The country artist was featured on the fifth season of American Idol and then recorded her first album.
It will be held at the fall Tiger Nights event Sept. 18.
Pickler, who sings “Best Days of Your Life” and “Red High Heels,” is joining Taylor Swift on the 2009 “Fearless” tour.
“Jeremy McCombs will open for Pickler,” said Paul Bagley, UPC’s major entertainment director. “He is scheduled to open at 8:30 p.m., with Pickler to follow at approximately 9:30 p.m.”
The western theme for Tiger Nights will be “Wanted.”
“We’re having line dancers, square dance callers and can-can girls along with the usual inflatables and games,” said Sharne Rice, UPC president.
UPC will be holding Tiger Nights in and around the Student Center.
“We’re looking at the concert being outside this year,” Rice said. “This is pending a University decision, since people will still be tailgating.”
The budgets for UPC’s major concert and first Tiger Nights event have been combined for the September function.
“It’s going to the major concert at Tiger nights,” Bagley said. “The two committees are working together.”
The second Tiger Nights will be Nov. 6.
“This function will have a different theme, and the artist information will be released at a later time,” Rice said.
This will be the first time UPC has hosted a major concert featuring a country artist since Dierks Bentley in 2006.
UPC plans to host a “Drive-In Movie” event in October.
“We have a company bringing in a big screen, and students will be able to tune in to the movie over their car radios,” Rice said. “We will also bring in big speakers for students who don’t want to watch the movie from a car.”
The featured movie will be Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.