Davina and the Vagabonds Return to Lerner for Jazz Festival Encore Performance

March 01, 2012

Davina and the Vagabonds is coming to the Lerner Theatre on April 7 as the last Elkhart Jazz Festival encore performance before the June event.

The group performed in November as the opening act for Roomful of Blues, which was also at the Lerner and will perform during the June festival.

Unlike previous encore performances � Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan and Joan Collaso � this will be Davina and the Vagabonds� first time at the event.

�I think this is a kind of way to test the market,� said Elkhart Jazz Festival coordinator Ricky Fields.

The show, which includes dinner, will be in the Crystal Ballroom, unlike the Collaso show, which was in the main theater. The first encore performance was also in the Crystal Ballroom.

�It�s a little easier to sell tickets to an event like that,� Fields said.

Fields said he�s heard from people who say the encore performances have made them more interested in buying tickets to the summer festival. This is the first year for encore performances.

�They�ve accomplished what we wanted to do � getting local residents to purchase tickets to jazz events,� he said.

While the show is the day before Easter, Fields said he did not think it would affect tickets.

Tickets are $59 for dinner and the show. There will be a cash bar. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

For more information call 293-4469 or go to www.thelerner.com.