Thursday, June 23, 2011

Robbin Thompson In Concert At Cokesbury Church In Onancock

Tickets are now available for a concert by Richmond musician Robbin Thompson, who will appear at Historic Cokesbury Church in Onancock at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 15.

Thompson has shared the stage with many recording artists, including Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby and longtime friend Bruce Springsteen. In the early years, Thompson was the lead singer in Springsteen's band Steel Mill.

Thompson has won two awards at the American Song Festival and has recorded more than a dozen albums. One of his more notable songs is "Sweet Virginia Breeze," co-authored with friend Steve Bassett.

Thompson enjoys sailing the Chesapeake Bay aboard his boat Songbird. He is particularly fond of Onancock, where in years past he has performed at Harborfest. Thompson will sail the Songbird into Onancock Creek for the performance.

A reception with refreshments will immediately follow the concert, where guests can meet Thompson and purchase CDs. The concert is sponsored by Blue Crab Bay Co. and Shore Bank. Proceeds will benefit the Historic Cokesbury Church Fund.

Tickets are $15 each and are available starting June 1 at Blue Crab Bay Co. in Melfa, Shore Bank's Onley branch, Mallards at the Wharf in Onancock and The Book Bin in Onley. Only 150 tickets will be sold.


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