Music on the Half Shell Stage

Concert Series is BACK!

Proudly  presented by Chesapeake Bank & the Town of Kilmarnock.

All 2018 concerts are 5:00-8:30 PM,  music starts at 5:00 PM and goes on rain or shine. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, so please no coolers and no dogs except in the dog park. Parking is on site at the Park with overflow parking at Kilmarnock’s municipal parking lots on Main and Augusta Streets. All 2018 concerts are ticketed events.

2018 Performance Schedule:

Kickoff to Summer, Friday, May 25: Soul Expressions and special guest the Ray Pittman duo

Soul Expressions is a high energy band who preforms an array of different upbeat party music and are sure to get people out of their seats and moving. The Ray Pittman Duo delivers a timeless soul music revival that puts people on their feet, shaking and swinging and singing out loud. Tickets are $10 per person.

Thursday, June 21stGood Shot Judy and special guest Paige Melton.

Good Shot Judy specializes in delivering top-notch Classic Vocal Jazz and recreating the classic nightclub entertainment feel of Las Vegas in its prime. Think Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Count Basie, glitz and glamour.  Paige Melton defines Classic Folk Music, not only with her outstanding voice and guitar but with that innocent “flower child” attitude that so embraced the 60’s and 70’s. Tickets are $10 per person.

Thursday, July 19thThe Original Rhondels with special guest Stones Throw.

The Original Rhondels are a premier party and dance band with a big sound playing top 40, Motown, disco, jazz/big band swing, beach music, blues. Special guests Stones Throw is an acoustic music duo made up of Jeff Green and Eddie Terrell who specialize in playing electric rock. Tickets are $10 per person.

Thursday, August 16thDanny Kensy and Cedar Creek with special guest Itchy Dog.

Danny Kensy and Cedar Creek is a CMA (Country Music Association) group that has been wowing the crowd for many years. Original country, Top 40 country and classic rock stream the airwaves at each performance. Special guest Itchy Dog is a heavy soul shakin’ Blues and Rock group who brings a whole lotta funk and a bit of punk. Tickets are $5 per person.

Thursday, September 20thWest Groove Street with special guests Virginia Shellphish Coalition.

West Groove Street is a funky, soulful, R&B rock and roll experience. Band members include Marna Bales (Marna Bales Band, Marna and Macy) Leetah Stanley (Soul Food Combo), John McNiel (Honky Tonk Heroes) Jody Boyd (Honky Tonk Heroes) Audie Stanley (Robin Thompson Band, Steve Bassett) Dean Berry (Sportsbar Rockstar, Honky Tonk Heroes). Special guests Virginia Shellphish Coalition is a new acoustic trio delivering an Americana and Roots Music vibe to their arrangements of classic rock, country, bluegrass, jazz, and blues. Tickets are $5 per person.

Thursday, October 18th7th Street Band with special guests Something Different Duo.

7th Street Band brings Beach music, Motown and a little bit of Rock and Roll to the party. Their high energy and up beat music will leave you wanting more. Special guest Something Different Duo, a father daughter team has a very easy-listening style and covers genres ranging from old jazzy standards to modern radio and everything in between. Tickets are $5 per person.

Tickets will be sold online, at Town Hall and at the door. Children under the age of 12 are FREE with a paying adult.

Soul Expression tix are available now. All other dates will go on sale April 2, 2018.

Bring your blankets and chairs for a dancing, toe tapping good time. Have dinner at the Park and enjoy the show! But please no coolers and no pets.

Feel free to monitor our Kilmarnock Town Centre Park Facebook page and for updates.


The Kilmarnock Farmers Market at Town Centre Park is a traditional farm to table and bay to table market. This market is a place where fresh items from the farms and bay are available for our community by our community.  Come shop, learn and get the freshest farm to table and bay to table products. Held under the pavilion in the center of the Park! 

The markets will be held the 4th Saturday of each month, starting in May and running until October. The market is still looking for vendors who sell the highest qualities of meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, bakery items and farmers market worthy products. At this time, the market is not looking for resale items and/or arts and crafts.

If you would like to join us as a vendor, Click for the application or call Ashley at 804-435-1552 x30.

Guidelines on how to enjoy Town Centre Park: Open dawn to dusk daily

The Town of Kilmarnock has established  requirements for the use of the Park. This is to ensure that our guests are able to enjoy the Park and that the Park is maintained as a clean, safe and fun place to bring families and friends.  There is a designated smoking area  at the Pavillion otherwise the Park is smoke free.

Guidelines to Safely Enjoy the Town Centre Park.

Waterworks: Open 10am to 8pm daily

Waterworks  is now open for the season. 

The Waterworks is the popular water feature of the Park. It is open 7 days a week from 10am to 8pm. Bring your children 12 years and under and enjoy. Here are the requirements to help everyone enjoy the Waterworks.  Here’s how to safely enjoy the Waterworks!

  1. Waterworks is for children 12 yrs. of age & must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

  2. Swim diapers must be worn in place of regular diapers.

  3. Anyone engaging in horseplay or foul language will be asked to leave.

  4. No running please.

  5. Keep glass containers or anything breakable away from the Waterworks. Let’s protect those tiny feet.

  6. No food, drinks or pets are allowed within the Waterworks.

  7. Skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, and/or scooters are not allowed on the surface. Damaging the surface means less play time.

  8. Athletic equipment such as balls, bats, beach balls, noodles, etc. are not allowed.

  9. Please, no smoking in Waterworks or River Play childrens’ areas. The Park’s designated smoking area is at the Pavillion.

  10. For your safety, the Waterworks is under video camera surveillance and is regularly monitored.

  11. Use the Waterworks at your own risk. Kilmarnock Town Centre Park is not continually supervised and  the Town of Kilmarnock assumes no liability for loss, damage, or any kind of injury or accident to people or personal property.

Want to Sponsor a Piece of the Park?


There’s been great community interest in the Park with lots of questions about “can I honor someone?” or “may I contribute?”. Of course you can! We have developed a listing of items that can be sponsored in honor or memory of a loved one or if you just want to be a Friend of the Park and sponsor a tree. Here is the listing of the items available and an order form.

 How to schedule your event in the Park?

User permits will be required for groups of 20 or more wanting to reserve space in the Park. There are user fees required. Click here for more information about our special events policy and\or to apply to use Town Centre ParkPlease call Ashley Jones at 804-435-1552 x 30 or via email at

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