Steve Miller Band to play Parent’s Weekend

Jonah Hein The Steve Miller Band, with hits like “Fly Like an Eagle'”and “Joker,” will perform Oct. 28 in front of a live audience at Millett Hall. (Michael Pickering) While some students don’t know more than a few of The Steve Miller Band’s most popular titles, many are still willing to give them a listen during Parent’s Weekend this October. “I don’t know who they are, but I am looking forward to seeing them play,” said first-year James Deacon. Sounds of the blues-inspired rock ‘n’ roll group, The Steve Miller band, will resonate through Millett Hall Oct.28. “We wanted to do a concert (during Parent’s Weekend) this year because the past few years we’ve had comedians come and perform for Parent’s Weekend,” said Gary Manka, director of student activities and leadership. “We were torn between the Blues Brothers and The Steve Miller Band, but there was a general consensus to go with the latter. I’m really glad it worked out this way.” While stating that she feels the group’s music will appeal to all, Patti Swofford, director of the Performing Arts Series, said Miami students may not immediately recognize The Steve Miller Band. Such is the case for senior Matt Kendra. “Steve Miller Band? A bit before our time, but it might be worth a ticket for someone,” Kendra said. Swofford thinks students will be familiar with more of...

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