Concerts, shows are returning to Hampton Roads and tickets are on sale now!
Tickets are now available for events at big venues like the Norfolk Scope and the Hampton Coliseum.
NORFOLK, Virginia – Concert and performance venues have been nearly empty for over a year now, but as the restrictions lift, performers are finally planning to come to Hampton Roads!
Tickets are now on sale for events at big venues like the Norfolk Scope and the Hampton Coliseum.
Capacity restrictions in Virginia will end on May 28 and that’s big news for SevenVenues of Norfolk. Right now, for example, seats at Chrysler Hall are limited.
“We’re a little north of 700 currently socially remote,” SevenVenues deputy director Rob Henson said. “But the total 100% capacity of the Chrysler Hall is almost 2,500.”
Henson said the schedule is really starting to heat up this fall. They’ve booked multiple comedians, monster truck shows, symphony numbers, and of course the Norfolk Tides and Admirals have full seasons ahead.
“In the past two weeks, I have confirmed over 20 shows,” Henson said. “Today, in fact, I confirmed three, for example. Every day it keeps growing and growing. “
The Hampton Coliseum is also in high demand.
“Tickets are on sale for the Eric Church concert, which will take place in February 2022,” said Hampton Arts artistic director Richard Parison. “Space Camp the EDM show in December, already full, two shows.”
Parison said their first gig after the reopening was outside.
“Opening in July with a very exciting outdoor pod concert for Sevendust,” Parison said.
The American Theater stage lights have also been off for too long.
“In March 2020, we had a Tango Latin show,” Parison said. “It was the last time we had artists in the building.”
Parison said the theater’s upcoming shows take time to plan, he expects to announce lineup this fall.
“We’ll be able to restore probably at least 80 percent of the acts we had to undo in our last season,” Parison said.
The two directors said they would follow the guidelines to reopen each city.
“We’ll keep the disinfectants for people, we’ll keep the contactless transactions there,” Henson said.
And adjust as needed to ensure the safety of the public and artists.
“What it will look like tomorrow may be different from what it will look like in August and fall,” Parison said.
But, one thing is certain: the show must and will continue.
“One thing I can tell you about the reopening, we will be holding our arms wide open for our guests,” Parison said.
“Excited to see people again,” Henson said. “Excited to see our customers again.”