Grammy-Award winner Colbie Caillat to perform at Converse

Published 3:38 pm Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The 2010 edition of the Converse College Spring Concert will feature Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter, Colbie Caillat on Thursday, April 15, on the back campus of Converse College.

Rain or shine, the gates will open at 7 p.m. with Sequoyah Prep School opening the show at 8 p.m. There will be a beer garden available with two forms of identification. To purchase tickets, call 864-596-9725.

In 2008, Caillat partnered with good friend and fellow musician, Jason Mraz, for the duet Lucky, which earned the pair a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration. In 2009, Caillat released her second album, Breakthrough, for which she received another Grammy nomination, this time for Best Pop Vocal Album.

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Opening for Caillat, Sequoyah Prep School is five-piece rock/folk/pop band from South Carolina with a strange name and a familiar face. The group consists of Justin Osborne, West Jones, Jordan Hicks, Johnnie Matthews and Harrison Boyd. Since 2003, they have been explaining themselves and their band name all across the United States of America, while reaching thousands of people through the relatable music they make.

Over the last five years, Sequoyah Prep School has released three albums and one EP. With the release of their second album in 2006, the band began to actively pursue new fans by diving into a heavy touring schedule and using online communities as tools to market their music. To date, Sequoyah Prep School has played over 600 shows in 20 states and procured over 2 million plays on