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Music on Monarch WayMusic on Monarch Way

Saturdays 5-7pm, June 26 - Aug 21

Free Admission and Parking

These free concerts are on the lawn on Monarch Way directly across the street from Old Dominion University and behind Ted Constant Convocation Center. Bring a blanket and the family!

Date Band
June 26 Julie Clark - Singer/Songwriter
Julie has stepped into the national spotlight as the 1st place winner of the Great American Song Contest, winner of the Kerrville New Folk Competition, winner of Best Audience Response at the Cornucopia Music Festival, and grand prize winner of the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.
July 3 Bobby Blackhat Band - Blues
Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, and songwriter, hails from Cleveland and has been playing harp for 30 years. Bobby joins the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform original, classic, and modern blues tunes that will keep your toes tappin and your hips shakin.
July 10 Joe Gosman Band - Rock & Roll
Whether it is on a familiar street, a city festival, or at a local pub, the Joe Gosman Band can be found as a catalyst for great times. You can find them singing original songs that reflect on life in the flavor of rock and roll.
July 17 The Gurleys - Americana/Acoustic
Bill Gurley is a well known multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. Macon Gurley inherited her father?s love of acoustic music and together they play a wide range of folk, bluegrass, blues and swing. Well known jazz bassist Jimmy Masters rounds out the trio for a fun and spontaneous evening of music.
July 24 TumbaoSalsero - Latin/Salsa
This Latin orchestra will keep your feet moving with full Latin percussion Salsa, Merengue, Guagnaco, Son Montuno, Jazz, Bomba & Plena.
July 31 Jesse Chong - Eclectic Reggae, Funk & Rock
Jesse hails from Virginia Beach and has opened for a variety of bands from Steely Dan to Steel Pulse. He has performed for thousands of audiences and is known for impeccable musicianship and excellent songwriting.
Aug 7 The Harwell Grice Band - Bluegrass
Delivering hard-driving bluegrass fresh from the mountains of Southwest Virginia, these talented young musicians have an amazing repertoire of traditional, cover and original music and have quickly become the most entertaining bluegrass act in the Commonwealth.
Aug 14 The Michael Clark Band featuring Tracy Clark - Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Rock
What started as a blues/rock guitar band evolved into an all-out R&B revue. Tracy Clark?s vocals and stage presence coupled with one of the tightest rhythm sections in the area and one of the funkiest horn sections on the East Coast provides all the elements for a great musical experience.
Aug 21 Session Rockers - Roots Reggae
Session Rockers has been nominated for best reggae band by Virginia Reggae Awards for 2009. All original music with elements of the Jamaican roots and a combination of jazz, soul and reggae mixed together.
An initiative of the ODU Real Estate Foundation 683-4504