With Wale and Ace Hood’s Nov. 2 performance still ringing in the walls of Carmichael Stadium, the Carolina Union Activities Board is already planning another major concert for the spring of 2014.
The concert, projected for either March or April, is dependent upon artist and venue availability, said Lauren Sacks, assistant director of student learning and activities for CUAB.
“It’s our intention to have one. It all depends on what’s out there and whether it’s worth the money,” she said.
CUAB’s annual budget is approximately $375,000.
There is also a surplus the group can tap into, which accumulated a number of years ago when there was a miscommunication over summer funding, Sacks said.
She added that the board does not want to spend all of the surplus money at this time in an effort to use it in the most fiscally responsible way possible. There is approximately $20,000 of that surplus money that CUAB would be willing to spend this year.
CUAB paid about $90,000 to bring Wale and Ace Hood in for fall’s Homecoming concert. That was significantly lower cost-wise than the year before when CUAB brought J. Cole for $105,000.
Sacks said CUAB will meet in mid-November to discuss how to shape the concert and the intention of the program.
The organization has already reached out to artist agencies to see who will be touring in the spring.