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Cancelled: Chris Young & Famous Friends Tour

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We regret to inform you that the Chris Young show has been cancelled. Tickets purchased online will automatically be refunded within 30 days. Tickets purchased in person at the Box Office can be returned for a refund. Please contact the point of purchase if you have any questions.


Outback Concerts and Pepper Entertainment present Chris Young and the Famous Friends Tour . Coming to the NIU Convocation Center on Saturday, November 20, 2021 with special guests Mitchell Tenpenny and Callista Clark.

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets will be available at, by phone, or at the NIU Convocation Center box office. Tickets start at $29.75, limit 8. 

Chris Young : Multi-platinum RCA Records Nashville entertainer Chris Young has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, including membership in the iconic Grand Ole Opry, 2 Billion on-demand streams, 12 Million singles sold, 11 career No. 1 singles, 17 R.I.A.A. Gold/Platinum/Multi-Platinum certified projects, 2 Grammy nominations, 3 Country Music Association nominations and 4 Academy of Country Music nominations. As a prolific creator, Chris has given fans 7 studio albums in 14 years including Losing Sleep, his third project in less than two years. The title track is certified Platinum while "Hangin' On" is his ninth No. 1 as a songwriter. Losing Sleep (2017) and I'm Comin' Over (2015) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart with "I'm Comin' Over" becoming Young's first 2x Platinum single.

Mitchell Tenpenny: Powerhouse vocalist Mitchell Tenpenny has fueled an undeniable breakout story with his Double Platinum-certified No. 1 hit, “Drunk Me,” from his debut album Telling All My Secrets (Riser House/Columbia Nashville). The 11-song project released last Dec. earned him 2018’s best first-week showing for a major label country debut album. Mitchell welcomed the release with performances on NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” while “Drunk Me” has been lauded by the New York Times as one of the best songs 2018, and was featured in multiple Amazon Music “Most Played” and “Best Of” year-end lists. 

Callista Clark: Every song has a story and at just 17 years old Callista Clark has a lot to say. Like Maren Morris, Jennifer Nettles, Tori Kelly, Ingrid Andress and so many talented singer/ songwriters that paved the way before her, the young songstress wields her creative gifts as both a defense and an instrument of peace as she puts her heart on display with her forthcoming debut collection Real To Me via Big Machine Records. Blending her love for authentic, timeless classics with the sounds of her Country roots which sprouted from her hometown of Zebulon, Georgia, Clark “puts a fresh spin on soul phrasing” (Billboard). It’s her ability to be both assertive yet vulnerable, and empowering while brutally honest that make Real to Me such an auspicious introduction. 

Show Day Information

Clear Bag Policy - Both Huskie Stadium and the NIU Convocation Center have a clear bag policy. The following bags are permitted:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and are 12'x12'x6'
  • 1 gallon clear plastic storage bag
  • Small Clutch (size of your hand or smaller)
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at the gate. 

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag; briefcases; backpacks, cinch bags, and fanny packs that are not clear and/or exceed the size restriction; luggage of any kind; computer bags/cases; camera bags/cases; binocular bags/cases or any bag larger than the permissible size

Concessions - Concessions will be available in all lobbies. 

Outside Food & Beverages - Guests may bring in one sealed 20oz or smaller sealed water bottle. 

Parking -  Parking can be purchased in advance at or paid day of. Parking may be found in the lots surrounding the stadium and at the Convocation Center. Spaces are first come first park.  


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