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HomeParksTown Centre ParkMusic on the Half Shell Stage

Presented by Chesapeake Bank

Music on the Half Shell Stage brings great musical entertainment to Kilmarnock’s Town Centre Park each month, starting in May and ending in October. Each of the 7 shows bring a different genre of music. This is the place to be to enjoy stellar music as well as enjoying the amazing outdoor space. All shows are 7pm-9:30pm and will have food and adult beverage vendors on site.

  • New this year: You are allowed to bring in a picnic tote. Absolutely NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are allowed to be brought in. Totes/bags/picnic items are able to be searched at anytime. 

* No dogs or outside alcoholic beverages please. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

"Music on the Half Shell Presents: Soul Expressions Friday May 22nd, 2020"

"Soul Expressions is a high energy dance band that will surly get you on your feet! Their high energy performances bring a variety of Motown, reggae, funk rock, new and old R & B,Jazz, southern soul, DC go go music and blues. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to enjoy an evening outside under the stars with friends and great music!"

"Music on the Half Shell Presents: The Fabulous Hubcaps Thursday June 18th, 2020"

"One of the most sought after Oldies Rock`n Roll Dance and Show Groups in the country. Since their beginnings in 1974 as ‘Harvey Hubcap and the Do Ron Ron’, they have set the standard for musical quality and entertainment showmanship unmatched anywhere…

In a typical Hubcaps show, you not only hear the best of the “Classics” but you see many of your favorite artists dressed in costume delivering to you a dynamic show, the best on tour… Where else can you see Elvis, Little Richard, Connie Francis, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, The Platters, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, Junior Walker, The Temptations, Tina Turner, Patsy Cline, The Flamingos, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, The Jive Five, and so many more artists appearing on one stage in a single night for your total enjoyment…? Only The Hubcaps can perform such a unique and spirited show…! The Fabulous Hubcaps are committed to taking you there again and again, as you can never get your fill of your first love…"

"Music on the Half Shell Presents: Steve Bassett & The Mystic Soul Bubbas July 3rd,2020"

"Steve Bassett, legendary southern rock and roll/blue eyed soul singer/songwriter, Hammond B-3 player, and independent recording artist. His albums have featured such friends as Jerry Wexler, Elliott Randall, Delbert McClinton, Ed King, Tony Joe White, Jim Horn, Don Wise, James Pennebaker, Mike Henderson, T. Graham Brown, Clifford Curry, Jimmy Black, and Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Barry Beckett and Jimmy Johnson of The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. His accomplishments include being the co-author of ``Sweet Virginia Breeze``, southern soul music chart-topper, and first call singer of national network commercial jingles.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $10 and children under the age of 5 are free with a paying adult.

New this year: A picnic basket dinner is welcomed. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL is allowed. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. Please NO outside alcohol or dogs and remember to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. #VAisforlovers #VAisformusic"

"Music on the Half Shell Presents: Cracker Jackson July 16th, 2020"

"Based in Richmond, VA, Cracker Jackson brings a fresh, new take to the “traditional” party band. Playing your favorite pop, funk, R&B, and dance tunes, but with a little more bite. With beautiful vocal harmonies, perfectly meshed guitars, and a tight rhythm section, we offer a show that’s guaranteed to keep your guests moving all night long,
Consisting of five experienced and versatile musicians, coming from favorite local bands like Sweet Justice, Age of Excess, Happy Van Gogh, and Red Star Crush, each member has performed on countless occasions and knows how to deliver a show that’s both engaging and entertaining. Cracker Jackson’s ultimate goal is to deliver an outstanding performance at your club, wedding reception, corporate function, or private event.
Cracker Jackson…Pop and R&B…that rocks.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $10.00 and children under the age of 5 are free with a paying adult.

New this year: A picnic basket dinner is welcomed. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL is allowed. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. Please NO outside alcohol or dogs and remember to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. #VAisforlovers #VAisformusic"

"Music on the Half Shell Presents: Ron Moody & The Centaurs Aug. 13th, 2020"

"Ron Moody and the Centaurs... a 55 year Virginia Tradition with Ron being the only member who has performed at every show since the band's inception December 26, 1964! The band has recorded for Columbia, ABC-Dunhill, and MGM Records, as well as their own in house labels, Star America and Aron Music. The Centaurs are an 8 piece Southern Soul Band that has played countless venues over the last 5 decades. In 2008, Ron Moody and the Centaurs were inducted into The Beach Music Hall of Fame.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $10 and children under the age of 5 are free with a paying adult.

New this year: A picnic basket dinner is welcomed. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL is allowed. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. Please NO outside alcohol or dogs and remember to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. #VAisforlovers #VAisformusic"

"Music on the Half Shell Presents: Danny Kensy & Cedar Creek Sept. 17th, 2020"

"Danny Kensy and Cedar 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. Voted top country band for numerous years in Maryland and Virginia, Cedar Creek does not disappoint.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $10 and children under the age of 5 are free with a paying adult.

New this year: A picnic basket dinner is welcomed. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL is allowed. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. Please NO outside alcohol or dogs and remember to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. #VAisforlovers #VAisformusic"

"Music on the Half Shell Presents: Honky Tonk Heroes Oct. 3rd, 2020"

"Covering legends like George Jones and Willie Nelson to Nashville's current kings like Jason Aldean and Jake Owen, the Honky Tonk Heroes play a wide variety of Rock, Country and Dance music.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $10 and children under the age of 5 are free with a paying adult.

New this year: A picnic basket dinner is welcomed. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL is allowed. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. Please NO outside alcohol or dogs and remember to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. #VAisforlovers #VAisformusic"