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Reedy Creek, Natalie Stovall concert at UVa-Wise Convocation Center

The UVa-Wise Student Government Association and the Student Activities Board are hosting the first concert in the new Convocation Center on Oct. 4.

Papa Joe Smiddy and the Reedy Creek band will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Oct. 4 in the inaugural performance at the Convocation Center, located on Stadium Drive on the UVa-Wise campus. It is fitting that “Papa Joe," a Virginia legend and the first chancellor at UVa-Wise, will play the first tunes on stage in the new facility. Papa Joe and Reedy Creek open for Natalie Stovall, a performer who is creating a buzz in the Stovall ConcertNashville music industry.

Stovall takes the stage at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $5 for the general public and are available at the Convocation Center box office. UVa-Wise students, staff and faculty are admitted free with proper ID.

Stovall began playing fiddle at an early age. She performed on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Grand Ole Opry and was invited to sing for the president at the White House Press Correspondents Dinner.

The release of her first record “Late Night Conversations” was a top 50 radio hit and her song “If I Run to You Now” was used in the National Lampoon movie “Bag Boy.” She has performed numerous times on college campuses, military bases, fairs, festivals, clubs and bars. Recently she swept awards at the APCA national conference and with Campus Activities Magazine winning Best Band, Best Entertainer, Best Female Performer and Best Music.

She will release her second record, “Standing My Ground,” featuring five brand new songs she wrote and her popular version of the Charlie Daniel’s classic, “Devil Went Down To Georgia.”

For more information, contact College Relations at 276-376-1027.