Downtown Hampton Block Party - Bennett Wales & the Relief with Jesse Chong Band

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 6 - 10:30 pm

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Queens Way Block Party - E Queens Way


Virginia Beach’s Bennett Wales & the Relief are living proof that raw talent, ambition & honesty can still prevail in an ailing music industry. The bands musical discoveries take flight with a compelling combination of rich pop layers & mixed stylings of rhythm & blues, rock & Americana. By melding hook-filled melody within groove-able rhythms, Bennett Wales & the Relief show their ability to compact a vast array of influence & experience into a singular & distinct sound.

Together the quintet provides a vast amount of influences & gift a broadened door of multiple genre stylings to music enthusiasts & listeners alike. Some of the top band influences consist of: Alabama Shakes, Chris Stapleton, The Meters, Little Feat, Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears, Vulfpeck & Black Angels.


Jesse Chong is a performing songwriter based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  As a solo artist and with the eclectic Funk/Reggae group, “The Chong Band”, he’s an established leader in the Southeastern Virginia music scene.

Jesse’s writing began to incorporate influences across a wider spectrum, and gave rise to the eclecticism that he’s known for.

Jesse’s versatility has led him to play in bands of many genres- ranging from reggae, jam, to rock and country. Jesse is compared to Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, and John Mayer. 

Concert free for all ages
Bands take the stage at 7pm
Children's Area 6 - 8pm
Food & Beverage for purchase

Special Thanks to our sponsors: Stella Artois, Coastal Ride, and "Turn your knob to BOB" - 93.7 BOB FM; US 106.1 New Country, 96X Modern Alternative, 790 AM WNIS Newstalk Radio, and Sports Radio AM 850 WTAR.

***No Professional Camera or Video unless Pre-Authorized with the Band Management***