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Longwood’s annual Roy Clark Benefit Concert to be Dec. 15

October 9, 2012

Roy Clark
Roy Clark in concert at Longwood University in 1995

The annual Roy Clark Benefit Concert at Longwood University will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium.

This is the 20th year that the country music superstar has performed at Longwood. Tickets, which go on sale Oct. 15, will be available at the Box Office located on the first floor of the Center for Communication Studies and Theatre at the south end of campus on the corner of Franklin and Race streets. Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Seating in Jarman is reserved at $30 per person. Reservations can be made with cash, checks or credit cards. For more information, call the Box Office at 434-395-2474 or email daniel.ellis@live.longwood.edu

Proceeds from the concert benefit the Roy Clark Music Scholarship, established in 1995 in memory of Clark's parents, Hester and Lillian Clark. Roy Clark, who lives in Tulsa, Okla., supports philanthropic causes that aid young people.

A native of Meherrin in Lunenburg County, Clark is one of the world's most popular entertainers. He has recorded a string of hits, including "Yesterday When I was Young" and his own 12-string version of "Malaguena." He has received numerous awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.