Vanessa Carlton concert rescheduled for Valentine’s Day

After WCU faced inclement weather in early January, the anticipated concert featuring Vanessa Carlton was rescheduled for Valentines Day, Feb. 14, in the University Center Grandroom at 7 p.m.

“They [the airline] canceled her flight Sunday night from Atlanta to Asheville,” said Rotimi Arriyo, Interim Associate Director for Programs.

Arriyo talked to Carlton’s agent and they decided that they could reschedule the concert for another date, due to the terms of the contract.  The two discussed options, one of which was Valentines Day. It was decided that this date would work for both parties and they are proceeding forward with the new date.

“We really wanted the concert to be free, and it made sense to have it in the UC Grandroom. This saved money and also helped us with flexibility in re-booking the show,” said Arriyo. “Typically our concerts attendance numbers don’t require a larger, expensive venue like Ramsey.”

This event is targeted to students, but community members wont be turned away if they come.

Concerts like these are provided to students by  Residential Living and Students Affairs to help increase student retention rates, which is a major goal of both university entities.
“We are able to work together and it really helps student retention when they have something to brag about to there friends at other schools,” said Arriyo.