The Out of the Box: Emerging Artist Series returns to the Sandler Center for a new season, featuring eight emerging local talents. Support these locally curated artists from the Sandler Center’s Miller Studio Theater on Thursdays, January through March, from 7 PM to 9 PM, with doors opening at 6 PM. Out of the Box is hosted live from the Miller Studio by WHRO’s Paul Shugrue. This unique after-work concert event is free and open to the public.

The 2023 scheduled performers include:

  • January 12 - Ron Fetner
  • January 19 - Shane Cooley
  • January 26 - Ann Gray & Times New Roman
  • February 2 - Paul Urban
  • February 9 - Suburban Key Party
  • February 16 - Exploding Sun
  • February 23 - Jim Bulleit & Richard Spano
  • March 9 - Bobby Blackhat

Enjoy a night out while listening to eclectic bands from right here in the 757 while enjoying food and drinks. Admission is free.

ABOUT THE SANDLER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts opened on Nov. 3, 2007 and has been managed by Spectra Venue Management since its opening. With 1,308 seats and a soaring glass façade, the building is located in the heart of Virginia Beach’s Town Center, a hub for cultural entertainment. With local and international talent visiting the Sandler Center, performances are perfect for audiences of all ages. Patrons will experience an intimate environment when visiting the Sandler Center, as no seat is further than 100 ft. from the stage. The Sandler Center is also home to various art installations. Learn more at