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York releases summer list of events, including lineup for concert series

Yorktown’s Sounds of Summer concert series will be held every Thursday from 7-9:30 p.m. between June 6 and August 29 at the Riverwalk Landing performance stage. (WYDaily/Courtesy of York County)
Yorktown’s Sounds of Summer concert series will be held every Thursday from 7-9:30 p.m. between June 6 and August 29 at the Riverwalk Landing performance stage. (WYDaily/Courtesy of York County)

Those in Yorktown looking for things to do this summer don’t have to look far.

York County has released a list of various summer activities residents and visitors can do around Yorktown, including concerts, fifes and drums performances, farmers markets and special exhibits at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

The list includes the lineup for Yorktown’s Sounds of Summer concert series, which will be every Thursday from 7-9:30 p.m. between June 6 and Aug. 29 at the Riverwalk Landing performance stage. The music genres will range from disco, to funk, to rhythm and blues and more.

During the concerts, Carrot Tree Kitchens will serve gourmet hot dogs, pulled pork barbecue, snacks, desserts and drinks.

Here’s the lineup:

  • June 6- En’novation
  • June 13- Right on Band
  • June 20- Tidewater Drive Band
  • June 27- The Main Event Band
  • July 11- TFC Band
  • July 18- Hotcakes Band
  • July 25- Strictly Bizzness
  • Aug. 1- Brasswind
  • Aug. 8- Slapnation
  • Aug. 15- Party Fins
  • Aug. 22- Soul Expressions
  • Aug. 29- Band of Oz

In addition to Sounds of Summer, Yorktown will also play host to the Celebrate Yorktown Committee Summer Concert Series, which will be behind Grace Church starting June 30.

The York River Concert Band will play the first show.

All shows are free and sponsored by the Celebrate Yorktown Committee, York County Arts Commission, the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, and Grace Episcopal Church.

The Watermen’s Museum will also have Folk Jams inside the museum’s carriage house on the second Wednesday of every month.

Amateurs and professional musicians will pass traditional and modern songs around in a circle of those in attendance. All ages are welcome, and those jam sessions run from 5:30-9 p.m.

Other events this summer:

  • The Fifes and Drums of York Town will perform in various locations including the Victory Monument, Yorktown Battlefield, and at special events along the Yorktown Waterfront.
  • The Water Street Grille and Yorktown Pub will have live music during dinner on select Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Yorktown Market Days will host its regular farmers market every Saturday through Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’s special exhibition “Forgotten Soldier” opens June 29 and explores how African-American veterans gained recognition for their roles in the war and became leaders of the black community in the newly-independent United States.
  • Yorktown’s Schooner Alliance is offering daily history sightseeing tours and evening sunset sails.
  • Yorktown Ghost Walks are Friday and Saturday evenings on select tours between April and November.
  • Gallery at York Hall will feature a Pine Needle Basket Exhibit in June and July, and a Photography Exhibit in August.
  • On the Hill Gallery will host yoga classes for York County children ages 6 to 12 to “engage the senses through art, play, movement, and food” during “What’s Happening Now? Mindfulness for Kids.”

Need parking? Visitors can park for free at the  Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York County Courts & Office Complex and other designated public parking lots.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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