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Nov. 1, 2021

Davina and the Vagabonds to perform at Wharton Center

Davina and the Vagabonds returns to Wharton Center joined by Hot Club of Cowtown for one night only at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4.

The two groups come together in “The Finest Hour,” celebrating the 75th anniversary of the music that ended World War II. Songs include those of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Doris Day and many more. Davina and the Vagabonds with Hot Club of Cowtown bring to vibrant life the sounds that filled the 1940s dance halls. Tickets are on sale now at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online,, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office, or by calling 517-432-200 or 1-800-WHARTON. 

Davina and the Vagabonds is an irresistibly fun, bluesy group that infuses its high-energy performance with elements of boogie-woogie, ragtime and early rock. The group has carved their own niche in the world of blues with rollicking compositions led by Minnesota-born and insanely talented pianist and singer, Davina Lozier.

Downbeat Jazz, Blues and Beyond magazine calls Davina, “A one-of-a-kind performer whose singing has a sassiness bearing some comparison to that of the heart-thumping blues queen, Ida Cox.” 

The Hot Club of Cowtown is made up of high-heeled violinist Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and talented bassist Zack Sapunor. The trio shows that jazz and country music can exist together on the same page and on the same stage. The Wall Street Journal calls Hot Club of Cowtown, “A highly commendable achievement if there ever was one.” The trio was inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame in 2004. 

Please visit the Wharton Center website at to review the most up-to-date information and requirements pertaining to COVID-19. 

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