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Norfolk Festevents Announces Continuation of Thank Goodness We’re Open “TGWO” Series at Town Point Park

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Norfolk Festevents Announces Continuation of Thank Goodness We’re Open “TGWO” Series at Town Point Park

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Website URL: bit.ly/TGWO2021

Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Festevents’ award-winning Thank Goodness We’re Open “TGWO” event series returns to Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront this spring featuring a robust, diverse schedule of family-friendly programming, including live music, movie nights, comedy shows, happy hours, and much more.

“We are excited to bring the community back together safely with our spring version of TGWO,” said Festevents CEO Ted Baroody. “Not only are they enjoyable for our guests, but good for local businesses and the economy.”

The TGWO series, produced in partnership with the City of Norfolk and presented by Southern Auto Group, debuted in the fall of 2020 and saw sweeping success, bringing a total of more than 2,500 guests to a safe, socially-distant environment across 20 event dates. In addition to being named the “Best Live Music Series” in 2020 by VEER Magazine, the event series also received positive reviews in safety and satisfaction. On a scale of 1-5, the series earned a 4.5 in guest satisfaction and a 4.6 in guest safety.

Highlighting the springtime events are a wide variety of live music spanning numerous genres, along with the two-day Bayou Drive-Thru event and several Chip & Sip dates.

The Bayou Drive-Thru is a Cajun food and music event that features a drive-thru-style dining experience featuring fresh Gulf Crawfish, beignets, jambalaya, and much more. The Bayou Drive-Thru will also feature live music in the park with performances from Hot Gumbo Brass Band, Audacity Brass Brand, and Louisiana’s own Jonathon “Boogie” Long. More details, including an official menu and music schedule, will be announced in the future.

Chip & Sip is a waterfront happy hour golf experience that features a water-based interactive target golf game with biodegradable golf balls. Chip & Sip, which made its debut along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront last year, provides the perfect escape from the office doldrums with cool prizes, delicious local food trucks, happy hour drink prices, and unique golfing games.

Additional dates and programming may be added to the series.

All events are free and open to the public, but will include capacity limits based on state and local COVID-19 guidelines. Attendance will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. All events are subject to change. For additional information on Norfolk Festevents and the TGWO series, go to Festevents.org.

View the complete schedule of safe, outdoor events below or online at bit.ly/TGWO2021. In addition, view our “Guidelines To Know Before Attending” below.

Thank Goodness We’re Open (TGWO) Spring 2021 Series Schedule

Day Event Time Cost
Thursday, April 15 Reggae On The River featuring Nature’s Child (Reggae) 5-8pm Free
Friday, April 16 Jazz Night In The Park featuring Raw Jazz (Smooth Jazz) 5-8pm Free
Saturday, April 17 Elizabeth River Trail Time Treats 9-11am Free
Live Music In The Park featuring Paper Aliens (Funk Rock) 5-8pm Free
Thursday, April 22 Live Music In The Park featuring Brackish Water Jamboree (Bluegrass) 5-8pm Free
Friday, April 23 Live Music In The Park featuring Wonderland (Rock/Pop) 5-8pm Free
Saturday, April 24 Elizabeth River Trail Time Treats 9-11am Free
Live Music In The Park ft. Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos (Blues) 5-8pm Free
Thursday, April 29 Live Music In The Park featuring Tumbao Salsero (Salsa) 5-8pm Free
Saturday, May 1 Chip & Sip: A Happy Hour Golf Experience 12-4pm Free*
“CoCo” Movie Night In The Park 6-10pm Free
Thursday, May 6 Elizabeth River Trail Time Treats 9-11am Free
Friday, May 7 Live Music In The Park featuring TBD 5-8pm Free
Saturday, May 8 Comedy Of Errors featuring the Virginia Stage Company 1-3pm Free
Thursday, May 13 Chip & Sip: A Happy Hour Golf Experience 4-8pm Free*
Friday, May 14 Bayou Drive-Thru 4-9pm Free
Saturday, May 15 Bayou Drive-Thru 4-9pm Free
Thursday, May 20 Live Music In The Park featuring The River Boyz (Country/Rock) 5-8pm Free
Friday, May 21 Picnic In The Park featuring 757 Crave 5-8pm Free
Saturday, May 22 Comedy Night featuring Tommy Drake & PUSH Comedy 5-8pm Free
Thursday, May 27 Chip & Sip: A Happy Hour Golf Experience 4-8pm Free*
Friday, May 28 Live Music In The Park featuring TBD 5-8pm Free
Saturday, May 29 Live Music In The Park featuring TBD 5-8pm Free
* Admission to Chip & Sip is free, but the target golf game is a pay-to-play experience.

Guidelines To Know Before Attending:
• Wear a mask or face covering! Only guests with a face covering will be permitted into the event. Masks or face coverings are required at all times except while eating or drinking.
• Stay in your circle! Guests are required to remain in their designated social circle except when purchasing food and beverages or when using the restroom. In order to keep all guests at a safe distance, each social circle is limited to up to four people. Gathering at the bar, food truck, or stage will not be permitted. Food and beverages are to be enjoyed your social circles.
• Attendance is first-come, first-serve! All events have a capacity limit and attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Have a fever or COVID-19 symptoms? Guests with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, will not be permitted into the event.
• Feel free to bring a chair and refreshments! Guests are permitted to bring in a chair or blanket to relax in your social circle. Guests are also permitted to bring in a personal cooler with food and non-alcoholic beverages.
• No pets allowed, in accordance with state guidelines.

Norfolk Festevents, Ltd., based in Norfolk, Virginia, is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating the most dynamic urban waterfront community in America through innovative programming and imaginative uses of its historic waterfront spaces. Norfolk Festevents has garnered international acclaim for its advocacy for public access to waterfronts, outstanding quality programming and development of public spaces, transforming Norfolk into one of the most progressive, fun and livable waterfront communities in the country. Residents, workers, and visitors to Norfolk and The 757 are invited to experience all the fun and excitement of the 2021 season!

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