The 18th Annual Virginia Arts Festival to Feature Lang Lang, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and More in 2014 Season

Memorial Day Weekend, the Virginia Arts Festival brings a special series of performances to the historic city ofWilliamsburg and James City County. On Friday, May 23, Britain's Richard Alston Dance Company joins Festival Williamsburg for the first time. Saturday, Festival favorite, virtuoso banjo player Béla Fleck will perform-joined by his wife, clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn, who has her own legion of admirers. On Sunday, audiences will do some dancing of their own as the swinging big band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its signature dance?driving music, including hits like "You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three" and "Go Daddy O." And for classical music lovers, a pair of chamber music concerts is planned, at the Williamsburg Winery, on May 22 and 23, featuring the Miami String Quartet, Peter Wiley, André-Michel Schub and Benny Kim.

There is also much more to enjoy during the 18th Virginia Arts Festival season, including performances by Chick Corea, Red Molly, Nnenna Freelon, The Assad Family, and Tallis Scholars, to name a few. It is another stellar season with much to be shared and memories to be made. See you this spring!

Tickets for 2014 Virginia Arts Festival performances are on sale now in subscription packages of three or more performances-at discounts of 10% and more-available online at www.vafest.org, by phone at 757-282-2822, or in person at the Festival Box Office at 440 Bank St., Norfolk. Single tickets will go on sale February 13, 2014. Group tickets (groups of 15 or more) are available now for all performances; call 757-282-2819.

Photo Credit: Virginia Arts Festival

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