If you go

What: Young Dolph

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 13; doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Maclellan Gymnasium, 600 Douglas St.

Admission: Free for UTC Students with valid UTC ID; limit 1 ticket per student; $20 per person for UTC faculty, staff and the general public.

  • Student tickets can be picked up from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 12-13, at the Office of the Dean of Students in the University Center or from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the CAB Promo Table at the top of Cardiac Hill; if tickets are still available after 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13, they will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis at the student entrance to Maclellan Gym starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • For UTC faculty/staff and the general public, tickets can be purchased at the Vine Street entrance of Maclellan Gym on Friday, April 13, starting at 7:30 p.m. while supplies last. Tickets are for Grandstand Seating.

Information: Office of the Dean of Students, (423) 425-2321

Bag policy

No backpacks, tote bags or purses larger than 8.5×11 inches (the size of a standard sheet of paper) are allowed inside Maclellan Gym. All bags, purses or personal items of any size are subject to examination. Outside food and drink, weapons, fireworks, illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco products are prohibited. Violators will be subject to arrest and prosecution. No re-entry is allowed.


From the mud of Memphis and the Mississippi River to the shiny life of a professional rapper to being shot, Adolph Thornton Jr. has led an interesting life.

He’ll be performing Friday, April 13, in Maclellan Gym, part of Campus Activity Board week at UTC.

Yes, Dolph is short for Adolph, but he has added another layer to the name, using the shortening moniker as a nod to dolphins. Check out the chains he wears around his neck. Yep, there are dolphins.

His career started in 2008 with a mixtape that he recorded and released independently. He has now released 19 mixtapes in all but, since 2016, he also has released four full-length CDS. All are on his own record label, Paper Route Empire.

His first full-length release, 2016’s King of Memphis, hit No. 5 on the Billboard U.S. Rap chart and No. 9 on the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop chart.


Media Relations Contacts: Email Shawn Ryan or call (423) 425-4363.