Ruthie Foster to perform in Fayetteville with U of A Inspirational Chorale

Ruthie Foster / Photo by Riccardo Piccirillo

Award-winning singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster will perform on the University of Arkansas campus at the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center in late January.

The Austin-based musician will bring her blend of folk, blues, soul, rock and gospel to Fayetteville while accompanied by the U of A Inspirational Chorale at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. The performance is presented in association with the Walton Arts Center and the 2019 Black Music Symposium Week.

Tickets are $10-$20 and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 479-575-5387.

Also, Foster will host two workshops on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The first, “Evolution of Black Folk Music in the United States,” is scheduled from 1-2 p.m. at the Faulkner Center. Foster will speak about the evolution of Black folk music as a whole, the evolution of her own style, and end with an open Q&A session.

Foster’s second talk, “Finding Your Own Style While Maintaining Integrity of the Roots in Black Folk Music,” is from 5-5:45 p.m. at the Faulkner Center.

Both workshops are free and open to the public.

Foster has performed with Bonnie Raitt, the Allman Brothers and Susan Tedeschi. has been nominated for three Grammys, and has won multiple Blues Music and Austin Music Awards, plus the Grand Prix du Disque from Académie Charles-Cros in France.