Indiana University’s Straight No Chaser to Headline Benefit Concert for Old Town Cape


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 15, 2011 — A partnership between Southeast Missouri State University and Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. will help raise funds for Old Town Cape as they sponsor a benefit concert featuring Indiana University’s male a cappella sensations Straight No Chaser (SNC) on Saturday, Aug. 20.

The concert will be held in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, Straight No Chaser was founded by Dan Ponce in 1996 when he hand-picked fellow members of The Singing Hoosiers, and they quickly developed into one of the most successful and well known college a cappella groups in the country. Since then, the group has continued at Indiana University. A secondary group, Atlantic Record’s Straight No Chaser, was founded in 2008 and is comprised of SNC founders and alumni. Both groups have performed all over the United States and overseas.

“We are very excited to be working with Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. and Southeast Missouri State University to make the downtown core a vibrant destination with places to shop, dine and enjoy great entertainment,” said Marla Mills, executive director, Old Town Cape. “This event will not only guarantee attendees an exciting evening of music, but the proceeds will directly impact the downtown area of Cape Girardeau.”

Tickets start at $15 and are available at the River Campus box office, 518 S. Fountain St., which is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the box office at (573) 651-2265.

All proceeds from the concert will be used for downtown revitalization. For more information visit or More information about Indiana University’s Straight No Chaser can be found at

Indiana University’s male a cappella sensations Straight No Chaser (SNC) will perform at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus on Saturday, Aug. 20, to benefit Old Town Cape. The concert is sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University and Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc..