If you're planning to visit the area known as "America's First Region," you won't run out of lodging options, as there are many Virginia Beach oceanfront rentals to choose from. After you've made your choice, plan to catch a band or two in these live music venues.
Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
A 20,000-capacity outdoor concert venue, the Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater hosts 30 to 40 events during each year's concert season, which is from April though October. Since its 1996 opening, this entertainment venue has featured the hottest performers from different music genres, from pop and R&B to rock and jazz to country and adult contemporary. Big names in the music industry like Coldplay, Phish, 311, Aerosmith, Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Mary J. Blige and Steely Dan have previously graced its stage. The amphitheater has likewise played host to Ozzfest and the Vans Warped Tour.
Sandler Center for Performing Arts
One of the region's most acoustically sound venues and most impressive structures, the Sandler Center for Performing Arts is a Virginia Beach landmark that celebrates various forms of art - from music to theater to dance. Situated at the intersection of Commerce and Market Streets in the town center, this performing arts facility has hosted Ballet Folklórico de México and the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour. In addition, Suzanne Vega, Joane Osborne and former American Idol contestants David Archuleta and Bo Bice have performed in this venue.
The Jewish Mother
Hailed by Hampton Roads Monthly magazine as one of the top 50 restaurants in the Hampton Roads area, The Jewish Mother does not just dish up good food; they are also known as the "Home of East Coast Blues." Artists like Dave Matthews, Richie Havens and Leon Russell, Hootie and The Blow Fish, Pharrell, Chad and Shay from N.E.R.D. and even Ice Cube have once performed in this Virginia Beach nightlife icon, which has been around since 1975.
An all ages venue, Club Relevant features live music performances with a goal to "provide a safe environment for all youth not just those who claim a Christian background." Hosted in a church and an alcohol free environment, the club has booked both local and touring acts like The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Emarosa, Hawk Nelson and Chasing Victory.
An oceanfront, Caribbean style bar, Chix Café is located right on the boardwalk next to an outdoor stage so it won't be hard to find this joint from your Virginia Beach rental. Expect to find a young crowd dancing to the beat of steel drums in this nightspot. For those who would rather chill out and catch their favorite game, the café has 8 televisions playing the latest sports programs.
Established in 1982, Abbey Road is a pub and restaurant that
features nightly live music in a cozy setting decorated with Beatles
memorabilia. There are nights when acoustic rock acts take the stage,
while Tuesdays are open mic nights. This smoke-free venue also serves
appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, house specialties, homemade
desserts and 101 beers from all over the world.
After a night of dancing and grooving to the music, relax in one of the oceanfront rentals in the area. Vamoose.com can help you sort through various options in Virginia Beach so you can make the best choice possible.