Enjoy FREE Live Music in Yorktown!

View of concert crowd from the hill on Ballard Street

Almost every season in Yorktown brings live music to the waterfront. There are two main series featuring some of the area's top entertainers that take place in the summer and fall. In addition to the concerts presented by York County, the Celebrate Yorktown Committee hosts an annual performance under the stars by the Virginia Symphony. All of these performances are offered at no cost to the community and are an opportunity for friends, neighbors, and coworkers to gather for much-needed fun and relaxation. Come experience our unique venue on the water!

Dancing at a summer concert

Sounds of Summer
Thursday Evenings
6:30-9 p.m.
June through August

Locals know it wouldn't be summer in Yorktown without the sound of the band's bass and the laughter from the crowd carrying throughout Riverwalk Landing every Thursday night. This is the biggest and longest of our series with performances running from June through August. Each show runs 6:30 to 9 p.m. and the lineup features an eclectic mix of Beach Music, Motown, Pop, and R&B. 

Make sure you claim your spot early on the grassy field in front of the performance stage. You can bring chairs, blankets, and coolers. Alcohol is permitted but only within the designated concert area. If you don’t feel like cooking or you’re heading down straight from work, no worries! Historic Yorktown's restaurants offer take-out options including brick oven pizzas, loaded burgers, wraps, sushi... and ice cream. A rotating food truck also parks on the field to offer quick and tasty to-go meals and snacks.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Collage of various performers

Rhythms on the Riverwalk
Thursday Evenings
6:30-8:30 p.m.
September through October

Picture this. You’re lounging in your chair by the beach, feet propped up, as a cool breeze blows in off the water. The setting sun creates a cascading swirl of pinks and oranges across the skyline. Then, you close your eyes. The sweet notes from the saxophone on the stage echo through the night. Folks... it simply doesn’t get much better than our fall concert series, Rhythms on the Riverwalk. 

You'll want to pack a jacket or sweater along with your chairs and blankets when you attend this series. Performances include several musical genres including jazz, big band, and country music! 

View of the crowd during the Labor Day Weekend Performance of the Virginia Symphony

Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, September 2, 2023
7:30 to 9 p.m.

This annual outdoor concert is funded by community contributors and volunteers. Pack a picnic, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and try to get there early for this amazing night of music. The award-winning Fifes and Drums of York Town always kick things off at 6 p.m. and blue ribbons are awarded to the most creative picnic set-ups prior to the event.

This event is funded by community contributors from organizations, businesses, and individuals along with the following sponsors: York County, York County Arts Commission, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. The volunteer Celebrate Yorktown Committee of the Yorktown Foundation works diligently each year to raise the funds needed to cover the cost of presenting this free-to-the-public evening of music for the enjoyment of the community.