ASU-Beebe hosts free outdoor concert on Thursday

BEEBE — Arkansas State University-Beebe 2022-2023 Lecture-Concert Series will welcome the Vanderbilt Melodores for a free outdoor concert during ASU-Beebe Family Week at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in The Grove behind State Hall on the Beebe campus. 

In addition to the free concert, ASU-Beebe Lecture-Concert Series has partnered with Student Activities and Great Western Dining Services to provide free food to the first 300 concert attendees beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

“We are excited to present our first Lecture-Concert event for the season,” said Andrea Cole, development officer/major gifts and co-chair of the Lecture-Concert Committee.  “We hope many will attend and enjoy Vanderbilt Melodores, as well as celebrate ASU-Beebe Family Week.”  

Founded in the spring of 2009 by four students at Vanderbilt University, the Melodores have since made waves across the country and abroad with their unique a cappella repertoire, that spans multiple genres. The Melodores have competed in several a cappella competitions across the nation, including the International Championships of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA’s), in which they placed third in the world at New York City’s Lincoln Center.  

In 2014, the Melodores were selected to be one of six groups to compete in Season 5 of NBC’s hit show The Sing-Off. The Melodores went on to win The Sing-Off, the only collegiate champions in the show’s history, taking home a $50,000 cash prize. They have remained busy since, recording albums and touring the globe. 

For more information about ASU-Beebe and its programs, call 501.882.3600, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at