The Dunn Center Announces The 28th Season Series

ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA – The Dunn Center at North Carolina Wesleyan University will kick off its 28th season series on Friday, September 13 with the family-friendly Fool of Illusion show performed by Reggie Rice. The 2024-2025 season will include seven shows from a variety of genres with season tickets on sale starting June 1 for $150. As a season ticket holder, you get a reserved seat and ticket for all seven shows. The price is right and the parking is free.

Rice’s show has been named the “Comedy Magician of the Year” for the last three years by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He will combine magic and laughter to create Fool of Illusion. You have never seen anything like it. This is a 90- minute, family-friendly show that includes audience participation that will have you on the edge of your seat. Rice makes the adults laugh and the kids scream.

“The Dunn Center is a true gem in eastern North Carolina and I’m proud of the exceptional lineup that we have to offer this season,” stated Sheila Martin, Executive Director of The Dunn Center. “For those who have attended a show here in the past, we look forward to having you back for another exciting performance. For those who have never been to our venue, I encourage you to come check us out and witness all that we have to offer.”

Also joining the lineup is Departure: The Journey Tribute Band who will pay tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time on Friday, September 27. The group has been together for over sixteen years and is considered the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation.

John Floyd, a Rocky Mount native, will return to his hometown on Friday, October 11. Floyd is a comedian, speaker, and author. This particular show will be filled with clean, hilarious comedy. He has performed on the same stage with Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy winners such as Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, and Dave Chappelle.

Friday, October 18 will feature the music of Cobain, Novoselia, and Grohl. A Nirvana Experience was formed in 2021 and performs the most accurate and captivating Nirvana live show since the real thing. They use vintage instruments and leave the audience satisfied, yet longing for more.

Larry and Joe come to The Dunn Center Friday, October 25 to present a little bluegrass, Latin grass, and folk music. There will be sounds of a harp, banjo, cuatro, fiddle, maracas, guitar, bass and whatever else the duo decides to bring along in the van. Joe Troop is a Grammy-nominated musician from North Carolina and Lairy Hails, from Venezuela, is a legend of Llanero music.

Friday, November 1 will be a night to remember as Damn Tall Buildings (DTB) will perform bluegrass with a little punch, attitude, grit and gravy. Assured is a love for the floor-stomping old-time music from the incredibly talented musicians.

The grand finale for the season will be The Prince Xperience on Friday, February 7, 2025. This group brings the most authentic production of Prince and Revolution in the world. Lead singer, Marshall Charloff, together with world-class performers, have entertained over 30,000 fans since the group formed fourteen years ago.

For more information on these season shows, as well as other cultural events and art shows, please visit All season shows are on Friday evenings beginning at 7:30 p.m.

About The Dunn Center
The Dunn Center is a premier venue for concerts, shows and conferences in eastern NC. Located on the campus of NC Wesleyan University, in the heart of Rocky Mount, The Dunn Center is proud to host the Wesleyan Season Series of cultural events and concerts. In addition to these world-class performances, The Dunn Center features a variety of campus and community events, including Wesleyan Players productions, concerts of the Tar River Swing Band and Orchestra and other various performances by nationally known artists. The Mims and Gravely Galleries, located within The Dunn Center, hosts a variety of exhibits, including paintings, drawings, and sculpture. The galleries are open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., as well as during performances. To learn more, visit and follow on Facebook.

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