Aug 31 2014

Virginia Beach: Entertainment

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! As part of the Verizon Wireless American 090113-rnrvb13-lcacho-0329Music Festival, this Sunday night concert has been a race weekend highlight for the last 13 years of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon and is the perfect finale to cap off the holiday weekend. All Half Marathon participants, Relay participants get free entry into all American Music Festival concerts over the weekend (lineup to be announced later in the year!) with their race bib and Mini Marathon participants receive free entry into the Sunday night Headliner Concert with their race bib.  Additional tickets for the public are now available online at or can be purchased at the Health & Fitness Expo during race weekend.

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 coming soon!

Rock Around the Block Competition

Congratulations to our 2013 Rock Around the Block winners! Information regarding the 2014 Rock Around the Block Competition will be posted soon.

1st Place –“ Jailhouse Rock”: Harbour Point Condos – $750

2nd Place – “50 Years of Living the Life/Virginia Beach”: Croatan Beach – $500

3rd Place – “The 60’s” : Rudee Heights – $250


Spirit on the Course Competition

Congratulations to our 2013 awesome cheer teams whose spirit rocked participants to the finish line! Information regarding 2014 cheer squads will be posted soon.

1st Place: Tallwood HS ($1000)

2nd Place: Green Run HS ($750)

3rd Place: Booker T Washington ($500)