In a location where the internet is often spotty and consistent cell service is a luxury, big-name entertainment coming to town is a nice surprise. But this fall Natasha Bedingfield, multiplatinum singer-songwriter, will start the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center Special Events 2023-24 season on Friday, Sept. 1, in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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Bedingfield is a Grammy-nominated artist who made her solo debut in 2004 with “Unwritten.” 

Five albums later and collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Sean Kingston, Brandy, Rascal Flatts, Lifehouse, and Lang Lang, she’s sold over 14 million albums, including chart-topping titles “Unwritten,” “Pocketful of Sunshine,” “These Words,” “Single,” “Soulmate” and “Love Like This.” 

More than 20 of her songs have been used in films, and she performed as Pepper in 2021’s “The Masked Singer.”

Originally from New Zealand, Bedingfield grew up in southeast London, where she and her siblings were raised around music. She left the university to sign with BMG.

Her debut hit “Unwritten” is continually successful as the “unofficial” commencement song at graduations and enjoyed a resurgence as a TikTok challenge in 2021, garnering an MTV Award nomination.

Ticket sales began Friday, July 14. Tickets are priced at $25, $32, and $40, plus a nominal processing fee. To purchase tickets, visit the Performing Arts box office, call (307) 766-6666, or go online at

Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the concert opening artist performing at 7 p.m. Bedingfield will take the stage at 8 p.m.

The Buchanan Center Special Events began in 2022 as an expansion of other cultural programs and events series at the University. The series’ aim is to bring “new, culturally relevant and unique arts experiences to the UW campus and broader Laramie and Wyoming communities,” according to their website. 

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