Live Entertainment Venues in Virginia Beach, VA
Built in 2007, this beauty of a building is Virginia Beach’s cultural venue. The state-of-the-art facility attracts varied and exciting performers throughout the year. On Wednesday evenings throughout the summer, the Center hosts the popular Summer Nights at Town Center Concert Series featuring live acoustical music outside with food and beverages available for purchase. Located in Virginia Beach’s Town Center, a night at the Sandler Center can be complimented with a nice dinner at one of the several excellent choices within walking distance for the perfect date night!
Formerly known as the Virginia Beach Amphitheatre, this venue has been Virginia Beach’s big act attraction since it opened in 1996. Being that it is an outdoor venue, it is only open for summer concert series events, but has hosted major names such as Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffet, U2, and many more. There are over 20,000 seats available either in the open-air pavilion, VIP box suites, or on the budget-priced lawn. Concerts go on rain or shine, so keep that in mind when purchasing tickets.
This Virginia Beach landmark recently left its oceanfront home of over 30 years for a brand new (and much cleaner!), 9000 square foot location just 2 miles from the original. With a large stage, the new space is the perfect host for the local, regional, and even national artists the JewMom (as the locals call it) attracts with live music almost nightly. The Jewish Mother also took with them their delicious and fun menu featuring traditional New York deli staples such as bagels, lox, corned beef, pastrami brisket, and matzo ball soup! This place is a must-visit for all, but especially music lovers!
Located just a few blocks from the beach, South Beach Grill is packed nightly. South Beach Grill features live music most nights of the week and often showcases some of the area’s best bands. The place definitely has a neighborhood bar vibe to it with many locals flocking here on a regular basis. The crowd does tend to sway towards the older spectrum (40s and up), but is fun for anyone.
Attracting productions such as Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Wicked and many more, Chrysler Hall provides Virginia Beach natives and visitors the opportunity to see Broadway productions right in their own neighborhood. The venue also plays host to the Virginia Symphony, Virginia Ballet, and Virginia Arts Festival. Over the years, Chrysler Hall has also attracted top-notch comedians including Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld. The venue itself is a little old and not overly impressive, but it still manages to attract top-notch acts. The seats are not well sloped making it a little difficult to see from the back rows.