Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Sounds of Summer Concert series goes virtual. Here’s when you can enjoy these local bands

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The Sounds of Summer concert series has included some virtual performances in this year’s lineup. (WYDaily/Pxfuel)

Music lovers in the Yorktown area won’t be enjoying concerts in person anytime soon.

But that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.

The Sounds of Summer Concert series has included some virtual performances in their lineup.

“Based on the size and popularity of the concerts, we couldn’t have them onsite at the waterfront, but we also know how integral they are to the summer spirit in Yorktown,” said Kristi Olsen, manager of tourism development for York County.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the concert series in Yorktown, and even though the concerts aren’t in-person this year, the music is still entertaining.

“There is no comparison really — we miss all the in-person energy, smiling faces and dancing and I’m sure the bands do too but the music is still great and of course everyone has a front row seat in the air conditioning,” Olsen said.

The concert series in the past has taken place at Riverwalk Landing This year, the bands will be performing from a closed set located at the Freight Shed. Performances will last a full 90 minutes.

“We found a great technical partner in James River Audio Visual Services along with our internal county resources and then it was a matter of getting all the logistics in place,” Olsen said.

There are two more shows left in the series. WOAH will be performing on Aug. 6, and Tidewater Drive Band will have a show on Aug. 13.

All shows can be live-streamed either on the county’s Facebook page or turning into their YouTube channel starting at 7 p.m.

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