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March 16, 2017
There’s nothing quite like going to a live show and hearing your favorite band or song. The excitement and energy of the crowd, the dancing, the loud music. It can’t be beat! That’s why we are b... Read more >>
January 28, 2017
In a recent study done by job resource website Zippia, Virginia Beach was named the Number 8 happiest city in the U.S. While they did consider residents’ average salaries, they also used the followi... Read more >>
January 28, 2017
If you’re like most vacationers, you come to Virginia Beach to enjoy the beach! So, why not stay at an oceanfront hotel and get the most out of your experience? While we have plenty of comfy accommo... Read more >>
January 11, 2017
When the winter approaches and chilly temperatures start to arrive in Virginia Beach, the local entertainment and sightseeing doesn’t stop.  In, fact, in many ways it heats up! Virginia Beach h... Read more >>
Halloween Events in Virginia Beach
October 2, 2016
Find out where to go in Virginia Beach for Halloween. Don’t be afraid. Some of these attractions will scare the pants off of you! Read more >>
August 30, 2016
When you come to Virginia Beach and start walking toward the northern end of the beach (beyond 31st Street), you may notice something a little unique on the beach at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Loc... Read more >>
June 27, 2016
There are a lot of things in the world today that cost outrageous amounts of money.  Even going to a Disney park can be expensive.  In Virginia Beach you luck out,  becasue there are so many things... Read more >>
June 13, 2016
Just like every other month of Summer in Virginia Beach, June is is filled with fun activities all over. There is a lot going on and that makes it hard to pick 5 things to do when you visit or live ... Read more >>
June 1, 2016
Pure Defense If you are visiting Virginia Beach this summer, or any other beach for that matter, you need to know what sunscreen to bring.  Sunscreen is what protects your skin and helps prevents you... Read more >>
April 18, 2016
April and May are “starter” months for those who are visiting Virginia Beach. They get the ball rolling for a wild and exciting summer.  You can consider it a warm-up for the main summer events. ... Read more >>
March 24, 2016
There was an old advertising company called the Martin Agency and they created the famous saying, “Virginia is for lovers,” but as it turns out that might actually be true. Virginia Beach has bee... Read more >>
March 7, 2016
If you’re planning a trip to Virginia Beach soon – and we hope you are – you will find tons of choices for accommodations. It can get overwhelming trying to decide exactly what you want, or find... Read more >>
February 19, 2016
If you’re looking forward to visiting Virginia Beach, but you’re worried about what to do with your lovely furry friend, you don’t need to stress!  Virginia Beach is a very pet frie... Read more >>
February 14, 2016
We hit the beaches to get a first-hand look at the daily routine of a Virginia Beach lifeguard. We met up with 26 year veteran Marc Levine who gave a great deal of insight into a “day in the lif... Read more >>
February 3, 2016
Seafood is big in Virginia Beach… no correct that…. seafood is HUGE in Virginia Beach.  There are a lot of different places to get seafood throughout the Virginia Beach region.  Some p... Read more >>
January 14, 2016
If you live in a city there is probably barely a day that goes by that you don’t experience someone cursing and using foul language as you walk down the street.  This situation is not pleasant for ... Read more >>
November 19, 2015
Christmas is a time of family fun and games, especially for those families with kids.  There are all kinds of events available in Virginia Beach in 2015 that will please the whole family, you just ha... Read more >>
September 21, 2015
Everyone wants to go to Virginia Beach, get a tan, cruise the boardwalk and have a lot of fun.  There are so many things to do for all types of people.  Unfortunately, not everyone has someone to br... Read more >>
September 21, 2015
Virginia Beach is well-known for its seafood.  Everyday boats go out and bring back fresh fish and other seafood for the locals and tourists both.  These fishermen and women do this day in and day o... Read more >>
September 21, 2015
You probably want a unique place to spend your Halloween.  Many cities are getting out of the trend of even celebrating Halloween but Virginia Beach certainly isn’t.  Buy plane tickets, book your ... Read more >>
August 31, 2015
Virginia Beach is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year but September is a great time to visit.  The large tourism crowds have died down and the locals start to come back to the beach to... Read more >>
August 31, 2015
If you are looking to get a cheap timeshare in Virginia Beach you should look through all of the options that are available to you.  There are many different Virginia Beach timeshares that can be fo... Read more >>
August 20, 2015
Wedding days for many people only happen once.  That is why having an extra special wedding is important. In fact, it is imperative to have your dream wedding.  Virginia Beach is the perfect locati... Read more >>
August 20, 2015
Are you planning on taking a trip to Virginia Beach?  It is a wonderful place to vacation with a lot of fun things to do.  Whenever you go somewhere new though you want the “insider tips”... Read more >>
Virginia Beach Timeshare Room
August 5, 2015
Do you like the idea of traveling to Virginia Beach every year but don’t have the money to stay in a fancy hotel every year?  Heck, even a non-fancy hotel on the boardwalk can get expensive during ... Read more >>
Ramada Virginia Beach Oceanfront
July 17, 2015
Ahhh.. the Virginia Beach hotels list.  If you are going to Virginia Beach and want to stay in style, then you are going to want to stay in the best hotels. Everyone wants the best deal and the best... Read more >>
June 19, 2015
Located just 10 miles from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Farm Bureau Live is based out of the Virginia Beach Amphitheater and offers a wide variety of concerts for locals and vacationers.  Some of... Read more >>
June 19, 2015
There are a lot of things to do in Virginia Beach over the summer In fact, there are so many that sometimes it can be hard to decide which ones to do and which ones to skip.  With this list you can e... Read more >>
May 20, 2015
Virginia is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the United States, so if you are planning your 2015 vacation and you don’t know what to do, VA Beach is a really wonderful option and mos... Read more >>
May 20, 2015
When you think about family vacations or just a weekend getaway with your family or friends, you immediately think about the best place to go, but you also think about what kind of activities you want... Read more >>
May 14, 2015
Article written in part by: Jess Horton ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios Owner/Creator www.TheFitPetite.com Virginia Beach is referred to as one of the fittest c... Read more >>
May 4, 2015
Let’s face it, sometimes we just don’t have a good enough budget to go to a fancy hotel for our next vacation, or eat at expensive restaurants. This is not a good reason to avoid making a trip to ... Read more >>
May 4, 2015
When you think about Virginia Beach, you think about fun and relaxation. There are many activities that you can do when you are in the area. In this article we are going to focus on one of the best ac... Read more >>
April 7, 2015
There are thousands of people in the Virginia Beach area who love to be able to enjoy a nice pizza while they are out at the beach. This is one of the most popular foods that people enjoy eating all o... Read more >>
April 7, 2015
When you are on vacation, you need to be able to get a good meal as soon as you start your day. If you are like most people, you probably don’t want to be eating hotel food because you want to get a... Read more >>
April 6, 2015
There is no doubt that the healthiest and most delicious food in the world comes from the sea. There are thousands of people all over the world who come to Virginia Beach to enjoy the beauty of the ar... Read more >>
April 1, 2015
Virginia Beach is Bicycling Heaven! Bicycling is one of the most popular outdoor activities for the locals and tourists in Virginia Beach. You can’t go anywhere in Virginia Beach without seeing tons... Read more >>
April 1, 2015
Visitors to a new town always love to check out the historical sites to get a glimpse into the past. Since the first American settlers stepped foot on our hallowed shores, Virginia Beach has been a hi... Read more >>
March 31, 2015
Just last summer Virginia MOCA (Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art) showcased an exhibition called Multiplicity, featuring more than 80 prints by outstanding modern and contemporary artists. Local co... Read more >>
March 31, 2015
Rudee Inlet is home to many of the water-sports outfitters and is the true hub of water activity in Virginia Beach. Families and friends can rent a wave runner and head into the open Atlantic ocean, r... Read more >>
March 31, 2015
Just across from the southern tip of the boardwalk is a small marina community know as the “Rudee Inlet” which is overflowing with activity and things to see. The Marina District is only a short, ... Read more >>
March 30, 2015
No matter what time of year, Virginia Beach consistently buzzes with life and culture. Just about any time day or night visitors and locals stroll along the famous Virginia Beach boardwalk, passing th... Read more >>
March 30, 2015
Some of everyone’s most fond memories of Virginia Beach take place at the boardwalk. Whether your family rents a four-person surrey, enjoys an afternoon bike ride or morning jog or simply takes two ... Read more >>
March 30, 2015
Virginia Beach is not only the largest city in Virginia, it is by far the most happening place in the state. From having the world’s longest pleasure beach, an award-winning boardwalk, a cosmopolita... Read more >>
7th Street Stage - Virginia Beach
March 27, 2015
If you are ready for live music then just head on down to the boardwalk for fantastic venues offering a wide variety of entertainment through Beach Street USA. There’s always something happening at ... Read more >>
March 18, 2015
First Handicap Accessible Park Grommet Island Park is no regular beach park.  In fact it is America’s  first 100% handicap accessible park to make certain that everybody can enjoy the beach. T... Read more >>
March 18, 2015
First Landing State Park is a Site to See! First Landing State Park is one  of the greatest natural attractions in Virginia Beach and is one of the country’s most beautiful parks. First Landing... Read more >>
March 17, 2015
 In the Can not the Sand! There is a very important motto to remember about trash when going to the beach: “Toes in the Sand, Trash in the Can!”   Or  “In the Can and Not in the S... Read more >>
March 17, 2015
There is no question in my mind that skydiving is the ultimate thrill. Why am I so certain? Well the thought of getting the feeling of flying like Superman or a bird is without question one of the mos... Read more >>
March 17, 2015
Sights and Sounds are Free along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk! I took a stroll down the boardwalk the other day to take in some of the free sights and sounds. Some of the best things in life are free ... Read more >>
March 17, 2015
Are you fascinated with mind readers , people with ESP, psychics that predict the future? Me too! Did you know that Virginia Beach is home to the International Headquarters for one of the most interes... Read more >>
March 17, 2015
Everybody likes lighthouses right? The Cape Henry Lighthouse has silently guarded the entry way into the Chesapeake Bay for years and years. Standing near the “First Landing” site of the J... Read more >>
March 16, 2015
Motivated by the potential of capitalizing on a limitless energy source, as well as the associated upsurge of local businesses that come with it, the Virginia Beach wind farm initiative is progressing... Read more >>
March 16, 2015
Virginia Beach is For Dolphins! Natural History of Dolphins Virginia Beach is all about dolphins. There is nothing quite like catching a school of dolphin heading up and down the shores of Virginia Be... Read more >>
March 16, 2015
Virginia Beach is the ultimate American vacation spot. In a town that’s just as hip as it was in the 1950s, you can still take the family for a week-long vacation and have money left over when y... Read more >>
March 16, 2015
What about Winter Fun in Virginia Beach you ask?  The answer is that the beach is fun in all seasons of the year. In fact even though Virginia Beach gets a snowstorm every now and then overall our cl... Read more >>
Thursday May 25th – Thursday Jun 1st
Now to the end of May 2017
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.

Thursday, May 25 (7:00pm) - Thursday, May 25 (10:00pm)

Back Bay Bingo + Vinyl Night!

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

Love Bingo? Love records? Love Craft Beer? Well we do too!! And that's why we're bringing you BINGO + VINYL Night—every Thursday starting at 7pm Back Bay Brewing! Bring in your favorite records and we'll spin 'em for you all night—and when you play BINGO here, you'll be playing to win some AWESOME PRIZES!!... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday, May 25 (7:30pm) - Thursday, May 25 (10:00pm)

Pink Martini with singer Storm Large

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

"PINK MARTINI IS A ROLLICKING AROUND-THE-WORLD MUSICAL ADVENTURE... IF THE UNITED NATIONS HAD A HOUSE BAND IN 1962, HOPEFULLY WE'D BE THAT BAND"– THOMAS LAUDERDALE, BANDLEADER/PIANIST

Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – Thomas Lauderdale founded the little orchestra Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks.
Twenty years later, Pink Martini still tours the world, singing in 22 languages at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, museums and fashion shows. In 2014, Pink Martini was inducted into both the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame
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Thursday, May 25 (8:30pm) - Friday, May 26 (1:00am)

Jacob Vanko

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

Jacob Vanko, who’s music is touching on themes of blue-collar life, addiction, social injustice and family from first-hand experiences brings a distinct intimacy to the songs all audiences can relate to and appreciate, will be playing live at Big Woody’s – Virginia Beach!... See MoreSee Less

Friday, May 26 (6:00pm) - Friday, May 26 (11:00pm)

Beer Release: Drikko

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

Come celebrate a break in the weather with our newest #craftbrew release—DRIKKO! The beer of the Vikings!

So what is DRIKKO (or Gotlandricka)? This beer was originally crafted by the Vikings and hails from the Swedish isle of Gotland.

Depending on what was readily available, Gotlandsdricka was often brewed in a Rostbunn (wooden vessel layered with juniper branches and straw) with grains malted directly in the smoke of a fire, with sweetgale and hops added to sweeten thing up a bit, giving it a nice rich complex finish. Brewing was traditionally done in a Rostbunn.

Stop in to try our version of this ancient brew!
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Friday, May 26 (8:00pm) - Friday, May 26 (10:00pm)

97.3 The Eagle Summer Kick Off Party

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

Join us for a night of great Live Music by Kristian Bush, Morgan Wallen, Baily Bryan & Jacob Davis. Free Show, Doors open 5 pm, show 8 pm.
youtu.be/qF2Ey37HMrw

221 interested  ·  47 going

Friday, May 26 (8:00pm) - Friday, May 26 (10:00pm)

97.3 The Eagle Summer Kick Off Party

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

Join us for a night of great Live Music by Kristian Bush, Morgan Wallen, Baily Bryan & Jacob Davis. Free Show, Doors open 5 pm, show 8 pm.
youtu.be/qF2Ey37HMrw

221 interested  ·  47 going

Friday, May 26 (9:00pm) - Saturday, May 27 (12:00am)

The RiverBoyz

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

Don’t miss the fan favorite Riverboyz live at Big Woody’s – Virginia Beach!

Saturday, May 27 (4:00pm) - Saturday, May 27 (8:00pm)

Landstown Commons Weekly Cruise-Ins

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

Stroll and reminisce at the Landstown Commons weekly Cruise-Ins!

Sponsored by Car Club Council of Hampton Roads

Every Saturday — April 8 through October 28, 2017 from 4-8pm.

Behind Finn McCools:

• Modern Day Muscle
• Antique & Classic Cars/Trucks
• Discounts at local merchants
• DJ

$2.00 Charitable Donation Per Car*

*Donations benefit local charities hosted by the individual car clubs.

Events are subject to change without notice.

For more information contact John Herbert at 421-0749 or blkpwdrfrm@cox.net
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Saturday, May 27 (8:30pm) - Sunday, May 28 (1:00am)

Fine Swiss Cheese

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

Don't miss Fine Swiss Cheese live at Big Woody's - Virginia Beach!

5 interested

Saturday, May 27 (8:30pm) - Sunday, May 28 (12:00am)

Pillbuster Release Show with Sunndrug & Forest of Legend

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

LIVE IN THE BLIND— Pillbuster "Taker" EP Release Show with Sunndrug & Forest of Legend!!

This is going to be a awesome night with the fantastic additions of SunDrug and Forest of Legend. A night not to miss...

"Taker" EP will be available
Good Beer, Very cool lineup, Great way to get the Summer started
Featuring:
Pillbuster
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Sunndrug
www.facebook.com/sunndrug/
Forrest of Legend
www.facebook.com/forestoffuzz/
Show starts at 9pm
$5 at door
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42 interested  ·  6 going

Sunday, May 28 (8:00pm) - Monday, May 29 (2:00am)

Outlaws and Old School Night

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

Richmond based Pat Russell Band and Local Rockers Buckshot team to bring you a show you won't forget! You don't have to work Monday, so lets get a headstart to celebrating Memorial Day!

63 interested  ·  20 going

Sunday, May 28 (8:00pm) - Monday, May 29 (2:00am)

Outlaws and Old School Night

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

Richmond based Pat Russell Band and Local Rockers Buckshot team to bring you a show you won't forget! You don't have to work Monday, so lets get a headstart to celebrating Memorial Day!

63 interested  ·  20 going

Thursday, June 1 (7:30pm) - Thursday, June 1 (9:00pm)

The Art of the Quartet: Part of the Miller Jazz Series

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

If you’ve ever wondered how truly inspired jazz improvisations happen, here’s the event for you! In this interactive performance and discussion with the audience, you’ll hear directly from the artists themselves as they discuss the process of how they put the music together, what sections are melody, and how they improvise over the songs. Questions from the audience are welcome!
John Toomey, piano
Woody Beckner, guitar
Jimmy Masters, bass
Chuck Redd, drums & vibes
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Wednesday, June 7 (5:00pm) - Wednesday, June 7 (9:00pm)

Ynot Wednesdays? Strictly Bizzness

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

The band consists of Nine of the area's most talented and professional Entertainers that will make your event a memorable occasion.
STRICTLY BIZZNESS has the most versatile combination of musicians in the area!! That means the variety of music will satisfy all different tastes of music.
The musical variety ranges from Rock & Classic Rock & Roll, Motown, and Oldies, to your favorite Top 40 dance music.
More Information: www.sandlercenter.org/ynotwednesdays
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372 interested  ·  85 going

Wednesday, June 14 (5:00pm) - Wednesday, June 14 (9:00pm)

Ynot Wednesdays? HM Johnson Band

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

Henry M. Johnson (of HM Johnson Band) has been playing in bands based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia for 40 years and is a native of VA's Eastern Shore (Parksley, VA). HM Johnson Band plays R & B, Blues and Jazz-influenced music.
More Information: www.sandlercenter.org/ynotwednesdays
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94 interested  ·  20 going

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