The offspring of famous musicians often have a hard time creating a career for themselves, yet Hank Williams, Jr. is one of the few to develop a career that is not only successful, but markedly different from his legendary father. Originally, Hank Jr. simply copied and played his father's music, but as he grew older, he began to carve out his own niche and it was one that owed as much to country-rock as it did to honky tonk. In the late '70s, he retooled his image to appeal both to outlaw country fans and rowdy Southern rockers, and his makeover worked, resulting in a string of Top Ten singles -- including the number one hits "Texas Women," "Dixie on My Mind," "All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)," "Honky Tonkin'," and "Born to Boogie"
June 5th - August 28th, visitors can enjoy music ranging from folk to reggae to rock to blues. YNot Pizza will once again serve delicious pizza, sandwiches and gelato all season long. The Virginia Beach Farmers Market will also be there as local farmers set-up their fresh fruits, vegetables, and other homegrown items on the Plaza. The Series is happy to have the support of Hampton Roads’ local business and media sponsors. Click Here for more info.
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Jimmy Buffett translated his easygoing Gulf Coast persona into more than just a successful recording career -- he expanded into clothing, nightclubs, and literature -- but the basis of the business empire that kept him on the Fortune magazine list of highest-earning entertainers was his music. Born in southern Mississippi and raised in Alabama, Buffett moved to Nashville to try to make it in country music in the late '60s. After signing to the Barnaby label, he released one album, 1970's Down to Earth, from which the socially conscious single "The Christian?" suggested he might be more at home protesting in Greenwich Village. (Barnaby "lost" his second album, High Cumberland Jubilee, though they would find it and release it after he became successful.) Instead, the songwriter moved to Key West, FL, where he gradually evolved into the beach-bum character and developed the tropical folk-rock style that would endear him to millions.
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|Friday||05/03/13||10:00AM||Bob Dylan Ticket PRESALE! - May 3rd||Online - see below|
|Saturday||07/13/13||8:00PM||Jimmy Buffett||Farm Bureau Live @ VB|
|Wednesday||06/05/13-08/28/13||5:00PM||YNot Wednesdays at Sandler Center - Wednesdays thru August 28th||Sandler Center for the Performing Arts|
|Saturday||08/31/13||8:00PM||Hank Williams Jr.||nTelos Wireless Pavillion|