September 25 - December 10
*With special appearance by Barry Graham, host of Pickin’ and Acoustic Highway on 10/16 and 11/19
All concerts are FREE & all are welcome
*Proof of vaccination required for indoor events.

Enjoy a series of fall concerts presented by WHRO Public Media with Barry Graham, host of Pickin’ and Acoustic Highway, and  Smartmouth Brewing Company. The lineup includes Psych Rock Bands, Bluegrass, Americana, Jazz, Folk and an Annual Krampus event! 

Concerts will be held at either the Norfolk Headquarters location or the Pilot House Virginia Beach location, as noted below.

October - Bluegrass, BBQ & Brews | October 16 | Noon - 8 p.m.

Location: Smartmouth Pilot House
313 32nd Street Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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Bluegrass, BBQ & Brews is back again for a fall edition in the Smartmouth Pilot House parking lot at the oceanfront! Come enjoy a day of FREE outdoor bluegrass tunes, freshly smoked BBQ from Donniefrys, and ice cold Smartmouth brews.

We're stoked to introduce you to some exciting up and coming bluegrass acts from across the east coast with a headline set from The Jakobs Ferry Stragglers, hailing from the mountains of Pennsylvania! The event kicks off with an open jam hosted by our friends at the Tidewater Bluegrass Music Association. BYO Instrument and join the jam!

Pickin' by:

  • Jakob's Ferry Stragglers (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Wicked Sycamore (Baltimore, MD)
  • Tidewater Bluegrass Music Association Open Jam hosted by Bill Armstrong

BBQ by: Donniefrys - resident Pilot House food truck

The event will take place outdoors, and masks will be required at all times when you enter the indoor Tasting Room, regardless of vaccination status.

Full Concert Schedule:


9/25 PsychTober Fest 


10/16 Bluegrass & BBQ

10/23 9th Birthday Street Party featuring Last Bison and more


11/19-11/21 Americana Cider Fest (Americana / Folk artists)

11/26 Dark Arts Fest (Black Friday Vendor Market, Dark Beer Fest + Rock 'n Roll Bands)


12/10 Krampusnacht (Annual Krampus event with Jazz, Gypsy, Folk music)