ViBe Creative District Partners Unite For A Mega Arts Weekend This Weekend

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This weekend, Virginia’s Beach’s ViBe Creative District will come alive with a mega-arts event comprised of an art show, pop-up performances, a farmer’s market, art market, and green market.

ViBe has partnered with the Virginia Arts Festival, Lynnhaven River Now, and the the Old Beach Farmers Market to produce the event.

The Virginia Arts Festival brings Fringe Fest to Virginia Beach this weekend with a two-day evening concert series featuring live music from up-and-coming bluegrass and jazz bands, food trucks, craft beers and more.

Friday night entertainment features the Asheville NC-based Town Mountain Band, described as “100-proof bluegrass with a honky-tonk chaser.” Saturday night features Red Barat, a party band with a reputation for driving fans wild with their blend of jazz, hiphop beats, rock muscle, funky go-go, and scalding hot bhangra.

Also on tap is Lynnhaven River NOW’s nature inspired Art of Saving the River Festival. Live entertainment, artist booths and demonstrations, and kid’s activities are scheduled throughout the weekend. This year, Lynnhaven River NOW is recognizing 15 years of success restoring and protecting Virginia Beach’s waterways through habitat restoration, education, and outreach in the community.

Celebrating 10 years this year, the legendary Old Beach Farmers Markets will offer seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, crafts, art and environmentally friendly products from local vendors participating the Farmers Market, Art Market and Green Market.

SCHEDULE

Friday, May 12
8-10pm: VAF Fringe Fest presents Town Mountain Band
Fringe Tent in ViBe Park at 18th & Cypress Ave

10pm-12am: Late Night @ Croc’s 19th Street Bistro featuring live music by Dustin Furlow
Corner of 19th St & Cypress Ave

Saturday, May 13

8am-12pm: Old Beach Farmers Market, Art Market and Green Market
Corner of 19th St & Cypress Ave, Croc’s parking lot

10 am-7 pm: Lynnhaven River Now – Art of Saving the River Festival featuring local bluegrass musicians and 40 fine artists
18th Street Parklet and street between Cypress and Mediterranean Avenues

11am-2pm: Marty Moore @ Java Surf Café and Espresso Bar 
Corner of 19th and Mediterranean

8-10pm: VAF Fringe Fest presents Red Baraat
Fringe Tent in ViBe Park at 18th & Cypress Ave

10pm-12am: Late Night @ Croc’s 19th Street Bistro featuring Be Steadwell, a queerpop artist specializing in vocal layering, creating moving, and infectious music.

10pm-12am: Late Night DJ @ Esoteric

Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day)
11am-1pm: Lynnhaven River Now – Mother’s Day Brunch
Corner of 18th Street and Mediterranean Ave, private lot

11am-2pm: Jazz Brunch @ Commune
Corner of 17th Street and Baltic Ave

11am-2pm: Muddy Gems @ Java Surf Café and Espresso Bar 
Corner of 19th Street and Mediterranean

11am-4pm: Lynnhaven River Now – Art of Saving the River Festival featuring 40 fine artists
18th Street Parklet and between Cypress and Mediterranean Avenues