The region offers plenty of spots to enjoy music for free under the open skies. And you can spread a blanket or open a lawn chair and enjoy a free movie. Here are some suggestions:
Towne Place at Greenbrier Summer Concert Series: MOER. 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Towne Place Center, 725 Eden Way North, Chesapeake. www.towneplacegreenbrier.com.
Sunset Thursdays at High Street Landing: Michael Clark Band. 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at 1 High St., Portsmouth. 757-393-8481, www.oldetowneportsmouth.com.
Symphony by the Sea Series featuring Symphonicity. 7:30 p.m. today at 31st Street park, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach. www.neptunefestival.com.
The Original Wailers, at the East Coast Surfing Championship. 6:30 p.m. Friday at Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 4th Street. VIP tickets available. bit.ly/ecsmat.
Hoedown: The Long & Short of It. 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Virginia Beach Farmers Market, 3640 Dam Neck Road, Virginia Beach. www.vbgov.com/farmersmarket.
T.G.O.V. Summer Concert Series: Vinyl Headlights. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Ocean View Beach Park, 100 W. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk. www.oceanviewbeachpark.org.
Live music at the Oceanfront. 7 p.m. Friday, and noon Saturday and Sunday on stages at 7th, 17th, 24th, 31st and 34th streets, Virginia Beach. www.liveonatlantic.com.
Town Center Live on the Plaza. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Saving Daylight; 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Modern Muse; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Stan the Man; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jimmy G Sings; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Frank Sings Frank. bit.ly/tcpaug.
Matisyahu, at the East Coast Surfing Championship. 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 4th Street. VIP tickets available. bit.ly/ecsmat.
Downtown Hampton Block Party: TFC Band. 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday with music at 7 p.m. on Queens Way. www.downtownhampton.com/ block-party.
Commonwealth ViBez, with reggae theme. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at 18th Street and Cypress Avenue, Virginia Beach. www.liveonatlantic.com.
Harbor for the Arts Summer Festival: Good Shot Judy. 7 p.m. Saturday at Cape Charles Central Park, 301 Plum St. www.hfa-festival.com.
CommUNITY: A Play-in and Sing-along featuring Virginia Symphony, community musicians, others. Check-in at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Optional community rehearsal at 3:30 p.m. with event at 4:30 p.m. at Scope, 201 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk. www.sevenvenues.com.
Big Bands on the Bay: The Original Super Band. 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Ocean View Beach Park, 100 W. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk. www.oceanviewbeachpark.org.
Larry Weintraub Jazz Trio, 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Sunday at the 48th annual Seawall Art Show, at the Middle Street Mall in Portsmouth. www.portsvaevents.com.
YNot Wednesday’s Summer Concert Series: Party Fins. 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Sandler Center plaza, 201 Market St., Virginia Beach. www.sandlercenter.org.
Chase Bryant. 6-9:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Town Point Park, Norfolk. Preferred viewing seats are $15, or $20 day of show. www.festevents.org.
Towne Place at Greenbrier Summer Concert Series: Heather Edwards Band. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30 at Towne Place Center, 725 Eden Way North, Chesapeake. www.towneplacegreenbrier.com.
Sunset Thursdays at High Street Landing: DDNT Band. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at 1 High St., Portsmouth. 757-393-8481, www.oldetowneportsmouth.com.
Movies in the Park, “Paddington 2.” 7 tonight at Portsmouth City Park, Cpl. J.M. Williams Ave., Portsmouth. 757-393-8481. www.portsvaevents.com.
Landstown Commons Shopping Center Family Movie Nights: “Sherlock Gnomes.” 7:30 p.m. Friday at 3334 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach. bit.ly/lcmovnite.
Family Movie Night at Ferry Plantation, “Moana.” 7:30 p.m. Friday at 4136 Cheswick Lane, Virginia Beach. 757-676-2662. bit.ly/fpmov