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Victor Wooten Band Concert
April 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Hall$32.00 – $48.00
Photo credit: victorwooten.com
Jump into Spring rocking out with the Victor Wooten Band.
Were you lucky enough to catch the Victor Wooten band last year? If not, you have another chance to witness their great musicianship. Led by the five-time Grammy Award-winning bassist, Victor Wooten, the band is guaranteed to deliver beyond your expectations.
Where do I park?
Parking is available in the surrounding areas of Memorial Hall at three lots and three garages. The most convenient parking option is across the street at the Washington Park Garage.
Who is Victor Wooten?
Victor is “the Michael Jordan of the bass” and “one of the most fearless musicians on the planet.” These qualities were evident when, in 1981, his older brother, Roy, recommended him as a bluegrass fiddle player for a job performing at a nearby amusement park. Victor, having never played violin in his life, was thrilled to meet the challenge. He borrowed an instrument from his high school orchestra teacher and immediately began practicing. Quickly learning the most popular fiddle tunes and techniques, he took the job at Busch Gardens’ The Old Country in Williamsburg, VA playing fiddle and bass in the Good Time Country Show.
Also, his sought-after skills and growing popularity have led to recordings and performances with artists such as Chick Corea, The Dave Matthews Band, Bootsy Collins, Branford Marsalis, Mike Stern, Prince, India Arie, Keb Mo, Dennis Chambers, Susan Tedeschi, Gov’t Mule, Bruce Hornsby, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Frank Gambale, the legendary Moroccan group Nass El Ghiwane, and many others.
Wooten continues to blaze a musical trail with his band, Grammy-nominated solo recordings and tours. Furthermore, he currently leads six to eight camps at his Wooten Woods each year.