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Dewey Decibel Concert Series announces 2018 lineup

The Williamsburg Library. (file photo)
The Williamsburg Library. (file photo)

The Dewey Decibel Concert Series is back for its 2018 season.

The season’s lineup offers more than a dozen classical, bluegrass, Americana, big band and jazz concerts, according to a news release from the Williamsburg Regional Library.

The Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation has pledged support for the concert series. As a result, all ticketed shows will cost just $5 for general admission and $4 for members of the foundation.

Many of the concerts will also be free and won’t require a ticket.

All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the Williamsburg Library Theatre unless otherwise noted.

A list of ticketed concerts is as follows:

  • Feb. 10: Jimmy Masters will perform the songs of writer and composer Henry Mancini, including “Two for the Road” and “Moon River.”
  • Feb. 19: The Seraph Brass Ensemble will be presented in partnership with the Ewell Concert Series. The concert is free with a William & Mary identification card.
  • Feb. 23: “Untamed Sense of Control: A Celebration of String Band Music,” a joint performance featuring the Cary Street Ramblers and Runaway String Band.
  • March 3: Barbara Martin, Kim Person and Lana Turner will perform a program titled “Women in American Music.”
  • March 10: The Jae Sinnett Trio with special guest, Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Denise Donatelli.
  • March 24: The New West Guitar Group will feature six different acoustic and electric guitars.
  • April 14: Guitarist Stephen Bennett.
  • May 4: Murial Anderson, a fingerstyle guitarist and harp-guitarist.
  • May 18: Steve Smith with Tim May will provide an evening of original, traditional, and swing music on mandolin and guitar.

Free shows include the following:

  • Feb. 15: Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s “For the Love of Music” Wind Quintet.
  • March 10: Virginia Opera’s retelling of the children’s story “Billy Goats Gruff,” at 11 a.m.
  • April 4: Virginia Opera, with Broadway arias and duets.
  • April 19: Ford’s Colony Dance Band’s “Swinging into Spring.”
  • May 23: Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s “Celebrations” Brass Ensemble.

For ticketing information and more visit the WRL website or call 757-259-4070.

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