Big Bill Morganfield to perform at the Wayne Theatre as part of Blues in the ‘Boro

Big Bill Morganfield to perform at the Wayne Theatre as part of Blues in the ‘Boro

morganfield225Big Bill Morganfield™ comes to his blues honestly, in a manner of speaking.

The son of legendary bluesman Muddy Waters, Morganfield, who will perform at the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro on Friday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m., had little contact with his father, and didn’t get his start in music until after Waters’ death in 1983.

A teacher with a degree in English from Tuskegee and a communications degree from Auburn, Morganfield didn’t get his big break in music until 1996, and even then he was reluctant to give up his day job.

“Knowing the story of Big Bill Morganfield™, it makes seeing him perform live in person that much more special,” said Tracy Straight, executive director of the Wayne Theatre, which is teaming up with the Virginia Chili, Blues n’ Brews Festival to bring Morganfield to Waynesboro.

Tickets to the performance at the Wayne Theatre are $20/$25 and on sale now. Bundles are also available that include your ticket to the Saturday, September 24, Virginia Chili, Blues n’ Brews Festival, to complete your blues weekend in Waynesboro.

Bundles vary in price based on your VIP level.

The Wayne Theatre is located at 521 West Main Street in downtown Waynesboro. For more information, call (540) 943-9999 or visit


Upcoming Events

April 28: Robin and Linda Williams

The Wayne Theatre presents Robin and Linda Williams on Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m.

May 18: The Modern Gentlemen, The Grand Gala and Silent Disco

The Wayne Theatre presents The Modern Gentlemen on Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m. The event will also feature The Grand Gala: Where the Stars Align with refreshments, a live auction and silent disco.

July 22: Heifetz on Tour

The Wayne Theatre presents a performance of Heifetz on Tour on Sunday, July 22, at 3 p.m.

July 27: The Quebe Sisters

The Wayne Theatre presents The Quebe Sisters on Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m.

July 29: The Glenn Miller Orchestra 2018

The Wayne Theatre presents the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Sunday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40.


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