performance was part of University Program Board’s concert series. Snopp Dogg was joined by electronic duo LMFAO, known for their songs like “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sorry for Party Rocking.” Snopp Dogg was also the first major hip-hop show for UPB since Kanye West performed in 2006.
Chance the Rapper & King Louie | 2012
All American Rejects | 2012
The rock band known for hits like “Dirty Little Secret” and “It Ends Tonight” performed at Braden Auditorium in 2012. Joining the band was Boys like Girls, known for songs like “The Great Escape” and “Love Drunk” along with The Ready Set, an electropop singer songwriter known for “Love Like Woe” and more.
Iggy Azalea | 2014
Iggy Azalea showed Illinois State just how “Fancy” she was when she performed in Braden Auditorium in 2014. The rapper performed hit songs from her album “The New Classic,” which dropped the same year. Azalea came to campus as a part of UPB’s concert series.
Hunter Hayes | 2015
T-Pain, Jesse McCartney & Jojo | 2017
UPB had a throwback concert in fall of 2017 featuring rapper T-Pain, known for songs like “Buy U a Drank” and “I’m Sprung” and 90s singer songwriter Jesse McCartney, known for hits like “Beautiful Soul” and “Leavin'.” Joining them was also singer songwriter and actress Jojo known for songs like “Not The Drinking” and “Shine.”
Juice WRLD | 2018
The late Chicago hip-hop star Juice WRLD came to Grossinger Motors Arena on Halloween in 2018. The show was a part of his tour for his 2018 album “Goodbye & Good Riddance.” Joining him was Chicago rapper G Herbo, promoting his 2018 album “Swervo.”
Dierks Bentley & Luke Bryan | 2018
Platinum-selling country artist Dierks Bentley brought his “Throttle Wide Open Tour” to Braden Auditorium in April of 2018. Headlining the concert was country star Luke Bryan, known for “Play It Again” and “Country Girl” and American Idol singer Bucky Covington.
Bob Dylan | 2019
Music legend Bob Dylan was "knock knock knocking" on Braden’s door this October. The singer songwriter brought nostalgia with throwbacks and had the auditorium on their feet.