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Cox Charities Benefit Concert to feature Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Cox Charities Benefit Concert to feature Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Cox Charities Benefit Concert to feature Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Cox Charities Benefit Concert to feature Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Sixth benefit concert to raise funds for local youth education programs

WHO:                Cox Communications, Cox Charities and Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

                           Presenting sponsor: ESPN


WHAT:              The 2017 Cox Charities Benefit Concert will feature Grammy Award winning singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett and His Large Band.  All proceeds from the concert benefit Cox Charities, the philanthropic arm of Cox Communications.


Cox Charities awards grants to qualified nonprofit organizations that provide educational programs focused on promoting youth education especially through science, technology, mentoring, and literacy. Since 2009, Cox has donated nearly $1 million to more than 60 organizations in Virginia through Cox Charities.


                            Tickets go on sale Friday, May 19 at 10am at and at the Sandler Center Box Office.


Sponsorship opportunities are available.


WHEN:              Tuesday, August 8, 2017

                           8:00 p.m.


WHERE:            Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

                           201 Market Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

(757) 385.2787


Media Contact:  Sarah Buck, (757) 222.2646 or



About the Artist

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades.  Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.  Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or ‘The Large Band’, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any living artist working today.


About Cox Charities

Cox Charities, the charitable giving and philanthropic arm of Cox Communications Virginia, proudly supports non-profit organizations in the Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Fairfax County and Fredericksburg communities of Virginia.  Cox Charities provides financial support in the form of grants to qualified organizations that provide educational programs designed to further the academic achievement and development of young people through science and technology, mentoring, literacy, and other areas promoting youth and education. 

More information about Cox Charities and the organizations it supports can be found at


About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity nine times, including the last eight years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

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