American Idol Phillip Phillips To Perform at Capital University March 21

Posted by Nichole Johnson |

Thursday, March 07, 2013




Phillip Phillips, winner of American Idol season 11, and opening act Churchill will perform at Capital University Thursday, March 21.

Phillips will perform in The Capital Center, located at the corner of Pleasant Ridge Avenue and Mound Street, in Bexley. Opening act Churchill will perform at 8 pm and Phillips will take the stage at 9. Doors will open at 7:15.

Capital students and alumni are entitled to one free ticket, and tickets are still available to alumni and students who have not received theirs. They can be reserved online through Capital Marketplace 


Update: No additional tickets may be purchased due to capacity issues. Public ticket sales are now closed.


All tickets will be available for pickup in the Post Office Lobby of the Harry C. Moores Campus Center, between 4 and 7 pm the day of the event. All seats are general admission.

Shortly after winning American Idol on May 23, 2012, Phillips’ coronation song Home debuted at No. 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The track has since gone triple platinum and was used as the soundtrack for the 2012 US Olympics Women's Gymnastics team and more recently has become the unofficial theme for Hurricane Sandy relief.

Phillips released his first album, The World from the Side of the Moon (19 Entertainment/Interscope Records), in November. It debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and has already reached gold status. Since then, Phillips has been performing around the country and on college campuses and appearing on shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live. According to the website, he will join Matchbox 20 on its 2013 US tour.

The singer/songwriter/guitarist from Leesburg, Ga., got his start playing along to karaoke music before his sister and future brother-in-law discovered Phillips’ talent and encouraged him to sing with a band. Before long, he was performing at church and in college towns, and then took his chances at becoming the next American Idol.

Pairing a voice described as rich and raspy with masterful guitar skills, Phillips is inspired by Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews and Jonny Lang, according to a recent interview in People Magazine. 


Setup, parking, road closures and other details

Setup will begin the morning of Wednesday, March 20. Pleasant Ridge Avenue will be closed between Main and Mound streets from 10 am to 1 pm the day of the event. Parking will be prohibited all day on Pleasant Ridge Avenue between Main and Mound streets and on Mound Street between Pleasant Ridge and Francis avenues. Campus parking lots will be accessible to the general public beginning at 5 pm.  


Day of the event

Doors open at 7:15 pm, opening act (Churchill) will perform at 8. Phillip is set to go on at 9. No food or drinks will be allowed to be brought into The Capital Center, and all concert-goers will enter through the Pleasant Ridge Avenue doors. There is no re-entry. Attendees who leave the building after they’ve entered the first time will not be allowed back in. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring their tickets and IDs, but bags, signs, cameras and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Capital University is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged belongings.     

Traffic could be heavy, and parking may a challenge. So bring your patience, walking shoes and parking savvy. All Capital rules and Bexley laws will be enforced. 

Pleasant Ridge will be closed this morning while stage and music equipment are unloaded from buses and set up in The Capital Center. The building will be closed to students and guests beginning at 10 am today. It will reopen Friday morning. Extra security will be on site. Officers will be posted at the Pleasant Ridge Avenue entrance. 

Capital University welcomes the opportunity to serve all people, including those with disabilities. Please contact Deanna Wagner, assistant director of Student and Community Engagement, at 236-6904 to make special arrangements.



Located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley, Capital University is a private, four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school. Capital prepares students for meaningful lives and purposeful careers through a relevant liberal arts core curriculum and deep professional programs. Influenced by its Lutheran heritage, Capital places great emphasis on the free and open exchange of ideas, seeking out diverse perspectives, active participation in society, leadership and service. With a focus on rigor and experiential learning, the University capitalizes on its size, location, and heritage to develop the whole person, both inside and outside the classroom.   



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