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Scotty McCreery to perform as part of Notre Dame IDEA Week

Award-winning country musician Scotty McCreery will perform April 10 at Elkhart’s Lerner Theater as part of the 2019 IDEA Week festivities, the University announced in a press release Thursday. McCreery is scheduled to perform three days prior to fellow country musician Tim McGraw’s concert in Purcell Pavilion on April 13. McCreery and McGraw’s visits follow country music legend Garth Brooks, who performed before 84,000 on Oct. 20 at Notre Dame Stadium.

McCreery made his breakthrough in music in 2011 when he won “American Idol.” Since then, McCreery has released four albums that have reached No. 1 on a Billboard albums chart, the release said. He has also done work as an author.

IDEA Week, which will take place April 8-13 this year, will include over 50 events divided into the categories of Learn, Play, Meet and Compete. The week, sponsored by Notre Dame, the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership and local organizations, seeks to celebrate and promote innovation and entrepreneurship.

“Idea Week is an innovation festival,” event director Nick Swisher said. “While world-renowned speakers like Bill Nye and Kevin Kelly represent the learning side of Idea Week, acts like Scotty McCreery and Tim McGraw represent the fun and creative side.”

“IDEA Week is not a conference,” Bryan Ritchie, Notre Dame’s vice president and associate provost for innovation, said in a release in October. “We want to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship and help people come together to produce what we call ‘productive collisions.’ Someone you meet at IDEA Week might be your next business partner, client or customer.”

Tickets go on sale Feb. 28 at noon, and may be purchased at the Lerner box office, by phone at 800-294-8223 or online at Tickets will range from $40 to $70.

More information about IDEA Week and its events can be found at