John Paul White with special guest Haley Labelle

  • Sat, Jan 22, 2022 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Old City Performing Arts Center

    111 State Street, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37902

Ticket Price $20.00 Buy Tickets

Old City Performing Arts Center Presents:

John Paul White 

with special guest Haley Labelle

Saturday, January 22nd

Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00


With The Hurting Kind, John Paul White has crafted a stunning album that draws on the lush, orchestrated music made in Nashville in the early 1960s. Yet these songs retain a modern feel, whether he’s writing about overwhelming love, unraveling relationships, or the fading memory of a loved one.

White grew up in tiny Loretto, Tennessee, and now lives in Florence, Alabama, not far from Muscle Shoals. He has cultivated his career in Nashville for two decades, first as a songwriter for a major publisher, then as half of The Civil Wars – a groundbreaking duo that won four Grammy Awards before disbanding in 2012.

Because The Civil Wars were so hard to categorize, White has earned a fan base among indie rock listeners, folk audiences, Americana outlets, and AAA radio. So, what will happen if people hear The Hurting Kind and call it country? “Well, that doesn’t scare me in the least,” he says. “As a matter of fact, it kind of thrills me.”

What was on your mind leading up to the sessions for The Hurting Kind?

I wanted The Hurting Kind to be a much more complex record than I’ve made before. I wanted it to be a more thought-about, arranged record. I had been burying my head in ‘countrypolitan’ stuff like Jim Reeves and Patsy Cline and early Roy Orbison, and a lot of Chet Atkins and Bill Porter records. I think I was doing that because I was looking for that style of music in today’s world, and for any artist doing that type of thing. Then I decided to make the kind of record that I wanted to sit down and listen to – one that I’ve been looking for and can’t find.

Thank you for purchasing a ticket to attend the upcoming John Paul White with Haley Labelle concert this Saturday night. We are so excited to welcome you to the Old City Performing Arts Center. Doors will open at 7PM.

Please review the following important notices about attending the show:

Where to Park:

Free parking is available after 6pm at O.P. Jenkins on Summit Hill Drive. Additional parking is available across from Sweet Pea's BBQ on Jackson Avenue and under the James White Parkway overpass between Jackson Avenue and Willow Avenue. There are also paid parking lots on Jackson Avenue and Central Street. Do NOT park in the lot directly across the street from the OCPAC - this is residential parking & you will be towed.

COVID Safety Protocols:

The Old City Performing Arts Center is fully committed to the health and safety of our patrons, artists and staff. For all of our concerts, we at the OCPAC, defer to the individual artists to determine what protocols they'd like to have in place for their concert. 

John Paul White and his team have requested the following:

Masks will be required by all in attendance, except when actively eating or drinking. All patrons, staff, guests, and visitors will provide the following for entry:  Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card (printed or digital copy accepted) OR a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours of entry, at-home Antigen tests are acceptable.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. We are excited to see you on Saturday night. 

Date & Time

Sat, Jan 22, 2022 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Venue Details

Old City Performing Arts Center

111 State Street, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37902

Old City Performing Arts Center
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