Big Concert News – Brad Paisley October 10th

Your students might have found out about this on Wednesday, but this is pretty big news, worth a Daily Deac share.  Country singer Brad Paisley is doing a free concert on campus on October 10th.  Full details from the Wake Forest news story are below.  Students are supposedly receiving information about how they can request tickets and the associated details; I have not seen that email yet so I don’t know what the rules are for tickets.

Also in the news, Residence Life and Housing has announced that it is time for Mid-Semester Health and Safety Inspections.  They were kind enough to send me a flyer (which presumably is also going to all your students’ rooms).  Students would be well-advised to read the checklist and ensure they are in compliance with saftey regulations and are not in possession of anything that would get them in trouble. The flyer is here: Midsemester Health and Safety Inspections pt1 and Midsemester Health and Safety Inspections pt2.

If you haven’t talked to your student today – on Friday – give him or her a call.  You know the reason now, right?  Talking about the room inspection or the concert could be good conversation pieces perhaps.

Have a great Black and Gold Friday, folks!

— by Betsy Chapman


Country music superstar Brad Paisley will perform a free concert on Manchester Plaza for the Wake Forest University community on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Wake Forest is among nine IMG College partner schools Paisley is visiting as part of the “Country Nation College Tour presented by Zaxby’s” to provide free entertainment for college communities. IMG College, serving more than 200 universities nationwide, is a division of WME | IMG, which also represents Paisley and made possible the college tour.

The show will be a ticketed event open only to Wake Forest students, faculty, staff and their guests.

Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including entertainer of the year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 20 of his 23 #1 singles with the first being his 1999 hit “He Didn’t Have to Be” and his most recent, “Perfect Storm,” from his chart-topping 2014 album Moonshine in the Trunk.

Platinum-selling breakout country artist Eric Paslay will open for Paisley. Paslay has celebrated five #1 hits, including “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” a song whose performance by the Eli Young Band earned nominations for GRAMMY Best Country Song, Academy of Country Music Song of the Year and Country Music Association Song of the Year.

“We are thrilled to host the Brad Paisley Country Nation College Tour at Wake Forest.​ Our students and entire university community​ will enjoy what is sure to be an exciting and entertaining evening from one of the great country music performers,” said Ron Wellman, Director of Athletics.

Additional details about event will be available soon at

Ticketing and logistical information:

  • Wake Forest students, faculty and staff will receive an email this week with information about how to reserve tickets.
  • Due to space restrictions, tickets will not guarantee admittance to the concert due so attendees are encouraged to come early. Members of the general public will not be admitted unless they are ticketed guests of Wake Forest students, faculty or staff. ​​ No one will be admitted without a valid ticket.
  • Access to campus will be restricted beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9. Admittance to campus will require a Wake Forest University parking pass or an event ticket.
  • Parking for event will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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