CAGB Spotlight Series

Fall 2016 Schedule


All shows at 8:00 pm
in the West Lounge
of the Campus Activities

Specialty Coffees, Desserts
and Performance
FREE of Charge!

For more information on
any of the shows listed,
contact the
Office of Campus Activities
at 464-5618 or by email at

Neil Hilborn
Tuesday, September 20

Neil Hilborn is a College National Poetry Slam champion and a 2011 graduate with honors from Macalester College. In 2013 his poem OCD went viral, garnering over eleven million views to date, making it the most-viewed slam poem ever. He has been featured on such news outlets as NPR and The Wall Street Journal, and he is the author of Our Numbered Days. Originally from Houston, Texas, he now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

nellys echo
Nelly's Echo
Tuesday, October 18

Having stared on NBC’s “The Voice” (Christina’s team), singer-songwriter/guitarist Nelson Emokpae, (AKA: “Nelly”) originally hails from Nigeria. He has drawn on his multicultural background and experiences to tell his story in music and lyrics. His skillful blend of soul, reggae and blues coupled with infectious hook lines and tremendous vocal abilities transport the listener into the musical story being told. Nelson has been compared to the likes of Seal and Sting, with a little John Mayer thrown in as he mixes a little calypso, a little Afro-beat and a lot of soul into a winning and charming style that is always a crowd pleaser.