Pretty Lights, Wale and Big Gigantic kick-off Binghamton University’s Homecoming events


BINGHAMTON, NY – Performing artists Pretty Lights, Wale and Big Gigantic are set to kick-off Binghamton University’s Homecoming celebrations at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Events Center.

Pretty Lights, also known as Derek Vincent Smith, is an electronic music artist fresh off a sold-out 2010 North American tour, including two performances at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Extending his success into 2011, Pretty Lights has already headlined at music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco, the Governor’s Ball and Austin City Limits.

Wale, the self-proclaimed “Ambassador of Rap for the Capital,” is a rapper who hails from Washington, D.C.  After rising to prominence with his 2006 song, “Dig Dug (Shake It),” Wale released his debut album, “Attention Deficit,” in 2008, peaking at #2 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums, with such hits as “Chillin’,” which featured Lady Gaga.  His second album, “Ambition.” is to be released in November.

Big Gigantic is an electronic duo composed of saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken.  By combining vibrant jazz melodies and pulsating dance beats, Big Gigantic has made a profound impact on the jamtronica landscape since their conception in 2008.

This concert is sponsored by the Student Association Programming Board.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept. 1 for the general public at a cost of $35 per ticket. They can be purchased at or by visiting or calling the Binghamton University Events Center Box Office at (607) 777-6004.

Last Updated: 9/17/13