Tennessee Valley Theatre, located at 184 West Jackson Avenue in Spring City, will host Sam Payne on Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

For the last 20 years, Payne has brought a unique variety of storytelling, music, and workshop experiences to festival stages, concert halls, classrooms, universities, museums and recordings, all over the country and beyond. His audiences remain loyal friends and find in his stories and songs resonant images that give faces and names to their deepest feelings about family, faith and notions of home.

Payne’s fill-the-room stage presence, craftsmanship and his soaring tenor voice have established him as a favorite with audiences and critics alike. He serves as the Weber State University Storytelling Fellow and has brought his stories and songs to venues in Canada, Bulgaria, Tokyo, and from coast to coast in the United States, including the Will Rogers Auditorium in Dallas, Texas, and the Kennedy Center in the nation’s capital. He has been featured at festivals large and small, including the National Storytelling Festival and the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. He has shared stages with rock legends Foreigner and Toto as well as pop superstars Air Supply and Marie Osmond. Sam has authored publications for children, with a regular readership of more than a million elementary school students. He co-directed the “Soundcheck Series,” an artist development program for independent songwriters, and currently hosts “The Apple Seed: Tellers and Stories,” a national radio show on the art of storytelling, broadcasting daily on BYU Radio.

TVT will also hold a Silent Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. on the night of Payne’s performance.

Admission is $15. Reservations can be made at 423-365-PLAY (7529) or at www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

Tennessee Valley Theatre is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation. Tax-deductible donations help fund a wide variety of drama, music and arts programs and workshops, year-round, for people of all ages. TVT presents over 20 different shows and events each year!