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Made in Newport News

August 12 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Newport News is a city of innovators, artists, entrepreneurs, scholars, scientists, and everyone in between.  To celebrate the people, businesses, and attractions that make the city unique, we are hosting a Made in Newport News event on Saturday, August 12 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Center at Oyster Point.

This free event includes live music and entertainment, art experiences, a beer garden, food, businesses, family activities, and more!  Local entertainers will perform on a stage in front of the fabulous 5-acre Fountain throughout the afternoon.

“Newport News is home to iconic businesses, artists, singers, athletes, creators, and others,” said Newport News Mayor Phillip D. Jones.  “This breakthrough event gives us the opportunity to showcase local talent and tell the authentic Newport News story. We look forward to welcoming residents and guests to City Center on August 12 to honor our diverse and innovative city.”

Asa Jackson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Contemporary Arts Network (CAN), is also developing artistic pop-up programing that includes a wide variety of local visual and performing artists and entrepreneurs.  The pop ups will be located in stores along Mariner’s Row in City Center during and after the event.  Plans include:

·       Made in Newport News Pop-up Market Place: A community marketplace consisting of Newport News based creatives, makers, and brands

·       Made in Newport News Arts Exhibition: A group installation featuring the work of artists from or based in Newport News.

·       Made in Newport News Multimedia Pop-up:  Podcasts and filmed performances (musical, comedy, poetry, etc.) from Newport News based creatives.

·       Made in Newport News Fashion House (Haus): A fashion pop-up that includes well-known brands from Newport News.

Stage Schedule:

Heritage High School Marching Storm: 4:00PM

Kensie B & Co (Ella tribute): CLICK FOR BIO 4:30PM

The Unifics: CLICK FOR BIO 5:00PM

Queen Esther Marrow: CLICK FOR BIO 5:15PM

WELCOME from Mayor Phillip Jones: 5:30PM

Tymeerah & Band: 5:40PM

Jonny Cardigan: 6:00PM

I.D Jeter: 6:30PM

Lane Rice: 7:00PM

Fortresses Live: 7:30PM, led by Zachary Hines II

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August 12
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


City Center at Oyster Point
701 Town Center Dr
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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(757) 873-2020

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