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Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:00 pm

Montgomery Gentry Concert

National recording artists, Montgomery Gentry, will rock Naval Station Norfolk’s Vista Point,May 18 at 7 p.m., as part of the 2012 Signature Series, presented by the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region MWR Department. Admission to the concert is free and open to the general public, with gates opening at 5 p.m.

Attendance at the concert does not require a base pass or DoD sticker; however, non-military guests are asked to enter through Gate 2, located off Hampton Boulevard to access the concert site.

For more information about the MWR Signature Series, pick up a copy of Discover, a free monthly publication about Fleet & Family Readiness activities or visit

Virginia Symphony


“Virginia Symphony Uncorked” being held, June 9, is free and open to the public. The location for this event is historic Hospital Point located on NSA Hampton Roads better known as Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP). The historic original hospital, built in 1836 with its white Greek columns will serve as an backdrop for the evening’s festivities. The other three sides of Hospital Point are surrounded by water. “Uncorked” sits on the 50 yard line of 2012 events occurring in the Elizabeth River and is also the (formerly) best kept secret from where to observe the evening’s fireworks display.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and the evening kicks off with local favorite, the Jim Newsom Band, providing jazz selections under the band shell. At 7 p.m., the Virginia Symphony will begin their set with a rendition of the national anthem while the NMCP Color Guard presents the colors. The Virginia Symphony will roll into two hours of patriotic-themed selections until the event concludes at 9:30 p.m. with a display of fireworks over the Elizabeth River.

A limited number of waterfront 10x10 cabanas will be available. Each cabana will have seating, a small cooler containing soda and bottled water and wait service available. The price is $25 and they are going very fast so make a reservation soon by calling 396-3660.

All purchases may be made over the phone by calling the MWR Drydock Club at 396-3660. For more information, visit