Your Labor Day, American Music Festival Hampton Roads Weekend


The unofficial end of the Summer is here, Labor Day Weekend, but before you send the kids back-to-school, make sure to get in a fun, long weekend.

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All Weekend

Hampton

Friday – Sunday | Bass Center X Returns to the Mothership | Hampton Coliseum
For the tenth event in this very special series, Bass Center X comes to the Mothership, Hampton Coliseum, for three nights of magical pandemonium.
Click here for ticket information

Saturday & Sunday | Adult Basketball Tournament – Labor Day Classic | Old Hampton Center
Community Event – Adult Basketball Tournament – 20 Teams – Prize drawings throughout the tournament for the community and players.
FREE

Newport News

Friday – Sunday | Free Admission Weekend | Peninsula Fine Arts Center
The first full weekend of every month, when an exhibition is on view, PFAC offers FREE ADMISSION!

Norfolk

Friday – Sunday | Labor Day Classic Weekend: Norfolk State vs. Virginia State | Norfolk State University
The Labor Day Classic is a tradition that kicks off the Norfolk State football season with great events all weekend.
Click here for the full schedule and event information

Virginia Beach

Friday – Sunday | American Music Festival | 5th Street Stage Virginia Beach Oceanfront
The 24th Annual American Music Festival will feature five major headline bands. 311, Rebelution, Michael Franti & Spearhead, 3 Doors Down and The Wallflowers will bring a wide spectrum of talent and dozens of hit songs everyone will recognize.
Tickets are $20 advance | $25 day of show 

Friday

Newport News

8 p.m. | A Night With the Best of IL DIVO | Ferguson Center for the Arts
IL DIVO has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide with 160 gold and platinum awards, and The Guinness Book of World Records lists IL DIVO as the most successful classical-crossover group in international music history.
Click here for ticket information 

Norfolk

5 p.m. | Downtown Norfolk First Fridays | TCC Plaza
Each First Fridays features music, food and merchandise vendors and a beer and wine garden all in an authentic downtown setting.
FREE

5 p.m. | Free Tasting Friday: Will Work for Wine | Mermaid Winery
This feature event will take place at our tasting bar and is open to the public; no reservations required.
FREE

Portsmouth

5 p.m. | First Fridays Concert & Opening Exhibition | Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
Bobby “Blackhat” Walters brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern and well as original blues tunes. Opening this evening is an exhibit by Artists Suzanne Stryk, whose beautiful work is a lesson in Virginia’s topography and biodiversity.
FREE

Smithfield

8 p.m. | Friday Night Summer Concert Series | Smithfield Times Gazebo
After thirty seasons of Friday evening concerts from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Summer Concert Series is woven into the fabric of the community. The concerts are free; bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy an eclectic mix of music and musicians.
FREE

Virginia Beach

4 p.m. | First Friday | ViBe Creative District
Every month local businesses here in the ViBe Creative District host artist pop-ups and special events.
FREE

7 p.m. | Party at the Pier | Little Island Park
Kick off your shoes and join us for a rockin’ country ​concert in the sand with live music from Buckshot​​, food trucks and plenty of dancing.
FREE

Williamsburg

5:30 p.m. | Jamestown Jams – Party of Four | Jamestown Event Beach Park
The concert will be 90’s music featuring Party of Four, America’s #1 Tribute to Jangle Pop. Concerts will take place on a grassy field within Jamestown Beach Event Park. Snacks, picnics and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.
FREE

8:30 p.m. | Movies Under the Stars: Annie | Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. All ages welcome.
FREE

Saturday

Hampton

11 a.m. | Oozlefinch Turns One – Anniversary Celebration | Oozlefinch Brewery
Come help us celebrate our one year anniversary in Oozlefinch style. We want so show you a great time and give thanks to everyone that has supported us on this crazy, wonderful first year journey.
FREE

Newport News

8 a.m. | Free Hayrides | Newport News Park
Enjoy park interpretation and discussion on this 40 minute ride through the campground and bikeway. Complimentary tickets are available at the Campsite Office 30 minutes prior to each ride.
FREE

Norfolk

12 p.m. | FUSE FEST 17′ | Church Street Park
FUSE Fest celebrates the heart of inner-city Norfolk, where health, safety and income disparities are greatest, through this intergenerational, transformative festival held in the downtown Church Street District.
FREE

6 p.m. | ODU Football Home Opener: Monarchs vs. Albany | Ballard Stadium at ODU
Old Dominion University Football opens the 2017 season at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2 against Albany at 6 p.m.
Click here for ticket information

Portsmouth

10 a.m. | Olde Towne Portsmouth Antiques to Flea Market | County Street Parking Garage
With more than 70 vendors, you will discover a great selection of antique and flea market items of all types – priced to sell! Shop for estate furniture, architectural salvage, china, silverware, art, sports gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, hand-made crafts and toys, as well as decorative accessories and one-of-a-kind items.
FREE

2 p.m. | Seashell Identification Program | Portsmouth Public Library
Learn about different types of seashells and learn how to identify them in this free S.T.E.M. program. For ages 6 – 11.
FREE

Suffolk

9 a.m. | Car Wash Fundraiser | NAPA Auto Parts
The Suffolk Lady Cougars are a brand new AAU all girls basketball organization. They are hoping to raise money to purchase uniforms and help offset other associated costs.
Prices vary

Wallops Island

11 a.m. | Imagination Playground | NASA Visitors Center
Let your imagination soar with our Big Blue Blocks from Imagination Playground. Children can test their engineering and design skills in small rotations in our engineering area.
FREE

Williamsburg

7 p.m. | Mysterious Moonlight Canoe Tour | York River State Park
There is no better way to enjoy the full moon than from a canoe on the beautiful Taskinas Creek. We’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of the marsh at night as we paddle slowly up the placid creek.
$13 per person | $8 per person for family of 4

Sunday

Cape Charles

7 p.m. | Harbor for the Arts Concert Series | Cape Charles Central Park
Enjoy the last weekends of summer at the Cape Charles Central Park concert series. Weekly entertainment at either the Park or Palace Theatre. A little something for everyone with sounds of gospel, blues, jazz, funk, rock and more.
FREE

Chesapeake

6 p.m. | Symphony Under the Stars | Chesapeake City Park
Enjoy classic, pop and jazz music live from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. While waiting for the concert to begin, visit the ArtsAlive! tent. ArtsAlive! programs benefit Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission public art programs and also the talented Chesapeake students who participate in the annual “Arts Alive Student Arts Competition.” The Oscar Smith Strolling Strings will entertain visitors under the tent before the symphony takes the stage.
FREE

Hampton

8 a.m. | Yoga at Buckroe Beach | James T. Wilson Pier
Join instructor Janet Tucker for free yoga sessions. Bring comfortable easy-movement clothes, a yoga mat or beach towel, bottled water and a friend.
FREE

6 p.m. | Groovin’ by the Bay | Buckroe Beach
Summer concert series: September 3 – The Rhondels
FREE

Norfolk

11 a.m. | Vino Vinyasa | Mermaid Winery
Bring your own mat for an all-levels dynamic flow taught by one of the Bhav Brigade teachers and stay for a glass of wine.
FREE

1 p.m. | History Speaks at the Moses Myers House | Chrysler Museum of Art
Featuring Mark Lewis, Chrysler Museum of Art Conservator, talking about conservation of a historic home.
FREE

1 p.m. | VSO Big Brass | Waterside District
This Labor Day weekend, celebrate the end of summer with an afternoon concert from members of the VA Symphony Orchestra. The VSO Brass ensemble will perform a medley of toe-tapping tunes, featuring the best brass players in Hampton Roads.
FREE

8:30 p.m. | Movie Night on the Patio: Masterminds | Mermaid Winery
Get here early to reserve your seat on the patio Movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Must be 21-years-old to attend. Complimentary popcorn available.
FREE