Celebrate America Show coming in July

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The Darrell Webb Band will perform as the guest band on The Virginia Opry.

The Virginia Opry will perform its “Celebrate America Show” with the Darrell Webb Band sharing the stage at the Historic Masonic Theatre with The Virginia Opry’s band and vocalists on Saturday, July 7, at 8:00 p.m.

The Darrell Webb Band has been hailed in bluegrass circles as having “the perfect blend of traditional and innovation.” Webb celebrated his 20th year in the music industry with the release of “Dream Big” on Mountain Fever Records.

After performing as a vocalist and multi-instrument artist with Ronda Vincent and the Rage, Wildfire and Michael Cleveland and Flame Keeper, Webb formed his own band in 2009. He promptly released “Bloodline” and followed that up with “Breaking Down Barriers.”

Webb is noted for his rich vocals, and the band performs acoustic music that critics have hailed as “electrifying energy beyond traditional boundaries.” Recently, Webb has been featured with Vincent, his long-time friend, on “More.”

“Flying South to Dixie” topped the chart at #1 on Bluegrass Today, a weekly publication. The song featured members of the Grasscals performing with Webb. The Darrell Webb Band has received numerous nominations for awards at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards.

The Virginia Opry that made its debut in the Historic Masonic Theatre in October of 1992 received a commendation from the Virginia General Assembly in 2017 for presenting country music shows contentiously for 25 years in Clifton Forge where such notable stars as Dan Seals, The Lonesome River Band and Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen graced the stage.

General admission tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show compared to the price for a box seat in advance at $25 and $27 the day of the show. The box office number is (540) 862-5655. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.historicmasonictheatre.com.

Crossing County Lines, a youth band that is part of the New “Old School” Junior Virginia Opry, will warm up the audience by performing in the theatre’s Underground Café at 7:00 p.m.

Both The Virginia Opry and the New “Old School” Junior Virginia Opry country music shows are produced by Appalfolks of America, a non-profit organization based in the theatre.

 

  • Submitted by M. Ray Allen, Executive Director of The Virginia Opry