Things to Do: June

7 Ways Music is in the Air in COVA

The sounds of the sea mix with the sounds of some of the finest musicians performing today at festivals and events year-round across Coastal Virginia. Here are just 7 of the reasons we say music is in the air in COVA in 2016. Rock Downtown and Jazz on the Waterfront in Norfolk Norfolk is home to the NorVA, named the top “Venue that Rocks” by Rolling Stone magazine, and nearly 100 festivals most of

Celebrate Summer 2016 at Genuine Smithfield’s Olden Days Festival!

           Enjoy an old-fashioned, family-friendly good time at Genuine Smithfield’s Olden Days Festival on Friday & Saturday, June 24th & 25th. Dance the night away on Friday night with two free concerts! Anthony Snape at 6 pm at the Bank of Southside VA (sponsored by Smithfield Music) and Ocean Breeze at the Smithfield Times Gazebo at 7 pm. Imagine yourself behind the wheel of one of the Hot Rods lined up along

Win 2 tickets to a VIP Reception with Scotty McCreery or Easton Corbin

Purchase a Premium Ticket to either Isle Jam Concert and be entered to win 2 tickets to the VIP “Meet & Greet” Per-Show Reception! Join us Saturday, June 25 for our first Isle Jam Concert featuring American Idol Scotty McCreery. Scotty burst onto the national scene at the age of 17 when he blew the judges away with his powerful voice and captured the hearts of the audience – winning Season 10 of American Idol.

6 Festive Reasons To Visit COVA This Summer

Across Coastal Virginia, we celebrate music and food and frankly anything we can think of as an excuse to throw a party. Truth be told, you can find great festivals year-round across the region.  But there is something special about how we do things during summers on the coast. Here is just a small sampling of the fun festive reasons to make plans to be in COVA this summer. Outdoor Concerts in Newport News Wednesdays through August 31, 2016 When the weather is warm, our

Turn the Page: Hi-Fructose Magazine Exhibit Comes to Virginia Beach!

When America’s top-ranked arts publication magazine joins forces with the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), an once-in-a-lifetime VB experience awaits.  MOCA’s newest exhibit, Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, will be an unprecedented showcase highlighting the renowned art and artists from the San Francisco-based Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine’s first ten years in publication. The exhibit is the ultimate collaboration of two like-minded organizations, and will bring the works

Explore State Parks in Virginia Beach this Spring

Life moves quickly. With phone calls to answer, meetings to attend and emails to write, sometimes it seems impossible to put life on hold and get away from it all. The faster the train is moving, however, the more important it is to get off from time to time and explore the world outside the tracks. With over 4,000 acres of parks and national refuges, as well as 194 kilometers of waterways, Virginia Beach

Rick Springfield and the Return of Sailboat Racing at the 40th Anniversary Harborfest

2016 Norfolk Harborfest June 9 – 12, 2016 Norfolk Waterfront The largest, longest-running, free maritime festival in the nation is celebrating 40 years with the return of sailboat racing and a performance by Rick Springfield. Norfolk Harborfest is three explosive days of tall ship visits, national, regional, and local entertainment, electrifying fireworks show and the biggest outdoor dock party in Hampton Roads. The weekend festivities include more than 130 hours of live entertainment on

First Fridays Turn Downtown Norfolk into a Street Party

The fourth season of Downtown Norfolk Council’s First Fridays runs monthly through October from 5 pm to 8:30 pm with live music, food trucks, merchandise vendors and a beer garden with craft beer in an authentic Downtown setting. “We have an exciting line up of musical entertainment to appeal to all audiences,” said Mary Miller, president and CEO of Downtown Norfolk Council. “This series provides a dramatic backdrop to showcase our vibrant businesses and

Cruise In To Downtown Franklin

  We welcome you to “Cruise In” to one of the many Franklin Cruise In events coming up in 2016! This family friendly event is open to Antique Cars and Trucks, Street Rods, and Custom Bikes owners who want to show off their ride(s). Vehicles travel from as far away as Chesterfield, VA to the north, Valentines, VA to the west, Virginia Beach to the east and Ahoskie, NC to the south to attend

We Be Jammin’ – Are You?

We Be Jammin’ is a lively summer concert series presented by the Downtown Franklin Association. We Be Jammin’ is a family friendly event that showcases local and professional musicians. From Top 40, Country, Motown, Dance, Beach and Classic Rock We Be Jammin’ concerts plays a variety of music for a wide audience. Bring your lawn chair, sit back and relax to great music beside the beautiful scenic Blackwater River or slip on your dancing shoes