Grammy Award-Winning Robert Cray Coming to Sandler Center

Tickets go on sale Aug. 26 at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Robert Cray will bring his rocking rootsy blues and soul-filled ballads to the Sandler Center stage on Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.

Open ears and an open mind are the essence of singer, guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray's approach to writing, recording and playing music. He has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years, Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. There are five Grammys with Cray's name on them, and he has a suitcase full of W.C. Handy blues awards. Four years ago, Cray was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

It is extraordinary for musicians to thrive over four decades, and the Robert Cray Band is just that, an extraordinary story of success.  On the DVD "Texas Blues and R&B," artist Jimmie Vaughan sums up Robert Cray's singularity and success simply when he says, "He's got one foot in the future and one foot in the old stuff."

Tickets go on sale Aug. 26 at 10 a.m.
Visit www.ynottix.com or the Sandler Center box office.


About the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts opened on Nov. 3, 2007, and is professionally managed by Spectra Venue Management (spectraexperiences.com), formerly  Global Spectrum. With its soaring glass façade revealing the magnificent lobby, the grand staircase and glittering chandelier, Sandler Center beckons patrons from its location in the heart of Virginia Beach Town Center.

About Spectra Venue Management
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with more than 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra has three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com. Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 50 media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.

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