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YNot Wednesday, The Free Outdoor Concert Series, Returns To The Sandler Center

YNot Wednesday Sandler Center

Words and Images Courtesy of the Sandler Center

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the return of Ynot Italian’s Ynot Wednesdays sponsored by Southern Auto Group for its fifteenth season! This free outdoor summer concert series will take place on the Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza every Wednesday from 5 - 9 PM. The 2023 series will kick off on June 14 and run through August 30.

Over twelve weeks, visitors will enjoy a musical panorama of live, local bands showcasing a diversity of genres from pop, country, big brass, Motown, rock, jazz, and more. Alongside free music, guests will be able to purchase food, water, and soft drinks from title sponsor Ynot Italian, who will be serving up delicious pizza, sandwiches, and gelato all season long. Beer, wine, and craft cocktails will also be available to purchase.

Feeling the summer heat? Visitors may venture inside the Sandler Center to cool off, visit the restrooms and bars, or take a gallery stroll through the public art displayed on the second and third-floor lobbies. The Kids’ Craft Corner in the Miller Studio will also be open for families to enjoy make-and-take art projects and activities*.


June 14 Brasswind

June 21 The Gentlemen & Their Lady

June 28 WOAH! 90s Band

July 5 Allen Hudson and The Halfmoons

July 12 The Nashville Nights Band

July 19 The Groove Motive

July 26 The English Channel

August 2 Buckshot

August 9 Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos

August 16 The Fuzz Band

August 23 Lucky 757

August 30 The Party Fins

The Night Market will also return to the Sandler Center lobby on June 21, July 12, and August 2 with vending opportunities for artists, craftspeople, and retail sales. This application can be found at

Looking to upgrade your plaza experience? VIP and café tables for Ynot Wednesday are available to purchase, reserving upfront seating for a single show or for the entire series. To purchase a table, or to become a vendor or sponsor, please contact Nadine Paniccia at or 757.385.2528.

The Ynot Wednesday concert series has been a longstanding summer favorite of Hampton Roads residents and visitors alike. For more information, please visit

*Kid's Craft Corner dates may be subject to the availability of the Miller Studio.

ABOUT THE SANDLER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: The Sandler Center opened on November 3, 2007 and is managed by Oak View Group (OVG360). With 1,308 seats and a soaring glass façade, the building is located in the heart of Virginia Beach’s Town Center, a hub for cultural entertainment. With local and international talent visiting the Sandler Center, performances are perfect for audiences of all ages. Patrons will experience an intimate environment when visiting the Sandler Center, as no seat is further than 100 ft. from the stage. Learn more at and Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. ABOUT OVG360: OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities. With a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators. Service-oriented and driven by social responsibility, OVG360 helps facilities drive value through excellence and innovation in food services, booking and content development, sustainable operations, public health and public safety and more.

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