Phil Vassar

Thursday - Friday, October 3 - 4 @ 8 pm


“One of the country’s most appealing voices.” 
The New York Times

JMU alumnus and contemporary country singer Phil Vassar returns to campus for two performances with his band. Vassar made his name as a chart-topping songwriter before landing a record deal and becoming a hit-making artist in his own right. A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Vassar earned a track scholarship to JMU, where he began to take music seriously. With unbounded energy and limitless talent, Vassar has proven himself, again and again, as one of Nashville’s most prolific and versatile stars. His resume boasts six No. 1 hits for country artists including Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina and Collin Raye. In a career that has seen the release of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year awards, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, and the launch of his own record label, Vassar continues to make his mark in the entertainment industry.


  • Experience masterful musicianship by the Grammy-nominated National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine!

  • A "hilarious and witty" production of Neil Simon's classic by the acclaimed Walnut Street Theatre

  • New York-based Doug Varone and Dancers perform "thrilling, mesmerizing work" by renowned choreographer Doug Varone