The Birchmere

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May 15 @ 7:30 pm



Due to unforeseen circumstances, the David Sanborn show on May 15 is canceled. Here’s a note from Sanborn:

To All My Fans, Friends, and Birchmere attendees, I am heartbroken to announce that I will not be able to perform for you on May 15th.

For the last weeks I’ve been dealing with unbelievable pain in my spine that prohibited me from walking, let alone playing my horn. We were finally able to diagnose the issue as two stressed fractures in my spine. Last week I underwent an unexpected spinal surgery. The doctors assure me the procedure was a success, but recovery is 6 to 8 weeks of doing nothing, including not playing my horn.

Believe me, this decision and writing this note is nearly as painful as the procedure. Not the least because I’ve had to postpone on you last year as well. Playing for all of you, fans and supporters, as well as all the wonderful staff at the Birchmere is what keeps me alive. You have my assurance that as soon as I’ve healed, and we can find an open date at the club, I will be back.

Again my heartfelt apologies.
Dave Sanborn

All tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will automatically be refunded. If you purchased at The Birchmere Box Office, refunds are available at the Box Office any night we have a show from 5-9pm.

Wed. May 15: DAVID SANBORN  -7:30pm-  $49.50



May 15
7:30 pm


The Birchmere Music Hall
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305 United States
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