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Whale Watching in Virginia Beach

Ever seen a whale up close? Tony Splendore of Virginia Beach has! Winter is the time to do it in Virginia Beach! Check out the great photos taken by visitors who have seen Humpback and Fin whales in their natural environment and close up!
Get out and check them out before the winter is over!

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Whale Watching in Virginia Beach

During the off-season Virginia Beach gives rise to other attractions and adventures that you normally wouldn't find during the heat of the summer.
Virginia Beach Horseback offers you and your group a simple yet unforgettable experience of horseback riding in Virginia Beach. Grab your group and make a day of it. You will be glad you did!

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Whale Watching in Virginia Beach

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Adventure Park at the Aquarium - ZIP LINE

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Most people are unaware that there is a fantastic new zipline adventure tour only a few minutes from the oceanfront! Just 2 miles from the boardwalk, Virginia Beach is home to one of the most exciting tree top zipline and adventure parks on the east coast! The park is great for both kids and adults. Come test your skills and feel the adrenaline as you swing through the trees!

757- 385-4947

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Virginia Beach Zipline

A WHOLE DAY OF FAMILY FUN AWAITS!

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Book your room early for 2018

Don't wait to book your room for 2018. With gas prices still at historic lows you should book your airfare and get your room now to ensure you get the spot that you want. Hotels and Beach rentals fill up fast as the summer season gets closer so don't procrastinate... CHECK OUT OUR CONCIERGE REQUESTS

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Brew Crazy!

Virginia Beach Craft Brews

The craft brewery craze is in full gear in Virginia Beach. Recently, the area has added several new craft breweries to the popular ones that are already here. Here is a small sample of some of the breweries that you can visit while on vacation. Bottoms up!

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Walk, Don't Drive

As tempting as it is to drive all around to taste our massive collection of local brews, you still need to be responsible. Most of the restaurants at the oceanfront carry our craft beers on tap. If you want to walk, Back Bay Brewery is on the south end just a few blocks from the beach.

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This is just a small sampling of our Live Music and Nightlife. For a more complete list please see our Nightlife Page link at the bottom.

Saturday, February 17 (9:00pm) - Sunday, February 18 (1:00am)

The New Lords LIVE

Big Woody's - Virginia Beach
1479 General Booth Blvd Suite 109
Virginia Beach, VA  23454 (Map)

Ready for some bona-fide, electrified, tye-died, southern-fried, southern rock, classic rock, with a little bit of country and blues to boot? Come out and see The New Lords LIVE at Big Woody’s – Virginia Beach!... See MoreSee Less

20 interested  ·  1 going

Saturday, February 17 (10:00pm)

Saturday Night with Cheap Thrills!

Murphy's Irish Pub
2914 Pacific Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Come on out this Saturday for live music from Cheap Thrills @ 10 PM! No cover charge to get in!

15 interested  ·  1 going

Wednesday, February 21 (7:00pm) - Wednesday, February 21 (10:00pm)+2Wednesday, February 28 (7:00pm) - Wednesday, February 28 (10:00pm)Wednesday, March 7 (7:00pm) - Wednesday, March 7 (10:00pm)

Back Bay Trivia Night!

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Every Wednesday, stop in to the brewery for TRIVIA NIGHT with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes! Craft beer and awesome conversations all night long! Trivia starts at 7:00 pm!

9 interested

Thursday, February 22 (6:00pm) - Thursday, February 22 (9:00pm)

Out of the Box: Bennett Wales & The Relief

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

Make your New Year's resolution to support local artists! The Sandler Center's "Out of the Box" Emerging Artist Series taking place every Thursday from January 11 – March 1, 2018 in the Miller Studio. This great after work event is in collaboration with Paul Shugrue from Out of the Box on 89.5 WHRV. It's the perfect setting to meet-up with co-workers and friends to enjoy a night of music, food, and drinks.
***STANDING ROOM ONLY
***Band Begins at 7pm

Virginia Beach’s Bennett Wales & the Relief are living proof that raw talent, ambition & honesty can still prevail in an ailing music industry. The bands musical discoveries take flight with a compelling combination of rich pop layers & mixed stylings of rhythm & blues, rock & Americana. By melding hook-filled melody within groove-able rhythms, Bennett Wales & the Relief show their ability to compact a vast array of influence & experience into a singular & distinct sound.
Together the quintet provides a vast amount of influences & gifts a broadened door of multiple genre stylings to music enthusiasts & listeners alike. Some of the top band influences consist of: Alabama Shakes, Chris Stapleton, The Meters, Little Feat, Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears, Vulfpeck & Black Angels.
Though Bennett Wales & his musicians have spent a lifetime saturated in music, song writing & performance, it is the release of the debut album (October 21, 2017) that will mark their true musical introduction to the world. The album was recorded in April at a Blue Ridge Mountain cabin retreat-turned-music studio with engineer, Chris Utley (Steven Tyler, John Mayer & more) of Benchmark Sound off Music Row in Nashville. As a very young band, they are experiencing a quickly blossoming career of festival bookings, one off shows & regional tours.

They have already shared the the stage with some notable national acts such as: The Record Company, Anderson East, Sister Sparrow, Rusted Root, Ripe, Ocean Blue, Peoples Blues of Richmond, Kai Mani Marley, Red Man & Method Man. Additionally, over 2000 copies have been sold from pre-album singles with no major distribution & the group has formed enough of a regional fan base to directly finance their freshman album themselves.
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Thursday, February 22 (6:00pm) - Thursday, February 22 (9:00pm)

Out of the Box with Bennett Wales and the Relief

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts and WHRO Present:

Out of the Box with Bennett Wales & the Relief!

Thursday - February 22nd, 2018

Free Admission!



Make your New Year's resolution to support local artists! The Sandler Center's "Out of the Box" Emerging Artist Series taking place every Thursday from January 11 – March 1, 2018 in the Miller Studio. This great after work event is in collaboration with Paul Shugrue from Out of the Box on 89.5 WHRV. It's the perfect setting to meet-up with co-workers and friends to enjoy a night of music, food, and drinks.

***STANDING ROOM ONLY
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Thursday, February 22 (7:00pm) - Thursday, February 22 (10:00pm)+2Thursday, March 1 (7:00pm) - Thursday, March 1 (10:00pm)Thursday, March 8 (7:00pm) - Thursday, March 8 (10:00pm)

Back Bay Bingo + Vinyl Night!

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Bring in your favorite records and we'll spin 'em all night while you play to win awesome Bingo prizes!

7 interested

Thursday, February 22 (7:30pm) - Thursday, February 22 (10:30pm)

TAO Drum Heart

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

Think you know drumming? Try beating a thunderous sound from an 880-pound taiko drum, as costumed swordsman whirl around you. The artists of TAO: Drum Heart stage a spectacular display of musicianship and physical prowess, bare-chested as they leap and twirl to music from ancient Japan, Korea and Indonesia. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with dazzling costumes, precise choreography, and eye-popping visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart will speed your pulse and incite your imagination.... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday, February 22 (9:00pm) - Friday, February 23 (12:00am)+9Thursday, March 1 (9:00pm) - Friday, March 2 (12:00am)Thursday, March 8 (9:00pm) - Friday, March 9 (12:00am)Thursday, March 15 (9:00pm) - Friday, March 16 (12:00am)Thursday, March 22 (9:00pm) - Friday, March 23 (12:00am)Thursday, March 29 (9:00pm) - Friday, March 30 (12:00am)Thursday, April 5 (9:00pm) - Friday, April 6 (12:00am)Thursday, April 12 (9:00pm) - Friday, April 13 (12:00am)Thursday, April 19 (9:00pm) - Friday, April 20 (12:00am)Thursday, April 26 (9:00pm) - Friday, April 27 (12:00am)

Karaoke Thursdays.

97.3 Eagles Nest Virginia Beach
600 Nevan Rd
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Karaoke night at the Eagles nest Every Thursday. Come out and enjoy half priced burgers. Bring your best or worst singing voice and join the party with RIchie Rich.

8 interested

Thursday, February 22 (9:00pm) - Friday, February 23 (12:00am)+9Thursday, March 1 (9:00pm) - Friday, March 2 (12:00am)Thursday, March 8 (9:00pm) - Friday, March 9 (12:00am)Thursday, March 15 (9:00pm) - Friday, March 16 (12:00am)Thursday, March 22 (9:00pm) - Friday, March 23 (12:00am)Thursday, March 29 (9:00pm) - Friday, March 30 (12:00am)Thursday, April 5 (9:00pm) - Friday, April 6 (12:00am)Thursday, April 12 (9:00pm) - Friday, April 13 (12:00am)Thursday, April 19 (9:00pm) - Friday, April 20 (12:00am)Thursday, April 26 (9:00pm) - Friday, April 27 (12:00am)

Karaoke Thursdays.

97.3 Eagles Nest Virginia Beach
600 Nevan Rd
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Karaoke night at the Eagles nest Every Thursday. Come out and enjoy half priced burgers. Bring your best or worst singing voice and join the party with RIchie Rich.

8 interested

Friday, February 23 (8:00pm) - Friday, February 23 (11:00pm)

Colly at Back Bay Brewing Co.

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

9 interested  ·  1 going

Saturday, February 24 (8:00pm) - Sunday, February 25 (12:00am)

Virginia Beach, VA Jared Mancuso/ Morgan Wade & The Stepbrothers

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Jared Mancuso & The Very Pleasant People
with Morgan Wade & The Stepbrothers
$5 Cover

29 interested  ·  6 going

Sunday, February 25 (4:00pm) - Sunday, February 25 (9:00pm)

Band of Oz & LBP!

97.3 Eagles Nest Virginia Beach
600 Nevan Rd
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Call Larry Williams 252-455-1515 for tickets & info... Get your Shama Lama on...

221 interested  ·  62 going

Sunday, February 25 (4:00pm) - Sunday, February 25 (9:00pm)

Band of Oz & LBP!

97.3 Eagles Nest Virginia Beach
600 Nevan Rd
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Call Larry Williams 252-455-1515 for tickets & info... Get your Shama Lama on...

221 interested  ·  62 going

Monday, February 26 (6:00pm) - Monday, February 26 (8:00pm)

Paint Night at Murphy's Irish Pub!

Murphy's Irish Pub
2914 Pacific Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Join us and local artist, Julia David, for a fun filled night of painting! Your choice of 3 different paintings - all materials provided - for just $30 per person. There are limited spots available, so please RSVP to this event quickly!

Choose 1 of the 3 paintings below (under "Recent Posts") and email Julia with your choice so that she can prep a canvas for you ahead of time.

juliadavid1@verizon.net

*please contact Julia directly with any questions, especially those regarding availability
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Thursday, March 1 (6:00pm) - Thursday, March 1 (9:00pm)

Out of the Box: Jesse Chong

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

Make your New Year's resolution to support local artists! The Sandler Center's "Out of the Box" Emerging Artist Series taking place every Thursday from January 11 – March 1, 2018 in the Miller Studio. This great after work event is in collaboration with Paul Shugrue from Out of the Box on 89.5 WHRV. It's the perfect setting to meet-up with co-workers and friends to enjoy a night of music, food, and drinks.
***STANDING ROOM ONLY
*** Band Begins at 7pm

Jesse Chong is a performing songwriter and musician based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is one of the most well known and respected artists in the regional scene. Not only does Jesse perform regularly as a solo artist, but he sits in with a variety of musicians in the area and plays with his own ensemble known as the “Chong Band”.
Jesse has officially self-produced and released three albums- two of which are available through his website, CD Baby, and ITunes. Chong has been a consistent headliner on the area’s main stages and festivals, and is a staple of the local music scene.
Jesse is known for his musical versatility and genre blending. What may one night be a reggae band can be a rock or funk act the next. Chong’s solo show consists of acoustic guitar and the phenomenon of live looping- a skill which gives him the ability to be a one man band. His great original music and encyclopedic knowledge of cover songs have kept him one of the busiest working musicians anywhere.
The chameleon-like Chong has opened for varied artists across the spectrum. The Wailers, Snoop Dogg, Maroon 5, INXS, Willie Nelson, Neville Brothers, Stephen Marley, Dark Star Orchestra, Leon Russell and Derek Trucks are just a few. Chong’s musical style is often compared to Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Ben Harper/Jack Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley.
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Saturday, March 3 (8:00pm) - Saturday, March 3 (10:00pm)+1Saturday, April 7 (8:00pm) - Saturday, April 7 (10:00pm)

Live MUSIC - Bennett Wales!

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

What's better than Great BEER and Great MUSIC?? We don't know either, so we're gonna stick to what's good!

Make plans to visit Back Bay Brewing Saturday night and enjoy one of our favorite local artists, Bennett Wales!!!
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55 interested

Saturday, March 3 (9:00pm) - Saturday, March 3 (11:59pm)

Dry Reef at Back Bay Brewing

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

$5 cover

Dry Reef
www.dryreefband.com/
www.facebook.com/Dry.Reef/

DRY REEF is a group dedicated to establishing a wave of high-energy, uplifting music. Rooted in the rock/reggae sound that put them on the map, the young group incorporates inflections of indie-surf rock and electronic post-rock forming a refreshing, organic sound you cannot ignore. These 23-year-olds are rapidly evolving from dreamers to decision-leaders in the industry.

With the 2018 release of their "Alright Revival EP" the band portrays their rapid growth in performing, creating, and exploring their sound throughout 2017, and the excitement is felt with every song.
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Tuesday, March 6 (7:30pm) - Tuesday, March 6 (10:30pm)

The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

No other ensemble so captures the music traditions of Ireland than the legendary Chieftains, and no other has done more to explore the Irish roots of music around the world. In their 56th year, the Chieftains are still led by their founder, the great Paddy Moloney, who weaves melodies on such traditional instruments as the tin whistle and the Uilleann pipes, and sets feet tapping with the Irish drum, the bodhrán. Celtic music lovers will find the perfect reason to start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early when this six-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble comes to the Sandler Center!... See MoreSee Less

139 interested  ·  7 going

Friday, March 9 (7:00pm) - Friday, March 9 (8:00pm)

Back Bay Short Film

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Back Bay, featuring Lefty Kreh and Walt Cary, is a Flymen short film recounting the tragic loss of a legendary fishery in Virginia and its stunning comeback.

36 interested  ·  1 going

Friday, March 9 (8:00pm) - Saturday, March 10 (12:00am)

Mirth Inkorporated - Artist's Block

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Mirth Inkorporated presents Artist's Block Part 3 at Back Bay Brewing on Friday, March 9th! Come by and check out local artist and see a special musical performance by Snake Mountain Revival. Check out the full artist list for Back Bay below:

-Andy Harris
-Victorian Bones
-Parrish Majestic
-Danielle Eckhardt
-Todd Owens
-Lara Smith
-Chase Walden
-Mallory Spencer
-Jeff Tarkenton
-Scum Witch
-Ernest Flores
-Mallory Jarrell
-DJ Pablo Vintura
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28 interested  ·  8 going

Saturday, March 24 (11:00am) - Saturday, March 24 (2:00pm)

Easter Egg Hunt

Landstown Commons Shopping Center
3334 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA  23456 (Map)

Fun for the whole family!

Behind Finn McCools

Children up to age 10 can hunt for 11,000 fun-filled Easter eggs by age group:
0-2 years.....11:30 a.m.
3-4 years.....12:00 p.m.
5-6 years.....12:30 p.m.
7-8 years.....1:00 p.m.
9-10 years...1:30 p.m.

• Visit with the Easter Bunny!
• Fun Inflatables
• Emergency Vehicles
• Virginia Beach Fire Department Child Safety Information
• VA CHIP Child IDs
• Music

Rain Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018

For sponsorship/vendor information contact: Kimberly Hadzima at kim.hadzima@gmail.com.

While supplies last. Some eggs contain toys that are suitable for ages 4 and up. Event is subject to change without notice.

For more information, email drbgroupllc@drbgroupllc.com
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317 interested  ·  18 going

Saturday, March 31 (7:00pm)

Mosquito Cabaret & Hot Gumbo Brass Band at Back Bay Brewing Co

614 Norfolk Ave, Virginia Beach, VA (Map)

Mosquito Cabaret & the Hot Gumbo Brass Band will be sharing the stage at Back Bay Brewing Company for night filled with dancing, drinks, & saxophone solos! DON'T MISS IT!

42 interested  ·  4 going

Friday, April 6 (7:30pm) - Friday, April 6 (10:30pm)

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” Schneider’s first recording, Evanescence, was released in 1994 and caught the imagination of a worldwide jazz audience with the sheer audacity of its daring beauty. Since then, she has soared past the boundaries of jazz again and again, collaborating on stage and in recordings with diverse artists from Jazz at Lincoln Center to the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, winning Grammy Awards in multiple categories. With her 18-member collective, she scored a 2016 Grammy double whammy for a single with the late David Bowie, “Sue (Or In A Season of Crime),” and the critically acclaimed album The Thompson Fields.... See MoreSee Less

31 interested  ·  1 going

Friday, April 6 (8:00pm) - Friday, April 6 (9:30pm)

Maria Schneider Orchestra in Virginia Beach!

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

"To call Schneider the most important woman in jazz is missing the point two ways. She is a major composer–period." – TIME MAGAZINE

Maria Schneider's music has been hailed by critics as "evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization." She and her orchestra became widely known starting in 1994 when they released their first recording, Evanescence. There, Schneider began to develop her personal way of writing for what would become her 18-member collective, made up of many of the finest musicians in jazz today, tailoring her compositions to distinctly highlight the uniquely creative voices of the group. The Maria Schneider Orchestra has performed at festivals and concert halls worldwide. She herself has received numerous commissions and guest-conducting invites, working with over 85 groups from over 30 countries.
Schneider's music blurs the lines between genres, making her long list of commissioners quite varied, stretching from Jazz at Lincoln Center, to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, to collaborating with David Bowie. She is among a small few to have received GRAMMYS in multiple genres, have received the award in both jazz and classical categories, as well as for her work with David Bowie.
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Saturday, April 7 (6:00pm) - Saturday, April 7 (8:30pm)

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting the Class of 2018 on April 7th , 2018 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Town Center of Virginia Beach

The 2018 class of inductees features 8 deserving honorees:

* Former Virginia Tech head football coach, #FrankBeamer
* Former MLB all-star and Chesapeake, Virginia native, Michael Cuddyer
* Former NFL star running back, and the University of Virginia's all-time leading rusher, Thomas Q. Jones
* Former NBA champion, and Hampton University- Official's all-time leading scorer, Rick Mahorn
* Former WNBA Star, USA Basketball Olympic Gold Medalist, and Alexandria, Virginia native, Kara Lawson
* Former Virginia Tech Athletics head baseball coach, #ChuckHartman
* A three-time All-American in women’s basketball at Randolph-Macon College, Megan Schultz
* A sportswriter whose career spans more than 4-decades most notably with the The Roanoke Times, Doug Doughty

Tickets for the induction ceremony are $48 for orchestra seating, and $23 for mezzanine and balcony.

They can be purchased through YNot Tix on the Sandler Center’s website.

More information regarding Induction weekend festivities, VIP ticket packages, and sponsorship/advertising opportunities can be found at the Hall of Fame's website, www. VaSportsHOF.com

Please join us as we celebrate athletic excellence in the Commonwealth!
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Tuesday, May 1 (10:30am) - Tuesday, May 1 (12:00pm)

Coffee Concert II: André-Michel Schub and Miami String Quartet

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

Performance held inside the Miller Studio Theatre.

Pianist André-Michel Schub joins the acclaimed Miami String Quartet, known for its performances of “sweeping authority, fluency and hushed poignancy” (Miami Herald).

This is chamber music as it was meant to be heard, the communion of gifted artists in an intimate, beautiful setting, among music lovers and friends. After the performance, patrons can mingle with the performers, a lovely postscript to a perfect performance experience. Light refreshments will be served.

A Special Celebration
For 21 years, the Virginia Arts Festival has been a destination for chamber music lovers, thanks to the Festival’s Director of Chamber Music, André-Michel Schub. The Festival is fortunate to have had his guidance and musical gifts; winner of the three most prestigious competitions for classical piano (the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the Naumberg International Piano Competition, and the Avery Fisher Recital Award), he is among the most admired pianists in the world.

Since 1997, André has called upon his many friends and colleagues in the music world and his own deep knowledge of music to craft programs for us that are unmatched in quality and beauty. So it is with deep gratitude and sadness that we announce that André will be retiring as our Connie and Marc Jacobson Chamber Music Series Director in 2018.

We are dedicating our 22nd chamber music season to André, and are thrilled to present him in multiple concerts with performers of unmatched artistry. André has chosen to devote his final season to the works of Mozart, and this concert is the crowning glory of the season.
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Thursday, May 3 (7:30pm) - Thursday, May 3 (9:30pm)

Parsons Dance

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

One of the most popular dance companies in the country, Parsons Dance prides itself on its crowd-pleasing, accessible works “noted for their wit, split-second shifts in tempo and mood, and sheer exuberance” (The Washington Post). Founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, Parsons Dance is known for its energized, athletic ensemble work, and has collaborated with iconic artists across all disciplines including Billy Taylor, Milton Nascimento, Allen Toussaint, William Ivey Long, Donna Karan, Annie Leibovitz, and Alex Katz. The company has toured to more than 445 cities, 30 countries and 5 continents for the most notable theaters, festivals and presenters worldwide including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Maison de la Danse, Teatro La Fenice and Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. New York Magazine called Mr. Parsons “one of modern dance’s great living dance-makers.”

“The audience, thrilled, alternately gasps and cheers. Parsons’ mission is to entertain and for three decades he has, at times magically.” -The Washington Post

“Clever, exuberant and visually beautiful…a joyful burst of pure dance.” – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“One of the most exhilarating performances in the arts this year. Its expansive and exuberant style ties it to the great American tradition of artists like Taylor and Martha Graham.” Courier-Journal, Louisville
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Friday, May 11 (8:00pm) - Friday, May 11 (10:00pm)

Mozart Celebration

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

André-Michel Schub, piano
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Arthur Fagen, conductor and piano
Dominic Cheli, piano

An unforgettable evening of genius—Mozart and Schub. The New York Times called André-Michel Schub “pianistically flawless…a formidable pianist with a fierce integrity.” Hear this world-renowned pianist perform three Mozart concerti with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra: a “triple” concerto for three pianos, a double concerto for two pianos, and Mozart’s final piano concerto—truly a performance not to be missed.

Program:
W. A. Mozart
Piano Concerto No.7 in F major, for 3 pianos, K.242 (“Lodron”)
Piano Concerto No.10 in Eb major, for 2 pianos, K.365
Piano Concerto No.27 in Bb major, K.595

A Special Celebration
For 21 years, the Virginia Arts Festival has been a destination for chamber music lovers, thanks to the Festival’s Director of Chamber Music, André-Michel Schub. The Festival is fortunate to have had his guidance and musical gifts; winner of the three most prestigious competitions for classical piano (the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the Naumberg International Piano Competition, and the Avery Fisher Recital Award), he is among the most admired pianists in the world.

Since 1997, André has called upon his many friends and colleagues in the music world and his own deep knowledge of music to craft programs for us that are unmatched in quality and beauty. So it is with deep gratitude and sadness that we announce that André will be retiring as our Connie and Marc Jacobson Chamber Music Series Director in 2018.

We are dedicating our 22nd chamber music season to André, and are thrilled to present him in multiple concerts with performers of unmatched artistry. André has chosen to devote his final season to the works of Mozart, and this concert is the crowning glory of the season.
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108 interested  ·  7 going

Saturday, May 12 (8:00pm) - Saturday, May 12 (10:00pm)

Bernstein on Broadway

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Rob Fisher, conductor
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Robert Shoup, Chorusmaster
Broadway soloists to be announced

Music director, arranger and conductor Rob Fisher’s Broadway resume includes some of the biggest hits of the past three decades, including Chicago, Anything Goes, Hair, and An American in Paris. Fisher’s Bernstein roots run deep, and include the 2003 Broadway revival of Wonderful Town. In this starry evening at the Sandler Center, Fisher leads the VSO and leading Broadway singers in songs from Bernstein’s Broadway masterworks including West Side Story, On the Town, Candide, Wonderful Town, and more.

Leonard Bernstein at 100 is the worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian Leonard Bernstein. Virginia Arts Festival is pleased to join hundreds of arts institutions and ensembles around the world in celebrating the contributions of this seminal artist.

The Festival will partner with two artists who share deep connections with Leonard Bernstein: Virginia Symphony Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta, who studied under Bernstein, and Rob Fisher, the award-winning music director who has led Bernstein shows on Broadway and most recently kicked off the Leonard Bernstein at 100 worldwide celebrations with a Bernstein on Broadway tribute concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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139 interested  ·  20 going

Sunday, May 20 (12:30pm) - Sunday, May 20 (4:00pm)

4th Annual Valor Run After Party Blast at Murphy's

Murphy's Irish Pub
2914 Pacific Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Please come out after the race for our awesome after party at Murphy's Irish Pub. We will have an area reserved inside at the side bar. We are offering one complimentary beer at Murphy's if you provide your race bib for Murphy's display of bibs.

It is started at 12:30 for the early runners and those who want to get started with the party.

There will be lots of fun that day and more details to come.

Thank you Murphy's for supporting our cause.
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34 interested  ·  4 going

Tuesday, June 19 (8:00pm) - Tuesday, June 19 (11:00pm)

Brian Setzer's “Rockabilly Riot” Tour

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

***On Sale Friday, February 16th at 10AM
Opening Act: Miss Mary Ann and the Ragtime Wranglers
Throughout the tour, expect a killer set list with Stray Cats gems like “Rock This Town,’” “Rumble In Brighton” and “Stray Cat Strut” plus other electrifying songs like “Let’s Shake” from his latest solo studio album Rockabilly Riot!: All Original. Opening up will be Miss Mary Ann and the Ragtime Wranglers, from the Netherlands, who recently toured with the Rockabilly Riot last year in Europe. Setzer’s red hot compadres for the “ROCKABILLY RIOT!” Summer Tour are Noah Levy on drums, Kevin McKendree on piano/guitar and Mark Winchester on bass.

“When you look up rockabilly in the dictionary there is a picture of Mark Winchester,” notes Setzer. “He grew up slapping the bass and is in a class of his own. Noah Levy is a very on-the-beat solid drummer, whereas me, as a guitar player, I push everything while they hold it all in place. And when you’re talking about the great rockabilly piano players, it’s a very short list, and Kevin McKendree is on it. And he also plays guitar incredibly well. We all just complement each other.”

Asked what he’d like to overhear fans saying after a gig, Setzer says: “I would love to hear, ‘You know, that Rockabilly Riot squad has all the energy and great things I like about the original rockabilly sound, yet they’re a modern band making this music sound new.”
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Friday, August 10 (8:00pm) - Friday, August 10 (11:00pm)

Kansas Radio Classics & Fan Favorites

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

Throughout the spring & summer of 2018, KANSAS will be performing a set of KANSAS Radio Classics. Fans will hear songs they've heard on the radio, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, & Classic MTV since '74. Fans will also hear some classic B-Sides, fan favorites, & material off The Prelude Implicit.

KANSAS Pre-sale Tickets available 2/6/18 at 10AM using promocode KANSASBAND here: bit.ly/KansasVirginiaBeachVA2018Pre

KANSAS VIP Package available 2/6/18 at 10AM here: bit.ly/KansasVirginiaBeachVA2018VIP

Regular Tickets on sale 2/9/18 at 10AM here: bit.ly/KansasVirginiaBeachVA2018
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Friday, August 10 (8:00pm) - Friday, August 10 (11:00pm)

Kansas Radio Classics & Fan Favorites Tour

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

***Tickets Go On Sale Friday, at 10AM

Rock ‘n’ roll legends KANSAS will perform KANSAS Radio Classics & Fan Favorites at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach on August 10.

Throughout 2016-2017, the band celebrated both the release of “The Prelude Implicit” and the anniversary of breakout album “Leftoverture” with the highly successful KANSAS: Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour. The band, which is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams.

Fans will hear songs they have heard on the radio, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, and Classic MTV since 1974. With more Top 100 hits in the set than ever before, KANSAS Fans will also hear some classic B-Sides, fan favorites, and material off the band’s latest studio album, The Prelude Implicit.
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52 interested  ·  7 going

Friday, August 10 (8:00pm) - Friday, August 10 (11:00pm)

Kansas Radio Classics & Fan Favorites

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St
Virginia Beach, VA  23462 (Map)

Throughout the spring & summer of 2018, KANSAS will be performing a set of KANSAS Radio Classics. Fans will hear songs they've heard on the radio, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, & Classic MTV since '74. Fans will also hear some classic B-Sides, fan favorites, & material off The Prelude Implicit.

KANSAS Pre-sale Tickets available 2/6/18 at 10AM using promocode KANSASBAND here: bit.ly/KansasVirginiaBeachVA2018Pre

KANSAS VIP Package available 2/6/18 at 10AM here: bit.ly/KansasVirginiaBeachVA2018VIP

Regular Tickets on sale 2/9/18 at 10AM here: bit.ly/KansasVirginiaBeachVA2018
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