Virginia Arts Festival presents iconic folk-singer-songwriter Judy Collins along with Americana band Chatham County Line—VIRTUALLY–
Saturday, October 23 and 24 online atvafest.org. The concert will be filmed live at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, although no tickets will be sold to the live performance. Tickets for the online concert are available online atvafest.org, where patrons can easily navigate secure access to their preferred performance date.
Judy Collins is a timeless, extraordinary artist and we are delighted to be the exclusive presenter of this performance of Judy Collins and Chatham County Line,” said the Festival’s Artistic Director Rob Cross.“With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, we have been exploring ways to stay connected with our audiences and continue to present the arts in a creative way.
We’re thrilled to bring these great artists to Virginia Arts Festival supporters and fans to enjoy in the comfort of their own homes.”Judy Collins has long inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism.
In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustice. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations discover her iconic 55-album body of work.“The arts are essential in our lives,” said Judy Collins.
“This pandemic has brought into focus how vital and fulfilling writers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers and artists in any mediums are. Artists help create an environment of hope and help create an outlet to express concern during this time. I am delighted the Virginia Arts Festival has asked me to put on a very special concert with my friends Chatham County Line. Although the audience can not join us at the beautiful Chrysler Hall in Norfolk,VA, we can all be together online at the same time. Unity comes in all forms as this year has taught us. I hope you join me from the comfort and safety of your own home on October 23rd & 24th to raise our voices and sing some of my favorite songs of all time.”