The VERIZON customer loyalty program will offer members expedited SITW venue entry through the VerizonUp Members Lane and 1,000 VerizonUp ticket holders will get access to an exclusive experience within the VerizonUp Members section. All weekend.
ADIDAS CREATOR PARK
Come join adidas as they transform the 24th Street beach park into CREATOR PARK with a tailor-made basketball court on the beach, customized adilette slide station, adidas #TLKS session, and dance workshops + dance crew competition lead by Pharrell’s celebrity choreographer, JaQuel Knight.
Corner of 24th + Atlantic
Saturday (11am - 7pm)
SONY has teamed up with SOMETHING IN THE WATER to bring the best of Sony technology, music, movies and gaming to the heart of Virginia Beach, including intimate live performances with Sony Music artists, immersive listening experiences in the Sony 360 Reality Audio dome, the hottest dance party in the galaxy with aliens from Men In Black: International and the opportunity to discover the immersive cinematic features of the Xperia XZ3 and Xperia 10 Plus smartphones. Corner of 19th & Pacific. Thru April 28th.
UBER EATS has teamed up with some of Virginia Beach’s favorite local restaurants to give out complimentary treats throughout the festival. Snag free Eats from Taste, Bad Ass Coffee, Tupelo Honey, Sugar Shack Donuts and Panda Express at the Uber Eats Window inside the festival. Check out the Uber Eats app for times and more information. While supplies last. All weekend.
Step Outside and into the Timberland Pop Up Park to relax and recharge. A larger-than-life Timberland Classic Boot drops in on the SOMETHING IN THE WATER festival nestled within a 3500-square foot natural earth oasis featuring living trees native to Virginia Beach, sourced locally and donated back to the community following the event. While you’re here, pledge to live a greener lifestyle and for each pledge committed, Timberland will plant a traceable tree for you in Haiti. Other moments include fun giveaways, lawn games, comfy sitting area, solar-powered charging stations, a giphy booth, fresh water and more. Corner of 17th & Pacific.
Blitz Bazawule's ‘THE BURIAL OF KOJO’ Presented by ARRAY + NETFLIX.
Please join ARRAY and partnering sponsor NETFLIX for a screening experience featuring the film, ‘THE BURIAL OF KOJO.’ Directed by composer and musician Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule, the film chronicles the tale of two brothers through the gifted eyes of a young girl who transports the audience to the beautiful lands of Ghana and other worlds that exist between life and death.
The outdoor experience will include a musical performance by Blitz, with his six-piece band, intimate discussion with the filmmaker and audience Q&A. Open to the public and festival guests.
Update: Venue Change
Friday (7pm - 11pm)
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
220 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL, CONFIRMATIONS TO FOLLOW, THANK YOU.
SOMETHING IN THE WATER Art Walk Backed by AMERICAN EXPRESS
Explore diverse expressions of public art through wall-sized murals and pop-up wall structures. Global and local artists will come together and create installations themed around Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads and SOMETHING IN THE WATER.
New Orleans-based visual artist Brandan Odums (also known as @BMIKE2C) will contribute to the landscape, as well as curate the program, working with 12 local artists. Find the art throughout Virginia Beach and the SITW festival programming.
Local participating artists include Carl Medley, Charles Rasputin, Clayton Singleton, Hampton Boyer, Mensah Bey, Mickael Broth, Nils Westergard, OnieTonie, Shaylen Broughton, Tim Rodgers, Tommy Mitchell and Victoria Weiss. All weekend.
BONUS! All SITW concert ticket holders will be offered free admission to the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) as part of their ticket package.
Currently on view at MOCA in the Towne Bank Galleries: The Rest of History and New Waves 2019.
FADER FORT, one of today’s most anticipated live music events offering unparalleled access to influential artists, joins forces with Pharell Williams for special programming during SOMETHING IN THE WATER. With a shared, deep passion for inclusivity and championing emerging artist, together FADER FORT and SITW will present a platform to celebrate pioneers in music with a curated evening of live performances. Different worlds of music will collide creating a special show honoring a city that has cultivated some of today’s most influential artists and creatives.
Friday, April 26th
10pm - 1am
(Doors open at 9pm)
209 21st Street
This event is free, however it is open to Festival ticket-holders only. Festival ticket-holders must register in advance for the chance to attend. Registration is limited.
Upon registering successfully, you must pick-up a FADER FORT wristband in advance of the event. The wristband is required to gain entry into the event. Wristbands will be available for pickup at the SITW Festival Box Office (Virginia Beach Convention Center located at 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach), Friday, April 26th (time to be announced). Wristbands are non-transferrable.
• Must be 21 years of age or older to enter. A valid photo ID is required. Admission is based on venue capacity; having a wristband does not guarantee entry.
Check out the RED HYDROGEN activation. The world's first 4-View media machine, better than 3D without glasses. HYDROGEN One provides 4-View capture capabilities bringing your photos, videos and selfies to life like never before. Take in A3D audio with a sound field that stuns the senses. There's only one way to experience it. Find the RED HYDROGEN War Wagon at SOMETHING IN THE WATER. @RedHydrogen. All weekend. Mainstage festival venue, Boardwalk between 6th and 7th Avenues. Watch this cool video.
TRAP Karaoke puts fans at the center of the concert experience by bringing them closer to the artists and music they love. TRAP Karaoke is a place for self expression, cultural participation, cherished moments, community and creating a safe space for human connection.
@Trapkaraoke is open to #SITWfest ticket holders only, 21+, but has a limited capacity. You must register using this link, and must collect your TK credential at the Box Office at Virginia Beach Convention Center prior to the event. Wristbands will be available Friday only for pickup.
- Event is 21+
- No TK credentials will be distributed at the event. You must have your credential in advance to attend.
- No backpacks or large bags will be permitted.
April 27th (10pm - 2am)
The BBCICECREAM CHILL ZONE features a customized ice cream truck offering classic frozen and icee treats. Chill out on ICECREAM sandwich couches. All weekend. Mainstage festival venue, Boardwalk between 6th and 7th Avenues.
TRAP THE VOTE (TTV) is a non-partisan, movement committed to inspiring millions of young Americans to become more politically informed, active, and engaged in local and nationwide elections. Through launching creating original content, cross-platform campaigns and immersive experiences — Trap The Vote is designed to introduce a new approach to politics that empowers people across America to use their voices to collectively shift the paradigm of how civic leaders address and solve our nation’s biggest problems. Trap the Vote will capture the most needed and hardest to reach populations in 2020 - youth of culture. We define youth of culture as millennials and generation z’ers who identify as low-income youth, youth of color, youth in urban areas, and young people whose point of entry into any current subject matter is art, fashion, music, design and digital media. All weekend. Convention Center and 5th Street Mainstage Venue.
Pop-Up Community Brunch Hosted by Walmart
12pm - 4pm
On the beach near 21st street
Join Walmart under a big top on the beach for a community style brunch featuring some of the best local Virginia Beach restaurants. The first 1,000 attendees to drop off a non-perishable food item at one of the Walmart tents will receive a brunch voucher for a free meal from Walmart. Walmart has partnered with SITW to give back to the local Virginia Beach community food banks and will be collecting food items at the following locations throughout the festival:
VB Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Friday and Saturday
10am - 6pm
Old Beach Farmer’s Market
ViBe Parklet @18th and 19th Streets
at Cypress Avenue and Croc’s parking lot
10am - 4pm
Join the XQ + POP-UP MAGAZINE SUPER-SCHOOL LIVE Reception. A night of high school drama — full of stories, selfie confessionals, viral gratitude and multi-media adventures that celebrate the everyday heroes transforming America’s high schools.
All proceeds from ticket sales benefit local non-profit organizations. Tickets now on sale at XQ.live. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit local non-profit organizations. Thursday, April 25th, 7:30pm.
Z-Zeiders American Dream Theatre, Main Stage Theatre.
Located in the heart of the ViBe Creative District will be the Old Beach Markets, an expanded eco-friendly market featuring Virginia Beach favorites – with local food, art, music and more in three walkable locations across the festival footprint. The SITW special edition of these existing markets will include new local vendors. Saturday, 10am to 4pm, ViBe Park, 18th and 19th Streets at Cypress Ave and Croc’s parking lot. oldbeachfarmersmarket.com