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 www.WayneTheatre.org.

   

Upcoming Events

July 7: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

The Wayne Theatre presents Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players on Saturday, July 7, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students.

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.

Aug. 9-19: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The Wayne Theatre presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, with a two-weekend run, Aug. 9-12 and Aug. 16-19. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.

Sept. 14: LIVE @ the WAYNE with After Jack

LIVE @ the WAYNE returns to the Wayne Theatre on September 14 at 7:30 p.m. with After Jack.

Sept. 28: The Vocal Illusions of Lynn Trefzger

The Wayne Theatre presents The Vocal Illusions of Lynn Trefzger on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students.

Sept. 29: Switchback

The Wayne Theatre presents Switchback on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Oct. 3: Catapult

The Wayne Theatre presents Catapult on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23 for adults and $12 for students.

Oct. 5: LIVE @ the WAYNE with Wayne Henderson

LIVE @ the WAYNE returns to the Wayne Theatre on October 5 at 7:30 p.m. with Wayne Henderson.

Oct. 12: The Return-A Tribute to The Beatles

The Wayne Theatre presents The Return-A Tribute to The Beatles, on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $22.

Oct. 25: Sugar Skull-Mexico Beyond Mariachi

The Wayne Theatre presents Sugar Skull-Mexico Beyond Mariachi on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Oct. 26: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

The Wayne Theatre presents Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Nov. 1: The Capitol Steps

The Wayne Theatre presents The Capitol Steps on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets begin at $45.

Nov. 3: Alsarah and the Nubatones

The Brooklyn-based group brings their ‘east-african retro pop’ sound on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 20: Aaron Diehl

The Wayne Theatre presents Aaron Diehl on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17.

     

© Wayne Theatre Alliance | All Rights Reserved. | P.O. Box 1821, Waynesboro, VA 22980 | 540.943.9999 | Site design by Augusta Free Press