Monday, April 30, 2012

Jackson Browne to play Charlotte

Singer-songwriter and Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame member Jackson Browne launches his 2012 acoustic tour at Charlotte's Belk Theater Saturday, July 14. Singer-songwriter and fiddler Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek will join him as a special guest. Browne, who will alternate between piano and guitar, promises a career spanning set list.

The month-long tour hits several spots in Virginia and the Carolinas including Charleston, Durham, Richmond, and Floyd, Virginia's Floyd Fest.

Watkins' sophomore solo album, "Sun Midnight Sun," is out Tuesday, May 8. The pair have shared the stage before and Browne speaks highly of her as an instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Prices are $49.50 to $84.50 and are available at the Blumenthal Arts box office, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at One dollar from each ticket will be donated to charity and special VIP and benefit seating (which includes a larger charitable donation) is also available.