WHO: Abigail Washburn is a singing, songwriting, Illinois-born, Nashville-based American clawhammer banjo player. Washburn pairs American folk elements with the sounds of China, creating results unlike anything anybody’s ever heard before. She has been featured on PBS, NPR, and is a TED Fellow.

WHAT: A concert by Abigail Washburn as part of the Great Lakes Music Festival

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 16. 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Harre Union Ballroom, Valparaiso University, 1509 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, Ind.

COST: Advance tickets: $12 adults, $8 Valpo students, faculty and staff & children under 12. Tickets purchased at the door: $15 adults, $10 Valpo students, faculty and staff & children under 12.

CONTACT: http://union.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=405&cid=35 to purchase tickets.

About Valparaiso University
Valparaiso University is a comprehensive independent Lutheran university with more than 4,000 students on its campus located in Northwest Indiana, an hour from Chicago. Valpo is a community of purpose-driven, service-minded and ethical individuals who embrace the pursuit of truth with freedom, humility and compassion. Valpo has been identified as one of the top master’s-level institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report magazine for the past 22 years. Valparaiso University offers 110 undergraduate academic programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering and Nursing. Valpo also has a distinguished honors college, a School of Law and more than 40 degree and certificate programs in its Graduate School and Continuing Education Division. Valpo has been recognized for its commitment to outstanding teaching, preparing thoughtful leaders with strong cross-cultural skills and global awareness, and dedication to serving others.

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