Newport News-native Heather Parcells performed in her first professional job dancing at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg during her senior year of high school. Parcells received her BFA from the Florida State University, moved to New York and in 10 days landed the role of Velma Kelly in the National Tour of CHICAGO. Parcells made her Broadway debut in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Her television and film credits include Every Little Step, Guiding Light, Good Morning America, The Today Show and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Parcells also appeared on the 100th Episode of Dancing with the Stars with Mario Lopez. In NYC Parcells is on the faculty for The Broadway Artists Alliance, and has taught for The Broadway Dance Center, Broadway Classroom and Camp Broadway. Parcells will perform at the Ferguson Center in Newport News on July 15 at 8 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
Kelli O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies. This year she received her 5th Tony nomination along with Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics nominations for her portrayal of Francesca in the musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. Additionally, she starred as Mrs. Darling in NBC’s live telecast of Peter Pan. O’Hara has worked extensively both regionally and Off-Broadway and performed with symphonies and orchestras across the country. She is a frequent guest artist on the PBS Memorial Day and July 4th telecast and has performed several times as part of the Kennedy Honor tributes for Barbara Cook, Jerry Herman and Barbra Streisand. This spring, O’Hara returned to Broadway in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of The “King and I” opposite Ken Watanabe. O’Hara will perform at the Ferguson Center in Newport News on July 13 at 8 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
The Hurrah Players promise to make The American Theatre stage sizzle this July with two special performances of The Magic and Music of Motown. Whether you heard it live, on an 8 track player, or through the grapevine - there is no mistaking that soulfully distinct 1960’s Motown sound. During an era fraught with division and aggression, Motown brought people together through the magic of its music. The show will open in Norfolk later in July, but you can catch it here first in our intimate venue. Experience the magic with your entire family. The Magic and Music of Motown will be at the American Theatre in Hampton on July 11 at 3 and 7 p.m. We have tickets to both shows to give away. Enter now to win a pair.
Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer/backing vocalist Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRoi Moore. Boyd Tinsley was added to the band as a violinist soon after the band was formed. Grammy Award-winner Jeff Coffin, Rashawn Ross and Tim Reynolds have also become full-time touring members of the band. The band quickly grained a cult following and then mainstream success. The band's 2009 album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, earning the band their fifth consecutive number-one debut. Away from the World, released in 2012, debuted at number one on the Billboard chart — making them the only group to have six consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot. As of 2010, the Dave Matthews Band has sold over 30 million records worldwide. The band is known for their annual summer-long tours of the United States and Europe, featuring lengthy improvisational renditions of their songs, accompanied by an elaborate video and lighting show. The band is known for playing the songs differently each time. That’s expected to be the case when Dave Matthews Band visits Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach on July 11 at 7 p.m. The band will play two sets. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
Kid Rock’s 1998 rap-rock studio album Devil Without a Cause sold 13 million copies worldwide. He is a five-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold 25 million albums in the U.S. Soundscan's number one selling male solo musician of the 2000s, selling 17.6 million albums; he was 17th overall for the decade. Rock was a rapper and hip hop performer with five releases between 1990 and 1997, including a reissue and an EP. In 1998, he gained commercial success in the rap-rock genre behind the singles "Bawitdaba," "Cowboy" and "Only God Knows Why" (the latter foreshadowing his move into country rock). After Devil Without a Cause 's success in 2000, he released The History of Rock, a compilation of remixed and remastered versions of songs from previous albums as well as the hit rock single, "American Bad Ass". Rock's follow-up records became more rock-, country-, and blues-oriented, starting with 2001's Cocky. His collaboration with Sheryl Crow on the song "Picture" was his first country hit and biggest pop hit in the US to date charting at No. 4 on the Hot 100. After 2003's Kid Rock and 2006's Live Trucker sales declined from the previous releases, he then released Rock n Roll Jesus in 2007. The album featured the song "All Summer Long", which charted at No. 1 in eight countries across Europe and Australia. Rock released Rebel Soul on November 2012 behind the rock hit "Let's Ride." The album was certified gold in April 2013. Kid Rock released "First Kiss" on February 24, 2015 behind the hit title track. Kid Rock will be at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach with Foreigner on July 10 at 6:45 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
Dierks Bentley, is an American country music singer and songwriter who released his self-titled debut album in 2003. Both it and its follow-up, 2005's Modern Day Drifter, are certified platinum in the United States. A third album, 2006's Long Trip Alone, is certified gold. It was followed in mid-2008 by a greatest hits package. His fourth album, Feel That Fire was released in February 2009. A bluegrass studio album, Up on the Ridge, was released on June 8, 2010, and then a sixth album, Home, followed in February 2012, as did a seventh one, Riser, in 2014. Bentley's studio albums have accounted for eighteen singles on the country singles chart, of which thirteen have reached No. 1: his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", as well as "Come a Little Closer", "Settle for a Slowdown", "Every Mile a Memory", "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", "Feel That Fire", "Sideways", "Am I the Only One", "Home", "5-1-5-0", "I Hold On", "Drunk on a Plane" and "Say You Do". Four more of his singles have reached the Top 5. Bentley will be at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach on July 9 at 7 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
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Nothing beats a day at the ballpark, especially when it’s the hometown Norfolk Tides and their wonderful venue on the banks of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk. Not only is the baseball fun to watch, but we shouldn’t forget all the wonderful food and other fun things to do at the park. We’ve got tickets for you to see the games in person. Enter now and go Tides!