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Williamsburg: Music to Your Ears

Want to keep your brain young? Johns Hopkins researchers say that listening to music is like a workout for your brain. Consider Williamsburg your mental gym.

Some of the greatest things about this fantastic vacation spot are its musically talented and fun-loving citizens. As a warm-weather city nestled right near the water, you better believe we have a music scene that’s the proverbial cherry on a perfect summer.

Here’s the latest in musical entertainment you can find right here in the Revolutionary City! 

What: Military Band Concert Series

When: Tuesdays in August, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Where: Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown

Each week, a different ensemble of musicians comes from U.S. Fleet Forces Band, Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis, Virginia to stir the patriot in all of us with a free performance. Guests bring their own lawn chairs and blankets for seating, so you’re sure to make new friends each time.

What: 2nd Sundays Williamsburg Art & Music Festival

When: Every second Sunday through December (next is August 13)

Where: Prince George Street

This almost year-round art and music festival features over 75 artists, artisans, authors and live music performances across four blocks in downtown Williamsburg. This event is free, and local and regional musicians perform on stage to make it the best deal for an outdoor concert ever!

What: Celebrate Yorktown Committee Summer Concert Series

When: Sundays through August

Where: Grace Episcopal Church
Care for country, classic rock or Celtic music? How about bluegrass or jazz? Or barbershop quartets? The Yorktown Summer Concert series has it all. Bring the whole family, and don’t forget to take blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic supper to enjoy while you listen to melodies from some of the area’s most talented musicians. Click here for the schedule.

What: Sunset Serenade Weekly Live Music

When: Fridays through September

Where: Chowning’s Tavern
Colonial Williamsburg’s famous Chowning’s Tavern is read to welcome you into the weekend with Sunset Serenades, a weekly live music event featuring the best local folk, Americana, blues, and bluegrass bands. Expect great food, friends, and specialty beer—Colonial style!

Williamsburg does so much right, and making summer memories is no exception. Make a home at King’s Creek Plantation to experience every seasonal treasure available in the Historic Triangle!

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