Big Sam's Funky Nation to play on OSU's campus on Friday

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Big Sam will perform in the Student Union Theater on Friday night. 

A blend of funk, jazz, rock, hip-hop and southern charm will be on at Oklahoma State University.

On Friday, Big Sam’s Funky Nation will make a pit stop to the Student Union Theater to perform in front of what should be a lively crowd.

Part of the Oklahoma State’s Allied Arts 90th season, Big Sam’s Funky Nation will be the fourth performance of the year.

Allied Arts chose the Student Union Theater for this performance instead of the Seretean Center so the audience can feel the New Orleans-style jazz atmosphere.

“This event will be more energetic than normal,” Kayla Loper, manager of arts, culture and entertainment, said. “We chose the Student Union Theater because it is a little more intimate in space. The seats surround the stage, unlike the Seretean Center where the seats are in front of the stage, so people can feel like they are in a jazz club.”

Big Sam’s Funky Nation has performed in front of many crowds and at many major festivals such as the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and South by Southwest.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Allied Arts season passes will be accepted. The event begins at 8 p.m.