Music festivals are a sure sign of summer! Lazy days are spent enjoying great live bands, delicious food, and a lively atmosphere. In fact, festivals are taking place throughout the summer all over the country. Music lovers of all genres get an opportunity to see longtime favorites as well as new, emerging artists.
If you’re looking to take in some of the best live music in the area, Hampton Roads has two big music festivals for residents and visitors to enjoy during the month of June.
Two Great Hampton Roads Music Festivals
The Hampton Jazz Festival
Now in its 51st year, the Hampton Jazz Festival is one of the area’s preeminent events. Held at the Hampton Coliseum, this year’s festival takes place from Friday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th.
With a mission to celebrate the long history of jazz music, the Hampton Jazz Festival brings together artists of all musical backgrounds with various genres including jazz, R&B, blues, and soul. Music legends have been performing at this renowned festival for the last fifty years, including famed artists Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
This year’s Hampton Jazz Festival features more musical greats, including Charlie Wilson, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, and Kenny G.
The Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest
Taking place from June 30th to July 1st, the Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest will come to Hampton for its 8th straight year.
Held at Mill Point Park overlooking the water, the Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest offers incredible reggae music bands from all over the country. Over 20 bands take part each year and showcase the grassroots reggae sounds of artists. These include Mighty Joshua, Steve Martinez, Signal Fire, and Winston “Flames” Jarrett.
In addition to the great live music, the festival also features an array of food and craft vendors that showcases local eateries and regional crafts.
The good news is, these Hampton Roads music festivals are not too far from our community. When you call Waypoint Apartments home, great live music opportunities like these are just a short drive away. Please contact us for more details and to arrange a tour.Back to all posts