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Live Music Returns To Downtown Hampton

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HAMPTON—The Storyweavers return to the Hampton History Museum on Wednesday, July 21 from 6–8pm for the first live and in-person Front Porch Music series concert since the group last performed there in February 2020.

In response to the pandemic, the museum halted in-person events, including its monthly Port Hampton Lecture Series and Front Porch Music Series in spring 2020. “Having The Storyweavers perform for the first live performance for the series is especially meaningful since they were the last concert that we had before shutdown,” said Museum Promotions Director, Seamus McGrann. “It brings things full circle.”

In addition to the monthly third Wednesday concerts, the museum will begin presenting its Port Hampton Lecture Series on the first Monday of each month (unless the date falls on a holiday) starting on July 12. With the return of live programming, series events will no longer be streamed on Facebook Live, but will be videotaped to later upload from Facebook, YouTube, and the Museum’s website,

The Front Porch Music Series Lineup for 2021 includes:

  • The Storyweavers – July 21
  • Bobby Blackhat Band – August 18
  • Brackish Water Jamboree – September 15
  • MSG Acoustic Blues Trio – October 20
  • Jacob Vanko – November 17
  • Tornado Bait Christmas Spectacular – December 15

Downtown Hampton will also be presenting a free concert series from 5–9pm this year that includes “Live at the Point” on Thursdays, “Live at the Block” on Fridays, and “Live at the Docs” on Saturdays. Upcoming shows include:

Live at the Point:

  • Vinyl Headlights – June 24
  • Celeste Kellogg Bank – July 1
  • Mashup & The Cozy Condition – July 8
  • The Fuzz Band – July 15
  • The English Channel – July 22
  • Good Shot Judy – July 29
  • Court Street Company – August 5
  • Brass Wind – August 12
  • Buckshot – August 19

Live at the Block:

  • Hard Times – June 25
  • Crowbar Jones – July 2
  • Kyle David Duo – July 9
  • Doyle & Dunne – July 16
  • Big Forest Fire – July 23
  • Rob Oliver – July 30
  • Brian Grilli – August 6
  • Kelly Vaughan Duo – August 13
  • Doyle & Dunne – August 20

Live at the Docks:

  • Kyle Davis Trio – June 26
  • Ra Jazz – July 3
  • Latin Jazz Conspiracy – July 10
  • The Original Rhondels – July 17
  • Kaboombox – July 24
  • Heart Stompers – July 31
  • Hard Times – August 7
  • Lions Bridge – August 14
  • Ben Phelps Project – August 21

For additional information, visit the Downtown Hampton Live Music page.

Fort Monroe, meanwhile, will also be bringing back its Music by the Bay Summer Concert Series with free concerts in Continental Park, Thursdays from 7–8:15pm. Upcoming events include:

  • USAF Rhythm Band – July 8
  • 380th Army Band of Fort Eustis – July 15
  • TBD – July 22
  • USN Fleet Forces Concert Band – July 29

For additional information, visit

The popular Groovin’ by the Bay Series previously held during the summers in Buckroe do not appear to be returning this year.

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