Kris Allen – Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall – Conway, AR – 10/27/10

Kris Allen takes a break from the Lifehouse Smoke & Mirrors Tour to return to his hometown and perform a benefit concert for The Blackbird Academy of Arts in partnership with Music Empowers FoundationThe Music Empowers Foundation will match all funds raised up to $50, 000 for Blackbird.   The VIP Sponsor Party begins at 6:00 p.m CST at McCastlan Hall and will include an acoustic performance by Kris & Cale.  The concert is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. CST at the Reynolds Performance Hall (Cap. 1200).  Both performance locations are on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas,   Kris & Cale’s former college.  There is no opening act scheduled so this show will be all Kris & KAB.  There have been hints from  Katy Allen that we may get to hear some new music from Kris tonight.

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SETLIST  VIP: AWM, Stuck in a Moment (New Cover) & LLWD

SETLIST  Concert:  WAOMF, CSA, HL (lyric fail), RG, TT, AWM, TMYFML, FS/WOWY, EWTRTW, LT, MITM, IIO, LLWD, CT, All You Need Is Love (New cover encore with the kids from Blackbird)

Link to twitter list is linked HERE:

Andy Davis takes the stage to present Blackbird Academy with a check for $50, 000 to match the proceeds of today’s event.  



Just to let everyone know that was at the concert last night, we raised $100000 for Blackbird Academy! Thanks everybody for the contribution

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 Update1: Kris performed a new cover song ;

Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of”  by U2

Check it out the original;

 The Blackbird Academy of Arts

Blackbird is a not-for-profit organization, located in Conway, AR, opened in the Fall of 2009 with the main purpose of providing quality arts instruction to the Faulkner County area. Blackbird is working to not only provide more arts education and programming to its community, but to also do so in a way that anyone can take advantage of. They provide instruction in dance, creative writing, music visual arts and theater.  Kris is friends and attended college with Jennie Strange the Executive Director of  Blackbird.

Blackbird Promotional Video Featuring Kris, Jennie Strange & Andy Davis.  

Edited by Neil Allen, Kris’s dad

Today’s THV interview with  Jennie Strange from The Blackbird Academy of Arts about the foundation and Kris’s involvement in this concert event.

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For more information about Music Empowers Foundation Here:
For more information about The University of Central Arkansas Here:

For more information about Reynolds Peformance Hall Here:

KAB Soundcheck Reynolds Performance Hall


 Photo Credit:ucareynolds & Steve Luna

Bigdaddysays – Interviews


Kris at VIP, he’s so cute he air guitars between people

Photo Credit: Bigdaddysays & paintedblaq



Alright With Me (New Single – Acoustic)

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Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of”  by U2 (Acoustic Cover)

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Live Like We’re Dying (Acoustic)

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Andy Davis of Music Empowers and Kris Allen present a check to Blackbird Academy in Reynolds Hall at UCA

Written All Over My Face

Can’t Stay Away

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Heartless/Gangstas Paradise

Red Guitar

The Truth

Alright With Me (New Single)

To Make You Feel My Love (Solo Acoustic)

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Falling Slowly/With Or Without You

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Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Video Credit: KAAddicts


Man In The Mirror

Is It Over

Live Like We’re Dying

Come Together

“All You Need Is Love”  – Beatles cover (Encore with the kids from Blackbird)

Video Credit: transplant42

Kris Allen has a slip of the tongue (Sex-cess-ful kids) while talking about the students that attend Blackbird Academy.

Video Credit: KAAddicts