Downtown Hampton Block Party - Pietasters with Buddha Council

  • Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 6 - 10:30 pm

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Queens Way Block Party - E. Queens Way


The day will begin with the first ever Adult Soap Box Derby at Noon and the winners will be announced at the after race party at the Block Party!  

The Pietasters are an American eight-piece ska/soul band hailing from Washington, D.C., with additional members from Maryland and Virginia. They met while attending Virginia Tech (Go Hokies) and played nights and weekends until 1993 when they started on a national tour! You might recognize their song "Out All Night," it was featured in the videogames Street Sk8er for the PlayStation, and NCAA Football 06. Super excited to have them playing in downtown Hampton! Learn more here:

In 2013, the thriving Virginia reggae scene gave birth to Buddha Council. Originally functioning as a reggae think-tank comprised of members from Virginia Beach based bands, Bimini Rd. and Session Rockers, the band quickly found footing in their own unique take on Future Roots music. The band released their debut self-titled album in 2014 and followed up with their sophomore studio album, "Consider This," in late 2015. Buddha Council's music has evolved into the perfect balance of a band continually pushing genre boundaries while simultaneously rediscovering forgotten rhythms of reggae's yesteryear. More here: Buddha Council 

Buddha Council will open and begin at 7pm 
The Pietasters take the stage at 9pm
Concert free for all ages starting at 7pm
Children's Area 6-8pm
Food & Beverage for purchase

Special Thanks to our sponsors: Bud Light, Devil's Backbone, Spiked Seltzer, App-a-Cab, and "Turn your knob to BOB" - 93.7 BOB FM; US 106.1 New Country, 96X Modern Alternative, 96.5 ROCKS!, 790 AM WNIS Newstalk Radio, and Sports Radio AM 850 WTAR.

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


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