Hampton Bay Days

From September 7th through 9th, Hampton, Virginia will once again welcome an estimated 200,000 fun-seekers and festival attendees to the 30th annual Hampton Bay Days. The free event, one of the largest family-friendly festivals and largest “green” events on the entire east coast, will showcase music by artists such as Grinners Flight, Rare Mixx, House & Sinnett, The Dharma Initiative, Heather Edwards Country All Stars, The Deloreans, and a special Friday night twilight performance by US Air Force Blue Aces.

The fun begins on the 2012 Headliner Stage at Mill Point at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 7 with the blues-rock sound of Grinners Flight, featuring nationally-renowned drummer Mike Williams. Stroll over to the Wine Street Stage at 6:00 p.m. for a performance by the US Air Force Blue Aces.  At 7:00 p.m., head back over to the 2012 Headliner Stage at Mill Point and enjoy an eclectic dance party with Hampton Roads’ R&B “supergroup” Rare Mixx. Close out the evening at 9:00 p.m. with House & Sinnett. Jae will play a short jazz set with pianist Justin Kauflin before going into a full-on House & Sinnett show.

Come out early on Saturday, September 8 as the entertainment begins at 1:00 p.m. on the 2012 Headliner Stage at Mill Point with the unique sound of Hampton Roads’ favorites The Dharma Initiative. At 2:00 p.m., check out a performance by Chicago Blues legend Jackie Scott and The Housewreckers. The crowd will go country at 4:00 p.m. when Heather Edwards assembles a star-studded cast of Hampton Roads and Nashville pickers for Heather Edwards Country All Stars. Flash back in time to the decade of decadence, the 1980s, at 6:00 p.m. with The Deloreans. Finally, get ready for a ‘British Invasion” at Bay Days when The English Channel takes the stage at 8:00 p.m., covering classic American and British rock n’ roll. The performance will lead right into the Hampton Bay Days Fireworks Show.

Close out the 30th annual Hampton Bay Days on Sunday, September 9, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on the 2012 Headliner Stage at Mill Point with Bobby “Black Hat” Walters Hampton Blues All Stars. At 2:30 p.m., enjoy the sounds of 17-year old award-winning Norfolk-native Grant Austin Taylor Band with Aria Summer. Bay Days welcomes home pianist and vocalist Kaycee McGehee at 3:30 p.m., followed by a set by her father, guitarist Lewis McGehee at 4:30 p.m., with Lewis McGehee Family and Friends.

For more information visit www.baydays.com

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