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70s Soul Jam Hosted by Jimmie JJ Walker

Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA

70s Soul Jam featuring The Stylistics, The Legendary Blue Notes, Heatwave, and hosted by Jimmy “JJ” Walker, will be closing out the 2022 Portsmouth UMOJA Festival at the Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion in Portsmouth on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 7 PM. 70s Soul Jam comes at the close of the 2022 Portsmouth UMOJA Festival, […]

138th Annual Memorial Day Parade

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, 2022 marks the return of the in-person Portsmouth 138th Annual Memorial Day Parade. The Portsmouth Memorial Day Parade, a tradition since 1884, takes place at 10 a.m., Monday, May 30. This year's grand marshal is Captain Dianna Wolfson, Commander, Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The annual event salutes the service […]

Portsmouth Pride Festival

Festival Park at Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth, Virginia

The first ever Portsmouth Pride event.

Seawall Music Festival Weekend

High Street Landing Portsmouth, VA

Join us Friday, June 10 for the first day of the annual Seawall Music Festival downtown Portsmouth. Bring your dancing shoes and unpack all your moves for this lineup of R&B, Funk, and Beach musical performances. June 10 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Tidewater Drive (Jazz, R&B, Reggae, Rock) 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm Better […]

Seawall Music Festival Day#2

High Street Landing Portsmouth, VA

Come back to the Seawall Music Festival for Day#2 on Saturday, June 11. The music starts at 2 p.m. There's something for the whole family. Check out the June 11th lineup . . . June 11 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Peoples Choice Band (Old School, R&B, Funk, Top 40) 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm […]


Soul Finger Project

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

This 4-person art exhibition features paintings and drawings influenced by contemporary Black Culture that traces its roots to the Caribbean, Northern Africa and beyond. Featured artists are Anthony Burks, Sr., from Florida; Portsmouth native and now Florida resident Ramel Jasir; Arthur Rogers, Jr., from Charlotte, North Carolina; and Clayton Singleton, from Norfolk, Virginia.

An Evening With The Avett Brothers

Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA

Three-time GRAMMY-Award nominees The Avett Brothers made mainstream waves with their 2009 major label debut, I And Love And You, which landed at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnered critical acclaim. In 2012, The Carpenter hit #4 on the Billboard Top 200, followed by Magpie And The Dandelion in 2013, which debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200. […]


Juneteenth Freedom Day

High Street Landing Portsmouth, VA

Join the Urban League of Hampton Roads in Portsmouth for Juneteenth Freedom Day, Sunday, June 19, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at High Street Landing. The event lineup includes local talent from the 757: musicians, comedians, and spoken word poets. DJ Rick Geez, K'Bana Blaq, and national recording artist BlackStreet performs at 7 […]

Shaggin’ 4th of July Celebration

A Beach Music party on the 4th of July to show off your shag stepping.  The Breadwine & Blooze Band plays beach music from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a follow-up performance by the Tidewater Concert Band playing patriotic music from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., at High Street Landing. Fireworks show at 9:30 […]


Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin!

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Your kids will love our new exhibit based on the hit PBS show, Splash & Bubbles. Dive into the incredible world of ocean exploration in this early childhood STEM-based exhibit. Join Splash, Bubbles and the Reeftown Rangers to explore marine biology, ocean science and different ocean ecosystems Navigate a kelp forest maze Learn about bioluminescence […]


Hanging Tree Guitars

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

Hanging Tree Guitars is a traveling exhibition that showcases the work of Freeman Vines, a luthier, musician and material artist. Mr. Vines was born in Greene County, North Carolina, where his family sharecropped on plantations where they were once enslaved. For 50 years, he’s been building guitars from cast-off materials gathered from across the county […]


Sunset Thursdays 2022

High Street Landing Portsmouth, VA

Portsmouth announces the lineup of musical acts for its popular weekly concert series, Sunset Thursdays. Concerts begin June 16 and continue until September 8, 2022. If you need a place to relax and unwind after a rough work week, the city’s free summer concert series is just the ticket. All performances take place on Thursday […]