(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – Out of the Box, the Sandler Center Emerging Artist Series, returns for its fifth year. Support local artists every Thursday from January 11 – March 1, 2018. This great “after work” event is in collaboration with Paul Shugrue from Out of the Box on 89.5 WHRV. It’s the perfect setting to meet up with co-workers and friends to enjoy a night of music, food, and drinks. Admission is FREE. Doors open at 6pm and live music begins at 7pm. Food and drinks are available for purchase. VIP tables for Out of the Box are available for purchase.

The 2018 scheduled performers will include:

Date                     Artist

January 11           Lewis McGehee

January 18           Jailtones

January 25           Doc Robin Band

February 1          Galaxy Dynamite

February 8          Jeremy Lasley and the Lastones

February 15        Tom Dikon & The Jukes Revival

February 22        Bennett Wales & The Relief

March 1                Jesse Chong

*Artists and performance dates are subject to change.

Out of the Box benefits the Sandler Center Foundation’s Local Heroes program, which provides tickets for Hampton Road’s “Local Heroes” (first responders, teachers, and military) and their families to attend a performance at the Sandler Center.  For more information on Out of the Box, visit http://www.sandlercenter.org/index/outofthebox.

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), formally 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’s Town Center.

With 1,300 seats, the Sandler Center is an adaptable, acoustically superb space suited for virtually every kind of live performance. In addition to performances for audiences of all ages, the Sandler Center enriches the life of the Virginia Beach community with arts education programs, including student matinees, in-school performances and master classes with renowned artists. To learn more about the Sandler Center, visit www.sandlercenter.org.

About Spectra

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

About Comcast Spectacor

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Sponsorships. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.

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Media Contact:

Meghan Calvagna

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Director of Marketing

mcalvagna@sandlercenter.org