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December 16, 2010

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 Feb. 25 – 27 with two performances in the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge. Guests who want to stay for the weekend can take advantage of the American Stories Package, which includes nightly accommodations at the Williamsburg Lodge, daily breakfast and length-of-stay tickets to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and museums. For more information, visit

Born in South Dakota, 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.

Shawn Colvin performs at 6 and 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. Seating in the Virginia Room is cabaret-style. Tickets are $35 and $45, available through 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.

For more information about the Grammy-winning singer and guitarist, visit

Established in 1997, the mission of the Virginia Arts Festival is to bring world-class performing arts to citizens and visitors, impact the lives of students through outstanding educational programs, commission new works of national and international significance and make a tangible difference in Hampton Roads through regional partnerships and positive economic impact through the generation of cultural tourism.

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

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