Hampton Roads Weekend Planner September 4-6

You’re sneaking out of the office early on Friday and not going in at all on Monday! That means it’s going to be an amazing weekend.

Hampton Roads won’t let you down!

There’s a great lineup at the Oceanfront for the American Music Festival and First Friday in Norfolk is on after being rained out last month! If you plan on staying in until Sunday, go for the Reggae Fest or the symphony. You’ll find beautiful music everywhere this weekend!

 

 

 

All Weekend

Hampton

Friday, September 4-Saturday, September 5/‘We’ve Come This Far by Faith’ United States Colored Troops Encampment Event/Queen Street Baptist Church
This September, to celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary,  Queen Street Baptist Church will hold two unique events. September 4-5, the church will host “We’ve Come This Far by Faith,” a weekend event of praise and celebration that includes a United States Colored Troops (USCT) encampment and helps the public connect the dots between Fort Monroe, Contraband slaves, the Grand Contraband Camp, United States Colored Troops (USCT), and the historic African American churches that were founded after the war.

Norfolk

Ongoing/The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas/The Little Theatre of Norfolk
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Virginia Beach

Friday September 4-Sunday September 6/American Music Fest/Oceanfront
The American Music Festival, September 4-6 at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, will feature national recording artists who perform on the beach and on park stages along the boardwalk! Steve Miller Band, Rebelution, The Wailers, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Sheryl Crow will present concerts at the 5th Street main stage on the beach. Rounding out a spectacular weekend of musical performances on free stages will be: Restless Heart, 38 Special, Spyro Gyra, Lonestar, Reel Big Fish, and more.
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Friday September 4-Sunday September 6/Rock and Roll Virginia Beach Race Weekend/Oceanfront
Check out a two-day Health & Fitness Expo prior to the event, where all participants must visit to pick up their race packets. Free and open to the public, these expos feature the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and interactive displays. Interested in showcasing your brand? Contact us today to get in the game! Then, come out for the Mile in the Sand, the 5K, or the half marathon! The half marathon course is as flat and festive as it comes – perfect for runners and walkers of all ability levels. Don’t miss out on the most rockin’ running event all year!

Williamsburg

Saturday, September 5-Sunday September 6/Taste Traditional at Colonial Williamsburg
Close out summer on a culinary adventure spanning 300 years – The Taste Tradition, Colonial Williamsburg’s third annual celebration of food, wine, and spirits. Reserve your Taste Tradition Weekend package, including exclusive tickets to the Brew ‘N’ Cue Showdown hosted by The Local Palate or buy your individual tickets to over 15 events online!

Friday

Hampton

7:30 p.m./WWE Live/Hampton Coliseum
WWE Live returns to Hampton Coliseum! See all of your favorite WWE Superstars in action, including: John Cena vs. Kevin Owens (United States Championship Match), Neville vs. Money in the Bank Contract Winner Sheamus, and many more!
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Norfolk

5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m./First Fridays Downtown Street Party/TCC Plaza, 300 block of Granby Street
In its third season, each First Fridays event runs from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and features music, food, merchandise vendors and a beer and wine garden all in an authentic downtown setting. FREE

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m./First Fridays at the Moses Myers House/323 E. Freemason St.
Come mix and mingle in the gardens at the Moses Myers House during First Friday Downtown.
Challenge your friends to a game of corn hole or bocce ball while sipping beverages under the shade trees. All are welcome to attend and we encourage you to bring your friends. Museum Members will receive one free drink ticket and a cash bar will be available.

7:05 p.m./Norfolk Tides v. Gwinnett Braves/Harbor Park
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7:30 p.m./Pretty Ugly/The NorVA
PrettyUgly with special guests Erin and the Wildfire, ANGI3, & Madison Leigh
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Virginia Beach

4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m./MOCA’s First Friday Vibe/Virginia MOCA
Join local businesses and artists as Virginia Beach celebrates First Friday VIBE each month. Visit MOCA’s Satellite Gallery at Towne Pavilion II for view our current exhibit Sam Hughes: Happenstance. MOCA staff will be on hand to guide you through the exhibit and share exciting news about MOCA’s upcoming exhibitions, programs and events! Conversations Tours at 5:30pm and 6:30pm. FREE

Yorktown

5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m./Opening Night- Yorktown Celebrates Art Month/The Freight Shed
Yorktown Celebrates Arts Month “Opening Night” Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30-8:00 pm. For this special evening, The Yorktown Freight Shed will be transformed into a gallery featuring Wood Art accompanied by music, food & beverages, and a silent auction. This is a fundraiser to support visual and performing arts in our community. $35 per person advance purchase, $40 at the door.

Williamsburg

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m./Summer Concert Series: Take 757/Williamsburg Botanical Garden
The Williamburg Botanical Garden “Music in the Garden” series is bringing back local jazz musicians “Take 757″ by popular demand. The open-air event will be held Friday, September 4th at 6:00 pm in the Garden at Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road. Bring your own chair. Wine is available. Donation of $5

8:30 p.m./Movies Under the Stars: Dolphin Tale 2/Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and enjoy some of the biggest movies on our outdoor BIG SCREEN! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. FREE

Saturday

Chesapeake

Sunset/Skywatch at Northwest River Park
Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) as they bring their scopes and expertise to bear on the Galaxy weather permitting at the Equestrian Area at Northwest River Park. Call (757) 421-7151 to confirm. Several large telescopes are set-up and guests get a tour of the night sky, while learning about telescopes and astronomy. The event begins around sunset and ends at 11:00 PM. FREE

Hampton

6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m./Downtown Block Party/Downtown Hampton
Listen to live music and hang out with your  neighbors! This weekend: “First Annual Drag Race” Teaze, 100% Hair Metal. FREE

Norfolk

7:00 p.m./Soul within Soul/Harrison Opera House
In the early 60’s some of the most iconic names in the history of popular music were discovered in the Motor City of Detroit, MI, better know simply as MOTOWN & SOUL. MASTERS OF SOUL is a celebration of these artists, their music and style. The show features stylishly costumed fully choreographed tributes to both male and female groups backed by a live band.
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Virginia Beach

7:30 p.m./Chicago with Earth, Wind & Fire/Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
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Yorktown

7:30 p.m./Symphony Under the Stars/Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2015-2016 season! FREE

Sunday

Chesapeake

7:00 p.m./Symphony Under the Stars/Chesapeake City Park
Benjamin Rous conducts a program that features highlights of the 2015-2016 season! FREE

Newport News

10:00 a.m./“Mickey Allen” Benefit Car Show & Shine/Fuddruckers Bar & Grill
Open car, truck, & motorcycle show to help Mickey Allen offset rising medical expenses. Tom Norris DJ. Raffle items. Car participants receive 10% discount on food items at restaurant. Mickey and his family are active members of the Clasic Cruisers Cra Club and have been instrumental in raising tens of thousands of dollars for CHKD. Mickey is a Vietnam and Desert Storm US Army Veteran.

Norfolk

2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m./Virginia Reggae Festival/Scope Arena
The Virginia Reggae Festival features upcoming and established Virginia artists along with National and International Reggae acts. The 2015 line-up will include Mutabaruka, Jah9, Chezidek, Ras Shiloh, Khalilah Rose, Meagan Simone, Empress Michel, Jah T, Stable Roots, Seko Blackstarliner, and Kerri Thurman!
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7:00 p.m./Tribal Seeds/The NorVA
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