Concerts & Live Performances

Live Music for All

Greater Williamsburg is home to many different musical events. Sit in on a serenade from the symphony, or take the kids to sing along with "Sesame Street" characters at Busch Gardens. In between find time to sit and enjoy the music festivities that dot the summer during the year. Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg offer music for aficionados of all genres. 

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
August 22, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Have you ever played the comb and paper? Have you heard of the sackbut, octave mandolin, or baroque guitar? Enjoy an hour with Stephen Christoff and hear some of the more unusual instruments the colonists used to make music. He'll even perform with a musical saw and musical bottles!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Riverwalk Landing
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
August 8 - 29, 2017, 6:30pm - 8pm

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.

Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500

Aug 8  - U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Band

Aug 15 - Blue Aces

Aug 22 - Rhythmn in Blue

Aug 29 - Premium Blend Jazz Combo

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, ends on Aug 29, 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Water Street Grille
Every Wednesday, Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
August 2 - 30, 2017

Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month.  Wednesday Nights, 7-10pm, Friday and Saturday Nights, 8-11pm.

Wed, 8/2: Caleb Folks Duo

Fri, 8/4: Mama Dukes

Sat, 8/5: Damn Jankes

Wed, 8/9: Ron Hamilton Steel Drums

Fri, 8/11: Hector

Sat, 8/12: Blue Ribbon

Wed, 8/16: Felicia Hoyos

Fri, 8/18: Good Shot Judy 9pm-12pm

Sat, 8/19: Elana and the Hot Mess

Wed, 8/23: Jonny Cardigan

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Aug 30, 2017
Merchants Square
August 23, 2017, 7pm - 9pm

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble returns to Merchants Square as part of the Summer Breeze Concert Series. This dynamic big band ensemble features the best of the best enlisted musicians. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the smooth sounds and delicious fare from your favorite Merchants Square restaurants.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
Every Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
June 15 - August 31, 2017, 5pm - 8pm

Enjoy our Summer Nights every Thursday, when the museum will be open for extended hours. Stay late ‘til 8pm and enjoy live music, canoeing, human hamster balls, animal encounters, planetarium shows and family-friendly activities. Attend the education classes from our Naturally Speaking: Summer Family Series or museum collections team. Enjoy an evening stroll along the outdoor trail where animals will be out until 7:30pm. Grab dinner at the Wild Side Café with special family dining options.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, ends on Aug 31, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
Water Street Grille
Every Wednesday, Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
August 2 - 30, 2017

Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month.  Wednesday Nights, 7-10pm, Friday and Saturday Nights, 8-11pm.

Wed, 8/2: Caleb Folks Duo

Fri, 8/4: Mama Dukes

Sat, 8/5: Damn Jankes

Wed, 8/9: Ron Hamilton Steel Drums

Fri, 8/11: Hector

Sat, 8/12: Blue Ribbon

Wed, 8/16: Felicia Hoyos

Fri, 8/18: Good Shot Judy 9pm-12pm

Sat, 8/19: Elana and the Hot Mess

Wed, 8/23: Jonny Cardigan

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Aug 30, 2017
Watermen's Museum
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
August 4 - 31, 2017, 6pm - 9pm

Come and enjoy us every Friday evening in August for an evening of traditional and original folk music along the beautiful York River.  Catered by Carrot Tree Kitchens.  $  757.887.2641    

Friday, August 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 31, 2017
Chowning's Tavern
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
June 2 - September 29, 2017, 7pm - 10pm

Join friends on Friday nights in the garden of Colonial Williamsburg's Chowning's Tavern for Sunset Serenades, our weekly live music event featuring the best local folk, Americana, blues, and bluegrass bands. Good food, good friends, and colonial-style libations.

Friday, August 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Sep 29, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Busch Gardens
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
July 8 - August 26, 2017

In July and August, Busch Gardens® becomes a cooler place after dark during Summer Nights, presented by Coca-Cola®. Special entertainment, culinary experiences and a fun nighttime atmosphere will give guests a new reason to visit during summer evenings.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Aug 26, 2017
Inside "The DoubleTree" by Hilton
August 26, 2017

Born in Philadelphia and raised in the south means nothing in the long run. Mike Albanese finds his humor from his everyday life experiences mixed with his internal struggle with health, crippling paranoia and his longing for that perfect girl who he will inevitably blow it with. Mike's humor might make you realize that maybe you aren't so strange after all.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Water Street Grille
Every Wednesday, Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
August 2 - 30, 2017

Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month.  Wednesday Nights, 7-10pm, Friday and Saturday Nights, 8-11pm.

Wed, 8/2: Caleb Folks Duo

Fri, 8/4: Mama Dukes

Sat, 8/5: Damn Jankes

Wed, 8/9: Ron Hamilton Steel Drums

Fri, 8/11: Hector

Sat, 8/12: Blue Ribbon

Wed, 8/16: Felicia Hoyos

Fri, 8/18: Good Shot Judy 9pm-12pm

Sat, 8/19: Elana and the Hot Mess

Wed, 8/23: Jonny Cardigan

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Aug 30, 2017
Merchants Square
August 26, 2017, 8am - 12pm

Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market. Live music will be performed by Certain Folk from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Master Gardeners will hold an exhibit. Join the Power of Produce (POP) Club for a fun activity and 2 bite challenge (age 5-12.) The Market accepts SNAP/EBT, credit cards, and W&M Express. Check website for available products and produce.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Yorktown Battlefield and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
August 6 - 27, 2017

Schedule Sundays thru June:

3:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Included with admission.  Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690

August 6, 2:30 pm only at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Included with admission. 757.898.9418  American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on Aug 27, 2017
Grace Episcopal Church
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
July 2 - August 27, 2017, 5pm - 6:30pm

Well known 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.  

Free. 757.890.4490

July 2 York River Concert Band

July 9 Chisman Creek

July 16 The Mullins Sisters

July 23 Runaway String Band

July 30 Something Different Duo

August

Sunday, August 27, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on Aug 27, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
August 29, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Travel the varied terrains of the Commonwealth through music that features its geography, history and nature. Enjoy tunes from 'East Virginia,' 'The Falls of Richmond,' 'Shenandoah,' and 'Cumberland Gap' to the adventurous 'Hiking in the Highland Firs' and 'Paddle with the Kingfishers.'  On hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, flutes and more, Timothy Seaman takes you on this musical journey west from the coast to the mountains and valleys of the Blue Ridge. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Riverwalk Landing
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
August 8 - 29, 2017, 6:30pm - 8pm

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.

Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500

Aug 8  - U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Band

Aug 15 - Blue Aces

Aug 22 - Rhythmn in Blue

Aug 29 - Premium Blend Jazz Combo

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, ends on Aug 29, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Water Street Grille
Every Wednesday, Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
August 2 - 30, 2017

Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month.  Wednesday Nights, 7-10pm, Friday and Saturday Nights, 8-11pm.

Wed, 8/2: Caleb Folks Duo

Fri, 8/4: Mama Dukes

Sat, 8/5: Damn Jankes

Wed, 8/9: Ron Hamilton Steel Drums

Fri, 8/11: Hector

Sat, 8/12: Blue Ribbon

Wed, 8/16: Felicia Hoyos

Fri, 8/18: Good Shot Judy 9pm-12pm

Sat, 8/19: Elana and the Hot Mess

Wed, 8/23: Jonny Cardigan

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Aug 30, 2017
Merchants Square
August 30, 2017, 7pm - 9pm

Returning to Merchants Square this summer, the United States Air Force Heritage Brass Ensemble. Bringing their mix of jazz, vocals, and percussion to the stage, this Summer Breeze Concert is a must-see. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the smooth sounds of the Heritage Brass Ensemble and dinner from your favorite Merchants Square restaurants.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
Every Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
June 15 - August 31, 2017, 5pm - 8pm

Enjoy our Summer Nights every Thursday, when the museum will be open for extended hours. Stay late ‘til 8pm and enjoy live music, canoeing, human hamster balls, animal encounters, planetarium shows and family-friendly activities. Attend the education classes from our Naturally Speaking: Summer Family Series or museum collections team. Enjoy an evening stroll along the outdoor trail where animals will be out until 7:30pm. Grab dinner at the Wild Side Café with special family dining options.

Thursday, August 31, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, ends on Aug 31, 2017
Friday, September 01, 2017
Watermen's Museum
Every First Friday. Repeats Monthly.
June 2 - December 1, 2017, 6pm - 9pm

Come and enjoy us first Fridays for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.  $  757.887.2641    

Friday, September 1, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the first Friday of the month, ends on Dec 01, 2017
Chowning's Tavern
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
June 2 - September 29, 2017, 7pm - 10pm

Join friends on Friday nights in the garden of Colonial Williamsburg's Chowning's Tavern for Sunset Serenades, our weekly live music event featuring the best local folk, Americana, blues, and bluegrass bands. Good food, good friends, and colonial-style libations.

Friday, September 1, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Sep 29, 2017

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