Destin Conrad, Kiiren Aamer ’24 to Open for Spring Concert

Conrad rose to fame as a Vine star and co-writer on Kehlani‘s “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t.” Aamer was runner-up at the college's Battle of the Bands.

Destin Conrad, Kiiren Aamer ’24 to Open for Spring Concert
Conrad will open for the concert’s headliner, who will be announced at the Campus Activities Board’s karaoke night on Friday. Photo courtesy of Destin Conrad.

Destin Conrad, a Floridian R&B artist known for his sultry sound, will perform as the opener for the 2024 Spring Concert on April 27, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) revealed to The Student. He will be joined by Battle of the Bands runner-up Kiiren Aamer ’24.

The concert headliner will be announced on Friday, March 29 at the CAB’s karaoke night. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Eighmy Powerhouse.

Conrad rose to fame as a Vine star, co-writer on Kehlani’s Billboard #2 album, “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t,” and collaborator with artists Musiq Soulchild and Masego. He is currently touring in support of his two recent projects, “Submissive” and “Submissive2,” which were released in 2023 and 2024, respectively.

As the winner of the Battle of the Bands, the student jazz group Mesa Verde was initially selected to open the concert, but forfeited the opportunity to Aamer, who placed second by one vote.

To help students familiarize themselves with the artists, their music will be playing in the Keefe Campus Center in the weeks preceding the event.

The spring concert will be held in LeFrak Gymnasium at 8 p.m., with Aamer starting the show at 8:15 p.m., and Conrad set to go on after 8:35 p.m.. The concert will be free to Amherst College students, with tickets for Five College students available at the door for $15, cash-only. Students can also receive free tickets to give to their friends in the consortium by attending any CAB events held before the spring concert.