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September 13, 2011
Jam Out Along the Elizabeth River
At the 6th Annual
AT&T Acoustic Music Festival
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, VA
Free & Open to the Public
Norfolk, VA (September 13, 2011) The 6th Annual AT&T Acoustic Music Festival will take place this Saturday September 17, 2011 from Noon- 10pm in Town Point Park on the Downtown Norfolk, Virginia waterfront. The festival embraces the music of local, regional and national artists on three stages along the Elizabeth River while offering local crafters and artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their own talents. The 6th Annual AT&T Acoustic Music Festival is free and everyone is w elcome.
In its 6th year, the AT&T Acoustic Music Festival has become one of the most popular events in the region for local music lovers as well as a valuable opportunity for musicians to be discovered by local promoters and agents. Local music organizations will be on site to promote their upcoming events and membership, including Natchel’ Blues Network and Tidewater Arts Outreach.
Enjoy the many styles and musical personalities at the 6th Annual AT&T Acoustic Music Festival but be sure to also visit the unique vendors on display. From handmade jewelry and clothing to Fair Trade and Green products as well as recordings from the festival musicians, there will be a variety of items that are sure to excite music lovers and art enthusiasts alike. Finally, stop by Ghent staple Belmont House of Smoke’s festival restaurant to indulge in melt-in-your-mouth BBQ, enjoy freshly prepared pitas and hand popped Kettle Corn. Wash it all down with a cool Italian ice or frosty adult beverages while the vibe from the 3 music stages takes you back in.
1:00-1:45pm: Bobby Blackhat Walters & Larry Berwald
3:15-4:00pm Guy Burlage & Victor Paul
4:30-5:30pm Lewis McGehee
6:30-7:30pm Julie Clark
8:00-9:30pm Peter Bradley Adams
12:15-1:00pm Mercy Creek
1:30-2:15pm Skip Friel
2:45-3:30pm Seth Stainback
4:00-4:45pm Karl Werne & Eddie Williams
5:30-6:45pm Susan Greenbaum
Emerging Artist Stage
Presented by Tidewater Arts Outreach
12:00-12:45pm Harvey Willis
12:45-1:30pm John Roberts
1:30-2:15pm James Arellano
2:15-3:00pm Nate Sacks
3:00-3:45pm Jonathan Regier
3:45-4:30pm Landon Tucker
4:30-5:15pm Jenn Lawyer
This year’s festival is sponsored in partnership with WHRV 89.5FM and with support from the Natchel’ Blues Network and Tidewater Arts Outreach. The 6th Annual AT&T Acoustic Music Festival will be hosted by local music industry legends Paul Shugrue, host of “Out of the Box” on WHRV 89.5FM, Barry Graham, host of “Acoustic Highway” on WHRV 89.5FM and Hunter Hughes, host of Hunter at Sunrise on WHRV 89.5FM HD and www.hunteratsunrise.com. Interviews with festival artists will be broadcast liv e throughout the day on WHRV 89.5FM.
A portion of the beverage sales will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Churchland. One of the oldest civic organizations in the nation, Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
What: The 6th Annual AT&T Acoustic Music Festival
When: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: Noon – 10pm
Where: Town Point Park on the Downtown Norfolk, Virginia Waterfront
Admission: Free & Open to the Public
Special Note: Lawn Chairs and blankets are welcome. Coolers, food and soft drinks are permitted. No Alcohol or glass is permitted; food and alcohol will be available for purchase during the festival.
For more information about events, including park regulations, parking, and surrounding attractions, visit festevents.org, or call 757.441.2345.