Summer Music: 2019 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 13- August 29, 2019 from 5:30 - 8pm
Description: The Towne Place at Greenbrier "Summer Concert Series" returns Thursday, June 13th! Free concerts are held every Thursday night from 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 13th – The Deloreans (80's Show Band)
  • June 20th - Nature's Child (Reggae)
  • June 27th - The Fuzz Band (R&B, Funk, Soul, Rock)
  • July 4th - BJ Griffin & the Galaxy Groove (Pop, Funk, Soul, R&B)
  • July 11th - Tumbao Salsero (Latin, Salsa)
  • July 18th - WOAH! (90's Hits)
  • July 25th - Roebuck (Americana, Rock)
  • August 1st - The Tiki Bar Band (Island/Classic Rock)
  • August 8th - Snackbar Jones (Pop, Rock)
  • August 15th - Good Shot Judy (Swing/Big Band)
  • August 22nd - Little Country (Country, Rock)
  • August 29th - Vinyl Headlights (Pop, Rock)
 

HAMPTON
 
Location: Queens Way, Downtown Hampton 23669
Dates: Saturdays, 6-11pm (music starts at 7pm) from May 4 to August 31, 2019 (except August 24). Additional dates: Sunday, July 28 at 2pm and October 26 at 7pm.
Description: Block Party 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 4 - Orquesta Tropikiimba
  • May 11 - BJ Griffin and The Galaxy Groove
  • May 18 - The Mullins Sisters
  • May 25 - Request Station
  • June 1 - No Block Party - Weekend of the Blackbeard Pirate Festival
  • June 8 - Dylan Schneider with The Heart Stompers
  • June 15 - Caleb Johnson with Roebuck
  • June 22 - Natural WONDER: The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience with Rocky 7
  • June 29 - Last Fair Deal: A Tribute to The Grateful Dead
  • July 6 - The Deloreans
  • July 13 - Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds with The Dharma Initiative
  • July 20 - Ghost-Note with The Fuzz Band
  • July 27 - BuckShot
  • *Sunday, July 28 - Waiters Race presented by Sysco in Mill Point Park at 2pm
  • August 3 - Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos
  • August 10 - Slapnation
  • August 17 - Matt Stell with Roosterfoot
  • August 31 - Good Shot Judy
  • October 26 - Halloween Block Party
 
Location: Buckroe Beach North First Street Hampton, VA 23664
Dates: Sundays from 6-9pm, May 26 - September 1, 2019
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.
  • 5/26  Tidewater Drive Band    
  • 6/2    Michael Clark Band      
  • 6/9    The Rhondels              
  • 6/16   TFC Band                   
  • 6/23   Myra Smith             
  • 6/30   The Janitors              
  • 7/7     The Fuzz Band          
  • 7/14   Soul Intent                 
  • 7/21   After Hours Band       
  • 7/28   Joselyn Best             
  • 8/4     Rare Mixx                 
  • 8/11   Hot Cakes                
  • 8/18   Power Play Band      
  • 8/25   Blackout Band          
  • 9/1     Slapnation  
 
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 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 2019.
Description: In case of inclement weather, the concert will be at the Fort Monroe Theatre.
  • June 6 - Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble
  • June 13 - US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble
  • June 20 - Michael Clark Band
  • June 27 - US Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band
  • July 11 - York River Concert Band
  • July 18 - August 15 - TBD
 
Summer Concert Series at Peninsula Town Center (Hampton)
Location: Peninsula Town Center 1800 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton, Virginia 23666
Dates: Tuesday Nights July 9 - August 13, 2019 from 6 - 9pm
Description: Enjoy the “sweet sounds of summer” at our annual Summer Concert Series in Town Square. The concerts are free and open to the public. Avenue Blue will be providing food & drinks every Tuesday night from 6pm to 9pm.  Grab a chair and a few friends and come enjoy live music from your favorite local bands at Peninsula Town Center. 
  • July 9 - Buckshot
  • July 16 - Slapnation
  • July 23 - Tidewater Drive
  • July 30 - Deloreans
  • August 6 - Buckshot
  • August 13 - Slapnation

  

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 22 to August 28, 2019
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.
  • May 22 Strictly Business
  • May 29 Slapnation
  • June 5 Deja
  • June 12 Brasswind
  • June 19 Bambambetty
  • June 26 Anthony Rosano & the Conqueros
  • July 3 USAF Heritage of America Band Full Spectrum
  • July 10 Bobbly Blackhat
  • July 17 Forte Jazz Band
  • July 24 Woah
  • July 31 Buckshot
  • August 7 The Wampler Brothers
  • August 14 On the Verge
  • August 21 Hotcakes
  • August 28 The Original Rhondels
 
Location: City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News VA
Dates: From 6 - 8pm every Third Thursday in July, August & September 2019
Description: Cool it by the Fountain with FREE Live Music!
  • July 18th - BuckShot 
  • August 15th - Slapnation 
  • September 19th - Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos  
 


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 26 through September 1, 2019.
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.
  • May 26 - Glen Bostwick and the Sounds of Swing
  • June 2 Terry Chesson Orchestra
  • June 9 - The Top Hats Orchestra
  • June 16 - The Khedive Notables Dance Band
  • June 23 - The Original Super Band
  • June 30 - Terry Chesson Orchestra
  • July 7 - Glen Boswick and the Sounds of Swing
  • July 14 - The Top Hats Orchestra
  • July 21 - The Khedive Notables Dance Band
  • July 28 - Glen Boswick and The Sounds of Swing
  • August 4 - Terry Chesson Orchestra
  • August 11 - The Top Hats Orchestra
  • August 18 - The Khedive Notables Dance Band
  • August 25 - Glen Boswick and The Sounds of Swing
  • September 1 - Terry Chesson Orchestra

 
Locations: TCC Plaza, 300 Block of Granby Street 
Dates: Fridays, 5-8:30pm on April 5, May 3, June 7, August 2, September 6 & October 4, 2019
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. 
  • April 5 - Levitation Room
  • May 3 - Kat Wright
  • June 7 - Super Doppler (Location: The Plot, in the NEON District, corner of Granby Street and Olney Road)
  • August 2 - Yarn
  • September 6 - Liz Cooper and The Stampede
  • October 4 - Greyhounds
 
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 23 thru August 9, 2019
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 for purchase 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.  Interactive Artist Demonstrations each night by the Visual Art Advancement Collective. Thrilling tricks and surprises from Hunter Rhodes MAGIC (select evenings) * Buttarcups FANCY Facepainting * Admission to our summer exhibition, Conversations | Contemporary Asian Art beginning June 20.
  • MAY 23: Bennett Wales & The Relief AND Jeremy Mangrum 
    • Food Trucks: Bro’s Fish Tacos, Your Pie, Cast Iron Catering, Joysicles Gourmet Pops  
  • June 6: The LifeHacks 
    • Food Trucks: Bro’s Fish Tacos, NY Souvlaki, The Boardroom, Lil Yeti’s Snoballs  
  • JUNE 20: Lucky 757 
    • Food Trucks: Bro’s Fish Tacos, Pelican Pete’s Mobile Pizza, Little Piggy’s Wurst Nightmare, Joysicles Gourmet Pops  
  • FRIDAY JULY 5: GRATEFUL JED 
    • Food Trucks: Bro’s Fish Tacos, Sofrito, Pittsburgh’s Best, Kona Ice  
  • JULY 18: The Fuzz Band 
    • Food Trucks: Bro’s Fish Tacos, La Cucina di Sophia, Deutscher Imbiss, Lil Yeti’s Snoballs  
  • AUGUST 1: JESSE CHONG 
    • Food Trucks: Bro’s Fish Tacos, The Flying Pig, Capt’n Crabby, Joysicles Gourmet Pops  
  • AUGUST 15: Lewis McGehee AND Court Street Company 
    • Food Trucks: Bro’s Fish Tacos, Lil’ Yeti SnoBalls, NY Souvlaki, The Bumbling Bee  
  • AUGUST 29: Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos 
    • Food Trucks: Bro’s Fish Tacos, NY Souvlaki, The Boardroom, Joysicles Gourmet Pops

Location: The Virginia Zoo Event Field, Granby Street, Norfolk VA
Dates: June 28 & July 26, 2019. 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: Bring your blanket and your lawn chairs. Asia – Trail of the Tiger and the World of Reptiles exhibits will be open. Enjoy summer fare & local brews. Gates open at 5:30 pm, performances begin at 6 pm. Refreshments, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase. No outside food or beverage permitted. Rain or shine. $2 Train Rides. Bounce Houses: $1 per jump, $5 unlimited jump 
  • June 28: The Deloreans 
  • July 26: Buckshot
 

PORTSMOUTH

First Friday Concerts in the Courtyard (Portsmouth)
Location: 
Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 400 High St, Portsmouth, Virginia
Dates: First Fridays, 5-8pm 
Description: Enjoy live music outside in the courtyard (inside the Art Annex if inclement weather) and light refreshments along with beautiful art in the galleries of the museum. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free after 6 pm.
  • June 7: Less Cowbell
  • July 6: Court Street & Company
  • August 2: Lewis McGehee
  • September 6: Chan Hall Smooth Jazz
  • October 4: Brackish Water Jamboree

Sunset Thursdays at Portside (Portsmouth)
Location: Portsmouth Water Stage, 407-409 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 2370
Dates: Thursdays, June 13 thru September 5, 2019 (except July 4) from 6:30-9pm
Description: This is a free concert series of summer shows. Enjoy an evening of local entertainment and food vendors while relaxing along the waterfront.  For more information, call (757) 393-8481.

  • June 13th  -  Strictly Bizzness
  • June 20th   -   Hotcakes
  • June 27th   -   Rajazz
  • July 11th    -   Original Rhondels
  • July 18th   -    2nd Wynd
  • July 25th   -    Soul Intent
  • August 1st  -  Elements Band
  • August 8th  -  Cool’ In Out
  • August 15th  - Michael Clark Band
  • August 22nd  -  Blaque Velvet Band
  • August 29th  -  Island Boy
  • September 5th  -  Good Life Band
 

SUFFOLK

TGIF Summer Concert Series (Suffolk)
Location:
 Constant's Wharf (June 14-July 12) & Bennett's Creek Park (July 26 - August 16), Suffolk, VA
Dates: Fridays, 6-9pm from June 14 - August 16 (excluding July 5 & 19), 2019
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 14 - Bobby Blackhat
  • June 21 - The Fuzz Band
  • June 28 - Schooner or Later
  • July 12 - Party Fins
  • July 26 - Soul Intent
  • August 2 - Affirmative Groove
  • August 9 - The Deloreans
  • August 16 - The Tidewater Drive Band

VIRGINIA BEACH

YNOT Wednesday Town Center Concert Series at Sandler Center Plaza (Virginia Beach)
Dates: Wednesdays, 5-9pm from June 5 to August 28, 2019.
Description: The eleventh annual free outdoor concert series will take place 5:00 – 9:00 pm on the Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza every Wednesday from June 5 – August 28. Over the thirteen-week 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!
Location: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach Virginia 23462 
  • June 5 - Snackbar Jones
  • June 12 - Right On Band
  • June 19 - Buckshot
  • June 26 - Good Shot Judy
  • July 3 - Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos
  • July 10 - 10 Spot
  • July 17 - The Fuzz Band
  • July 24 - Chase Payne
  • July 31 - Tidewater Drive Band
  • August 7 - The Janitors
  • August 14 - Buckshot
  • August 21 - Brasswind
  • August 28 - Party Fins

Dates: Select Thursday evenings in July, August and September 2019 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
  • July 11: Virginia Symphony Orchestra
  • July 25: Virginia Symphony Orchestra
  • August 8: Symphonicity
  • August 15: Virginia Symphony Orchestra
  • August 22: Symphonicity
  • September 5: Virginia Symphony Orchestra


YORKTOWN

Dates: Thursdays, 7-9:30pm from June 6 to August 29, 2019 (no concert July 4th)
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 6 En'Novation
  • June 13 Right On Band
  • June 20 Tidewater Drive Band     
  • June 27 The Main Event Band
  • July 11  TFC Band                 
  • July 18  Hot Cakes Band       
  • July 25  Strictly Bizzness      
  • Aug. 1   Brasswind                 
  • Aug. 8   Slapnation                
  • Aug. 15 Party Fins                
  • Aug. 22 Soul Expressions      
  • Aug. 29 Band of Oz   

Date: Sundays at 5pm from June 30 through August 25, 2019.
Description: Well-known local musicians and bands perform each Sunday including contemporary and country music, bluegrass, classic rock, modern hits, jazz quartet, Celtic music, traditional barbershop melodies, and more. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and pack a picnic supper.
Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Church Street, Yorktown
  • June 30: York River Concert Band
  • July 7: Truetone Honeys
  • July 14: The Mullins Sisters
  • July 21: Runaway String Band
  • July 28: Magic of Harmony Show Chorus
  • August 4: Lou Vangieri
  • August 11: Lana Puckett & Kim Person
  • August 18: Something Different Duo
  • August 25: Poisoned Dwarf
 
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