Stars & Stripes Explosion

Date/TimeVenue/Location
Jul 4
8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Jul 4
8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Jul 4
8:00pm - 10:00pm
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DOESN'T EXIST OR HAS ALREADY OCCURRED
Jul 4
8:00pm - 10:00pm
THIS SPECIFIC EVENT INSTANCE EITHER
DOESN'T EXIST OR HAS ALREADY OCCURRED

Ticketing Information:

All concerts are free and open to the public.

This Event is Produced and Managed by:
757-333-0921
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Have a STAR, SPANGLED, Time!

5 of 5 Stars
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IT ENDED ON July 4, 2019 10:00 pm
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EVENT DESCRIPTION

Multiple live performances on oceanfront stages attract tens of thousands of visitors and residents of Hampton Roads to a star-spangled salute to this great country of ours at Stars Stripes Explosion!

Musical acts offer something for everyone with tribute bands saluting some of the biggest names in music. From 8:00pm-9:30pm, a stage erected right on the beach at 20th Street becomes the focal point for performances encompassing patriotic songs, Broadway standards, movie themes, and folk music.

The show converts into a spectacular fireworks show at 9:30pm that explodes over the ocean in a burst of colors and patterns!

Musical acts offer entertainment for all ages with tribute bands dedicated to popular acts like Bruce Springsteen, Journey, and U2 and others…

Specific Locations:

On the beach between 16th and 18th Streets (Fireworks)
17th Street Stage (Music)
24th Street Park (Music)
31st Street Park (Music)

At our main stage on the beach at 24th Street, we are delighted to welcome the Tidewater Winds. The Tidewater Winds is one of the country’s few professional, non-profit concert bands performing repertoire ranging from Sousa Marches to Big Band. Their program, “Red, White & BOOM!” will feature pop, classical, Broadway, and patriotic numbers. The Regent University Singers will join The Tidewater Winds for this evening of reflection and appreciation for our country’s freedoms.

All concerts are free and open to the public.

Sandstock, A Tribute to Rock & Roll, is a beach-inspired variation on “Woodstock.”

National and regional tribute artists cover songs from some of the greatest rockers in history.

All performances, which are free to the public, are held on two “dueling” stages – the Hippy Dippy Stage and the Flower Power Stage – built right on the sand at 24th Street.

Grab some friends and join us for a fun-filled weekend of great live music.We will update the 2019 Entertainment Schedule as soon as it is available.

2019 Entertainment Schedule: 

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 17th Street Park:

  • 7:00pm-10:00pm: Chester B’s Motown Review

24th Street Stage on the Beach:

7:30pm-9:30pm, Red, White, & Boom!
A July 4th Celebration featuring pop, classical, Broadway, and patriotic musical performance.

Tidewater Winds celebrates the birth of our country with an American celebration of song! Join Maestro Brewington and Tidewater Winds on the oceanfront for an evening to remember! We honor our military, our history and our freedom in this patriotic celebration! Joining Tidewater Winds for the first time is legendary musician Adrian Duke. Adrian is a pianist and songwriter in the New Orleans musical tradition of James Booker & Dr. John. His voice is infused with a startling imprint of the early Atlantic sides of Ray Charles, with a touch of New Orleans blues, classic soul, and Americana. Put him together with Tidewater Winds on the 4th of July and you have one amazing evening of music and fireworks!

  • FIREWORKS: 9:30pm

31st Street Park



PHOTOS

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This Thursday at 8:30pm! Join us at Beach Blanket Cinema for Disney/Pixar's Incredibles 2! Find details here: http://bit.ly/2S7witw
Live! On Atlantic Welcomes Smirk!
Performances Thursday thru Monday beginning at 7:30 pm at 24th Street Park - Physical comedian Reid Belstock and innovative juggling ace Warren Hammond have teamed up to bring you their hilarious and incredible new show, Smirk! Reid plays a maniacal goofball to Warren’s straight man garnering comparisons to Abbott and Costello. Described as "A nicely matched pair of performers with a deep bag of tricks," by Juggle Magazine, their juggling and slapstick antics explode off the stage to fill the largest auditorium. Their work has earned them multiple awards, including the 2009, and more recently the 2011 IJA Silver Medal in the Team competitions. #visitvabeach
Tonight at 8:30!  Beach Blanket Cinema presents Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Bring your blanket or beach chair and join us on the beach at 29th Street for this free family event! More details at http://bit.ly/2S7witw
For a limited time, get your 3-day passes for the Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival for just $25! Get them at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center or online here: http://bit.ly/AMF193DAY
Best of the Boardwalk (Peoples' Choice) - Byron Wilson - A-1 (Virginia Beach, VA)
3rd Place Professional - Brendan M. McFillin - P-2  (Philadelphia, PA)
2nd Place Professional - Joan Gorman - P-4  (Virginia Beach, VA)
1st Place Professional - Logan Miles Davis - P-7  (Chesapeake, VA)
3rd Place Amateur - Va'lisa Yates - A-7 (Virginia Beach, VA)
2nd Place Amateur - Dorothy Clark - A-3 (Virginia Beach, VA)
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WHAT’S NEW

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Wednesday July 17th, 2019

Live! On Atlantic

Tonight’s fireworks show is canceled due to a small craft advisory. Our next scheduled show is Sunday. Sorry for the inconvenience. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry doesn't help unless you are local. I guess it doesn't apply to vessel working on the sand pumping. Safe for them but not safe to have fireworks, for all the tourists who come to visit

The fireworks are for the tourist go down to the ocean stand in the low tide wait for the high tide commit suicide ya big dummy (red fox)

9:24 would have been more helpful than 10:24 for a 10:00 event.

Wednesday July 17th, 2019

Live! On Atlantic

The sidewalks literally become the stage as musicians and novelty entertainment lines Atlantic Avenue from 13th Street to 24th Street. Live! On Atlantic creates a memorable, magical atmosphere nightly from 7:30 pm to 11 pm at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. #visitvabeach ... See MoreSee Less

The sidewalks literally become the stage as musicians and novelty entertainment lines Atlantic Avenue from 13th Street to 24th Street. Live! On Atlantic creates a memorable, magical atmosphere nightly from 7:30 pm to 11 pm at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. #visitvabeach

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Janet Caudill Ward

I miss living in VB...

Sammi Seacrist

Less then a week now. Wohoo

Are these events today?

Really? No wind , no rain at 10pm. The sand dredging barge is working at 24th street tonight, booo!

Make up dates don't really help unless you live here

Keren Maceira. Live statua

Ashley Lofria, Like when we saw the unicycle guy!

Kelsey Jamerson

You guys need to expand down near 9th street also

Joshua Merriman looks like it’s that time of the year again😂

Denise Leondis

Why is tipping discouraged?

Yay!!! It’s Hilby the German juggle boy!!! On 19 th street!! A great show!!!!

Great idea

Need a bike so I can ride down at night

Mason Myers ☺️

Just saw these.. cool

Shelbee Jo

Annie Carroll

Bo Zinno 👀

Didn’t know this. Pretty cool.

Joe Flores

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Tuesday July 16th, 2019

Live! On Atlantic

This Thursday at 8:30pm! Join us at Beach Blanket Cinema for Disney/Pixar's Incredibles 2! Find details here: bit.ly/2S7witw ... See MoreSee Less

This Thursday at 8:30pm! Join us at Beach Blanket Cinema for Disney/Pixars Incredibles 2! Find details here: http://bit.ly/2S7witw

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Bryan Nethery

Richelle Gearhart

Thank you!

Flor Estela 😬😬😬😬

Marc A Huhard

Bridget Sopko

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Saturday July 13th, 2019

Live! On Atlantic

ENDS TOMORROW! Time is ticking to get your $25 Early Bird tickets for the Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival! Get them here: bit.ly/AMF193DAY ... See MoreSee Less

Friday July 12th, 2019

Live! On Atlantic

311's new album is out! Check it out and give it a listen. They'll be at the Chartway American Music Festival on Saturday, August 31. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday July 12th, 2019

Live! On Atlantic

Live! On Atlantic Welcomes Smirk!
Performances Thursday thru Monday beginning at 7:30 pm at 24th Street Park - Physical comedian Reid Belstock and innovative juggling ace Warren Hammond have teamed up to bring you their hilarious and incredible new show, Smirk! Reid plays a maniacal goofball to Warren’s straight man garnering comparisons to Abbott and Costello. Described as "A nicely matched pair of performers with a deep bag of tricks," by Juggle Magazine, their juggling and slapstick antics explode off the stage to fill the largest auditorium. Their work has earned them multiple awards, including the 2009, and more recently the 2011 IJA Silver Medal in the Team competitions. #visitvabeach
... See MoreSee Less

Live! On Atlantic Welcomes Smirk!
Performances Thursday thru Monday beginning at 7:30 pm at 24th Street Park - Physical comedian Reid Belstock and innovative juggling ace Warren Hammond have teamed up to bring you their hilarious and incredible new show, Smirk! Reid plays a maniacal goofball to Warren’s straight man garnering comparisons to Abbott and Costello. Described as A nicely matched pair of performers with a deep bag of tricks, by Juggle Magazine, their juggling and slapstick antics explode off the stage to fill the largest auditorium. Their work has earned them multiple awards, including the 2009, and more recently the 2011 IJA Silver Medal in the Team competitions. #visitvabeach

Thursday July 11th, 2019

Live! On Atlantic

Tonight at 8:30! Beach Blanket Cinema presents Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Bring your blanket or beach chair and join us on the beach at 29th Street for this free family event! More details at bit.ly/2S7witw ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight at 8:30!  Beach Blanket Cinema presents Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Bring your blanket or beach chair and join us on the beach at 29th Street for this free family event! More details at http://bit.ly/2S7witw

Wednesday July 10th, 2019

Live! On Atlantic

Tonight’s Wednesday July 10th Fireworks show has been canceled due to technical difficulties. The show will be rescheduled later this season. The next fireworks show is scheduled for Sunday July 14th at 10 pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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I'll be there

Bummer ... see ya on the 14th

Someone said there are fireworks on 13th street this week????

Bummer!!!!

😞 today is my last night here and didn’t get to watch them with the kids

Then why is there a barge out on the water right now?

Dang it!

So why not do a rescheduled session prior to Sunday for those only in town this week? They’ve been cancelled both scheduled sessions this week. Not good!

Seems like a there always cancelled for one reason or another. In the past 5 or 6 years they've only put them off one time when they were supposed to since we've been coming here.

Reschedule them for tomorrow! We waited on the beach for 30 minutes and my son ended up falling asleep and didnt get to see them.. we leave on Saturday so I guess no fireworks for us 🙁

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Wednesday July 10th, 2019

Live! On Atlantic

Tonight at 24th Street Park - A special performance of Virginia Legends Live shows "Witch of Pungo" and "1619: When Destinies Collide" with the Tidewater Winds Concert Band, Virginia Beach Chorale, and the Regent University Singers. This free performance begins at 7:30pm! ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight at 24th Street Park - A special performance of Virginia Legends Live shows Witch of Pungo and 1619: When Destinies Collide with the Tidewater Winds Concert Band, Virginia Beach Chorale, and the Regent University Singers.  This free performance begins at 7:30pm!

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It was fabulous!! Thank you all for sharing your talents with us!

Wonderful evening and wonderful talent! Thank you!

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