Free beach music concert series at Yorktown starts June 7

Beach music -- that variant of Southern R&B made popular at oceanside party zones Virginia to South Carolina -- signifies good times and summer fun for many.

Those eager to scratch the shag-dancing itch will find what they're looking for at the Yorktown waterfront starting next month.


The Riverwalk Beach Music Concert Series begins June 7 and will continue most Thursdays through Aug. 2. The shows are free and take place at Riverwalk Landing near the foot of the Coleman Bridge.

June 7 -- Mark Roberts and Breeze


June 14 -- The Main Event Band

June 21 -- The Holiday Band

- - - - - 2 Week Break - - - - -

July 12 -- Band of OZ


July 19 -- Slapwater

July 26 -- TFC Band

Aug. 2 -- Atlantic Groove Band

Here's the official press release for the series.



York County is excited to offer the 2012 Shagging on the Riverwalk Beach Music Concert Series, to be held this summer at Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown.

Entertainment will take place on the performance stage at Riverwalk Landing, overlooking the York River.


This seven-week concert series will feature some of the area's top acts playing beach favorites, oldies, Motown and more. Start your weekend early this summer, and join us for Shagging on the Riverwalk every Thursday night from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. June 7 through June 21, and again from July 12 through Aug. 2. The Colonial Shag Club will again provide shag lessons, demonstrations, club information, and answer questions related to this popular form of dance.

Don't forget to bring your dancing shoes, as one of the area's largest outdoor dance floors will give you the opportunity to practice your shagging:

June 7              Mark Roberts and Breeze

June 14            The Main Event Band

June 21            The Holiday Band

- - - - - 2 Week Break - - - - -

July 12             Band of OZ

July 19             Slapwater

July 26             TFC Band

August 2         Atlantic Groove Band

This series is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. Food will be available for purchase. Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public parking lots throughout Yorktown. Signage directing motorists to parking lots will be in place.

For more information about Shagging on the Riverwalk or any other events in York County, call the York County Parks and Recreation Office at 890-3500 or visit Event Weather Hotline: 890-3520. Sponsored by York County.

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