Pre-sale starts Thursday for Lyle Lovett show at Lake Matoaka is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will take the stage at Lake Matoaka this August.
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will take the stage at Lake Matoaka on Aug 10. (Courtesy photo)

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band are bringing their eclectic sound to Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre this summer, and fans have a chance to purchase tickets beginning Thursday.

Lovett is a four-time Grammy award-winning musician known for his unique blend of multiple musical genres, including Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues.

Lovett will be joined by his Large Band — an ensemble of a dozen musicians who regularly tour and record with him.

The concert, which is slated for Aug. 10, is sponsored by Williamsburg’s 92.3 FM “The Tide” and its sister station of the same name, 102.1 FM in Virginia Beach.

“We are excited to bring live music back to Lake Matoaka this summer with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band,” said Tom Davis, CEO of Local Voice Media, the parent company of The Tide, WYDaily and Southside Daily.

“The sell-out success of last summer’s Tide Turns Ten Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers show demonstrated to us that the greater Williamsburg community is anxious for more opportunities to enjoy live music,” Davis said.

Fans of the local radio stations and their associated online news publications will be able to buy tickets to Lovett’s show one day ahead of the general public.

Concert tickets officially go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, but a special pre-sale will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday for WYDaily and Southside Daily headlines e-mail subscribers and members of “The Tide’s” Listener Advisory Board (LAB).

Members of those groups will receive an e-mail message with a special code that will allow them access to the pre-sale on Thursday morning. Anyone interested can subscribe to the headlines e-mail or become a LAB member by Wednesday to receive the early-access code.

Tickets for the concert will be available at three price-points: $89 for Gold Circle seats closest to the stage, $60 for reserved seats, and $45 for general admission lawn tickets.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. on Aug. 10, and the show will begin an hour later.

Click here to access the ticket sale website.