Downtown Hampton Development Partnership is pleased to announce the return of Downtown Hampton Block Parties with regional and national acts, along with returning events such as the popular Bob Ross Paint Night, Rolling of the Bulls, and the Waiters Race presented by Sysco, which will take place throughout downtown all summer long and on Halloween.
This year, the national act is two-time Grammy Award winners, Living Colour (below), who will take the stage on Queens Way on August 12, 2017. Best known for the rock anthem “Cult of Personality,” the band reunited in late 2000 to tour and release new music.
Now in its 23rd year, the Downtown Hampton Block Parties have evolved into giant get togethers for all ages with music, a children’s play area, and vendors each week on Queens Way.
The lineup includes music from all genres; from “yacht rock” with Three Sheets to the Wind, America’s #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock, to neo-soul and funk with local favorites The Fuzz Band. New to Block Party this year is The Tiki Bar Band with Roger Bartlett; Jimmy Buffett’s former lead guitarist and one of the original Coral Reefers will join the band for a limited engagement.
May 6 – Strictly Bizzness
May 13 – The Tiki Bar Band with Roger Bartlett
May 27 – The Commonheart with Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos
June 10 – Slapnation
June 17 – Little Country
June 24 – Rumours: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
July 1 – The Deloreans/Second Annual Bob Ross Paint Night
July 8 – Roosterfoot with Will Overman Band/Third Annual Rolling of the Bulls
July 15 – Three Sheets to the Wind|America’s #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock
July 22 – WOAH! “A Blast of 90’s To The Face”
July 29 – The Fuzz Band
August 5 – Pietasters with Buddha Council
August 12 – Living Colour
August 19 – BJ Griffin & The Galaxy Groove
August 26 – Buckshot
October 28 – Halloween Block Party
All Block Parties begin at 6 p.m., with bands taking the stage at 7 p.m.