Rissi Palmer describes her style as “Southern soul.

UNCA Concert on the Quad

Rissi Palmer describes her style as “Southern soul.

July 16 concert features “Southern soul” singer Rissi Palmer.

Rissi Palmer will perform in the final summer Concert on the Quad at UNC Asheville from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018. The concert is free and open to the public, and attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy along with the music. Meals, treats, and drinks will be available from concession stands.

Palmer, who describes her style as “Southern soul,” appeals to fans of country music as well as soul. Her 2007 debut single, Country Girl, became the first song recorded by an African American woman to hit the country music charts in 20 years.

In 2017, she teamed with Brian Owens on Soul of Cash, a tribute album of Johnny Cash’s music. In between, she has performed at the White House, the Grand Ole Opry, Lincoln Center, appeared on Oprah & Friends, and recorded a children’s album, Best Day Ever. Her new album is scheduled to be released later this year.

Previous Concerts on the Quad featured the Latin-rock fusion band Making Movies, the funky Get Right Band, and UNC Asheville’s faculty jazz musicians.

For more information, visit unca.edu/concerts or contact UNC Asheville’s Events & Conferences Office at (828) 251-6853.


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