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ZZ Ward opens 2015-16 Lyceum Series

ZZ Ward opens 2015-16 Lyceum Series

Singer-songwriter ZZ Ward kicked off the 2015-16 MSU Lyceum Series Thursday evening [Sept. 3] in historic Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium. Along with Ward, the event also featured performances by The Young Wild and Marc Scibilia. A Pennsylvania native who began her musical career in 2007, Ward debuted both an extended-play album, “Criminal,” and album, “Til the Casket Drops” in 2012. “Put The Gun Down,” her first single, broke into the Top 10 in early 2013 and remained there for 10 weeks. It also was a Top 40 entry on the Billboard Alternative chart. Ward was featured at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Colorado and Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music Festival, as well on a brief tour with rock guitar legend Eric Clapton.

Photo by: Mitch Phillips

September 4, 2015