Rissi Palmer

Rissi Palmer in concert
Saturday, December 4 at 8pm
Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27695

Pre-show Talk with Rissi at 7pm


  • $30 Public | $8 NC State Students | $15 NC State Faculty/Staff | all tickets general admission
  • All ticket sales for the 2021-22 season will be online.
  • Have questions about ticketing? Email Ticket Central at ticketcentral@ncsu.edu

She’s played at The White House, Lincoln Center and the Grand Ole Opry, and has recently been named one of the “Future 25 of Music” by Rolling Stone. Now we’re bringing Rissi, together with her band, to Stewart Theatre as part of a year-long Social Justice Residency with NC State LIVE. 


NC State LIVE strives to make our programming accessible to all people. If you have an access need or an accommodation request, please email Liza Green, associate director at lwgreen@ncsu.edu.


You may have heard Rissi’s radio show Color Me Country on Apple Music. Well, now it’s time for you to ask Rissi some questions! Join us for a Pre-Show Talk with Rissi at 7pm in Talley Student Union, Room 3285, steps away from the theatre.


“Rissi Palmer’s “Revival” is pure inspiration…”


Rissi Palmer’s gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries. While she made her mark in Country music, she is equally at home in R&B, bringing the entire spectrum of popular music to bear on music she calls “Southern Soul.”

In 2007, she released her debut album Rissi Palmer, charting singles, “Country Girl,” “Hold On To Me,” and “No Air.” Since then, Rissi has independently released a Christmas single, her first children’s album, Best Day Ever and an EP titled The Back Porch Sessions. Her most recent album, Revival, was released in 2019 and has been critically hailed as her most personal and uplifting work to date. 

As a passionate voice for country artists of color and those who have been marginalized in mainstream country music, Rissi launched her own radio show Color Me Country with Rissi Palmer on Apple Music Country. Since making its debut in August 2020, listeners have been treated to in-depth and riveting, often funny, yet very necessary conversations with artists such as Brittney Spencer, Chapel Hart, Crystal Shawanda, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Miko Marks, The War and Treaty and many moreIn conjunction with her radio showRissi also created the Color Me Country Artist Grant Fund designed to support new country artists of color who are just beginning to build their music careers.  


NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists. We are following all public health and University requirements as of the date of the event. NC State University currently requires the use of a face covering in all indoor public locations, regardless of vaccination status. In addition, Stewart Theatre has a state-of-the-art UV filtration system, extra hand sanitizing stations and paperless ticketing. Our seating for upcoming shows will be general admission to allow folks to find a seat where they feel most comfortable. In the event that a performance is cancelled, all tickets will be fully refunded.


Rissi Palmer has a passion for elevating the voices of artists of color and those who have been marginalized in mainstream music. This year we’ve invited Rissi to be our Social Justice Artist-inResidence. As part of Rissi’s residency with us, we’ll be hosting events with Rissi all year long. She’ll bring together industry professionals to help musicians and students build sustainable careers. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about our events with Rissi.