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Newport News Plans Backyard Bash

NEWPORT NEWS—The City of Newport News is returning to outdoor community festivals and events by inviting citizens to celebrate the summer and enjoy free live music at the Backyard Bash at Superblock Park located at 2601 Washington Avenue. The event will be held on Saturday, August 7 starting at 5pm.

Superblock Park is a 3.5-acre green space located in the Yard District in the heart of historic downtown Newport News. The Backyard Bash will feature live music, cornhole, interactive yard games, inflatable obstacle courses for adults and kids, children’s activities, a food truck rally, and adult beverages. Live music begins at 6pm. Guests are permitted to bring their own lawn chair or blanket.

Featured food trucks will include:

  • Jubilee Fun Foods (popcorn, sno cones, cotton candy)
  • El Coqui Empanada Workshop (empanadas)
  • Scratch Bakery (cupcakes, cookies)
  • Atomic Dog (hot dogs, burgers)
  • Jessy’s Tacos on Wheels (tacos)
  • Jessie Lou’s (grilled cheese)
  • Kona Ice (shaved ice)
  • Pennsylvania Dutch (funnel cakes)

Scheduled live music performances are Rocky 7 from 6 to 7pm, and Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos from 8 to 9pm.

Parking for the event will be at Newport News City Hall, located at 2400 Washington Avenue. Free shuttle service to and from Superblock Park will run from 4:30pm to 9:30pm.

For additional information, contact Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism at 757-926-1400, or visit

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