Launch Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center

Averett Arts Schedule: Spring 2024

Joe Jencks
March 21 @ 11:45-12:45 – Workshop/talk on folk music and social justice/civil rights
March 22 @ 3 p.m. – Music production workshop
March 22 @ 7 p.m. – Joe Jencks in Concert

All events in Blount Chapel
free and open to the public

Joe Jencks is an 25-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. Having penned several #1 Folksongs including the ever-relevant Lady of The Harbor, Jencks is also co-founder of the harmony trio, Brother Sun. From Festivals like Falcon Ridge, Kerrville, Mariposa, and Old Songs, to venues like Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Jencks has enthralled diverse audiences with his approachable style. Joe is noted for his unique merging of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel.

April 11-13 @ 7 p.m. & 14 @ 2 p.m. – Pritchett Auditorium
Adults – $12, Seniors & non-Averett Students – $10

Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns,tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

Averett Symphonic Band Spring Concert
April 19 @ 7 p.m. – Pritchett Auditorium

The Averett Symphonic Band will present symphonic classics and works from contemporary composers. This event is free and open to all.

Show Choir, Spring Performance
April 23 @ 7 p.m. – Pritchett Auditorium
Adults – $12, Seniors & non-Averett Students – $10

The Averett Show Choir will present their “Dancing Queens & Kings” performance on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. The 45-minute musical review will showcase the music of ABBA, Lady Gaga, Queen and more. This event is free for Averett University faculty, staff and students. Tickets are available for purchase for all other attendees online at:

Averett Singers Spring Concert
April 24 @ 7 p.m. – Pritchett Auditorium

The Averett Singers’ Spring Concert: “Words Matter” will take place on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. The musical message of the show will highlight how we each have an impact upon each other, and how music speaks to us in times of trial. Selections include poetry, folk tunes and other musical compositions. The concert is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Funding for the Arts@Averett series has been generously provided by the Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust.


    Tickets for Averett Players' productions may be purchased in advance or on the night of the show online at or from the Pritchett Auditorium Box Office 434-791-5867.

    Seating is general admission. Individual ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students/senior citizens.

    Season tickets for Averett Players' productions may be purchased for $40 for adult season tickets and $35 for senior citizens season tickets.

    Venue Addresses

    Pritchett Auditorium
    (in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center)
    150 Mountain View Ave.

    Blount Chapel(in Frith Hall)
    160 Mountain View Ave.

    Jut’s Café
    (in the Student Center)
    351 Townes St., First Floor

    Multipurpose Room
    (in the Student Center)
    351 Townes St., Second Floor

    Blount Library
    344 W. Main St.

    West Main Baptist Church
    450 W. Main St.