Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will headline Williamsburg Live, the Virginia Arts Festival’s annual outdoor music event in Colonial Williamsburg.
Isbell’s appearance was announced Monday by the Festival.
The inaugural Williamsburg Live was last year — Virginia Arts Festival announced in October 2018 the popular music festival, Funhouse Fest, would no longer be running, the organization let locals know in February 2019 that Williamsburg Live would be taking its place.
In the past, Funhouse Fest has garnered $675,000, with $368,000 coming from ticket revenue of the 7,400 guests in 2018.
This year, the festival is set for the weekend of June 26 and 27 on The Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Isbell headlines the June 27 evening performance; the June 26 headliner will be announced soon, organizers said.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit to Williamsburg Live,” said Virginia Arts Festival Executive Director Robert W. Cross. “As one of the most gifted musicians of this or any generation, Jason will bring passionate fans from across the U.S. to Williamsburg.”
Tickets for Williamsburg Live go on sale Friday, and will be available online at wburglive.com or vafest.org by phone at 757-282-2822, or in person at the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office at 440 Bank St., Norfolk.
Colonial Williamsburg Hotels will offer special Williamsburg Live hotel packages. Click here or call 877-568-8225 for more information.