Viola’s Pizza Company is turning one year old this month. In a time when independent restaurants are extremely difficult to operate, the pizza shop crew is proud to have one full year of business under their belts.

In celebration of this huge milestone for the Company, a party is planned for Friday, September 21 on the town square in Viola.

Nashville Star Season One winner and Nashville recording artist Buddy Jewell will perform his traditional country music during a free concert, and everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs in anticipation of a full night of music. Opening artist Bruce Dickey will bring his blend of blues and Americana to town while the Balloon Dude will also be on hand to entertain.

The artist meet and greet session is available prior to the show, and is a ticketed event. During this time, fans will have plenty of pizza available from Viola’s Pizza Company, and will be able to mix and mingle with Buddy and Bruce, taking photos and sharing stories. Tickets are $25 and are available at the pizza shop or on the Facebook page for Viola’s Pizza Company.

“We are so excited to share this milestone with our friends, family, and customers at Viola’s Pizza Company,” said owner Brian Covert. “People have been so kind coming in and supporting us through this last year that we wanted to do something special, and bring an event like this to the town.”

Owner Sara Covert added “We try to make every customer’s pizza an experience, rather than just a meal. This is just taking that experience to a new level.”

In addition to the annual Viola Valley Homecoming, the Half-Marathon, holiday celebrations and tractor pulls, The Covert Family is excited to bring another quality family-friendly event to Viola.

About Viola’s Pizza Company

Viola’s Pizza Company was established in September 2017 by the Covert

Family as an independent pizzeria for the area. Handmade dough, pizza sauce, freshly grated cheese, and hand cut vegetables complement the family-friendly atmosphere.

About Buddy Jewell

Buddy Jewell burst onto the country music scene after winning the inaugural season of the USA Network’s hit television series “Nashville Star.”

Columbia Records then released his self-titled debut album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts as well as #13 on the Top 100 Pop Album Charts. The album was certified Gold, selling over 500,000 copies. Buddy’s first two singles Sweet Southern Comfort and Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey’s Song) both landed in the Top Five on the singles chart. Jewell has since followed up with five more albums Times Like These, Country Enough, I Surrender All, Wanted: LIVE, and his newest release My Father’s Country.