‘Canyon Rocks’

The Canyon Rocks Concert is set to start at 6 p.m. bring chairs and blankets. 

Jacksonville State University’s Little River Canyon Center will present the Canyon Rocks Concert, Saturday, April 27.

Hosting this event is Jayna Jennings, an up and coming American singer and songwriter. Joining Jennings is Mama Jan Smith and Peter Vogl.

Anna Lindsey, Little River Canyon Center sales and services manager, said, “This event is already creating quite a buzz,” she said. “So get your tickets early.”

Mama Jan, Grammy-nominated vocal coach to Usher, The Band Perry and Justin Bieber, will be doing a Q and A at 4 p.m. for all aspiring artists with an event ticket purchase.

According to event coordinators, this is an extraordinary opportunity for ambitious vocalists, songwriters, or those interested in the music business as a profession, to get started.

“We couldn’t be more excited to host Mama Jan in Fort Payne,” said Pete Conroy, Canyon Center Director.

Peter Vogl is the founder of four guitar schools the last being The Guitar Learning Center in Atlanta. In 2001, he became a guitar instructor at Jan Smith Studios focusing on the singer and songwriter as stated in jansmith.com/peter-vogl site.

Canyon Rocks Concert is set to showcase a unique performance with a variety of music genres and talent.

“The Canyon Center Amphitheater is a scenic outdoor venue and has become a popular setting for artists to perform,” Conroy said.

The concert lineup includes American Hope, Erin Kirby, Hunter Callahan, and Peyton Sells. Also performing is Fort Payne’s own The Canyonland Band, who is set to kick off the event.

Event gates will open at 5 p.m., and the show is set to start at 6 p.m. Ticket prices for advance orders are as follows: $10 for adults, $8 for students and kids under 3 years old get in free. Tickets at the door will be $15.

Adding to the festivities, Fusion Tacos will be onsite serving up gourmet tacos for purchase.

Proceeds from this event will benefit environmental education.

Tickets may be purchased at www.canyonconcerts.com. For additional information, call 256-845-3548.

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