Virginia Arts Festival Announces Williamsburg Live

Headliners include Norah Jones and Emmylou Harris


The Virginia Arts Festival has announced the musical acts for its new Williamsburg summer music event, Williamsburg Live, that will be held June 21 – 22 on The Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

According to a press release: Headlining the weekend will be two well-known singers, Grammy winner, singer, songwriter and pianist Norah Jones performs Friday, June 21, and Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris, who boasts 14 Grammy Awards, will headline Saturday, June 22. Americana duo Mandolin Orange will open for Emmylou Harris on Saturday.

Here's more info from the release, including ticket information.

Williamsburg Live offers a unique beautiful setting for an intimate music festival experience designed to appeal to all the senses. Shaded by centuries-old trees, The Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg is surrounded by history – the perfect spot to enjoy great music, delicious local food truck fare, and local and regional craft beers and wines. As the sun goes down and the stars come out, there’s no better place to rediscover your favorite musical artists among friends and family.


Gates open at 6:00pm

Opening act to be announced - 7:30pm

Norah Jones - 9:00pm


Gates open at 5:30pm

Mandolin Orange - 7:00pm

Emmylou Harris - 9:00pm

Tickets for Williamsburg Live go on sale Friday, Feb. 22 and will be available online at, by phone at 757-282-2822, or in person at the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office at 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA.

Colonial Williamsburg Hotels will offer special Williamsburg Live hotel packages. Please visit or call 1-877-568-8225 for more information.