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Press Release - Millikin University

Millikin University will welcome Grammy-nominated platinum recording artist Sara Bareilles for the annual University Center Board (UCB) Big Event on April 5 at 8 p.m. in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center. 


Sara Bareilles gained mainstream success with her 2007 hit, “Love Song,” which brought her into the number one spot on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. She has sold over 1 million records worldwide and has been nominated for three Grammy awards. Bareilles’ second album, “Little Voice” was certified as platinum by Recording Industry Association of America in 2010. 


Bareilles’ most recent album, “Kaleidoscope Heart,” was released Sept. 7, 2010 and debuted at #1 in the United States. It features the hit song, “King of Anything,” which reached #1 on the Hot AC and AAA charts and VH1. For more information on Bareilles, visit


Bareilles will be joined by opening acts Elizabeth and the Catapult, a pop-rock trio from Brooklyn, N.Y. and Ximena Sarinana, a Grammy and Latino Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter from Guadalajara, Mexico. For more information, visit and


The UCB is Millikin University's student-run programming board, comprised of 11 student executive board members and staff advisors with the responsibility to plan, promote, execute, and evaluate student events and activities.  UCB plans a variety of annual events for students to enjoy, including Fall Family Weekend, the Pancake Breakfast, Millipalooza, and Springfest.  In addition, the UCB brings a nationally recognized band to campus each spring to entertain the community.  Millikin students voted for Sara Bareilles as their #1 choice to perform this year. Past artists have included OneRepublic, Gavin DeGraw, The Roots, O.A.R., Ben Folds, Jason Mraz, Train, 3 Doors Down, Sugar Ray, Vertical Horizon, and Sister Hazel.


In order to maintain appropriate decorum and an atmosphere that encourages respect, Kirkland Fine Arts Center asks patrons to honor the following requests: 


• All bags are subject to search 

• No photography, audio taping, or videography 

• No alcohol, drugs, tobacco products, or smoking of any kind 

• No re-admittance once inside the theater


Patrons who do not follow the above requests or those who display inappropriate or illegal behavior will be ejected from the facility. 


Tickets for the event are $20 for the general public and may be purchased at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 217.424.6318 or online at A $2.50 fee will be charged for credit card purchases. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket, and applies to online and Box Office orders. Kirkland Box Office hours are Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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