Sunday, February 25, 2024

The Wood Brothers, Loggins, Keb’ Mo’ Play Williamsburg Live this Weekend

Kenny Loggins (Virginia Arts Festival)

WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg Live, Virginia Arts Festival’s 2023 summer music event on the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg is this weekend, including a performance by Kenny Loggins on what he is calling his final tour.

Rounding out the headliners under the stars are roots rockers The Wood Brothers and five-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’.

“We’re looking forward to Williamsburg Live this year and are proud of this season’s lineup of artists. The Lawn of the Art Museums is a fantastic setting for concerts and this event is a great way to welcome tourists and kickoff the summer season,” said Virginia Arts Festival Executive Director/Perry Artistic Director Rob Cross.

The Wood Brothers (Virginia Arts Festival)

The festivities kick off on Friday, June 16 with Americana fan favorites The Wood Brothers. Opening the show will be the South Carolina-based husband-and-wife Folk duo Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, who perform as Shovels & Rope.

Saturday sees the aforementioned Loggins performing as part of his farewell tour in a show he says on his website will feature music spanning his more than four-decade career. Opening for Loggins is Yacht Rock Revue, a group that not only has become a renowned yacht rock cover band, but now features its signature sound in original music on its album, “Hot Dads in Tight Jeans.”

Keb’ Mo’ (Virginia Arts Festival)

Sunday night features bluesman and five-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’, whose music mixes classic blues with country, pop, soul, R&B and Americana with Peter One, a musician from Cote d’Ivoire who lives in Nashville and who’s music reflects that journey.

With ten food trucks scheduled to attend, music lovers are encouraged to bring an appetite. There will also be beer and wine for purchase.

2023 Williamsburg Live Food Trucks

  • Avocargo — Caribbean Southern Fusion Food specializing in plant based meals and a variety of chicken options.
  • Bumbling Bee As seen on ABC’s Shark Tank! 100 % vegan junk food, milk shakes and burger bar.
  • Dominion Dogs — Gourmet hot dogs, Carolina style barbecue, and special hand-popped kettle corn.
  • Joysicles — Find joy in these gourmet popsicles in various unique flavors made only with real, natural ingredients.
  • Matchsticks BBQ — Mobile authentic wood smoked barbecue cooked low and slow.
  • Moto Crepes (Saturday/Sunday only) — Fresh, made-to-order from homemade batter both sweet and savory crepes.
  • Nosh —Serving an ever-changing menu of creative globally inspired & locally sourced eats such as Greek sliders, Nosh Frites, Jerk Chicken Quesadillas and many more.
  • Old City BBQ — Nose-to-tail BBQ, sandwiches & platters, plus hearty sides cooked by using smokers fueled by hardwood coals.
  • Ol’ Dominion Burger — Smash burgers using beef that is 100% raised in VA, savory wings and many more sides and small plates.
  • Spice Runners — Loaded nachos, hot sandwiches ranging from Pot Roast to Smoked Sausage sandwiches with savory and sweet apple pie baked beans.

Williamsburg Live takes place on the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg June 16-18. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Attendees have a choice of lawn seating, and a limited number of seats are still available under the tent. Tickets are available online at vafest.org, by phone at 757-282-2822, or in person at the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office. The event entrance and main box office for the event is located at the corner of Francis and South Nassau Streets and opens at 2:30 p.m. each day.

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