Messina to perform at Niswonger on Aug. 2

Published 9:02 am Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jo Dee Messina will continue Niswonger Performing Arts Center’s celebration of its 10th year with a concert Saturday, Aug. 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Messina entered the national spotlight in the late ‘90s, amidst a crop of female crossover stars. Since then, her appeal has remained steady with country fans everywhere.
Having grown up in Massachusetts, Messina became interested in music at an early age. She sang in plays starting at age eight, discovered country music by age 12, and, at the age of 19, moved to Nashville.
Messina’s career has been influenced by artists like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette. Much like these women of country music, Jo Dee has achieved great success from songs written through a woman’s perspective.
Over the past two decades, Messina has enjoyed multiple Top Ten hits, including songs like “Heads Carolina, Tails California” and “You’re Not In Kansas Anymore”. In addition, Jo Dee also became the first female country artist to score three multiple-week number one hits from the same album: “Bye Bye”, “I’m Alright”, and “Stand Beside Her”.
Tickets are $40 for orchestra level seating, $35 for mezzanine seating and $30 for balcony seats. Tickets may be purchased online at or in person at the NPAC box office.
The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 1,130 seat performing arts center is located next to Greeneville High School.
For venue information and to purchase tickets, visit

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