Yorktown Sounds of Summer at the Riverwalk – Thursdays Concerts 2021
Parking update for Concert!
If you plan to attend this Thursday night, Yorktown has a very important parking announcement. The upper level of the Water Street Parking Terrace will be CLOSED in order to complete some necessary maintenance and structure repairs. They know parking can be a hassle during big events like this so they want to do what they can to alleviate this headache. This concert is a rescheduled show due to storms earlier in the summer. Instead of cancelling the performance altogether, they wanted to add this concert onto the end of the season to give you a chance to see a local favorite.
Yorktown community partner, The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, has graciously agreed to allow visitors to use their parking lot after 5 p.m. when the museum closes for the day. Yorktown will run a Trolley to and from the Museum to transport you to the concert area. They are also running a second trolley to pick up passengers who park on the outskirts of town at the County Administration Building and the York-Poquoson Courthouse. Both of these complimentary services will run until 10 p.m.
Again, they realize this is inconvenient but a lot of behind-the-scenes factors went into the timing of this project. It is weather dependent and cannot be done during the winter months due to cold temps, wind, and moisture. The repairs being done include the installation of new expansion joints, the replacement of sealants, the repair of cracks in the concrete, and new pavement markings as well as line striping. All of the work is projected to wrap by Oct. 1. Thank you for your patience and understanding. And they look forward to seeing everyone at 7 Thursday night! —-
Yorktown’s Sounds of Summer concerts kick off Thursday, June 3 at Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown. The series runs Thursday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. through August 26, 2021
Opening the ten-week series is Tidewater Drive Band followed by an exciting schedule that includes some bands that are new to the waterfront including Bachelor Boys Band, The Uptown Band, and Another Level.
Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy dinner or dessert at any of Historic Yorktown’s waterfront restaurants including Water Street Grille, Riverwalk Restaurant, Carrot Tree, Umi Sushi, Ben & Jerry’s, Yorktown Pub, and Larry’s. Water Street Grille will also have grab-and-go options inside the concert area for those in attendance
As with most Yorktown events, “Sounds of Summer” is free and suitable for all ages. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. Food is available for purchase.
Be sure to mark your calendars. Without further ado – we present this year’s Sounds of Summer Line-up!
Summer 2021 amazing lineup!
June 10 – The Main Event Band
June 17 – En’Novation
June 24 – Brasswind
— No Concert July 1 —
July 15 – Bachelor Boys Band
July 22 – Band of Oz
July 29 – Soul Expressions
August 5 – The Uptown Band
August 12 – Another Level August 19 – Slapnation
August 26 – Tidewater Drive Band
Guests are permitted to bring their own blankets, chairs, and small coolers. No tables, umbrellas, or tents are allowed. There will also be no dance floor.
Free parking* is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York County Courts & Office Complex, and other public parking lots throughout town. The Yorktown Trolley will run from 5 to 10 p.m. during every concert with a modified route that still includes some of the stops on the outskirts of town.
*Routine maintenance work on the upper level of the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace begins August 16 and is projected to be completed by October 1. The lower level of the structure will have limited parking during this time. Beginning August 16, the Yorktown Trolley is expanding operations with a second trolley providing service seven days a week through Labor Day, and then on weekends throughout the completion of the project, to carry passengers to and from parking lots throughout town. To help direct visitors to free parking, attendants/ambassadors will be stationed at the parking terrace on concert evenings and weekends. In order to assist with parking for the County’s Thursday evening concerts, two trolleys will operate from 5 to 10 p.m. to carry concertgoers between Water Street and the parking lots located at County Administration and the York-Poquoson Courthouse, both located on Ballard Street. In addition, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is opening its lot to concertgoers who can ride a shuttle to and from the concert area.
COVID-19 Safety Procedures: Under new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks, although individuals who are not yet vaccinated are still strongly encouraged to do so. Anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, or who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus within 14 days, is not permitted to enter. Hand sanitizer stations will be available in multiple locations throughout the venue and there will be routine cleaning and disinfection in high contact/traffic areas throughout the event.