Six just announced performances will go on-sale to the general public tomorrow morning at 10 am! Here's why you don't want to miss these shows:
Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin
Thursday, June 7
It's not an incredibly common thing for Wolf Trap to present tribute bands at the Filene Center, so when we do, you know it's going to be the pinnacle (see RAIN—A Tribute to the Beatles as an example). This is not a dress-alike Led Zeppelin impersonator show; this is a group of talented musicians, all Led Zeppelin fanatics, who make it their mission to bring the sound of Led Zeppelin's recording to life on the stage. The NY Hard Rock Examiner says, "Note for note, the group recreated the sound and fury of 30 year old songs with a fresh, perfectionist drive." You can't see Led Zeppelin perform live ever again, but you can catch Get The Led Out in their Wolf Trap debut.
Saturday, June 9
Gavin DeGraw is all over the place right now. His single "Not Over You" is in heavy rotation on pop radio; he's currently appearing on Dancing with the Stars; and he was set to appear at DC's Shamrock Festival in March (but cancelled due to illness). Now is your chance to see him up-close and in person at the Filene Center.
Colbie Caillat is the quintessential California girl. She's a gorgeous blonde and her songs are evocative of laying on the beach watching surfers ride waves. You know her hits "Bubbly" and "Realize," but did you know that she was also on the GRAMMY-winning team behind Taylor Swift's Fearless? You've seen her on the Filene Center stage before performing as the Special Guest to Sheryl Crow in 2010. Now, you get to see her co-headlining which means more time, more songs, more Colbie.
Thursday, June 28
Mark my words: if you miss this show, you will regret it. Quite simply these are two of the best singer-songwriters making music today. Their lyrics are pure poetry; their melodies are pure beauty; their voices are golden. They are both a blend of folk-rock, alt-country, and Americana. You know Brandi Carlile's heart-wrenching "The Story," "All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am..." and you will quickly fall in love with Josh Ritter's narrative songs. This is a show you simply can't miss.
Special Guest: Macy Gray
Tuesday, July 10
He is tall, dark, handsome, and speaks with a British accent. (I haven't even gotten to his singing yet.) Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel thankfully goes simply by Seal. He is best known for "Kiss From a Rose" which was included on the Batman Forever soundtrack, and his international hits include "Crazy," "Prayer for the Dying," and multiple reinterpretations of classics including "Let's Stay Together" and "Lean on Me." His last Wolf Trap performance in 2005 sold out- so get your tickets now.
with Bebe Winans
Special Guest: Average White Band
Wednesday, August 22
Sometimes smooth jazz gets a bad rap. The best antidote to naysayers is Dave Koz. His most recent album, Hello Tomorrow, debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and iTunes’ Jazz Album chart. The record features a diverse array of high-profile guests from Jonathan Butler, Brian Culbertson, and Sheila E. to Boney James, Keb’ Mo’, and Christian Scott. This man made being in high school band cool.
The Fresh Beat Band
Tuesday, August 28
Music and television have gone together long before MTV ever launched. The Monkees and The Partridge Family are just two examples of made-for-tv bands who went on to have touring careers. Now, Nick Jr. brings us The Fresh Beats. Shout, Twist, Marina, and Kiki are best friends who go to music school together and love to sing and dance. We're taking them out of your TV set and bring the band to our stage in their Wolf Trap debut for a family-friendly performance your kids will be begging you to take them to.
The Box Office opens at 10 am on Saturday, April 14. You will be able to buy tickets to 80 performances including these.
As a special public service announcement, the following show are LAWN ONLY- A Prairie Home Companion (Saturday performance), Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Alan Jackson. If you want tickets before they sell out, get your tickets now.