Few things say summer quite like outdoor concerts — save perhaps fireworks in July, and luckily, there are plenty of options for both in the Williamsburg area in July.
» Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Yorktown’s annual live music series continues throughout July, albeit after taking a break for the Fourth of July. In July, expect concerts from the TFC Band (July 11), the Hot Cakes Band (July 18) and Strictly Bizzness (July 25).
The music plays 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday until Aug. 29, except for the Fourth of July. The concerts are free and open to the public, and are held at Riverwalk Landing. More information: 757-890-3500 . Address: 331 Water St.
» Summer Breeze: CultureFix, Colonial Williamsburg and the Merchants Square Association team up to bring the Summer Breeze concert series to the lawns of the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.
Concerts in July include jazz/swing act 504 Supreme (July 3), party band Slapnation (July 10), Jimmy Buffet tribute band Party Fins (July 17), blues act Bobby Blackhat (July 24) and jazz band Good Shot Judy (July 31).
The music happens 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday until Sept. 11. More information: 757-592-4289. Address: 326 Francis St. W.
» Friday Night Flights: For aviation aficionados, or those looking for something different, Charly’s Airport Restaurant at Williamsburg Jamestown Airport, holds live acoustic music alongside the runway 5:30 p.m.
Concerts in July include accordionist Jim Rice (July 5), Two if by Sea (July 12), Clayton Perry (July 19) and Joshua Hensley (July 26).
More information: 757-258-0034. Address: 100 Marclay Drive.
» Jamestown Jams: James City County’s summer concert series at Jamestown Beach Event Park, is back for its fourth year. The July concert will be ’80s Night featuring The Deloreans: America’s favorite 80s Showband” on Friday, July 26.
Entrance will open at 5:30 p.m. and music begins at 6:30 p.m. Parking will be behind the old Jamestown Campground building at 2205 Jamestown Road adjacent to Jamestown Settlement.
» Music at the Social Terrace: The Williamsburg Inn’s outdoor patio, the Social Terrace, will serve as a stage for two special July 4 concerts from the 504 Supremes: from 4-5:30 p.m. the 504 Supremes will perform their 1920s Show, and from 7-8:30 p.m. the 504 Supremes will perform with the Truetone Honeys. The patio features a bar. More information: 757-220-7978. Address: 136 Francis St. E.
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