Chowning's Tavern comes alive with music

Gather around for live music and colonial drinks at the weekly Sunset Serenade at Josiah Chowning’s Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.

With concerts scheduled every Friday this month and through the summer, Sunset Serenade provides an opportunity to enjoy some colonial-era refreshments while listening to the area’s finest musical acts in the tavern’s garden area. Local musical acts will include a range of talent, from folk to Americana to bluegrass bands, Colonial Williamsburg spokeswoman Meredith Sprinkle said.

“Guests enjoy a casual, fun, relaxing event in the heart of the 18th century. Come hear local musicians perform each week and enjoy the outdoor garden behind Chowning’s Tavern,” Sprinkle said.

Guests can order food and refreshments from the tavern’s menu during the concerts, Sprinkle said.

Chowning’s Tavern is an 18th-century ale house that specializes in barbecue and quick colonial fare. The event doesn’t require a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket. The event is free to attend, according to the Colonial Williamsburg website.

“It’s the kind of place where you feel totally at home,” Sprinkle said.

Want to go?

When: 6-9 p.m., every Friday until Sept. 28.

Where: Josiah Chowning's Tavern, 109 E Duke of Gloucester St.

Cost: Free.

Jacobs can be reached by phone at 757-298-6007.

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