Beach music series at Yorktown waterfront launches in June

Once again, a beach music series will give dancers a chance to shag at the historic and picturesque Yorktown waterfront. The Shagging on the Riverwalk Beach Music Concert Series will return June 6 with Band of Oz.

It's a free event and the Colonial Shag Club will offer lessons and demonstrations.

Here's a news release about the event:


York County is excited to offer the 2013 Shagging on the Riverwalk Beach Music Concert Series, to be held this summer at Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown.  

Entertainment will take place on the performance stage at Riverwalk Landing, overlooking the York River.  

This seven-week concert series will feature some of the area’s top acts playing beach favorites, oldies, Motown and more.  Start your weekend early this summer, and join us for Shagging on the Riverwalk every Thursday night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., June 6 through June 20, and again from July 11 through August 1.  The Colonial Shag Club will again provide shag lessons, demonstrations, club information, and will answer questions related to this popular form of dance.

Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes, as one of the area’s largest outdoor dance floors will give you the opportunity to practice your shagging:  


--  June 6              Band of Oz

--  June 13            The Embers

--  June 20            Atlantic Groove Band

         - - - - - 2 Week Break - - - - -

--  July 11             The Rhondels

--  July 18             Mark Roberts and Breeze

--  July 25             The Main Event Band

--  August 1         The Holiday Band


This series is free and open to the public.  Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs.  Food will be available for purchase.  Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public parking lots throughout Yorktown.  Signage directing motorists to parking lots will be in place.

For more information about Shagging on the Riverwalk or any other events in York County, call the York County Parks and Recreation Office at 890-3500 or visit Event Weather Hotline: 890-3520.  This event is sponsored by York County.




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