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August 29, 2012

ShinDIG at Jamestown Benefits Jamestown Rediscovery Project

Guests enjoy bluegrass music, delicious barbecue and beautiful views of the James River Wednesday, Sept. 26 on Jamestown Island during the ShinDIG at Jamestown. The event benefits the Jamestown Rediscovery Project of Historic Jamestowne.

The Who Ever Shows Up Band performs at the Dale House Café on Jamestown Island. One of the featured musicians in the Williamsburg-based band includes archaeology director Bill Kelso on banjo. The band also comprises Doug Burgoyne, guitar; Jack Cowardin, fiddle; Rob Foos, dobro; Bobby Hornsby, bass; Rennie Howard, banjo; Ellen Kelso, bass; and Steve Robertson, guitar.

The barbecue dinner is provided by Carrot Tree Kitchens. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Seating will be provided. No coolers will be allowed. The event will be held rain or shine.

All proceeds benefit the archaeological research, educational programs and operations of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project at Historic Jamestowne.

Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $27 per person and include the barbecue dinner. Tickets must be purchased in advance online at www.historicjamestowne.org. An e-mail confirmation will be sent after the ticket purchase is made. Tickets will not be mailed to participants. There will be no refunds unless the concert is cancelled by Preservation Virginia. For more information, call (757) 229-4997 extension #100.

This program is presented jointly by Historic Jamestowne and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Historic Jamestowne is located at 1368 Colonial Parkway on Jamestown Island, seven miles west of Williamsburg. It can be reached via the Colonial Parkway or VA State Route 31.

Historic Jamestowne is jointly administered by the National Park Service and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (on behalf of Preservation Virginia) and preserves the original site of the first permanent English settlement in the New World.
Guests to Historic Jamestowne share the moment of discovery with archaeologists and witness archaeology in action at the 1607 James Fort excavation April-October; learn about the Jamestown Rediscovery excavation at the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium, the site's archaeology museum; tour the original 17th-century church tower and reconstructed 17th-century Jamestown Memorial Church; and take a walking tour with a Park Ranger through the New Towne area along the scenic James River. Guests can also enjoy lunch or a snack by the James River at the Dale House Café.

Preservation Virginia, a private non-profit organization and statewide historic preservation leader founded in 1889, is dedicated to perpetuating and revitalizing Virginia's cultural, architectural and historic heritage thereby ensuring that historic places are integral parts of the lives of present and future generations. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. This town-sized living history museum tells the inspirational stories of our journey to become Americans through programs in The Revolutionary City and through the award-winning Revolutionary City program.

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 www.history.org.

Media Contact:
Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121



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