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Summer Music: 2021 Outdoor Summer Concert Series In Hampton Roads

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Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Summer means live music! Here is where you can bring the entire family to dance the evening away in Hampton Roads. Did we miss your favorite spot for local summer concerts? Please submit additions to this free listing HERE!

  

HAMPTON
 
Live at the Point at Mill Point Park (Hampton)
Location: Mill Point Park, 100 Eaton Street, Hampton, Virginia
Dates: Thursdays, June 17 – September 2, 2021 from 5 – 9pm
Description: FREE and open to the public.
  • June 17 – Jason Cale
  • June 24 – Vinyl Headlights
  • July 1 – Celeste Kellogg Band
  • July 8 – Mashup & The Cozy Condition
  • July 15 – The Fuzz Band
  • July 22 – The English Channel
  • July 29 – Good Shot Judy
  • August 5 – Court Street Company
  • August 12 – Brasswind
  • August 19 – Buckshot
  • August 26 – Red Light Romeo
  • September 2 – Runnin’ Shine
Live at the Block on Queens Way (Hampton)
Location: Queens Way, Hampton, Virginia
Dates: Fridays, June 18 – September 3, 2021 from 5 – 9pm
Description: FREE and open to the public.
  • June 18 – Doyle & Dunn
  • June 25 – Hard Times
  • July 2 – Crowbar Jones
  • July 9 – Kyle Davis Duo
  • July 16 – Doyle & Dunn
  • July 23 – Big Forest Fire
  • July 30 – Rob Oliver
  • August 6 – Brian Grilli
  • August 13 – Kelly Vaughan Duo
  • August 20 – Doyle & Dunn
  • August 27 – Hard Times
  • September 3 – Kyle Davis
Location: 710 Settlers Landing Drive, Hampton, Virginia
Dates: Saturdays, June 19 – September 4, 2021 from 5 – 9pm
Description: FREE and open to the public.
  • June 19 – The Vertigos
  • June 26 – Kyle Davis Trio
  • July 3 – Ra Jazz
  • July 10 – Latin Jazz Conspiracy
  • July 17 – The Original Rhondels
  • July 24 – Kaboombox
  • July 31 – Heart Stompers
  • August 7 – Hard Times
  • August 17 – Lions Bridge
  • August 21 – Ben Phelps Project
  • August 28 – Cody Christian Band
  • September 4 – Snackbar Jones
Concerts on the Green at Peninsula Town Center (Hampton)
Location: Peninsula Town Center 1800 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton, Virginia 23666
Dates: Tuesdays, June 22 – August 24, 2021 from 5 – 9pm (no concert July 6)
Description:  Kick back with FREE live music and lots of fun!. The concerts are free and open to the public. Grab a chair and a few friends and come enjoy live music from your favorite local bands at Peninsula Town Center.
  • RESCHEDULED: June 22 – Good Shot Judy
  • June 29 – Slapnation
  • July 13 – Runnin’ Shine
  • July 20 – Schooner or Later
  • July 27 – Anthony Roasano
  • August 3 – Snack Bar Jones
  • August 11 – Fine Swiss Cheese
  • August 17 – The Deloreans
  • August 24 – Good Shot Judy
Music by the Bay Summer Concerts at Continental Park, Fort Monroe (Hampton)
Location: Continental Park, Ingalls Road & Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651
Dates: Thursdays from 7-8:15pm, July 8-29, 2021
Description: In case of inclement weather, the concert will be at the Fort Monroe Theatre.
  • July 8 – USAF Rhythm in Blue
  • July 15 – 380th Army Band of Fort Eustis
  • July 22 – TBA
  • July 29 – USN Fleet Forces Concert Band
 
 
NEWPORT NEWS
Live on the Square Summer Concert Series at Port Warwick (Newport News)
Location: 3100 William Styron Sq N, Newport News, Virginia 23606
Dates: Wednesdays, 6-9pm from June 2 to August 25, 2021
Description: Enjoy the summer night air on Styron Square listening to the area’s best music. The concerts are FREE and family-friendly. Bring your own lawn chairs (no tents), blankets, food and drink.
 
 
NORFOLK
 
Locations: TCC Plaza, 300 Block of Granby Street
Dates: Fridays, 5-8:30pm, returning on August 9, 2021
Description: Each First Fridays event runs from 5-8:30pm and features music, drinks, and plenty of fun all in an authentic downtown setting. First Fridays is bigger and better than ever, getting the whole neighborhood in on the fun! First Fridays is now a 16-block party, and, thanks to a new ABC license, you can take that party with you throughout Downtown.
Location: Virginia Zoo, Norfolk VA
Dates: July 9, 2021
Description: Thanks to a partnership with LAVA Presents, live music will return July 9. The Last Bison and Starcoast will be taking to the event field to play under the stars at this family-friendly event, presented by WHRO Public Media and Out of the Box with Paul Shugure. Doors open at 6:30 pm with music beginning at 7:15 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs, but no pets, food or beverages will be permitted. Beer, wine and concessions will be for sale. While early bird tickets are sold out, plenty of general admission tickets remain and are $20 in advance. Day-of-show tickets and sales at the gate will be $25. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Virginia Zoo.
 
Location: Town Point Park, 101 Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA 23510
Dates: Thursdays, April 15-May 29, 2021 from 5-8pm
Cost: FREE
Description:  The “TGWO – Thank Goodness We’re Open” event series brings the return of small, safe, socially-distant (and free!) concerts and events to Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, on a weekly basis starting April 15 through May 29
  • May 20 – Concert In The Park (The River Boyz)
Sunsets on the River at the Hermitage Museum (Norfolk)
Location: Hermitage Museum & Gardens, 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, Virginia 23505
Dates: Beginning Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 6-9pm
Cost: Admission at the door: Members & kids under 5: FREE. Non-members: $12
Description:  Sunsets on the River is BACK in 2021! Our award-winning outdoor concert series returns this June. Gates open at 5:30, music starts at 6. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and food. Relax on the shoreline and hear live music from several of the region’s most talented bands. Enjoy drinks for purchase from our bar featuring craft beer and wine and grab dinner from a variety of food trucks and admission to our summer exhibition, Work in Progress: 13 Murals for Right Now beginning June 12
  • JUNE 3: BENNETT WALES & THE RELIEF
  • JUNE 17: FOX AND THE BEAR + COURT STREET COMPANY
  • JULY 8: ZAC LEE/FORTRESSES + PAPER ALIENS
  • JULY 22: SKYE ZENTZ AND BAND + LOGAN VATH AND BAND
  • AUGUST 5: DEREK MOORE + BLIND AND DIRTY
  • AUGUST 19 FINALE: JESSE CHONG MUSIC
 
Location: Ocean View Beach Park, East Ocean View Ave, Norfolk Virginia 23502
Dates: Sundays, June 20- September 5, 2021 from 7-9pm
Cost: FREE
Description:  Big Bands on the Bay ends the weekend with a sunset celebration on the Chesapeake Bay. Welcome the stars every Sunday night from 7pm to 9pm beginning June 20 and running through September 5, 2021. Guests are invited down to the Gazebo at Ocean View Beach Park for live Big Band music and dancing.
  • June 20 – Glen Boswick & The Sounds Of Swing
  • June 27 – The Terry Chesson Orchestra
  • July 4 – The Top Hats Orchestra
  • July 11 – South Side Little Big Band
  • July 18 – Glen Boswick & The Sounds Of Swing
  • July 25 – The Terry Chesson Orchestra
  • August 1 – The Top Hats Orchestra
  • August 8 – The Khedive Notables Dance Band
  • August 15 – South Side Little Big Band
  • August 22 – Glen Boswick & The Sounds Of Swing
  • August 29 – The Top Hats Orchestra
  • September 5 – The Terry Chesson Orchestra

 

PORTSMOUTH
 
Location: High Street Landing, 1 High Street, Portsmouth, VA
Dates: Thursdays, July 8 thru September 9, 2021 from 6-9pm
Description: This is a free concert series of summer shows. Come down to the waterfront at High Street Landing and get an early start on your weekend! Enjoy an evening of local entertainment and food vendors while relaxing along the waterfront.
  • July 8: RaJazz (R&B, Jazz)
  • July 15: The Original Rhondels (Beach Music)
  • July 22: Better by Tuesday (R&B, Jazz & Funk)
  • July 29: Janitors (R&B, 60s & Soul)
  • August 5: Soul Intent (Beach, Rock & 70s)
  • August 12: Champagne Band (Soul, Blues & Old School)
  • August 19: Tidewater Drive Band (Jazz, R&B & Reggae)
  • August 26: Blaque Velvet Band (Disco, Country & R&B)
  • September 2: Fuzz Band (R&B, Neo-Soul & Dance Music
  • September 9: Kustom Made (Top 40s, R&B, & Soul)
 
SMITHFIELD
Location: 228 Main Street, Smithfield VA
Dates: Fridays, July 2 at 7pm and July 9-23, 2021 at 8pm
Description: Bring a chair or blanket and join the fun every Friday at 228 Main Street (Smithfield Times Gazebo) in downtown Smithfield.
  • July 2 – Forte, Jazz
  • July 9 – Bobby Blackhat, Blues
  • July 16 – Higher Ground, Eclectic Mix
  • July 23 – Kim Persons & Lana Puckett, Country

 

 
SUFFOLK
 
Location: Constant’s Wharf (June 18 – July 16) & Bennett’s Creek Park (July 30 – August 20), Suffolk, VA
Dates: Fridays, 6-9:30pm from June 18 – August 20 (excluding July 23), 2021
Description: The parks will open on Fridays at 6 p.m. and the bands will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. The music will have you jamming in your seat till 9:30 p.m. Each night will be full of family fun with food vendors, bounce houses, adult beverages and merchant vendors to shop with. All Fridays are free and open to the public.
  • 18-Jun The Fuzz Band
  • 25-Jun The Original Rhondels
  • 9-Jul    WOAH
  • 16-Jul  Celeste Kellogg
  • 30-Jul   Buckshot
  • 6-Aug   Affirmative Groove
  • 13-Aug Slapnation
  • 20-Aug Deloreans
 
VIRGINIA BEACH
 
YNOT Wednesdays? – Free Summer Concert Series at Sandler Center Plaza (Virginia Beach)
Dates: Wednesdays, 5-9pm from July 21 – September 22, 2021.
Description: This annual free outdoor concert series will take place 5:00 – 9:00 pm on the Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza. Over the series, visitors will enjoy music ranging from country to rock to blues to Motown. Along with free music, visitors can purchase food and drinks while shopping and learning about our different vendors, some of which include Ynot Italian, Southern Automotive, Sinclair Radio Station, ROX Rapid Overland Xpress, and many more.
Location: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach Virginia 23462
  • July 21 – Good Shot Judy
  • July 28 – Tidewater Drive
  • August 4 – Brasswind
  • August 11 – Deja
  • August 18 – Fuzz Band
  • August 25 – Party Fins
  • September 1 – Right On Band
  • September 8 – Anthony Rosano
  • September 15 – Guava Jam
  • September 22 – Deloreans
 
Dates: Select Thursday evenings in August and September 2021 from 7:30-9pm
Description: The Symphony by the Sea Series presented by The Breeden Company is back for another year, and is better than ever! Beachfront pops will once again fill the air on six magical evenings by the sea. All concerts in this series are free and open to the public, but VIP Season Memberships may be purchased for $170/person.
Location: Neptune’s Park – 31st Street / Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach VA
  • August 12: Symphonicity
  • August 19: Virginia Symphony Orchestra
  • August 26: Symphonicity
  • September 9: Virginia Symphony Orchestra
  • September 16:  Virginia Symphony Orchestra
  • September 30:  Virginia Symphony Orchestra
 
 
YORKTOWN
 
Dates: Thursdays, 7-9:30pm from June 3 to August 12, 2021 (no concert July 1st)
Description: Join us on Thursdays this summer at Riverwalk Landing for free outdoor concerts by the river! Bring your lawn chairs and coolers; and stay until the sun sets! You’ll get to enjoy some of the area’s top acts playing beach favorites, Motown, disco, funk, R&B, Pop & More. Make sure you wear comfy shoes for dancing. And bring the kids. This is a fun for the whole family!
Location: Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA
  • June 3: Tidewater Drive
  • June 10: Main Event
  • June 17: En’novation
  • June 24: Brasswind
  • July 8: Slapnation
  • July 15: Bachelor Boys
  • July 22: Band of Oz
  • July 29: Soul Expressions
  • August 5: The Uptown Band
  • August 12: Another Level