First 800 students to redeem Jacks Bash tickets upgraded to VIP

First 800 students to redeem Jacks Bash tickets upgraded to VIP

MAKENZIE HUBER Managing Editor

Only 13 days until the Jacks Bash concert.

South Dakota State officials sent a press release with information about ticket sales and traffic predictions for the event.


Students who purchased Jacks Bash concert tickets must redeem their print-out tickets for wristbands before the concert.

Tickets can be redeemed starting Monday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Rushmore Room in the lower level of the Student Union.

The first 800 tickets to be redeemed will be upgraded to VIP area in front of the stage.

Students can redeem their tickets in the Rushmore Room in the Student Union leading up to the concert,

·      Monday, Sept. 5, 6 to 10 p.m.

·      Tuesday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

·      Wednesday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If students can’t find their print-out tickets emailed to their accounts, they should check their spam or trash folders and check to make sure they have the correct email account, according to the press release.

General public tickets ordered before Aug. 1, 2016 were also sent print-out tickets to their email address. They should follow the same advice for students if they cannot find their tickets.

If students or general public ticket buyers haven’t received their tickets yet, they should visit

South Dakota State football ticket holders who purchased Jacks Bash tickets with their season passes will receive them in the mail starting Aug. 31.

Parking and traffic

There will be free parking for the concert. Parking lots to the north of North Campus Drive will open at 3 p.m. Thursday, but no alcohol is allowed outside the stadium before or after the concert.

Other lots will become available throughout the day across campus. Specific details will be available soon, said Mike Lockrem, director of University Marketing and Communications.

SDSU classes will continue as planned Sept. 8. For people commuting to campus, whether for work or school, Lockrem encourages people to stay on campus as normal.

Commuters will not be asked to relocate or repark, but if people leave campus they are at risk of losing their spot and will be subject to whatever parking is available when they return. Lockrem said people leaving campus that day should leave on the west side of campus to avoid traffic congestion.

“Even if they live east of I-29, they need to access 6th Street and Medary Avenue and utilize alternate routes to those locations to avoid congestion on Highway 14 and the I-29 and 6th Street exit,” Lockrem said.

To stay updated on the concert, parking, traffic and security, visit or sign up for mobile concert alerts by texting “JacksBash” to 80565.