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Experience Live Music by the Water in Yorktown – A Seasonal Celebration of Community and Culture

Each season, the picturesque waterfront of Yorktown transforms into a vibrant hub of music and merriment, drawing both locals and visitors to immerse themselves in the rhythmic delights offered throughout the year. From the warm summer evenings to the crisp fall nights, our community comes together to enjoy stellar performances at no cost, fostering a spirit of togetherness and relaxation under the open skies.

Sounds of Summer at Riverwalk Landing

When: Thursday Evenings, 6:30-9 p.m., June 6 through August 15

Kick off your summer with the annual Sounds of Summer concert series, a favorite local tradition. Set against the backdrop of Riverwalk Landing, every Thursday night comes alive with the sounds of Motown, R&B, beach music, pop, and more. This series promises an eclectic lineup designed to make every evening unforgettable:

  • June 6: The Uptown Band
  • June 13: The Main Event Band
  • June 20: The Nashville Nights Band
  • June 27: Blackout
  • July 11: The Gentlemen & Their Lady
  • July 18: The Embers
  • July 25: InsideOut Band
  • August 1: Band of Oz
  • August 8: The Deloreans
  • August 15: Slapnation

Here’s a brief description for each band featured in the Yorktown Sounds of Summer 2024 lineup:

  1. The Uptown Band: Known for their high-energy performances, The Uptown Band mixes soulful vocals with a vibrant brass section, offering a repertoire that spans jazz standards to the latest hits.
  2. The Main Event Band: This group is all about versatility, playing a range of genres from funk and dance to classic rock, ensuring there’s a beat for everyone to enjoy.
  3. The Nashville Nights Band: As their name suggests, this band brings the heart of country music to the stage, with a setlist filled with both contemporary country tunes and beloved classics.
  4. Blackout: A dynamic group that specializes in pop and rock, Blackout’s performances are known for their electrifying energy and engaging stage presence.
  5. The Gentlemen & Their Lady: Bringing together smooth harmonies and a classic Motown vibe, this band is sure to get the crowd moving with timeless hits.
  6. The Embers: A beach music legend, The Embers are synonymous with the Carolina shag dance scene and are beloved for their soulful beach tunes.
  7. InsideOut Band: This band’s extensive playlist includes everything from dance and funk to rock and pop, ensuring a performance that’s both diverse and captivating.
  8. Band of Oz: One of the original bands in the beach music scene, they blend rhythm and blues with heart-pumping beats, creating the perfect dance environment.
  9. The Deloreans: Known for their 80s tribute performances, The Deloreans cover the best of the decade with high-energy renditions of the biggest hits.
  10. Slapnation: With a nine-piece lineup including a horn section, Slapnation offers a lively performance featuring funk, dance, and R&B numbers.

Each of these bands brings their own unique flavor to the concert series, promising an unforgettable summer of live music at Yorktown’s Riverwalk Landing.

Bring your chairs, blankets, and coolers, and find a spot early on the grassy field to enjoy these free performances. While alcohol is permitted, it’s restricted to the designated concert area.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk

When: Thursday Evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., September 5 through October 10

As summer gives way to fall, the Rhythms on the Riverwalk series offers a serene escape with jazz, big band, and country tunes serenading you as the sun sets in a glorious display of colors. This series is perfect for those looking to unwind with friends and family as the air turns cooler—just don’t forget to pack a jacket along with your picnic gear!

A Night with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

When: Saturday, August 31, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Highlighting the cultural calendar is the annual outdoor performance by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, generously funded by the local community. The evening starts with a performance by the award-winning Fifes and Drums of York Town at 6 p.m., followed by a creative picnic setup competition. This night of exquisite music under the stars is not to be missed.

Venue Features and Amenities

  • Food Options: No need to rush home for dinner. Yorktown’s local restaurants offer delightful take-out options like pizzas, burgers, and sushi. Rotating food trucks also provide a variety of quick, delicious meals.
  • Parking and Transportation: Free parking is available at multiple locations, including York Hall and the County Administration Building. For added convenience, the complimentary Yorktown Trolley runs from 5 to 9:30 p.m. during concert evenings, making stops throughout the area.
  • Accessibility: The events are accessible, ensuring everyone can enjoy the music.

Join Us by the Water

These musical evenings are not just concerts; they are a celebration of community spirit and the joy of music. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, Yorktown’s waterfront concerts offer a perfect setting to relax, reconnect, and revel in the beauty of shared musical experiences. Come join us and make unforgettable memories by the water!

As John Womeldorf, affectionately known as Mr. Williamsburg, I am not just a local Virginia real estate agent, but also an ardent music enthusiast. To those familiar with my passion for the community and its cultural happenings, it’s no surprise that the Yorktown Sounds of Summer concert series holds a special place in my heart. This year, the lineup is particularly stellar, showcasing a diverse array of musical genres that promise to delight every attendee. I eagerly anticipate joining fellow music aficionados at Riverwalk Landing—a spectacular venue that epitomizes the scenic beauty and vibrant atmosphere of our beloved Yorktown. Whether you’re a local or visiting, these free concerts are a testament to the rich tapestry of arts and entertainment that our area has to offer. I look forward to seeing you there, where together we’ll soak in the melodies and the waterfront breezes at one of the area’s most cherished events.

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