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February 2, 2011

Grammy-winning Singer Shawn Colvin Headlines Second Winter Concert Weekend at Williamsburg Lodge Feb. 25

Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia Arts Festival continue their expanded partnership to bring nationally known performers to Williamsburg with a series of concerts throughout the year. Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Shawn Colvin headlines a winter concert weekend with two performances in the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge at 6 and 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. Seating in the Virginia Room is cabaret-style. Tickets are $35 and $45, available through Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-982-2787. Military and seniors receive a 10 percent discount, and AAA members can receive a 15 percent discount when purchasing tickets by telephone.
Weekend dining options at the Lodge include:

  • Friday Night Seafood Feast, beginning at 5 p.m. including soups, salads, sushi, fresh seafood, carving stations and a dessert buffet. Cost is $32, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 757-229-2141.
  • Wine, Wit and Wisdom at 2 p.m. Saturday, “The True Power of Performing Arts, Rock ’n Roll Wines.” Executive chef Rhys Lewis serves as “professor” for the wine tasting with anecdotes that pair perfectly with the flavors of artisan cheeses and wines from various regions to educate his “students” about wines from across the country and around the world. Cost is $30, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 800-220-7798.
  • A one-night hotel package includes Friday night accommodations for two in the Williamsburg Lodge, two tickets to the concert and breakfast in the hotel Saturday morning. The package begins at $242 per couple for a superior room based upon double occupancy. Reservations are required, and taxes are not included. For reservations, call 800-447-8679.

    Colvin first picked up a guitar at the age of 10 when her family lived in the small college town of Carbondale, Ill. She made her performing debut at the age of 15 on the campus of the University of Illinois. She has released eight albums, earned three Grammy Awards and maintains a non-stop national and international touring schedule. She has toured with such legendary artists as Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby, Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett. Although she plays a guitar and sings songs of tangled emotions, Colvin was influenced by rock and roll as much as by folk music and says she was intrigued by church hymns and “minor key” Christmas carols during her childhood. She is best known for “Sunny Came Home,” a ballad about a betrayed and belittled woman, which won Grammys for song of the year and record of the year in 1998.

    For more information about the Grammy-winning singer and guitarist, visit www.shawncolvin.com

    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the renovated and expanded Williamsburg Lodge. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

    Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at colonialwilliamsburg.com.

    Media Contact:
    Barbara Brown
    (757) 220-7280



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