Best Places for Live Music in Virginia Beach

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by N. Griffith

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 bringing you some of the best places to catch live music in Virginia Beach. It just wouldn’t be right to leave out some of the best entertainment around town! We’ve got country, we’ve got rock, we’ve got pop, hip-hop, reggae and more. And it doesn’t matter what your price range may be because almost all of it is FREE! There is something going on every night from free shows up to national tours with more expensive seating options. Check out all the live music that Virginia Beach has to offer.



Eagle’s Nest Rockin’ Country Bar   

The Eagle’s Nest brings live local and national entertainment to a huge stage located in an exciting and fast-paced bar atmosphere. The best part? Most shows are FREE of charge. The venue includes five bars and two stages, featuring hot acts like Kevin Mac, Pat Russell Band, Tyler Hammond and The Deloreans. When there isn’t a local or national band playing, they have DJ’s pumping out the tunes, along with line dancing, Jumbo Jenga, bull riding and more entertainment than you can experience in one night.

For country music lovers, Eagles Nest can’t be beat. A great venue with plenty of action and only a short distance from the oceanfront!

Central 111 Tapas Lounge   

When you think tapas Louge, you should automatically think of Central111.  It is both 100% tapas and 100% lounge at their finest. Hit up Central 111 Tapas Lounge for live entertainment, DJ’s and the best tapas in town! If you want a place with high energy, great drinks and food, and some of the best DJ’s around, you’ve found it here. Glam up, gather your friends, and be prepared for a wild night.

Central 111 brings in some of the coolest lounge acts you’ve ever seen.

Big Woody’s – Virginia Beach

For more of a laid back experience, check out Big Woody’s for lunch or dinner or on any evening for music. Their award-winning wings pair nicely with the live bands playing weekly and brunch is even better with the Bloody Mary Bar! Don’t forget to check out Big Woody’s for NASCAR, basketball or football on one of the many TV’s. And you won’t want to miss out on karaoke night!

Calypso Bar & Grill

If you want to relax at a venue with a real beach and surfing vibe, Calypso is the place to check out. Situated right at the oceanfront, Calyupso boasts the largest covered patio at the beach. You will be sure to enjoy listening to live music from the numerous local and regional bands while having breakfast, lunch, or dinner and watching the waves flow in and out and people-watch the boardwalk. This location is a true paradise for beach and music lovers alike!

Calypso is situated right on the boardwalk and is the coolest Bar and Grill at the oceanfront. The covered patio is huge!

Lucky Oyster

Feeling nautical? Lucky Oyster’s nautical décor and rustic, laid back atmosphere provides a fun, family location for eating great food and listening to live music. Imagine yourself with a big bucket of fresh oysters with all of your friends and family listening to some great toe-tapping tunes of the best local bands around. With fresh seafood, local bands, and even painting events, there is something for everyone – including the kids – at Lucky Oyster!

Awesome local bands like Jack Becker and Ian Foutz frequent the Lucky Oyster and put on a toe-tapping great time

Shakas Live  

Shakas Live is crazy, it’s unhinged, it’s like a box of chocolates… it’s AWESOME!!  Shaka’s is a premiere oceanfront venue in Virginia Beach with a club-style atmosphere. If you want to rock out to some of the hottest bands while enjoying an ocean view, this is the place to be. Live local and national bands perform weekly alongside resident DJ’s who keep the party going late into the night. This is the place to go for a wide range of musical genres and styles, so be sure to check the concert calendar so you can be there when your favorite band is playing!

Shaka’s Live featues some of the craziest and most popular bands you’ve ever seen… sometimes all on the same stage!

As you can tell, Virginia Beach is the place to be for live music, DJ’s, parties, and all-around great entertainment! Top that off with the great food and drinks, and you are sure to have a great time, whether you are a local or a visitor.




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