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Bruce Hornsby To Play FREE Concert In Norfolk

Virginia's own Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers will perform his first ever concert in Town Point Park on Saturday, June 9, 2012 during the 36th Annual Norfolk Harborfest® on the downtown Norfolk waterfront.  The Concert is free and open to the public.Virginia’s own Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers will perform his first ever concert in Town Point Park on Saturday, June 9, 2012 during the 36th Annual Norfolk Harborfest® on the downtown Norfolk waterfront.  The Concert is free and open to the public.

Norfolk Harborfest® will host OpSail 2012 Virginia™ from June 6-12, 2012 as part of the national commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner.

Following Hornsby’s headliner performance, the audience will sing the National Anthem, lead by Norfolk local Chrystall Elliot-Smith, just prior to the annual Norfolk Harborfest® fireworks show at 9:30 pm. 

Bruce Hornsby, born and currently residing in Williamsburg, Virginia, is an American singer, pianist, accordion player, and songwriter. Known for the spontaneity and creativity of his live performances, Hornsby draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, rock, blues, and jam band musical traditions with his songwriting and the seamless improvisations contained within.

Hornsby’s recordings have been recognized on a number of occasions with industry awards, including the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987 with Bruce Hornsby and the Range, the Best Bluegrass Recording Grammy in 1989, and the Best Pop Instrumental Grammy in 1993.

Hornsby has also achieved recognition for his solo albums and performances, his current live act Bruce Hornsby & the Noise Makers, his bluegrass project with Ricky Skaggs, his jazz act The Bruce Hornsby Trio, and his appearances as a session- and guest-musician. He also collaborated with the Grateful Dead.

What:  36th Annual Norfolk Harborfest® presented by AT&T & Opsail 2012 Virginia™
WhenHarborfest: Friday, June 8 – Monday, June 11, 2012
Opsail 2012 Virginia: Wednesday, June 6 – Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Time: Wed, June 6 & Thurs, June 7: 12pm – 8pm
Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9: 10 am – midnight

Sunday, June 10 and Monday, June 11: 10 am – 8 pm

Tuesday, June 12: 6am – 2pm

Where: Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, Virginia

Admission: Free & Open to the Public

Special Note: Lawn Chairs and blankets are welcome. Coolers, food and soft drinks are permitted. No Alcohol or glass is permitted; food and alcohol will be available for purchase during the festival.

For more information about the entire weekend’s events, please visit www.festevents.org and www.opsail2012virginia.com

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