Summer is right around the corner and with that comes lots of live music on the Peninsula! Wednesday May 23rd, dress in your best 80’s gear and dance the night away with The Deloreans.
The concert will begin promptly at 6pm. This event is kid/pet friendly and is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your own chairs, blankets or even a picnic. Beer and wine are allowed. Free parking for the concerts is available in the Sentara parking lot.
Concerts are every Wednesday, 6-9pm from May 23 to August 29, 2018 (no concert July 4). For detailed info and the entire season’s schedule, click here.
The concert will take place rain or shine. Should weather conditions cause a cancellation, a decision will be made by 5:30pm and will be posted on the website and Facebook page.
Saturday, May 12th, grab your girlfriends for an afternoon of art, shopping and supporting local business. Enjoy a stroll through the beautifully quaint area of Hilton in Newport News.
This event will feature live music, food trucks and a beer garden on site. Take a walk down the commercial district, over to Main Street and to the James River as you enjoy the opportunity to view and purchase incredible local art at the Hilton Art Show.
This will be a juried show with prizes given. The event is from 11am-7pm. (Artist registration is FULL as of April 1st, 2018.)
For more info on this event, click here.
BLE Langley celebrates it’s 102nd Anniversary at “Air Power Over Hampton Roads” May 18-20. In addition to a wide variety of aerial acts and show attractions, there will be amazing performances at the two Fly High Concerts, along with the best hospitality on the flight line at the ‘Raptor Roost’.
Enjoy free general admission with exciting air performers during the day and evenings. There will be live music Friday and Saturday as well as fun activities for children.
Friday night, the gates will open at 5pm with R&B Sensation, Fantasia performing at 6.30pm. Trace Adkins will take the stage Saturday at 5.30pm with Ryan Daniel opening. General viewing (unseated) for both concerts is free. Preferred seating is $25 in advance and $35 at the door.
In addition to over 15 air displays, there will be incredible fireworks and ground displays. Also, be sure to catch the ‘Shockwave’ Jet truck, with speeds pushing 300 mph, belching smoke and 50′ flames. The Shockwave Jet Truck will even race an airplane!
For detailed info and to purchase tickets online, click here.
The Block Party is back y’all! Saturday, May 5th, let’s kick off the warm weather with some great live music, family entertainment and refreshments at the block.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Tumbao Salsero this Saturday! This upbeat orchestra consists of eleven members that will keep your feet moving all night long with full Latin percussion. The band features timbales, congas, bongos, trumpets, piano and two lead vocalists. Their repertoire includes many Latin rhythms, such as: Salsa, Merengue, Guaguancó, Son Montuno, Jazz, Bomba and Plena.
This family friendly event is free and begins at 6pm. The children’s area will be open from 6-8pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
The party continues each week with an awesome lineup of live music, food trucks and a great crowd. For a complete list of bands, click here.
Warmer weather has finally arrived! What better way to celebrate than to enjoy great music by the bay? Friday, May 4th Slapnation will kick off Opening Weekend at Paradise Ocean Club.
Slapnation will take the stage at 6:30pm and rock the beach until 10:30pm. This highly popular band features nine of the most talented musicians around. You’ll enjoy an incredible four piece rhythm section, a three piece horn section and two outstanding vocalists.
Saturday, the celebration continues with a Cinco de Mayo party featuring live music. Brian Sewell will perform from 12pm-3pm and Aaron Firestone will take the stage from 3pm-7pm. Sunday, enjoy live music by Kevin Brinson and Snackbar Jones.
Paradise Ocean Club is your one-stop destination for summer fun and relaxation. The beach club offers full service catering, a private beach, Olympic-size pool, Tiki Bar, cabanas, a fast-serve food bar and a massive stage for local and national music.
Private cabanas are available for rent Monday-Friday (except Holidays) for $100. Weekend rentals are $250. Annual family memberships are available for $500 and single annual memberships are $250. Daily entry is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 18 and under. Membership discounts are offered for Fort Monroe residents and retired or active-duty military.
For detailed info on all of the summer fun, click here.
It’s hard to believe we are only 6 months away from Halloween. Saturday, April 28th, Tradition Brewing Company will host a fundraising event to commemorate this glorious occasion.
Come dressed in your best costume and run the inaugural Beer Mile! (Yes, I said ‘beer’ and ‘mile’ in the same line). This event will feature a live DJ, food trucks and the beer mile race. You can also choose to participate in the ‘pay to spray’ water gun stations or enjoy a few games of cornhole. Costumes are encouraged for a chance to win prizes.
If you’re unfamiliar with how a ‘beer mile’ goes down, here’s how it works. Every quarter mile you’ll drink a beer, and must finish your beer before you can continue running. There will be awards for the top male and female runners upon completion.
100% of proceeds made from this event will benefit Students Run The Streets, a local nonprofit organization helping middle and high school students in Newport News.
To register, visit www.TBCBeerMile.com. Please note you must be 21+ to participate in this event. You may still attend the event if you are under 21, but cannot participate in the beer mile.
Blues, Brews & BBQ returns to Yorktown Saturday, May 5th. Sample over 25 different craft beers, enjoy some amazing BBQ, and listen to the best Blues musicians in Hampton Roads.
At 12:30pm, The Jukes will deliver an entertaining performance steeped in swing, boogie, and down-home blues. Then, at 3:30pm, the Michael Clark Band will take the mic to blend the Blues with a little soul, rock and jazz.
New to the event this year is a wine garden, which is included in admission. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Proceeds Benefit the York Foundation for Public Education. This event is from 12-6pm.
For detailed info and to purchase tickets online, click here.
Attention lovers of all things VINTAGE! Spend your afternoon in beautiful Port Warwick this Saturday, April 21st from 1-5pm.
Enjoy browsing through several amazing vendors that will be selling unique clothing, accessories and items for your home. Rita Baker of Vintage Haven will be on site, Stifel & Capra, as well as Karen Martin from the Hilton Village shop, Madame et Monsieur. The Coral Caravan from Virginia Beach will also be parked out front, packed full of retail therapy. These boutiques are just a few that will be participating.
Local foodies, including Lolly’s Creamery will be serving up some amazing treats. The one and only Jolly Roasters Coffee Co. will be keeping everyone excited all day.
For detailed info on this event, click here.