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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Monday, October 23, 2017
Watermen's Museum
309 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Fourth Monday. Repeats Monthly.
September 25 - December 26, 2017, 7pm - 8:30pm

Story tellers come together at the Yorktown Story Slam every fourth Monday of the month to share their true personal tales about a monthly theme.  7 PM - Storytellers Presentation.  8 to 8:30 PM - Audience Stories.

Monday, October 23, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the fourth Monday of the month, ends on Dec 26, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Kimball Theatre
428 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
October 20, 2017, 8pm - 11pm
October 22, 2017, 2pm - 5pm
October 24, 2017, 7pm - 10pm

Live fully-staged opera with world-class cast. Conductor: Jorge Parodi. The Barber of Seville is one of the world's most popular comic operas, with well-known favorite melodies. The cast of Opera in Williamsburg does it full justice in the intimate setting of the 400-seat Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg, Virginia. In Italian with English supertitles.  Friday October 20 at 8 PM, Sunday October 22 at 2 PM, Tuesday October 24 at 7 PM.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Governor's Palace
300 Palace Green Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
October 17 - 31, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
October 17 - 31, 2017, 9pm - 10pm

As Halloween approaches and the ghosts of Colonial Williamsburg begin to prowl, immerse yourself in a musical realm of strangeness and sorcery. Resident period instrument ensemble Governor's Musick showcases 17th and 18th-century music for the harpsichord, voice, flute, and strings to draw listeners into a world where things are not quite as they appear. Not appropriate for children six and under.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, ends on Oct 31, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
326 West Francis Street Williamsburg 23185
October 27, 2017, 5pm - 6pm

“Oh say can you see” are the familiar and powerful first words of a poem written by 35 year old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key on September 14, 1814. The poem, inspired by the Battle of Baltimore eventually became America's national Anthem. Join Francis Scott Key as he recounts the events that inspired his hand and musicians Kelly Kennedy and John Turner as they share popular songs from the first quarter of the 19th century.

Friday, October 27, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Water Street Grille
323 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 6 - 28, 2017, 7pm - 10pm

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

Friday, 10/6: Hector

Saturday, 10/7: Strida

Friday, 10/13: Billy Joe Trio

Saturday, 10/14: Blue Ribbon

Friday, 10/20: Alana and the Hot Mess

Saturday, 10/21: Mama Dukes

Friday, 10/27: Wampler Brothers

Saturday, 10/28: Good Shot Judy

Friday, October 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Williamsburg United Methodist Church
500 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
October 28, 2017, 3pm - 4:15pm

Magnificent Melodies will present a third recital as part of an ongoing series to benefit "Elliot's Song," outreach program of the Williamsburg Early Childhood Music School on Saturday, October 28 at 3:00 pm at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Performed by teachers, parents, alumni, and friends of ECMS. The hour-long program of vocal and instrumental music will include a performance of Mendelssohn's op.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:15pm
Water Street Grille
323 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 6 - 28, 2017, 7pm - 10pm

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

Friday, 10/6: Hector

Saturday, 10/7: Strida

Friday, 10/13: Billy Joe Trio

Saturday, 10/14: Blue Ribbon

Friday, 10/20: Alana and the Hot Mess

Saturday, 10/21: Mama Dukes

Friday, 10/27: Wampler Brothers

Saturday, 10/28: Good Shot Judy

Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017
Capitol
500 East Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
October 28, 2017, 7pm - 9pm

It’s a world turned upside down. In this colonial capital, the British have put down the American rebellion of 1776, and the blood of the traitors is on their hands. Be a part of an immersive experience through the halls and grounds of the Capitol where you step inside the King’s mind chasing an alternate reality as you face a descent into darkness. Separate ticket required. Price $25. Libations available for purchase. Not recommended for young children.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
DoubleTree by Hilton
50 Kingsmill Rd Williamsburg 27948
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 14, 2017 - February 24, 2018, 8pm - 9:30pm

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines!

Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Feb 24, 2018
Sunday, October 29, 2017
York Hall
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
October 29, 2017, 1pm - 3:30pm

Come out to the Gallery at York Hall for a special treat for children.  It's story time with a musical twist! Join author Nuala Galbari as she reads an excerpt from her enchanting tale - The Woods of Wicomico.  Follow Mukki the muskrat, Cornelius the crow, and Timothy Trumble the tortoise as they work together to stop humans from invading their homes in the forest.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
326 West Francis Street Williamsburg 23185
October 31, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

The poetic world of Edgar Allan Poe is paired with historic music sure to send shivers down your spine! Gabe Stone, Barry Trott, David Gardner, and Jan Tilley present Poe's works and period music in this show for all ages. $5 ticket required in addition to museum admission

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Governor's Palace
300 Palace Green Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
October 17 - 31, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
October 17 - 31, 2017, 9pm - 10pm

As Halloween approaches and the ghosts of Colonial Williamsburg begin to prowl, immerse yourself in a musical realm of strangeness and sorcery. Resident period instrument ensemble Governor's Musick showcases 17th and 18th-century music for the harpsichord, voice, flute, and strings to draw listeners into a world where things are not quite as they appear. Not appropriate for children six and under.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, ends on Oct 31, 2017
Friday, November 03, 2017
Watermen's Museum
309 Water Street Yorktown 23690
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, November 3, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the first Friday of the month, ends on Dec 01, 2017
The Greens of High St
1430 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23185
November 3, 2017, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Going into its sixth year, this extremely popular culinary event that draws over 600 guests annually, will return on Friday, November 3, 2017 kicking off The Big Bluesy Festival Weekend! Back by popular demand - featuring live music by BJ Griffin and the Galaxy Groove.

Friday, November 3, 2017 -
6:30pm to 10:30pm
Saturday, November 04, 2017
The Greens of High Street
1430 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23185
November 4, 2017, 1pm - 10:30pm
November 5, 2017, 11am - 7pm

We are thrilled to announce the return of The Big Bluesy to Williamsburg, Virginia on Saturday, November 4th. This will be part of a larger event weekend this year, kicking off with ChowderFest on Friday night, November 3rd and finishing off with a 'Bluesgrass' Festival' on Sunday, November 5th! Please note that the event will be held at a NEW LOCATION this year!

Saturday, November 4, 2017 -
1:00pm to 10:30pm
DoubleTree by Hilton
50 Kingsmill Rd Williamsburg 27948
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 14, 2017 - February 24, 2018, 8pm - 9:30pm

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines!

Saturday, November 4, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Feb 24, 2018
Sunday, November 05, 2017
The Greens of High Street
1430 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23185
November 4, 2017, 1pm - 10:30pm
November 5, 2017, 11am - 7pm

We are thrilled to announce the return of The Big Bluesy to Williamsburg, Virginia on Saturday, November 4th. This will be part of a larger event weekend this year, kicking off with ChowderFest on Friday night, November 3rd and finishing off with a 'Bluesgrass' Festival' on Sunday, November 5th! Please note that the event will be held at a NEW LOCATION this year!

Sunday, November 5, 2017 -
11:00am to 7:00pm
Berkeley Plantation
12602 Harrison Landing Road Charles City 23030
November 5, 2017, 12pm - 4:30pm

Celebrate the First Thanksgiving in the New World Join us for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with tours of the 1726 manor house, a living history program, tribal dancers, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a re-enactment of the Landing of Capt. Woodlief & his men.

Sunday, November 5, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Watermen's Museum
309 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Second Wednesday. Repeats Monthly.
March 8 - December 20, 2017, 5:30pm - 9pm

Second Wednesday every month is Watermen's Museum Music Jam Session: Don't miss an evening of fun and music with ShantyGrass and visiting amateurs and professional musicians as you join them in passing songs around a circle.  Just come and enjoy traditional and modern music from colonial to the modern day.  Bring a small side dish to share.  Free  757.887.2641    

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the second Wednesday of the month, ends on Dec 20, 2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton
50 Kingsmill Rd Williamsburg 27948
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 14, 2017 - February 24, 2018, 8pm - 9:30pm

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines!

Saturday, November 11, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Feb 24, 2018
Sunday, November 12, 2017
423 Prince George Street Williamsburg 23185
November 12, 2017, 11am - 5pm

Williamsburg, Virginia's only ALMOST Year 'Round Arts & Street Festival! On the second Sunday of every month from 11 to 5, March to December, you can stroll the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and take in unique arts, handcrafts, and live music in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

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