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March 14, 2011

2011 Festevents Season Kick off!
Thursday, March, 17, 2011 • 5pm – 10pm
 
 
Norfolk, VA – (March 14, 2011) Norfolk Festevents kicks off the 2011 season with the return of ShamROCK ‘N ROLL, a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, in Town Point Park, this Thursday, March 17, 2011, at TowneBank Fountain Park on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. 
 
“St. Patrick’s Day was the first event produced by Norfolk Festevents in 1983, and continues to not only be an annual tradition, but the kickoff to the Festevents season of special events each year”, states Festevents President, Ted Baroody.  
 
Headlining the evening’s festivities is Hampton Roads’ local favorite dance band, Cheap Thrills!  Known for performing tunes from Michael Jackson to Black Eyed Peas, this band promises to entertain to the fullest!  Prepare to dance the night away with your friends and soon-to-be-friends!
 
Come and celebrate this Irish holiday and enjoy bagpipe performances by Tidewater Pipes and Drums and feast on traditional Irish delicacies served up at Omar's Fountain Café.  With themed specialty adult beverages available for purchase, guests will be green with envy at this St. Patrick's Day celebration.
 
Omar's Fountain Cafe menu will highlight Shepard's Pie and Cornbeef Sandwiches as well as hamburgers and hotdogs. The Cafe will be open from 5pm to 10pm. Erin's Treasures and Atlantic Entertainment will be on site with Irish themed novelties available for purchase, as well as Emerson’s of Norfolk to help celebrate this holiday.
 
A portion of the beverage sales will benefit the Norfolk SPCA, a no-kill humane society dedicated to fostering the human-animal bond to ensure that every adoptable companion animal finds a home.  Guests can learn more at the event about the Norfolk SPCA and look through photo catalogs of healthy, adoptable animals that need a loving home.
 
After-Parties
Continue celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Downtown Norfolk after ShamROCK 'N ROLL at Jack Quinn's Irish Pub or Baxter's Sports Lounge. Jack Quinn's will have live music, cold beer and great Irish food. Baxter's will be celebrating with Green Beer and MARCH MADNESS!
 
Parking in Downtown Norfolk
For easy access to TowneBank Fountain Park , three parking garages will have $3 parking promotion per vehicle beginning at 6pm on Thursday, March 17, 2011. 


•        Waterside Parking Garage: On the corner of Waterside Drive and Atlantic Ave, entrance on Atlantic Ave.

•        Main Street Parking Garage: On the corner of E Main Street and Atlantic Ave, entrance on Atlantic Ave.

•        Town Point Parking Garage: On the corner of W Main Street and Boush Street, entrance on W. Main Street.
 


ShamROCK ‘N ROLL is the only way to spend this St. Patrick’s Day in the beautiful outdoor setting of TowneBank Fountain Park on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. 
 
What:  ShamROCK N’ ROLL - The Official Kickoff of the 2011 Festevents Festival Season presented by AT&T
When: Thursday, March 17, 2011; 5pm – 10pm   
Where: TowneBank Fountain Park in Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront
Admission: Free & Open to the Public
 
For more information please visit www.festevents.org or call 757.441.2345.
 
Norfolk Festevents is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing premier concerts, festivals, ship visits and special events for residents and guests of Hampton Roads.  Celebrating its 29th season, Norfolk Festevents has garnered international acclaim for its outstanding quality programming.  Norfolk Festevents is the official event marketing and production agency for the City of Norfolk.

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