Summer Music: 2018 Outdoor Summer Concert Series In Hampton Roads

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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!


CHESAPEAKE

Towne Place at Greenbrier Summer Concert Series (Chesapeake)
Location:
 Towne Place at Greenbrier 725 Eden Way North, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Dates: 
Thursday nights - June 14- August 30, 2018 from 5:30 - 8pm
Description: 
The Towne Place at Greenbrier "Summer Concert Series" returns Thursday, June 14th! Free concerts held every Thursday night, 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the center located at 725 Eden Way North, off Eden Way North and Stephanie Way, in Greenbrier, Chesapeake. FREE and open to the public.

  • June 14 -- The Deloreans - 80's Show Band
  • June 21 – Natures Child - Reggae
  • June 28 – Bobby BlackHat Band - Blues
  • July 05 -- BJ Griffin & Galaxy Groove - Pop, Funk, Soul, R&B
  • July 12 -- The Tiki Bar Band - Island / Classic Rock, etc.
  • July 19 -- Tumbao Salsero - Latin, Salsa
  • July 26 – BuckShot - Country
  • August 02 – WOAH! - 90's Hits ...
  • August 09 – The Fuzz Band - R&B, Funk, Soul, Rock
  • August 16 – Michael Clark Band - Blues, Soul
  • August 23 – MOER - Pop, Rock
  • August 30 -- Heather Edwards Band - Country/ Classic


HAMPTON
 
Location: Queens Way, Downtown Hampton 23669
Dates: Saturdays, 6-11pm (music starts at 7pm) from May 5 to August 25, 2018
Description: BlockParty goers will be treated to a variety of local and national musical acts spanning all genres, as well as our always quirky signature events. 
  • May 5 - Tumbao Salsero
  • May 12 - Bennett Wales and the Relief with the Jesse Chong Band
  • May 19 - Popwire
  • May 26 - Schooner or Later
  • June 2 - Blackbeard Pirate Festival
  • June 9 - BJ Griffin and Galaxy Groove
  • June 16 - Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience with special guest
  • June 23 - The Reverend Horton Heat with The Shifty South and Lucky 757
  • June 30 - Slapnation
  • July 7 - The Deloreans - Bob Ross Paint Night
  • July 14 - The Skip Castro Band with the Tiki Bar Band - Rolling of the Bulls
  • July 21 - Agents of Good Roots with Mosquito Cabaret
  • July 28 - Buckshot - Sysco Waiter's Race
  • Aug. 4 - Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute with Mullins Sisters
  • Aug. 18 - Good Shot Judy
  • Aug. 25 - TFC Band
 
Location: Buckroe Beach North First Street Hampton, VA 23664
Dates: Sundays from 6-9pm, May 27 - September 2, 2018
Description: Groove on down to the best summer concert series, Groovin' by the Bay, featuring live bands every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Enjoy the best of oldies, r&b, beach, with a little funk.
  • June 10- The Myra Smith Experience 
  • June 17- TFC Band
  • June 24- After Hours Band
  • July 1- Joselyn Best 
  • July 8- Coolin Out 
  • July 15- The Janitors 
  • July 22- Rare Mixx 
  • July 29- Tidewater Drive Band 
  • August 5- Michael Clark Band 
  • August 12- Soul Intent 
  • August 19- Blackout Band 
  • August 26- Hot Cakes Band 
  • September 2- The Rhondels 
 
Music by the Bay Summer Concert at Continental Park, Fort Monroe (Hampton)
Location: Continental Park, Ingalls Road & Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651
Dates: Thursdays from 7-8:15pm on June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2018.
Description: In case of inclement weather, the concert will be at the Fort Monroe Theatre.
 
 
Summer Concert Series at Peninsula Town Center (Hampton)
Location: Peninsula Town Center 1800 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton, Virginia 23666
Dates: Tuesday Nights July 10 - August 28, 2018 from 6 - 9pm
Description: Enjoy live music from your favorite local bands, wine & beer, food, and fun activities for the kids!
 
 

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 May 23 to August 29, 2018 (no concert July 4!)
Description: Enjoy the summer night air on Styron Square listening to the area’s best music. The concerts are FREE and all are welcome! Bring your own lawn chairs (no tents), blankets, food and drink – beer and wine allowed. Or enjoy the music from one of Port Warwick restaurant patios.
 
 
Location: Market Stage on Mariners' Row, City Center Oyster Point, 701 Town Center Dr, Newport News, VA 23606
Dates: Fridays, 5:30-8:30pm from June 1 to July 27, 2018
Description: End your weekend on a Happy Note. Free concert series featuring Hampton Roads’ top bands.  Join us and enjoy a dance area, corn hole, free children's activities, food vendors, and adult beverage sales.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the summer at City Center -  Fridays in June and July  5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • June 1 - DeLoreans
  • June 8 - Brasswinds
  • June 15 - Wonderland 
  • June 22 - The Fuzz Band 
  • June 29 - Groove Train 
  • July 6 - Hey Hey Hooligan 
  • July 13 - BJ Griffin & Galaxy Groove 
  • July 20 - Affirmative Groove 
  • July 27 - Snackbar Jones
 
 
 
NORFOLK

Big Bands on The Bay Summer Concert Series at Ocean View Beach Park(Norfolk)
Location: Ocean View Beach Park, East Ocean View Ave, Norfolk Virginia 23502
Dates: Every Sunday, 7-9pm, starting May 27 through September 2, 2018.
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. Guests are invited down to the Gazebo at Ocean View Beach Park for live Big Band music and dancing.

 
Locations: TCC Plaza, 300 Block of Granby Street 
Dates: Fridays, 5-8:30pm on April 6, May 4, June 1, August 3, September 7 & October 5, 2018.
Description: Get ready to grab some friends & have some fun: Downtown Norfolk's favorite Friday night street party is back for it's sixth season! Each First Fridays event runs from 5-8:30pm and features music, drinks, and plenty of fun all in an authentic downtown setting. 
  • June 1 - Hot Gumbo Brass Band - Second-line Funk, Hip Hop, Reggae, Pop, R&B and DJ CanRock - Best DJ 2017 Veer Local Music Awards
  • August 3 -  Guava Jam Band - 70s to current, Classic Rock, Country, and Dance
  • September 2 - Bennett Wales and the Relief - Five-piece Rock & Roll and LittKeys - Hip Hop, R&B, Old School
  • October 5 - The Deloreans - 80s Show Band
 
Sunsets on the River at the Hermitage Museum (Norfolk)
Location: Hermitage Museum & Gardens, 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, Virginia 23505
Dates: Every other Thursday, 6-9pm from May 10 thru August 16, 2018
Cost: Admission at the door: Members & kids under 5: FREE. Non-members: $12
Description:  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 from our bar featuring craft beer and wine and grab dinner from a variety of food vendors including our premier food truck, Bro’s Fish Tacos. Our summer exhibit, PROOF, will be on view during the concerts through July 22. New for 2018: We’ve added an 8th concert in August! Plus, enjoy live artist demos, nature activities, a refreshed bar menu, and #instaspot giveaways at each concert!
  • May 10: Cheap Thrills (Pop)
    • Food Trucks:  NY Souvlaki, Your Pie, Lil’ Yeti SnoBalls + Magician Hunter Rhodes will be on site doing magic!
  • May 24: 504 Supreme featuring the Truetone Honeys (Big Band, Swing)
    • Food Trucks: Bro’s Fish Tacos, Little Piggy’s Wurst Nightmare, Joysicles Gourmet Pops
  • June 7: Superfang AND Lucky 757 (Rockabilly)
    • Food Trucks: Bro’s Fish Tacos, Pittsburgh’s Best, Lil’ Yeti SnoBalls
  • June 21: Brandon Bower AND Bennett Wales and the Relief (Blues, Funk)
    • Food Trucks: Capt’n Crabby, Pino’s Meatballs, New York Souvlaki, and Lil’ Yeti SnoBalls
    • + Magician Hunter Rhodes will be on site doing magic!
  • July 5: The Storyweavers AND Who We Are Not (Jazz/Folk)
    • Food Trucks: Food Gangsters, Bro’s Fish Tacos, Lil’ Yeti SnoBalls
  • July 19: Grateful Jed AND The Congress (Grateful Dead cover band/ Jam)
    • Food Trucks: Bro’s Fish Tacos, Deutscher Imbiss, Joysicles Gourmet Pops
  • August 2:  Kaboombox (Pop + DJ)
    • Food Trucks: Red River Smokehouse, Bro’s Fish Tacos, Lil’ Yeti SnoBalls
  • August 16: The Fuzz Band (Soul, reggae, fusion)
    • Food Trucks: Food Gangsters, Bro’s Fish Tacos, NY Souvlaki, Lil’ Yeti SnoBalls


Location: Ocean View Beach Park, East Ocean View Ave, Norfolk Virginia 23502
Dates: Fridays, 6-9:30 pm, from June 29 to August 31, 2018
Description: Guests will be able to enjoy live performances from local and regional bands every Friday nightThe TGOV Beach Music Concert Series is a great way to start the weekend with Live Music on the Chesapeake Bay, children's activities, cornhole games, food, beverages and more! 
  • June 29 - Wonderland
  • July 6 - Soul Intent
  • July 13 - The Fuzz Band
  • July 20 - Powerplay
  • July 27 - Coolin' Out
  • August 3 - The Michael Clark Band
  • August 10 - Tidewater Drive Band
  • August 17 - TFC Band
  • August 24 - Vinyl Headlights
  • August 31 - Bill Deal's Original Rhondels

Location: The Virginia Zoo, Granby Street, Norfolk VA
Dates: July 13 & August 3, 2018. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Gates open at 5:30 pm with performances beginning at 6 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance online.
Cost: Cost is $4 for members and $10 for non-members. Ample parking is available.
Description:Make the Virginia Zoo your live music destination this summer for its Zoo Grooves concert series. Dance the night away at these family-friendly events, plus enjoy exclusive after-hours access to the Zoo. Asia – Trail of the Tiger, the ZooFarm and the new World of Reptiles and Friends will all be open until 7 pm. Local craft beers and summer fare will be available for purchase. The Zoo Train will also be operating with $2 rides.
  • July 13: The Rhondels play oldies beach music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. 
  • August 3: The Deloreans play party tunes from the 1980s. 
 

PORTSMOUTH

First Friday Concerts in the Courtyard (Portsmouth)
Location: 
Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 400 High St, Portsmouth, Virginia
Dates: First Fridays, 5-8pm 
Description: Corner of High and Court Street. Event will take place in the art Annex, next to the Gallery Shop, in case of rain.
  • June 1 - Bobby BlackHAT Walters

Sunset Thursdays at Portside (Portsmouth)
Location: 
Portsmouth Water Stage, 407-409 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 2370
Dates: Thursdays from 6:30-9pm
Description: This is a free concert series of summer shows. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River. There will be no rain dates, if the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111

  • June 7 - Original Rhondels 
  • June 14 - Ramonta 
  • June 21 - Soul Intent 
  • June 28 - Phazz II 
  • July 5 - Rajazz 
  • July 12 - Tidewater Drive 
  • July 19 - 2Nd Wynd 
  • July 26 - Island Boy 
  • August 2 - Blaque Velvet 
  • August 9 - Hotcakes 
  • August 16 - Slapnation 
  • August 23 - Michael Clark Band 
  • August 30 - Strictly Business 
  • September 6 - Forte Jazz
 

SUFFOLK

TGIF Summer Concert Series (Suffolk)
Location:
 Constant's Wharf (June dates) & Bennett's Creek Park (July & August dates), Suffolk, VA
Dates: Fridays, 6-9pm from June 8 - August 17 (excluding July 6 & 13), 2018
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.
  • June 8 - The Fuzz Band
  • June 15 - Groove Train
  • June 22 - Tidewater Drive Band 
  • June 29 - Affirmative Groove
  • July 20 - The Deloreans
  • July 27 - Cheap Thrills
  • August 3 - Soul Intent
  • August 10 - Touch of Spice
  • August 17 - Vinyl Headlights

VIRGINIA BEACH

YNOT Wednesday Town Center Concert Series at Sandler Center Plaza (Virginia Beach)
Dates: Wednesdays, 5-9pm from June 6 to August 29, 2018.
Description: The tenth annual summer nights at Town Center Concert Series will take place 5:00 – 9:00 pm on the Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza from June – August 2018. Over the thirteen week series, visitors will enjoy music ranging from rock to blues to Motown. Title sponsor Ynot Italian will be serving up delicious pizza, sandwiches, and gelato all season long. The Virginia Beach Farmers Market will have local farmers with their fresh fruits, vegetables, and other homegrown items on the Plaza.
Location: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach Virginia 23462 
  • June 6 Right On Band
  • June 13 Guava Jam
  • June 20 BJ Griffin & the Galaxy Groove
  • June 27 The Janitors
  • July 4 The Fuzz Band
  • July 11 Buckshot
  • July 18 Time for Change
  • July 25 Tidewater Drive
  • August 1 10 Spot
  • August 8 The Deloreans
  • August 15 HM Johnson
  • August 22 Jesse Chong Band
  • August 29 Party Fins
 
Dates: Select Tuesdays: June 19, 26, July 3, 17 and August 7, 14, 2018. Gates open at 5pm. Concert at 7pm. 
Description: Live concert series at the Oceanfront with limited free general admission
Location: 31st Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront (Inclement Weather Venue: Norfolk Hilton The Main @ Grain)
  • June 19 - Vertical Horizon
  • June 26- Canaan Smith
  • July 3 - Better Than Ezra
  • July 17 - The Wailers 
  • August 7 - Jordan Davis 
  • August 14 - The Romantics

Commonwealth ViBez Summer Concerts (Virginia Beach)
Dates: 
Saturdays June 23, July 14, July 28, August 11, and August 18, 2018 from 12-10pm
Description: 
The ViBe Creative District nonprofit is partnering with Commonwealth Brewing on a new concert series in ViBe Park two Saturdays a month in June, July and August. These six events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Each month on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, three bands will play on ViBe Park’s performing arts stage from noon to 10pm providing the public with an opportunity to enjoy live music, pop-up vendors and craft beer. Visitors are encouraged to bring their favorite beach chair or a blanket to enjoy the music. The event series called “Commonwealth ViBez” is a collaboration between the nonprofit and the craft brewery that will feature the summer concert days where the drinks, food and music will all be themed for the occasion.
Location: 
ViBe Park 18th & Cypress, Virginia Beach VA
  • Saturday, June 23 - Old School Rap Theme 
    • Noon-3pm, DJ Illusionz 
    • 3:30pm-6:30pm, Erike B 
    • 7:00pm-10:00pm, DJ MIsta Nice 
  • Saturday, July 14 - Jazz Theme 
    • Noon-3:00pm, Dave Hufstedler Trio 
    • 3:30pm-6:30pm, Russell Scarborough Trio 
    • 7:00pm-10:00pm, TBA 
  • Saturday, July 28 - Vinyl Theme 
    • Noon-3:00pm, Humble Ark Sound 
    • 3:30pm-6:30pm, Lord Thomas 
    • 7:00pm-10:00pm, Greg Agin 
  • Saturday, August 11 - Funk Theme 
    • Noon-3:00pm, The Lifehacks 
    • 3:30pm-6:30pm, The Gold Sauce 
    • 7:00pm-10:00pm, Black White Blues 
  • Saturday, August 23 - Reggae Theme 
    • Noon-3:00pm, Sopoz 
    • 3:30pm-6:30pm, Nature's Child 
    • 7:00pm-10:00pm, TBA

Dates: Select Thursday evenings in July, August and September 2018 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 Series Memberships are now available.
Location: Neptune's Park - 31st Street / Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach VA
  • July 12: Virginia Symphony Orchestra
  • July 26: Virginia Symphony Orchestra
  • August 9: Symphonicity
  • August 16: Virginia Symphony Orchestra
  • August 23: Symphonicity
  • September 6: Virginia Symphony Orchestra


YORKTOWN

Dates: Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm from August 8-29, 2017
Description: This free outdoor concert series brings the community together to enjoy live music from our nation's heroes! A different ensemble performs each week presented by musicians from U.S. Fleet Forces Band, Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis, VA. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.
Location: Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA
  • Tuesday, August 7 - U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Band
  • Tuesday, August 14 – The Top Hats Orchestra 
  • Tuesday, August 21 – U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown Ceremonial Band 
  • Tuesday, August 28 – Royal Atlantic Band

Dates: Thursdays, 7-9:30pm from June 7 to August 2, 2018 (no concert July 5th)
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 7    Slapnation                   
  • June 14  Vinyl Headlights          
  • June 21  The Main Event Band  
  • June 28  Right On Band         
  • July12     Band of Oz         
  • July 19    Soul Intent          
  • July 26   Tidewater Drive   
  • Aug. 2     En'Novation

Date: Sundays at 5pm from July 1 through August 26, 2018.
Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Church Street, Yorktown

Sundays at 5pm at Grace Episcopal Church

  • July 1    York River Concert Band
  • July 8    Magic of Harmony Show Chorus
  • July 15  Something Different Duo
  • July 29  Runaway String Band
  • Aug 5    Lou Vangieri
  • Aug 12  Kim Person & Lana Puckett
  • Aug 19  The Mullins Sisters
  • Aug 26  Poisoned Dwarf
 
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