Skip to Main Content


Some of Norfolk’s brightest musicians, comedians and performance artists will converge on the NEON to energize streets and stages throughout the district. Thursday, October 20 the festival enlivens the Chrysler Museum of Art campus while on Friday, October 21 the activities center around The Plot and Granby Street businesses. Make sure to swing by d’Art Center, Commune, The Neon House and the Copeland Center for pop-up art galleries, The Plot for main stage entertainment, Push Comedy for belly laughs and the Cofer Lot for DJ sets and interactive art.

7th Annual NEON Festival

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Chrysler Museum of Art

Huber Court

6pm - 6:45pm Todd Rosenlieb Dance Company
7pm - 7:45pm Mambo Room
8pm - 8:30pm Kayce Laine

Mary’s Garden

5:30pm - 6:30pm The Rhythm Project All-Stars
8pm - 8:45pm Scotch & Rye

Memorial Garden

6pm - 8:30pm The Human Library

In the Galleries

7pm - 8pm Heard Productions Listening Party

Education Workshop

5pm - 8pm Norfolk Public Schools Exhibition and Printmaking Demo

Kaufman Theater

5pm - 8pm Pedigree, A Short Film by Brittney S. Harris

Museum Lawn & Front Circle

5pm - 9pm Lil Truck of Tools
6:45pm - 7pm Marysa Soul Meditation
7pm - 8pm Bhav Brigade Glow Yoga
7pm - 9pm Light Man

Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

6:30pm & 8pm Norfolk Tour Company Art Tours leaving from the front steps
7pm - 8pm Danny Jams on the front steps
8pm - 10pm Glass After Dark with Stage Select

Harrison Opera House

5:30pm - 7:30pm Spirits at the Opera

Friday, October 21, 2022

Plot Main Stage

6pm - 6:15pm Virginia Opera
6:20pm - 6:55pm Tony Rivera flamenco guitar
7pm - 7:10pm The Governor’s School for the Arts Dance
7:15pm - 7:25pm So Seriouz Dance Company
7:30pm - 7:50pm Teens with a Purpose
8pm - 8:55pm Infinite Flava
9pm - 10pm MASS FX

Plot Beer Garden

6pm - 10pm Beer Garden with Smartmouth Brewing Company, Arts @ ODU, Youth Earn and Learn, and VisitNorfolk
6pm - 7pm GSA Chalk Art & Arm Tattoos
6pm - 10pm Lil Truck of Tools
6pm - 10pm 757 Street Art Battle
6:30pm & 8pm Norfolk Tour Company Art Tours leaving from Cementiscope

In the District

5:45pm - 6pm Gourmandizing Mural Ribbon Cutting, Olney Road
6pm - 8pm Hat-tober, Stark & Legum
6pm - 10pm AIGA SPARK poster contest, Magazine Lane
6pm - 10pm UVIR Studio's The Box lighting installation, Magazine Lane
6:30pm - 6:45pm The Governor’s School for the Arts Dance, Magazine Lane
6pm-9:30pm Free Improv Shows at Push Comedy Theater
6:30pm - 9pm Fretomology, Slone Chiropractic parking lot
7pm - 9pm Light Man, wandering The Plot and around the neighborhood
7pm - 10pm UMA Shufflers, The Plot and around the neighborhood
7:30pm - 7:40pm The Governor’s School for the Arts Dance, Magazine Lane

Zeke’s NFK

6pm - 8pm Bryson Jett
6pm - 10pm Community Gallery featuring Dathan Kane exhibition and NEON artists


6pm - 6:30pm The Governor’s School for the Arts Jazz Band
6:40pm - 7:20pm Captive Birds
7:30pm - 8:30pm Freddy Hall
9pm - 10pm Penny & the Pablos
6pm - 10pm Gourmandizing Exhibition featuring The Governor’s School for the Arts, Teens with a Purpose and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

The Neon House

6pm - 10pm Community Gallery Featuring ODU Pottery Sale, ODU Sculpture, Miguel Dominado Live Portraits, Norfolk Collegiate Lower School Students and NEON artists
6pm - 7pm James Manno
7:15pm - 8:30pm Jared Farrell
8:45pm - 10pm TA Gatling & the Guns

Copeland Center

6pm - 10pm Community Gallery Featuring Norfolk State University’s Adiaphorous Exhibition and NEON artists
6pm - 6:15pm Hurrah Players present The Lion King
6:30pm - 7:55pm Chan Hall Experience
8pm - 9pm ODU Writers in Community Poetry Reading

Cofer Lot

6pm - 10pm DISCOVERY Exhibition & Silent Auction
6pm - 7:30pm Dîner en Coleur
6:30pm - 7:30pm Mosquito Cabaret
7:30pm - 8:30pm DJ Elijah3WO
8pm - 9pm UMA Shufflers
8:30pm - 10pm Sunnyside Collective

Soiree Bistro

6pm - 8pm Music Theory DJ’s
8pm - 9pm Feature Show with: Wise, Sunny, Dezz, Eli Rico, Fortresses, Marysa Ada, Niiasii and The Poppas, Coco Mamba, Jazzo, Tyler Donavan and Teezysodope
9:30pm - 10pm Kelo & Friends

Glass Wheel & Commune Parking Lots

6pm - 10pm Beer Garden with Smartmouth Brewing Company, ODU Blacksmithing, TCC Glassblowing, TCC Culinary tastings, and Food for Thought with WHRO
6pm - 6:45pm TCC Blue Moon Jazz Band
7pm - 7:45pm Bay River Band
8pm - 8:45pm Along Those Lines
9pm - 9:45pm TCC Blue Moon Jazz Band

d’Art Center

5pm - 9pm Dynamic Exhibition Opening with make & takes, artist demonstrations and more
6pm - 9pm Music Theory DJ’s