Big band music coming to town on Tuesday

The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience will perform in Waynesboro on April 19.

The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience will perform in Waynesboro on April 19.

What do you call the fusion of big band with contemporary pop music? The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience, and you’re invited to witness it live on Tuesday as part of the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series’ season.

This high-spirited, energetic ensemble indelibly stamps vocal jazz and swing with a contemporary punch. Johnson, an Emmy award-winning crooner and lead singer of the internationally known vocal group Tonic Sol Fa, brings his show to Waynesboro on April 19, and tickets are on sale now.

The group has been featured on their very own nationally televised PBS television special, “The Spirit of the Season.”

Shaun has shared the stage with Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy and Garison Keilor, among others.

Musicians have toured with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Robert Randolph and the Family Band and New Kids on the Block as well as Music Hall of Fame inductees.

The show, sponsored by Queensborough National Bank and Trust Co. and held at the Burke County Office Park Auditorium, begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.

Tickets are available in advance at the Burke County Library in Waynesboro or by calling 706.526.5062. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door until sold out.

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