Yorktown Riverwalk Landing: Military Band Concert Series – August 6th through 26th
York County is excited to partner with the USAF Heritage of America Band, the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band in presenting the Military Band Concert Series this August at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown.
The shows will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River.
Concerts will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs for seating.
The series kicks off on Wednesday, August 6, with the Naval Weapons Station Yorktown commemorating its 96th anniversary with a performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band from Norfolk. The U.S. Fleet Forces Band is the musical representative for the commander U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and is the largest of the Navy’s 11 Fleet Bands. This unit provides musical support for ships, military bases, foreign dignitaries, and many community relations events.
The concert series continues on Tuesday, August 12, with Full Spectrum, a high energy band featuring a horn section, which has the unique ability to play a “full spectrum” of music ranging from Pop, Hip Hop, Funk, R & B, Latin, and Classic Rock.
The third installment of the concert series will feature the TRADOC Jazz Combo on Tuesday, August 19. This group will entertain all audiences with the Classics, Ballads, Blues, Soul, and Contemporary tunes.
The concert series culminates with The Blue Aces on Tuesday, August 26. This group takes great pride in its specialized, high-energy performances that feature a wide variety of American popular music styles. The group performs annually for thousands of military and civilian audience members in settings ranging from small official dinners to large festivals.
This concert series is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other public parking lots throughout town.
For more information on the Military Band Concert Series, call the York County Parks, Recreation and Tourism office at (757) 890-3500 or visit www.visityorktown.org. This event is jointly sponsored by York County, the Celebrate Yorktown Committee, the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, the Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band of Ft. Eustis.
In the event of inclement weather, please call the York County Weather Event Hotline (757) 890-3520 for updated information.