Carissa Dawn Concert at WWU Rescheduled

The outdoor concert by Carissa Dawn at William Woods University has been rescheduled for Sept. 15. It had been postponed because of weather.   


The WWU concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the WWU dock on Junior Lake. The audience is encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the concert. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Cutlip Auditorium in the McNutt Campus Center.


A fun, sassy country singer, Carissa Dawn is the stage name for Carissa Biele, a 2006 broadcast communications graduate of WWU. She is a native of Fulton, Mo., and has recently moved back home from Tennessee to peruse her master of business administration (MBA) degree at WWU.


Biele is a singer and songwriter. She has competed in local, state and national competitions, Ms. Gateway International and Missouri State Fair Idol.  She has performed in musical theatre, a CMT reality show, bar gigs, and has sung the national anthem at NASCAR-affiliated events. She has performed in Memphis and all over Missouri.


The Carissa Dawn concert is part of the annual President’s Concert and Lecture Series, which brings top entertainment to campus for the enjoyment of students and the community.


For more information on the concert, contact Brenda Foster at For more information on Carissa Dawn, visit