Kerry Kurt Phillips concert/screening of Ken Burns' country music documentary coming to Vincennes University

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September 04, 2019

VINCENNES, Ind. – WVUT is bringing award-winning songwriter Kerry Kurt Phillips home to Vincennes for a free special concert on Sept. 7 at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center on the Vincennes University campus.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The event kicks off with an advanced screening of the Ken Burns’ PBS documentary “Country Music” at 7 p.m.

Kerry Kurt will perform many of his hit songs following the preview and will also take questions from the audience. His catalog features more than 1,000 songs, including several No. 1 singles. He grew up in Vincennes and Henderson, Kentucky. A meet and greet will take place after the performance and he will sign special edition hatch print posters of the event.

Admission is free. Preferred main level seating is available to WVUT members. Members will receive two preferred seats and have access to PBS Passport for the next year. Go to https: for more information.

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In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.

VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 35 other states, and 17 countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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