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Nashville star Phil Vassar to play Convo Nov. 17

October 1, 2012
Phil Vassar

Phil Vassar

One of Nashville’s most prolific and versatile stars is coming Saturday, Nov. 17, to DeKalb County.

Phil Vassar’s unbounded energy and limitless talent will be on display at the NIU Convocation Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show. Opening acts are DJ Waldo and DeKalb’s very own Back Country Roads.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5. All tickets are reserved seats and cost $32. Tickets can be purchased at the NIU Convocation Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online via Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

NIU students get a $5 discount with a valid NIU OneCard at the Convocation Center box office (limit two).

A Virginia-born songwriter and musician, Vassar undoubtedly has made his mark in Nashville as an acclaimed artist.

He’s known not only for his gift for hit songwriting, but also for his compelling and highly entertaining skills on the piano. His uniquely piano-based, rhythm and blues-infused, infectiously buoyant brand of music has carried Phil throughout his career and remains his specialty in the genre.

His resume boasts numerous hits for artists including Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina and Collin Raye, and many more hits as an artist in his own right. He’s been named the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year twice and has taken top honors from the Academy of Country Music and Billboard MusicRow.

Some of Vassar’s accolades include two time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, Billboard Magazine Top New Country Artist, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, Music Row Magazine Breakthrough Artist of the Year and ACM Top New Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of The Year.

For more information, call (815) 752-6800 or email [email protected].