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Gospel artist Smokie Norful performs April 23

Up-and-coming gospel singer Smokie Norful–whose debut CD, I Need You Now, topped the Billboard Gospel Chart for five weeks–will perform in concert at 7 p.m., Friday, April 23, at the Dunn Center at Austin Peay. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Since his arrival on the gospel scene two years ago, Norful has named Best New Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year at the Stellar Awards. His music ranges from jazz-tinged ballads to funky grooves and hand-clapping traditional gospel arrangements.
Up-and-coming gospel singer Smokie Norful—whose debut CD, “I Need You Now,” topped the Billboard Gospel Chart for five weeks—will perform in concert at 7 p.m., Friday, April 23, at the Dunn Center at Austin Peay. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Since his arrival on the gospel scene two years ago, Norful has named Best New Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year at the Stellar Awards. His music ranges from jazz-tinged ballads to funky grooves and hand-clapping traditional gospel arrangements.

The concert will be hosted by comedian Damon Williams, who was showcased on Showtime's “Jamie Foxx presents Laffapalooza.” He has appeared on BET's “Comic View,” hosted “Showtime at the Apollo” and opened for the Kings of Comedy Tour.

Advanced tickets are $35 VIP seating, $25 general admission, $20 military, $15 Austin Peay students. Military and APSU students must show ID. All tickets will be $35 the day of the show.

The concert is being sponsored by Austin Peay's Office of Student Life and Leadership. For more information, telephone (931) 221-PEAY (7329), or visit http://www.apsu.edu/concert.
—Rebecca Mackey