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


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March 8: Linda Davis, John Berry and Lenny LeBlanc in The Heart Behind the Music

The Wayne Theatre presents The Heart Behind the Music on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m.

March 9: Richmond Ballet

The Wayne Theatre presents the Richmond Ballet on Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.

March 16: Live@TheWayne featuring Blues Soup

Live@TheWayne features Waynesboro’s own Blues Soup on Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.

March 17: Pinkalicious

The Wayne Theatre presents the Virginia Repertory Theatre production of Pinkalicious the Musical on Saturday, March 17, for two shows, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

March 24: Wilson Fairchild

Wilson Fairchild returns to the Wayne Theatre on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. 

April 7: The Grand Gala - Where the Stars Align with jazz vocalist Nicole Henry

The Wayne Theatre presents The Grand Gala: Where the Stars Align on Saturday, April 7.

April 14-15: Anne of Green Gables

The Wayne Theatre presents Anne of Green Gables on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m.

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 Wayne Theatre presents The Modern Gentlemen on Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m.


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