Sandstock – A Tribute to Rock & Roll, is a beach-inspired variation on “Woodstock.” National and regional tribute artists who cover performers from The Who to Van Halen to Led Zeppelin will crank out hit after hit on two beach stages at the Virginia Beach oceanfront!
All performances, which are free to the public, will be held on “dueling” stages on the beach at 24th Street, adjacent to the 24th Street Park.
Hot for Teacher brings audiences the hard rock sounds of Van Halen. This tribute band features four explosive performers that are not only among the most talented musicians on the West Coast, but are also dedicated scholars of the Van Halen musical legacy. These rockers bring to the stage everything fans crave: roaring lead vocals, stunning guitar riffs, jaw-dropping solos, thundering bass, massive drums, and seamless vocal harmonies. No other Van Halen Tribute band performs the technically complex music of the entire Van Halen trilogy better than Hot for Teacher. Hot for Teacher will perform on the Hippy Dippy Stage Friday, June 12, from 7:30pm-8:30pm and 9:30pm-10:30pm.
Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it's much more than just being a tribute. It's about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham, and Jones in spirit, tightly-wound talent, and authenticity. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. Zoso's live shows are not about simply playing the right notes; they are about aura and feeling, harkening back to the unique atmosphere Led Zeppelin created. It's in the way they play: each band member's mastery of authentic vintage instruments coupled with spot-on vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, their compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound, with astounding visual imagery, help to recreate the music, magic, and mystery of a Zeppelin concert. Zoso will be featured on the Hippy Dippy Stage Saturday, June 13, from 7:30pm-8:30pm and 9:30pm-10:30pm.
Cosmic Charlie was born in the musical Mecca of Athens, Georgia. From its summer 1999 inception, the band has been swiftly cementing its reputation as a band that puts a unique and personal twist on the Grateful Dead catalogue - a “Dead” cover band for folks that are ambivalent about Dead cover bands! Rather than mimicking the Dead exactly, Cosmic Charlie chooses to tap into the Dead's energy and style as a foundation on which to build. The result is a healthy balance of creativity and tradition, and both the band and its audience are taken to that familiar edge with the sense that music is actually being MADE here tonight. Cosmic Charlie will perform on the Hippy Dippy Stage Sunday, June 14, from 7:30pm-8:30pm and 9:30pm-10:30pm.
During the daytime on Saturday and Sunday, visit the 24th Street Park for our Vendor Village and live music by:
Saturday, June 13
Noon-5:00pm, Gridlock 64
Sunday, June 14
Noon-5:00pm, The Blue Lords
Entertainment Schedule of Tribute Artists:
Friday, June 12
Flower Power stage (South stage): 6:30-7:30pm, November Rain (Guns N’ Roses tribute)
Hippy Dippy stage (North stage): 7:30pm-8:30pm, Hot for Teacher (Van Halen tribute)
Flower Power stage (South stage): 8:30pm-9:30pm, November Rain (Guns N’ Roses tribute)
Hippy Dippy stage (North stage): 9:30pm-10:30pm, Hot for Teacher (Van Halen tribute)
Saturday, June 13
Flower Power stage (South stage): 6:30pm-7:30pm, BARGAIN (The Who tribute)
Hippy Dippy stage (North stage): 7:30pm-8:30pm, Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute)
Flower Power stage (South stage): 8:30pm-9:30pm, BARGAIN (The Who tribute)
Hippy Dippy stage (North stage): 9:30pm-10:30pm, Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute)
Sunday, June 14
Flower Power stage (South stage): 6:30pm-7:30pm, Skydog (Allman Brothers tribute)
Hippy Dippy stage (North stage): 7:30pm-8:30pm, Cosmic Charlie (Grateful Dead tribute)
Flower Power stage (South stage): 8:30pm-9:30pm, Skydog (Allman Brothers tribute)
Hippy Dippy stage (North stage): 9:30pm-10:30pm, Cosmic Charlie (Grateful Dead tribute)
Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk.
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