Sep 05-06 2015

Virginia Beach: Entertainment


2014 Sunday Night Concert
ROCK in the sand & under the stars

Get set to sink your toes into the sand and raise a celebratory toast to your finish at the beachfront Post Race Headliner Concert under the stars featuring Train! As part of the 21st American090113-rnrvb13-lcacho-0329 Music Festival, this Sunday night concert has been a race weekend highlight since the beginning of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon and is the perfect finale to cap off the holiday weekend. All Half Marathon participants and Relay participants get free entry into all American Music Festival concerts over the weekend with their race bib and 5K participants receive free entry into the Sunday night Headliner Concert with their race bib. 

Visit the American Music Festival website for information on tickets and the weekend lineup schedule featuring Hunter Hayes, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Blues Traveler. Tickets, Passport Pins, and VIP Experience Passes go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, July 11 through all Ticketmaster outlets, including online or by phone at 800.745.3000. Children younger than 12 are free with a paid adult, not including the VIP Experience offer.

Dates, Times* & Location

  • Post Race Concert: Sunday, August 31, 2014
  • Location: 5th Street Main Stage, Virginia Beach Boardwalk
  • Schedule: TBD


That’s right, live rock bands every mile along the course. And we don’t mean strumming guitarists on the side of roads or in trees– we’re talking professionally staged and equipped uber-talented local groups eager to push those legs of yours closer to the finish line. Feast your ears on a variety of sounds from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues, jazz and soul along each mile of the race course. The bands set the tempo for this half marathon block party, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin’ in the streets.”

2014 Virginia Beach Talent Grid

Rock Around the Block Competition

Recruit Your Neighbors to Rock Around the Block and Win Up to $750!

This friendly neighborhood competition provides an opportunity for Virginia Beach residents to be a part of all the Rock ‘n’ Roll fun without having to run. It’s easy to participate! Locals, recruit your fellow neighbors to take to the streets on race day with a unique and spirited block theme. Your job is to keep runners and walkers motivated and entertained as they make their way past your neighborhood toward the finish line. Dream up your theme, create your props, organize your costumes and get ready to shine – your goal is to create the best and most fun cheer station along the course. All neighborhoods will be judged on theme creativity, execution, and overall energy. 

To participate in the competition and compete for cash prizes please contact with your neighborhood captain’s name, email, phone number, cheer station theme and proposed course location by Sunday, August 24th.

 2014 Winners:

1st Place –Rudee Heights- $750

2nd Place – Croatan Beach – $500


Spirit on the Course Competition

Congratulations to our 2014 awesome cheer teams whose spirit rocked participants to the finish line!

  • 1st Place – Granby HS
  • 2nd Place – Lake Taylor HS
  • 3rd Place – Booker T. Washington HS



Schedule of Events

September 4 – 5, 2015

Health & Fitness Expo

The Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St Friday: 1pm – 7pm Saturday: 10am – 5pm Map | Exhibitor Info | Spectator Info

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Mile On the Sand

Start Time: 8:00am

Event Details

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon & 5K

Start Time: 7:00am

Event Details | Course Information