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What's happening in Hampton? If it's fun and exciting, you'll know all about it when you check our regularly updated events calendar. Get the details up to four months in advance and you'll have plenty of time to make your plans and have a good time in Hampton.

February 2018 EVENTS

22 | Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival (Feb. 22-25)

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival (Feb. 22-25)Join us as we celebrate the 29th annual Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival at the Hampton Roads Convention Center! The Merchants Mall will feature everything for quilt, fiber, wearable & textile artists and home sewers. In addition, M-AQF will present the finest collection of quilt, garment and fiber art exhibitions including quilt and wearable art prize money competitions. Rounding out the event will be workshops and lectures presented by leading instructors along with demonstrations throughout the Merchants Mall. Complete information on all quilt festivals presented by Mancuso Show Management is available at

Hampton Roads Convention Center
Admission Fee

23 | The Hampton Classic Softball Tournament

The Hampton Classic, Fri-Sun Feb. 23-25, with visiting teams Youngstown State, Lafayette, and Univ. of Buffalo

Hampton Univeristy

24 | Cécile McLorin Salvant

Cécile McLorin SalvantCécile McLorin Salvant graces the American Theatre with her silky jazz sound that earned her a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, For One To Love.  Salvant’s natural curiosity for the history of American music and the connections between jazz, vaudeville, blues, and folk music, informs her unique performance style, which often includes rarely recorded, forgotten songs with strong stories. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Cécile McLorin Salvant moved to Aix-en-Provence, France, to study classical and baroque music, and it was here that she developed a love for jazz. Since winning the Thelonious Monk competition in Washington D.C., she has toured clubs, concert halls and festivals, and is sure to deliver a stylish and captivating evening of music.  This is a not to be missed event on The American Theatre stage.

The American Theatre

25 | Ella at 100

Ella at 100Celebrating the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, a native of Newport News, Award winning Jazz artist and Virginia Native, Desirée Roots brings to life Ella’s most noted songs.  Accompanied by some of Virginia’s most acclaimed Jazz musicians, this evening of celebration and joy comes to The American Theatre stage for just two performances.   Joining Roots on stage will be Scott Wichmann as Frank Sinatra, Billy Dye as Louis Armstrong, and Anthony Cosby as Nat “King” Cole.   Born April 25, 1917, Ella Fitzgerald was one of the greatest Jazz singers of all time. “The First Lady of Song” delighted audiences around the world for over 60 years, sold over 40 million albums, and received numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  Join us as we commemorate Ella at 100!

The American Theatre