CLEMSON — The Clemson University performing arts department presents its annual POPS concert at 5 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of the Charles K. Cheezem Education Center at Patrick Square. Tickets are $25 for seats at the tables under the tent and $10 for lawn seating.

David Hartmann, chairman of the performing arts department, believes this is a fantastic opportunity to see several student ensembles in one event while benefitting student performers themselves.

“Not only is it a great time to enjoy a picnic and see our students perform, it’s also contributing to a great cause,” Hartmann said. “All the proceeds from ticket sales to the event will fund scholarships for students in the ensembles featured at the concert.”

Hartmann says that, regardless of a students’ majors, those who perform in ensembles at the concert are eligible for scholarship money generated from ticket sales. “It’s really great to know that the funds go directly back to the students,” he said, thanking Patrick Square, which sponsored the event last year, for doing so again.

The afternoon will feature performances by the Gigging Steel Band, the Symphonic Band, a cappella ensembles Take Note and Tigeroar and the Symphony Orchestra.

Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic. If they purchase tickets for the lawn, they should also bring comfortable chairs and a surface on which to dine.

Tickets are available for purchase online or through the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 864-656-7787 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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