The ViBe Creative District nonprofit announced that the public is welcome to attend this Second Saturday events which include: The Old Beach Farmers Markets (including Green and Art Markets in a NEW location) from 9am to noon and a NEW summer concert series called “Commonwealth ViBez” from noon to 10pm. Both of these events will take place in ViBe Park at the corner of 18th Street and Cypress Avenue.
NEW LOCATION OF GREEN AND ART MARKETS
Now in its 11th year, the Old Beach Farmer’s Market, Art Market and Green Market continue every
Saturday morning all summer long. This Saturday, a new configuration of the markets begins— moving the Art and Green markets away from on-street vending on 19th St over to ViBe Park at the corner of 18th St & Cypress Avenue. The main Farmer’s Market remains in the parking lot of Croc’s
19th St Bistro at 19th & Cypress Avenue. Due to planned construction on 19th Street beginning this week, the Green and Art Markets are moving from the roadway of 19th Street over to ViBe Park at the corner of 18th & Cypress (adjacent to the Famer’s Market at Croc’s). This will be the new home of the Green and Art Markets due to City of Virginia Beach 19th Street Road Improvement construction breaking ground this week; the road project is expected to last 2 years. See MAP below.
NEW SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – “Commonwealth ViBez”
The ViBe Creative District nonprofit is partnering with Commonwealth Brewing on a new concert series in ViBe Park two Saturdays a month in June, July and August. These six events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Each month on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, three bands will play on
ViBe Park’s performing arts stage from noon to 10pm providing the public with an opportunity to enjoy live music, pop-up vendors and craft beer. Visitors are encouraged to bring their favorite beach chair or a blanket to enjoy the music. The event series called “Commonwealth ViBez” is a collaboration between the nonprofit and the craft brewery that will feature the summer concert days where the drinks, food and music will all be themed for the occasion.
The goal of the partnership is to activate ViBe Park with new and exciting fine, performing and culinary arts, invite pop-up vendors to participate in the creative arts district and fundraise to support ViBe’s year-round programming and events.
Saturday, June 9th Tiki/Tropical Theme
Saturday, June 23rd Old School Rap Theme
Saturday, July 14th Jazz Theme
Saturday, July 28th Vynil Theme
Saturday, August 11th Funk Theme
Saturday, August 23rd Reggae Theme
The featured bands for this Saturday, June 9th are:
• Tiki Bar Band from noon to 3pm
• Nature’s Child from 3:30pm-6:30pm
• Caribbean Steel from 7-10pm
NEW Craft Brew unveiled to kick off summer concert series:
Commonwealth Brewing has custom crafted a new Tiki ViBez beer featuring Pink Guava and Blood
Orange flavors in honor of the first concert in the series. The complete list of beers available is below:
|BEERS ON TAP:||Style:|
|Tiki Vibez||Gose with Pink Guava and Blood Orange|
|Limoncello||Gose with Lemon Zest, Lemon Beebrush, and Lemon Balm|
|Mano del Puma||Mexican Lager|
|Cheval au Soleil||Wit|
|Old School/New Skool||Hazy IPA|
|Big Papi||Double IPA|
Look for the Farmer’s Market and ViBe District parking signs to find free parking within a short walk of the markets and ViBe Park. Free parking on 18th ST, in the City Lot next to Wareings Gym, on Cypress Avenue in marked lots and also at the Convention Center lots within a block.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN PRIVATE BUSINESS SHOPPING CENTER PARKING LOTS AT: Wareings Gym, Mary’s, Zeros, WRV, Bad Ass Coffee, or the Shoreham Square Condos. We want to be respectful and good neighbors, so please help us.
About the ViBe Creative District
The ViBe Creative District non-profit is a 501c3 that exists to promote, support, connect, and inspire the creative industries to boost our local economy, grow jobs, and enhance our quality of life. It works to create and revive economic vibrancy in our neighborhood with a remarkable local vibe.
Additionally, ViBe strives to enhance a place of discovery for locals and visitors along with economic vitality to meet the City of Virginia Beach’s vision for a quality resort destination. For more information on please visit www.ViBeCreativeDistrict.org, email info@ViBeCreativeDistrict.org call 757-202-9533 or follow ViBe Creative District on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ViBeCreativeDistrict and Instagram at www.instagram.com/thevibecreativedistrict/
About the Old Beach Farmers Markets
Old Beach Farmers Market (OBFM) is a fresh outdoor marketplace in the heart of the resort area, just six blocks from the ocean and one block from the Virginia Beach Convention Center, in the parking lot of Croc’s19th Street Bistro. We feature seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, meats (pork, bison, beef, chicken, turkey, sausages, charcuterie), eggs, seafood, cheeses, a wide assortment of baked goods (biscuits, pies, cakes, brownies and cookies), artisanal breads, and savory foods from local chefs (pasta, sauces, salsas, salads, tamales), soap, and flowers. Founded in 2008, Old Beach Farmers Market is run entirely by volunteers as an independent 501(c)6 organization. We support local family farms, watermen, and Virginia wineries. Old Beach Farmers Market is a certified Virginia Green market, encouraging eco-friendly practices. Walk over or ride a bike. Bring a reusable shopping bag. Come discover the taste of fresh, seasonal fare. For more information visit: www.oldbeachfarmersmarket.com/ or follow them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/pages/Old- Beach-Farmers-Market