Wolf Trap Unveils 54 New Shows as Part of the Organization's Continuous Season Rollout for 2010; Immediate Priority Ticketing Options for Members On February 8

Feb 08, 2010, 13:32 ET from Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Five 2010 Grammy Winners Included in Today's Installment, with Levon Helm, Jeff Beck, Bela Fleck, Chick Corea, and Colbie Caillat


VIENNA, Va., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces 54 new shows for summer 2010, representing the second of four performance installments featuring artists spanning a multitude of genres from rock, pop, opera, symphony, R&B, reggae, blues, and folk. Wolf Trap is continuing its new 2010 initiative of announcing shows as they are booked throughout the winter and spring months in order to give Wolf Trap patrons, members, and prospective members advanced access to their favorite summer performers. Premium in-house seats will be made available to all Wolf Trap members at the Curtain-Raiser level ($150 yearly contribution) and above starting today, well in advance of the March 13 general public on-sale. In the meantime, all non-members can plan their summer-concert calendars months in advance, helping to generate excitement in the metro area music-lover community.

As part of today's announcement, Wolf Trap is proud to feature five 2010 Grammy award-winning artists who will entertain under the stars at the 7,100 seat outdoor Filene Center amphitheater. Jeff Beck, Levon Helm, Bela Fleck, Chick Corea, and Colbie Caillat enjoyed a highly successful 2009, and are poised to transfer that momentum over to 2010. On the topic of Grammy's, the Grammy nominated Wolf Trap Opera Company will announce three new productions at The Barns at Wolf Trap -- Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Rossini's The Turk in Italy, and Mozart's Zaide.

Wolf Trap President and CEO Terre Jones is available for interviews to discuss:

  • Wolf Trap's new season roll-out process
  • Details of each show booked (show details below)
  • Wolf Trap membership benefits

Wolf Trap Debuts:

Boasting several debut performances in the second installment of the rollout, with additional acts to come in subsequent March and April announcements, Wolf Trap welcomes The Go-Go's for the first and last time as they say goodbye to longtime fans during their Farewell Tour. Two time Grammy award-winning and 14-time Latin Grammy award-winning international pop music sensation Alejandro Sanz descends upon Wolf Trap. Also debuting at Wolf Trap is Joshua Bell, performing alongside the National Symphony Orchestra in a program titled Around the World with Joshua Bell and the NSO.

Old Friends... Fresh Performances

Wolf Trap welcomes back a pair of performers who have experienced a relatively lengthy hiatus from the second largest stage in the U.S. -- Willie Nelson, outlaw country legend and one of the original Highwaymen, and Michael Franti & Spearhead, reggae-fusion band responsible for the current mainstream hit "Say Hey (I Love You) featured on the soundtrack for the new romantic comedy, When in Rome.

Wolf Trap Favorites

The 2010 summer season is rich with metro-area hometown heroes, featuring local folk icon Mary Chapin Carpenter at Wolf Trap for the first time since 2005, and return performances by Eddie From Ohio, and pop-rock outfit Pat McGee Band. The Gipsy Kings are scheduled for two consecutive performances of their signature pop-inspired flamenco, "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin circles back fresh off her Rolling Stone Magazine honor as "The No. 1 Greatest Singer of All Time", and Sheryl Crow takes the stage for only the third time in Wolf Trap's history. The Filene Center also hosts a series of the world's best crooners, pop stars and rock 'n' roll legends with Chris Isaak; Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons; the inimitable Jethro Tull; renegade rockers George Thorogood & the Destroyers with the Robert Cray Band; divas Anita Baker and Donna Summer; and Grammy award-winning fusion jazz from Chick Corea, Bela Fleck, and the Edgar Meyer Trio.

Two additional summer 2010 show announcements are scheduled for March 15 and April 19, with respective general public on-sale dates of April 10 and May 8. Past and new Wolf Trap members are eligible for advance tickets beginning the day of each announcement.

Continuing with efforts to present accessible and affordable arts experiences to the broadest possible audience, Wolf Trap offers tickets as low as $10, continues to allow patrons to bring their own food and beverages to Park, and provides public transportation and free parking for all shows at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

Tickets for Wolf Trap's 2010 performances can be purchased via the Wolf Trap Box Office located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia; by calling 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, please call Wolf Trap at (703) 255-1868.

SOURCE Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts