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Virginia Arts Festival Lineup Will Be Moore, Isbell, McBride

WILLIAMSBURG– The lineup for the three-day Virginia Arts Festival in Williamsburg has been announced, and it offers a variety of artists.


The schedule consists of Mandy Moore on Friday, June 17; Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Saturday, June 18; and Martina McBride on Sunday, June 19. All performances, which will be held on the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, start at 7 pm, with gates opening at 5:30. The event will be held rain or shine.


Three-day ticket packages already are on sale. They range from $111-$656. Single-day tickets, which will go on sale in January, range from $39-$225. The on-site box office opens at 2:30 pm each day. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.vafest.org/williamsburg-live/tickets/, at the Virginia Arts Festival box office at 440 Bank St. in Norfolk from 10 am to 5pm Monday through Friday, or by calling (757) 282-2822. Children under six are free in lawn seating, but everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket in reserved seating.


Moore is an actress, singer, and songwriter who has been nominated for Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes. She has starred in the television hit “This is Us” since 2016. As a singer and songwriter, she performs pop rock, folk rock, and country music. Her debut album, “So Real,” was released in 1999. Her most recent album, “Silver Landings,” came out in March 2020.


Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit is a Southern rock band. The group released the album “Georgia Blue” in mid-October of this year. Isbell, a guitarist, also is known for his solo work and his work with Drive-By Truckers. He has won four Grammy awards.


McBride is a country music singer and songwriter who has sold more than 23 million albums and won 15 major music awards. Her first single, “The Time Has Come,” was released in 1991. In 2018, she released the album “It’s the Holiday Season.”


The City of Williamsburg and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation are presenters of the annual three-night outdoor event, supported by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance, and funded in part by the City of Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission.

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