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The String Cheese Incident and Yonder Mountain String Band will perform at the Portsmouth Pavilion on July 10 at 6 p.m.

The String Cheese Incident is a band from Colorado that formed in 1993. The band’s music has elements of bluegrass sounds, as well as rock, electronica, calypso, country, funk, jazz, Latin, progressive rock, reggae, and occasional psychedelia. All members write original compositions and sing. The Yonder Mountain String Band (abbreviated YMSB and referred to by some as just “Yonder”) is an American progressive group also from Colorado. The band has released five studio albums and several live recordings to...

Portrait as Narrative Opening at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Friday, June 3, 2016 5 pm to 8 pm Celebrate with local artists at the opening of a new exhibit, Portrait as Narrative including work by individuals who have contributed to the arts in this region. Visitors can meet and talk with the artists about their creations. Enjoy refreshments and a live performance by Lewis McGehee. Mr. McGehee launched his musical career playing guitar and singing with the likes of Ry Cooder, John Prine, The Talking Heads, and Bruce Hornsby. His performances have become an annual springtime event at the Portsmouth Art 7 cultural...

Concerts in the Courtyard featuring Lewis McGehee, 5 pm to 8 pm

Friday, June 3, 2016  5 pm to 8 pm  Enjoy refreshments and a live performance by Lewis McGehee. Mr. McGehee launched his musical career playing guitar and singing with the likes of Ry Cooder, John Prine, The Talking Heads, and Bruce Hornsby. His performances have become an annual springtime courtyard concert event at the Portsmouth Arts & Cultural  Center....

132nd Annual Memorial Day Parade

May 30th, 2016 Along High Street starting at Effingham Street, Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA. Parade starts at 10:00 am A Portsmouth tradition since 1884. Annually, the Memorial Day Parade salutes the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and celebrates Portsmouth’s proud military heritage.  This year’s parade will include floats, marching band units, armed forces units, lots of excitement and much more. For more information call the Department of Marketing, Entertainment and Tourism at...

PORTSMOUTH SQUARE(D) Inaugural Installation of Olde Towne Cornerstones

Portsmouth, VA – The Portsmouth Heritage Initiative will lay the inaugural stone in the Portsmouth Squared project on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11:30AM.  The ceremony will be held at Golden Square – 200 High Street, at the intersection of High & Crawford Streets. Portsmouth, the first city in Hampton Roads, was well planned from its inception in 1752. Much like its British port counterpart in Savannah, Georgia, Portsmouth was laid out in a series of squares.  Many squares were labeled to designate the desired use for the property (i.e. CHURCH, MARKET, PRISON).  With help from the writings of many Portsmouth historians and a found portion of an 1851 map, we were able to identify the square names used throughout the original boundaries of the city.  The Portsmouth Heritage Initiative plans to place granite footers at the corner of each Olde Towne intersection to commemorate each square’s historical significance. Our hope is to bring the community together to celebrate and market our old world charm while restoring a sense of place to this seaport city.   Portsmouth Heritage Initiative was formed by Aaron Kelley to illuminate and enhance the rich history of the City of Portsmouth through education, marketing, and tourism promotion. We believe that our history is one of the city’s greatest competitive advantages. # # # If you would like more information about the Portsmouth Heritage Initiative, a donor-funded non-profit organization, or the Portsmouth Squared Project, please contact Aaron Kelley at 757-478-3888 or email...
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