Williamsburg's Bruce Hornsby hasn't been a stranger to local audiences recently. I've seen him show up and jam with both Jackson Browne and Rosanne Cash at area gigs. Last summer, he played a headlining gig at OpSail in Norfolk.
Now, he's coming back with his band The Noisemakers for a show at nTelos Pavilion at Harbor Center in Portsmouth, the same amphitheater where he and his band teamed up with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones in August of 2011.
This year's show will take place Sunday, Aug. 11. Railroad Earth will open the show.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, May 17, from Ticketmaster. Tickets are priced $24 $20-$49.75.
Here's a look at Hornsby's guest spot with Jackson Browne last year.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BRUCE HORNSBY & THE NOISEMAKERS
RETURN TO NTELOS WIRELESS PAVILION
First Hampton Roads Show in Two Years
Railroad Earth To Open
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, May 17 for Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers at nTelos Wireless Pavilion. The concert will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11, and doors open at 6 p.m. This will be Hornsby’s first Hampton Roads concert in two years, and Railroad Earth is the opening act.
Hornsby has performed many times at nTelos Wireless Pavilion. These shows before an appreciative hometown fan base are recognized for their choice of material and the communication between the artist and his audience of friends and fans.
According to Hornsby’s online fan pages, his performances always seem to shine brightest when he plays in Hampton Roads.
Hornsby’s “Bride Of The Noisemakers” CD chronicled his live shows from 2007-09. He also released the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer” since his last visit here. His Broadway show “SCKBSTRD” premiered in Norfolk in 2011.
Hornsby, a native of Williamsburg, has received 10 Grammy Awards throughout his career. He has performed on hundreds of other CDs for the world’s foremost artists.
Openers Railroad Earth are a perfect match. Q roots and Americana-based “newgrass” band from Stillwater, NJ, the name was borrowed from the Jack Kerouac short story "October in the Railroad Earth." Railroad Earth's music combines elements of bluegrass, rock and roll, jazz, celtic and more, and the group is also known for its extensive live improvisation and lyrical songwriting within an acoustic base.
Six highly lauded CDs and a growing legion of fans have established this as one of the fastest rising live acts on tour.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, May 17 at the Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com. Orchestra seats are $49.75, Gold Circle seats are $39.75, and general admission lawn tickets are $24, including facility and service fees. There is a $3 discount off Gold Circle and lawn tickets with military ID and AAA membership card. Children 12 and younger are free on the lawn with a paid adult admission. Part of the Bud Light Concert Series.
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