Ynot Wednesdays


The eleventh annual free outdoor concert series will take place 5:00 – 9:00 pm on the Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza every Wednesday from June 5 - August 28. Over the thirteen-week series, visitors will enjoy music ranging from country to rock to blues to motown. Along with free music, visitors can purchase food and drinks while shopping and learning about our different vendors, some of which include Sinclair Radio Station, Renters Warehouse, Velocity FC, and many more. Title sponsor Ynot Italian will be serving up delicious pizza, sandwiches, and gelato all season long. Water, soda, wine, beer, and various mixed drinks will be available to purchase and enjoy as well. Click here to view the full menu. Make sure to get a wristband from security (wearing white) before you purchase your drink voucher(s). Patrons must purchase a Ynot Wednesday Drink Cup if they are ordering mixed drinks. Cups can be purchased with your drink voucher(s). Bring back the cup each week to reuse.

New this season, each week will highlight a different organization, charity, or group (listed below). Come out and support these organizations by stopping by their table to learn what they do and how you can support them all year long. During select weeks, we will be collecting donations to support the organization as well. For more information on the donations we will be collecting, click here. Also new this season, be sure to grab a Ynot Wednesdays Stamp Card in partnership with Hoffman Beverage. Collect each set of stamps from 5-7 PM and turn your completed card into the Sandler Center Marketing Table for a free goodie from your favorite breweries! The first stamp card will feature select beers from week 1-6. The second stamp card will feature select beers from week 7-13.

Come inside the Sandler Center lobby to cool off, take a free educational tour of the building, visit one of our bars, or see the public art displayed on the 2nd and 3rd floor lobbies! Be sure to visit the Kids’ Craft Corner in the Miller Studio where children can enjoy make-and-take activities. Guests can also shop from local artists at the Artisan Market located in the Sandler Center main lobby during the weeks of June 12, July 3, and August 14.

August 14 date rescheduled to August 28.

If you are an artist interested in the monthly Artisan Market or a company interested in having a vendor space or promo table outside, click here for dates, information, and the application. For questions please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Ynot Wednesday, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are interested in a VIP table or Café table, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Click here to view the VIP table application. Click here to view the Café table application.

Proceeds from the series benefit the Sandler Center Foundation. The Sandler Center Foundation’s mission includes three pillars: education, community outreach programs, and performance underwriting. Each of these pillars are an important part of the Sandler Center Foundation’s mission; to educate, inspire, enrich, and build our community; strengthen local arts organizations; and instill an appreciation of the arts in future generations through the underwriting of world-class performances at the Sandler Center. Click here to learn more about the Sandler Center Foundation.

2019 Lineup



June 5

Snackbar Jones

June 12

Right On Band

June 19


June 26

Good Shot Judy

July 3

Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos

July 10

10 Spot

July 17

The Fuzz Band

July 24

Chase Payne

July 31

Tidewater Drive Band

August 7

The Janitors - POSTPONED

August 14


August 21


August 28

Party Fins

September 4

The Janitors


  1. Where should I park?
    Town Center has over 3,000 free parking spots in Town Center. For a map of the parking garages, visit: http://www.sandlercenter.org/directions-parking. Please note: Bank Street will be closed.
  2. What do I need to do to buy an alcoholic drink?
    To buy an alcoholic drink at Ynot Wednesday, you must first get a wristband from a security staff member (wearing white) by showing them a valid ID. Then you can purchase a drink voucher at the entrance of Ynot Wednesdays (near McCormick & Schmick's) or at the Sandler Center Box Office. If you plan on having a liquor drink, you must also purchase a Ynot Wednesday Drink Cup while purchasing your drink vouchers. You can then proceed to 1 of the 3 locations where we sell alcohol.
  3. Where do I buy alcoholic drinks?
    Alcoholic drinks can be purchased from 1 of 3 locations. Locations include: inside the Sandler Center Lobby, on Bank Street, and located to the left of the stage near Commerce Street. Please note: the location near Commerce Street only sells canned beer.
  4. Where do I buy a non-alcoholic drink?
    Non-alcoholic drinks including water and soda may be purchased at the Ynot Italian tents.
  5. Where are the bathrooms located?
    The bathrooms are located inside the Sandler Center lobby.
  6. Can I bring a chair?
    Yes, you can bring a chair. Chairs may be set up on the grass ONLY and are at a first come, first served basis.
  7. How do I know if the event has been cancelled?
    In case of bad weather, check the website or our social media for information about cancellations.
  8. Are kids welcome?
    Yes! Our event is kid friendly. Be sure to check out the Kids Craft Corner in the Miller Studio inside the Sandler Center.
  9. Do I need a ticket to attend?
    No, this is a free event!
  10. Can I bring the Ynot Wednesday Drink Cup back ?
    Yes! Cups are good all season long – and even at future seasons of Ynot! - so We recommend you keep your cup and bring it back each week so you don’t need to purchase another one. Plus, it reduces waste!

2019 Appreciation Weeks:

June 5: First Responder Appreciation Night: Support our local firefighters by contributing to their Fill the Boot campaign benefiting those with Muscular Dystropy.

June 19: Local Athletics Night: Dress up in your local sport team’s gear and learn about the Tide’s and ODU’s upcoming seasons. Local sports teams of all ages are encouraged to gather their teammates, wear their specific team’s jersey, and come join us for a night full of fun, team bonding, and live music. The team with the most representatives will win a prize!

June 26: CHKD Night: Learn about CHKD’s Pediatric Reach Out and Read program and parent education. Click here to see what donations we will be collecting that night.

July 3: Military Appreciation Night: Support our Military community while talking with members of the USO Center of Hampton Roads. Click here to see what donations we will be collecting that night.

July 10: American Cancer Society Night: Support our American Cancer Society chapter and learn how they fund and conduct cancer research, support patients, and spread the word about prevention.

July 17: Virginia Beach Arts Night: VB Arts is doing a lot of fun, new things around the city. Stop by to discover more.

July 24: J&A Racing Night: J&A Racing has lots of great upcoming races in our community. Get more information about them while learning about and the J&A Racing Foundation, which promotes and supports healthy lifestyles.

July 31: Virginia Beach SPCA Night: Animal lovers, here’s your chance to learn about our local SPCA and how you can support their mission to prevent cruelty of animals.Click here to see what donations we will be collecting that night.

August 14: Town Center Night: Discover the Central Business District Association and their young professional organization, the CBDX, along with all the fun things Town Center has to offer.

August 21: Ynot Italian Night: Serving delicious food across the region, stop by to learn about the local Ynot Italian brances and the “Y” in Ynot.

August 28: Sandler Center Foundation Night: Educate yourself about the Sandler Center Foundation, membership opportunities, and how you can support their mission of education, community outreach programs, and performance underwriting.
September 4: Education Foundation of VB Night: Get schooled on Virginia Beach’s Education Foundation and their mission to fund innovative learning programs and initiative that support students of Virginia Beach Public Schools.Click here to see what donations we will be collecting that night.

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