Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Rock the Dock returns with food, beer and ’80s jams

Jamestown Settlement's Godspeed under sail. (Courtesy Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)
Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed under sail. (Courtesy Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)

Residents around Jamestown will hear louder than usual sounds coming from the settlement next week — but it won’t be the sounds of a revolution.

Rock the Dock, an annual fundraiser for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, will kick off at 7 p.m. May 18 at settlement. The event will feature the ’80s band the Deloreans, as well as food and libations from Old City Barbecue, the Virginia Beer Co. and the Williamsburg Winery. 

In addition, costumed interpreters will be on hand for tours of the settlement’s replica of the Susan Constant, one of three ships that brought settlers to Jamestown during the voyage of 1606-07.

Tickets, at $30, can be purchased online or at the door.  Special couples tickets are available for $50 through May 17.

Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Tents, canopies, coolers and outside food or drink are not permitted.

The event is sponsored by Local Voice: 92.3FM The Tide, 107.9 BachFM and Williamsburg Yorktown Daily —; Second Street, An American Bistro; and East Coast Entertainment.

Additional sponsors include Sue McSwain, Realtor at Liz Moore & Associates; LARS Group Inc.; Linda Baker; Sue and John Gerdelman; Virginia Health Services Inc.; and Williams Landscape & Design Inc.

For more information, call 757-253-4139.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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