Luke LaPrad returns home for MCCC concert

Smells won’t be the only thing drifting from the cafeteria at lunchtime.

Luke LaPrad performs in Brentwood, Tennessee. (Photo courtesy of Luke LaPrad).

Student Government is hosting a ‘Tunes at Noon’ concert on Monday, November 29, 2021. The event starts at 11:30am in the A Building. 

“Noon time concerts aren’t new,” said Tom Ryder, Student Government Advisor. “Each year we bring in new performers.”

This year’s first performance for Tunes at Noon will feature 19-year-old Luke LaPrad.

LaPrad is a musician from Monroe, Michigan.

He is going to school in Nashville, Tennessee while getting his music career up and running.

LaPrad started by writing and recording music in his basement.

After he turned 16, he had a new mindset.

“I started taking things more seriously after my sophomore year,” LaPrad said. “We have worked with many artists like Matt Maher, Matthew West, Scotty Mcreery, and Crowder.” 

Claire Bacarella, chair of the ‘Tunes at Noon’ committee, reached out to LaPrad through Instagram.

“We are really excited,” Bacarella said. “The goal is to have someone new every month.”.

LaPrad has eight original songs.

He started posting on YouTube in 2019 and now has releases on Apple Music and Spotify.

LaPrad hopes to release an Extended Play record in the new year. 

In this upcoming show, attendees will hear a mix of covers and originals including his most recent release “I apologize,” said LaPrad. 

Ryder said he looks forward to what ‘Tunes at Noon’ will add to our campus culture. 

 “This idea is to expose our students to all types of music,” Ryder said.