Notre Dame News | February 2, 2018
The Grammy award-winning and Billboard chart-topping duo The Chainsmokers will perform at the University of Notre Dame in April during IDEA Week, an event that celebrates innovation, entrepreneurs and the incubation of new ideas.
The Chainsmokers will perform April 27 (Friday) at the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, the first concert in that arena since 2006.
Idea Week is a celebration of the entrepreneurial and creative energy, talent and leadership that are reinvigorating the South Bend-Elkhart region. Notre Dame, the South Bend-Elkhart region, and various community organizations and businesses will host Idea Week April 21-28 (Saturday-Saturday).
A primary goal of Idea Week is to introduce entrepreneurs, developers, makers, inventors, designers and investors to each other and to highlight the economic growth and innovation that is moving the region forward. The musical performance serves a strategic purpose for Idea Week planners, according to event director Nick Swisher.
“Including fun events, such as the performance by The Chainsmokers, is just one way to help attendees relax, unwind and meet other attendees,” he said. “And maybe someone you meet becomes your next client, customer or business partner.”
Swisher said mixing leisure, networking and innovative events is a strong setup for successful innovative ventures.