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February 15, 2013
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon CloverJam features Grace Potter

 Montgomery, Ala.—Grace PotterThe classic-rock-mixed-with-blues sound of Grace Potter will headline Huntingdon College's annual CloverJam concert, Saturday, April 6, beginning with an opening act at 8:00 p.m. in the College's Roland Student Center, Roland Arena.  Each full-time day student and each member of faculty and staff may obtain one ticket (free) in the Office of Student Life, The Hut.  Additional tickets or tickets for alumni and friends may be purchased for $20 each in advance of the event and $25 at the door via eventbrite.com (direct link:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3235440289/eac2#) or in the Huntingdon Office of Student Life by calling (334) 833-4294 or emailing fparsons@huntingdon.edu. 


Roland Arena is a traditional gymnasium and offers stadium and floor seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.  To protect the facility, no outside food and drinks (including alcohol), pets, smoking, coolers, or lawn chairs will be permitted.  There will be no re-entry into the concert once a ticket is redeemed.  Concessions will be available on-site. 

Grace Potter performs most often with her band, the Nocturnals, an American rock band formed in 2002 and based in Waitsfield, Vermont.  Under contract with Hollywood Records since 2005, the band's 2010 album, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, garnered international acclaim and became a major commercial success, topping iTunes charts.  Other albums include the self-produced Nothing but the Water (2005) and This is Somewhere (2007) and the recent and critically acclaimed The Lion The Beast The Beat, 2012, produced in collaboration with Black Keys producer Dan Auerbach. Potter, a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, has been compared with rock and blues singers like Janis Joplin and Koko Taylor. Potter's voice is featured in the soundtrack of the Disney movie, Tangled, for which she co-wrote lyrics.  The band recorded a cover of the Grace Slick/Jefferson Airplane song, "White Rabbit," that was featured in the Tim Burton film, Alice in Wonderland. Potter's music has been described in the genres rock and roll, folk rock, blues, roots rock, hard rock, and country rock.  She has collaborated with such artists as country singer Kenny Chesney and rock musician Daryl Hall, among others.

This is the eighth year for CloverJam, an annual spring music/benefit concert at Huntingdon College that began in 2005. Profits from this year's concert will benefit Stella's Voice, a mission that speaks for the orphans of Moldova and promotes awareness of human trafficking victims in the country.

Huntingdon's Cultural and Community Events Series events are co-sponsored by Baptist Health. 

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto, "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service," is inscribed in stone above the front door of John Jefferson Flowers Hall.  Ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and consistently listed in the Princeton Review's "The Best Colleges: Region by Region," Huntingdon has for two years been recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Washington Monthly, which ranks colleges on the basis of their contributions to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% of 352 baccalaureate colleges.

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Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591


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