Backyard Bash


Newport News, Va. – Celebrate the summer and enjoy free, live music at the Backyard Bash as the city returns to producing outdoor community festivals and events.

Grab your favorite pair of flip-flops and bring the family to Superblock Park (2601 Washington Ave.), a 3½ acre green space located in the heart of historic downtown Newport News on Saturday, August 7. The event begins at 5:00 PM with dance music, cornhole, interactive yard games, inflatable obstacle courses for adults and kids, children’s activities, food truck rally, and adult beverages. Live musical performances begin at 6:00 PM. Guests are permitted to bring their own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the evening.

The Backyard Bash is free and open the public. Event parking will be located at Newport News City Hall (2400 Washington Ave.) with free shuttle service to and from Superblock Park from 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

The event is subject to change based on local and state COVID-19 guidelines. For more information, please contact Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism at 757-926-1400 or visit

Live Music

  • Rocky 7 (Rock, Alternative and Top 40) – 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos (Modern Blues Rock) - 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Rocky 7 is a seven piece band of musical All Stars from Hampton Roads. The brainchild of Fuzz Band cohorts Nik Madry and Duane Smith; Rocky 7 is an ode to coloring outside of the lines and having fun. With inspirations ranging from Black Sabbath and the Foo Fighters to Maroon 5, Lorde, Beyonce, and Paramore, the band promises an evening of epic memories, music, high intensity performances, sweat and an unforgettable show of Rock, Alternative and Top 40 hits. Comprised of members from various seasoned bands, Rocky 7 will bring the energy, musicianship, and songs to get the party started and keep it going.

The Billboard and iTunes Chart topping Blues Rocker Anthony Rosano has drawn comparisons to a wide variety of artists. From SRV and Rory Gallagher to Led Zeppelin and Bruce Springsteen, Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos promises a fiery live show and songwriting depth that is refreshing to fans of American Blues Rock.


  • Jubilee Fun Foods (Popcorn, sno cones, cotton candy)
  • El Coqui Empanada Workshop (Empanadas)
  • Scratch Bakery (Cupcakes, cookies)
  • Atomic Dog (Hot dogs, burgers)
  • Jessy's Tacos on Wheels (Tacos)
  • Jessie Lou's (Grilled cheese)
  • Kona Ice (Shaved ice)
  • Pennsylvania Dutch (Funnel cakes)