Ames plays host to Central Iowa's two top Thursday night concerts. Here is a look at tonight's top shows.
Stephens Auditorium hosts the award-winning a capella group Straight No Chaser at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The 10-man group brings their "Under the Influence" North American Tour to Ames with The Voice (Season 4) alum Caroline Glaser as the opener. The group's tour is in support of their new album by the same name, which came out in May. SNC's 2008 album Holiday Spirits won a CARA Award for "Best Holiday Album", and their following three albums all reached the Top 40 on the Billboard 200. Tickets for the show range from $26.50 to $46.50 through Ticketmaster. Check an Adele cover from Straight No Chaser's new album in the adjacent video.
At the same time across town, the doors will be opening for American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox's 8 p.m. show at the Maintenance Shop. Bowersox is touring in support of her March release All That for This. Opener Anna Rose is also promoting a new album. Rose's Behold a Pale Horse came out in early August. Tickets for the show are $22 ($17 for ISU students), and they may be purchased online through MidwesTix.