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STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN PERFORMS DURING GLORY AT THE GARDENS AT BUSCH GARDENS WILLIAMSBURG

imageSteven Curtis Chapman will bring a little more glory to the gardens when he performs at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Aug. 23, 2014 Chapman will wrap up the Glory at the Gardens concert series presented by Coca-Cola.
     Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music with 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMYs, 47 No. 1 singles and approaching 11 million albums sold. His latest album, The Glorious Unfolding, speaks of the story that is each person’s life and how they unfold. “The theme was this idea that God will complete the story and in fact, He already has completed it and knows the ending,” Chapman says.
Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre opens approximately two hours before the scheduled 7 p.m. performance.  All Glory at the Gardens concerts are included with park admission. For guests’ convenience complimentary tickets are distributed throughout the day at the park’s Guest Relations building. Tickets are distributed one per person on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. All party members must be present to receive tickets. Tickets are required for entry to the concert. Purchase a Concert Dining Combo deal online and enjoy an appetizing dinner from any of the park’s signature restaurants and preferred seating for the show in the Royal Palace Theatre. For more information, including complete concert and ticketing information, visit http://www.buschgardens.com/va or call (800) 343-7946.

Military Band Concert Series at Riverwalk Landing starts August 6th 2014

York County is excited to partner with the USAF Heritage of America Band, the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band in presenting the Military Band Concert Series at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown VA.

The shows take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. The series will be held from August 6 through 26, 2014. Concerts will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs for seating. The series kicks off on Wednesday, August 6, with the Naval Weapons Station Yorktown commemorating its 96th anniversary with a performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band from Norfolk.

Military Band Concert Series at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown VA.

The U.S. Fleet Forces Band is the musical representative for the commander U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and is the largest of the Navy’s 11 Fleet Bands. This unit provides musical support for ships, military bases, foreign dignitaries, and many community relations events.

The concert series continues on Tuesday, August 12, with Full Spectrum, a high energy band featuring a horn section, which has the unique ability to play a “full spectrum” of music ranging from Pop, Hip Hop, Funk, R & B, Latin, and Classic Rock.

The third installment of the concert series will feature the TRADOC Jazz Combo on Tuesday, August 19. This group will entertain all audiences with the Classics, Ballads, Blues, Soul, and contemporary tunes.

The concert series culminates with The Blue Aces on Tuesday, August 26. This group takes great pride in its specialized, high-energy performances that feature a wide variety of American popular music styles. The group performs annually for thousands of military and civilian audience members in settings ranging from small official dinners to large festivals.

This concert series is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other public parking lots throughout town.

DoG Street Pub annual craft beer festival is back for 2014

The DoG Street Pub annual craft beer festival is back for its second year; they are calling this one The Year of More.
More tunes! More food!More prizes!More beer!
And for those of you who came last year: yes, more tickets, more shade and more cold water.

imageIt’s the only craft beer festival held on scenic, historic Duke of Gloucester Street right in Merchants Square. August is Virginia Craft Beer Month and we’ll feature at least a dozen VA breweries plus a few more friends under giant tents (so this is happening rain or, even worse in August, shine).

Despite what some, including us, might have you believe, beer is not always the answer. Sometimes the answer is FOOD! Specifically Summer grilling food from Chef David Everett & the DoG Street Pub kitchen. Sliders, Brats, Pork Tacos and many more surprises to keep bellies full and ready for more beer tastings. Do the right thing and buy your designated driver a $15 food-only ticket; safety doesn’t have to be expensive.

The event  funds charities that support our four legged best friends. We worked with Anderson’s Corner Animal Hospital to identify charities that help dogs & families with adoption, education, training and even paying for surgeries when others can’t afford it. Proceeds from the festival benefit SEVA GRREAT, MAGDRL, Bay Beagle Rescue & Beagles to the Rescue along with 100% of the proceeds from the raffle that day featuring rare beers and gifts from breweries & local businesses.

There is much more and you can expect updates & details in the weeks leading up to August 3rd. Last year’s festival sold out so we’re increasing the number of available tickets (that number is finite however so don’t delay).
Tickets for the beer tastings are $35 and food only is $15 but you can get a combo ticket & feast all day for only $40.
Everything goes up $5 the day of the event

Date: Sunday August 3, 2014

Time: noon –5pm

Tickets now available at www.DoGStreetPub.com

July 4th celebration in Williamsburg VA to feature stars from "The Voice"

imageRAM and USO present the 2014 Military Concert Series, “An Independence Day Celebration,” featuring NBC’s “The Voice” stars Danielle Bradbery and Smithfield’s own Bria Kelly at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.) July 4 at Lake Matoaka Amphitheater on the campus of the College of William & Mary.

Post show, fans can continue the celebration at Market Square or Palace Green in Colonial Williamsburg to honor our nation’s birthday with a fireworks display at 9:20 p.m.

Advance tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. A limited number of VIP tickets are available. General admission tickets start at $25. Military discounts available.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the Military Concert Series website.

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform Sat May 24th in Williamsburg VA

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Memorial Day Weekend, the Virginia Arts Festival brings a special series of performances to the historic city of Williamsburg and James City County. On Friday, May 23, Britain’s “amazing, explosive, exhilarating” (The New York Times) Richard Alston Dance Company joins Festival Williamsburg for the first time.
Saturday, Festival favorite, virtuoso banjo player Béla Fleck will perform joined by his wife, clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn, who has her own legion of admirers. On Sunday, audiences will do some dancing of their own as the swinging big band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its signature dance‐driving music, including hits like “You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three” and “Go Daddy O.” And for classical music lovers, a pair of chamber music concerts is planned on May 22 and 23, featuring André‐Michel Schub and the Miami String Quartet

Husband and wife musical phenoms Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have drawn rave reviews and fanatical fans throughout their separate careers—but when they get together on stage, it’s truly an event. Fleck, “one of the most accomplished banjo players of his time” (The New York Times), has explored virtually every genre, leading audiences through mind-blowing sets that leave them slack-jawed with wonder; and singer/songwriter/clawhammer banjo player Washburn has a “daring, infinite talent” (Wall Street Journal). See them together in this unforgettable show!

Saturday, May 24, 8:00 PM

Virginia Room, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg

Tickets $45, $35
Buy tickets here

Additional info for other Festival Williamsburg Concerts here

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announces remaining concert lineup

May 12,2014-Busch Gardens Williamsburg today announced the remaining artists performing in the Busch Gardens® LIVE and Glory at the Gardens concert series presented by Coca-Cola®.  With a lineup featuring rock, country and Christian music, there’s something for everyone this summer.

 

Date

Concert

Series

July 4

Lee Greenwood

Busch Gardens LIVE

July 5

The Romantics

Busch Gardens LIVE

July 20

Lynard Skynyrd

Busch Gardens LIVE

July 26

LeAnn Rimes

Busch Gardens LIVE

August 3

Steven Curtis Chapman

Glory at the Gardens

imageBusch Gardens LIVE and Glory at the Gardens concerts are held at Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre. The theater’s gates open approximately two hours before the scheduled 7 p.m. performance.  All Busch Gardens LIVE and Glory at the Gardens concerts are included with park admission. For guests’ convenience complimentary concert tickets are distributed throughout the day at the park’s Guest Relations building. Tickets are distributed one-per-person on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. All party members must be present to receive tickets. Tickets are required for entry to the concert. Premium seating in a reserved area is also available with the purchase of concert and dinner packages.
For more information, including complete concert and ticketing information, visit http://www.buschgardens.com/va

 

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BRET MICHAELS AND MERCYME KICKOFF BUSCH GARDENS® LIVE AND GLORY AT THE GARDENS™ CONCERT SERIES

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 10, 2014) – Busch Gardens® is turning up the volume this summer with the return of its popular concert series, Busch Gardens® LIVE and Glory at the Gardens™.
Legendary rocker and reality TV star Bret Michaels will kick off Busch Gardens LIVE on May 4. Michaels’ 25-plus year career includes hits like “Talk Dirty To Me” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” as well as solo hits “Nothing To Lose,” and his new single currently on the radio, “A Beautiful Soul.”
Glory at the Gardens begins May 11 with a performance by Christian band MercyMe. Best known for their mega hit “I Can Only Imagine,” the Grammy nominated, American Music Award and eight-time Dove award-winning band released their ninth album, Welcome to the New, on April 8. Additional concert dates will be announced soon.
Busch Gardens LIVE and Glory at the Gardens concerts are held at Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre. The theater’s gates open approximately two hours before the scheduled 7 p.m. performances. All Busch Gardens concerts are included with park admission. For guests’ convenience complimentary tickets are distributed throughout the day at the park’s Guest Relations building. Tickets are distributed one-per-person on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. All party members must be present to receive tickets. Tickets are required for entry to the concert. Premium seating in a reserved area is also available with the purchase of concert and dinner packages.
For more information, including complete concert and ticketing information, visit http://www.buschgardens.com/va or call (800) 343-7946.

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