Harbor for the Arts Festival Goes All Out August 3-18

IVIR Dance Company kicks off two weeks of a Spoleto-like arts festival of music, theater, and dance.

IVIR Dance Company kicks off two weeks of a Spoleto-like arts festival of music, art, theater, and dance.


August 1, 2013

Arts Enter Cape Charles is spearheading an ambitious two-week festival in August, the likes of which has never before been attempted in this little town. Dance, music, art, and theatre will be presented at the Harbor, the Park, Strawberry Street, and Mason Avenue.

The arts festival is set to kick off simultaneously with the Town’s August 3-4 Clam Slam (see related story). Some 34 staged events are scheduled — outdoors, indoors, free, and for admission.

Tony Sacco

Tony Sacco

Saturday night (August 3), Mark Jensen, Tony Sacco & Friends perform 6-8 p.m. on Mason Avenue in front of The Stage Door Gallery (Free).

That’s the warm-up for the IVIR Dance Company’s 8 p.m. performance at the Palace Theatre ($12 adults/$5 students). IVIR Dance, based in Italy, “pursues its own language and gestures inspired by the philosophy of contemporary dance but processed through new and avant-garde linguistic elements.” (If that doesn’t get the idea across, the above photo should.)

REVIEWERS WANTED: The Wave is looking for volunteer reviewers to document this unprecedented two-week Harbor for the Arts Festival. You need not be a professional (after all, many of the productions are by amateurs) — just a lover of the arts. Reviews should be submitted as quickly as possible following a performance (ideally within 24 hours). Email [email protected] to coordinate.


U.S. Air Force Jazz Band

U.S. Air Force Jazz Band

Sunday, August 4, at 6:30 p.m., the U.S. Air Force Jazz Band performs in Central Park (Free). “Rhythm in Blue” is a 13-piece ensemble which performs the American musical art forms of jazz, blues and funk. The band features repertoire from the great jazz masters and pays tribute to the Big Band leaders of the swing era. Bring a beach chair and a picnic. Wine and Margaritas will be sold. [Read more…]


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