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Monday, August 31, 2015

Time for a Fall Fling!



Fall is on the way and with it comes thoughts and dreams of heading to the beach for a little R & R.  What better way to kick start the cooler, more laid back months ahead, than to plan a mini-vacation at the beach.  Fall is a perfect time to visit Sandbridge...  the crowds have gone, the ocean waters are still warm, and the cool breezes and island weather is just beautiful.  

Best of all, the rental rates on our beach homes and condos are priced super-low for the off-season, and many rentals are reduced even further... so it's a win-win! 
Guys - grab your best buddies for a weekend of fishing or golfing. There are tons of boat charters from which to choose and Virginia Beach Fishing is well known by fisherman far and wide as providing the best salt water fishing around! 

If you're more of a landlubber... plan a golf getaway and visit the many top-designed Golf Courses in the area. As an added bonus, Siebert Realty offers complimentary discounts at nearby Hell’s Point Golf Course, as well as other courses in the area. 


Girlfriends Weekend
Ladies - what could be better than a weekend away with your best friends? Consider a "theme" trip such as a weekend of a shared passion such as photography, quilting, card games, movie or tv series marathon, or whatever. In need of a little pampering? There are plenty of local nail and hair salons, massage therapy centers, shopping malls, and boutiques in the Sandbridge area. Of course, there's nothing better than just hanging out at the beach for a peaceful respite in the company of good friends.

Sandbridge is definitely "the" destination for romance, especially during the fall season. Our secluded beach offers the perfect setting  to kick back, relax, and enjoy a quiet weekend getaway with that someone special. 

It's also great for Beach Weddings, honeymoons, and anniversary celebrations. Some rentals even boast whirling heated spas and jetted tubs, heated indoor pools, and glowing fireplaces for that perfect romantic ambiance!  

So what are you waiting for... time to make plans for L-O-V-E!  

Family Reunions at Sandbridge Beach are a must-do! Reserve one of our larger rental properties that can accommodate the entire family (up to 30 people)!  

Imagine how memorable a special celebration would be with the enchanting Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop and all your loved ones gathered in one beach house.  


Many homes offer indoor heated pools, so you could even plan a reunion around a tropical theme - the kids would love it! Be sure to reserve early as larger homes book quickly.

Come Visit Us Today!
No matter who you're bringing or how you plan to celebrate your getaway, we hope to see you this Fall at beautiful Sandbridge Beach!  

Ready to plan your Fall Getaway?  Simply give our friendly reservationists a call at 877-422-2200 or visit us online at www.siebert-realty.com  We have tons of Fall Specials going on this time of year, so check them out! 


Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Neptune's Coastal Craft Beer Festival





Venue:  Neptune's Park 31st Street / Atlantic Avenue

Join us for Neptune's Inaugural Coastal Craft Beer Festival!  Enjoy the best brews from across the Commonwealth and beyond, as well as food trucks, live music, and much more!

FEATURED BREWERIES:  
Ale Werks Brewing Company
Williamsburg, VA
Goose Island Brewing Company 
Chicago, IL
Back Bay Brewing Company 
VA Beach, VA
Bold Rock Hard Cider Company 
Nellysford, VA
Center of the Universe
Ashland, VA
Devils Backbone Brewing Company 
Lexington, VA
DuClaw Brewing Company - Abingdon, MD
Evolution Brewing Company - Salisbury, MD
Gordon Biersch Brewing Company - San Jose, CA
Harpoon Brewing Company - Boston, Massachusetts
Heavy Seas Brewing Company - Baltimore, MD
Kona Brewing Company - Kailua-Kona, HI
Lagunitas Brewing Company - Petaluma, CA
Legend Brewing Company - Richmond, VA
New Belgium Brewing Company - Fort Collins, CO
O'Connor Brewing Company - Norfolk, VA
Oskar Blues Brewing Company - Longmont, CO
Smartmouth Brewing Company - Norfolk, VA
St. George Brewing Company - Hampton, VA
Starr Hill Brewing Company - Crozet, VA
Sweetwater Brewing Company - Atlanta, GA
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown, PA
Young Veterans Brewing Company - VA Beach, VA

CASK ALE:
What is Cask Ale, you ask? Heavy Seas Brewing Company has the answer:  

In keeping with the Heavy Seas mission - to supply beer drinkers with the finest flavors and aromas we can conjure up - we concentrate especially on cask-conditioned ale. With close to six hundred casks in our keep, we believe we are the largest producer of cask ale in the United States.

Beer Alchemy:  This old and once-neglected serving method delivers fresh, live beer to the consumer: before it's filtered, carbonated, or kegged, the beer is racked, or siphoned, into a cask. Krausen - unfermented wort - is added to the unfinished beer. Then, the vessel is sealed off, and the beer matures within the cask. The process transforms the aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel of the ale inside, creating a brew at once unknown and familiar.

When cellared, the yeast in the cask settles to the bottom, resulting in a bright, clear glass of beer when served. Cask ale should be served at cellar temperature, between 50 and 55°. This opens up the beer's aroma and flavor all the more. The gentle, natural carbonation creates a creamier mouthfeel. Atmospheric oxygen, entering the cask as beer is drawn from it, subtly alters the flavor, transforming the ale with each pour.

FEATURED CASK ALES FROM:
Ale Werks Brewing Company - Williamsburg, VA
Back Bay Brewing Company - VA Beach, VA
Devils Backbone Brewing Company - Lexington, VA
Evolution Brewing Company - Salisbury, MD
Heavy Seas Brewing Company - Baltimore, MD
New Belgium Brewing Company - Fort Collins, CO
O'Connor Brewing Company - Norfolk, VA
Smartmouth Brewing Company - Norfolk, VA
Starr Hill Brewing Company - Crozet, VA
Young Veterans Brewing Company - VA Beach, VA

TICKETS: 
CLICK:  Neptune's Coastal Craft Tickets Individual Tasting Tickets purchased before August 28th at 5:00pm (or until pre-sale allotment has been reached) are $30. Tickets purchased on the day of the event, if available, are $35 and in limited quantities! 

Purchase a Six-Pack of Tasting Tickets for a savings of $5/ticket. Each Tasting Ticket includes a commemorative beer glass and tastings throughout the day.

LIVE MUSIC: 
1:00-3:00: Jacob Vanko Band
3:30-6:00: The Whiskey Rebellion

ADDITION INFORMATION: 
Event will be held Rain or Shine.  No refunds will be issued.  You must be 21 or older to participate in this event. Due to high capacity attendance and space constraints in Neptune’s Park at 31st Street, the Neptune Festival cannot allow pets, stroller, personal tents, tables or large picnic spreads in the park. The Neptune Festival reserves the right to limit individual space/spreads to accommodate all event attendees. 

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Sandbridge Pig Picking

36th Annual Sandbridge Pig Picking
September 12, 2015   1- 5 PM
Little Island Park - Sandbridge Beach

Come out and join the Sandbridge locals for a fun day at Little Island Park at the southend of Sandbridge Beach. The Pig Picking features all-you-can-eat food and drinks, as well as live bands and even local art and crafts on sale. Siebert Realty will also have a table set up under the tents. We have some fun FREE GIVEAWAYS, so be sure to stop by and say hi!

•  Catering by Beach Bully

•  Artisans & Crafters Galore!
•  Live Music
•  Bobby the Clown for the Kids

This is the big **End of Summer Party** for the Sandbridge community, in addition to a tribute to our volunteer rescue squad (all proceeds go to support the squad). 1 – 5 pm / For ticket information, contact Siebert Realty at 877-422-2200 or 757-426-6200.

To all locals, this is your opportunity to demonstrate your support of our Volunteer Rescue Squad by being a Sponsor of the Pig Picking - plus having a great time with friends and neighbors. The rescue volunteers stand ready to help you (and our vacationers) ALL YEAR LONG... so let’s help them on this ONE day!  The Rescue Squad does not conduct mail fund drives. The Pig Picking and Summer Bingo provide 95% of their funds.  

Tickets Now Available at Siebert Realty!
Sponsorships are $100 which include two $35 tickets, sponsor badges, and individual recognition in the program. Individual Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Siebert Realty at 601 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.  Hope to see you there! 


Siebert Realty - The Beach People 
www.siebert-realty.com 
Vacation Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Monday, August 24, 2015

Virginia Beach Rock N' Roll Marathon ** Labor Day Weekend**





Make Virginia Beach your Labor Day destination and come celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Virginia Beach Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon!

Grab your pals and sign up for 13.1 miles or a 5K – and don’t forget the dash along the beach in our "Mile On the Sand". Take the Remix Challenge and run Saturday and Sunday to earn extra bling.  Bonus: your race bib is your ticket to all the fun and festivities of the American Music Festival, in town all weekend long!


The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series makes running fun. Each year, more athletes participate in Rock ‘n’ Roll running events than any other running series in the United States.

What started as a simple idea in 1998 – a marathon with bands along the course celebrating each participant – soon transformed the running landscape igniting the second running boom. While entertainment and the energy of a festival weekend define the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series experience, runners have raised more than $310 million for participating charities showing our heart and soul.
In 2014, the Remix Challenge was born, and runners can now earn extra bling by completing two days of running in 11 cities. Runners who participate in multiple cities each year can also qualify for Heavy Medal awards, Limited Edition medals and a coveted spot in our Hall of Fame. Whether running your 10th marathon, third half marathon, first 5K or supporting a runner who has overcome the odds, we bring the best of the active lifestyle experience to a 100,000 sqft trade show, superb course execution, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.


American Music Festival
The Rock N' Roll Weekend features not only the marathon races, but also a world-class Health & Fitness Expo, as well as finish line concerts featuring the biggest names in music. The sounds of rock, jazz, country, R&B, and more flood the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three sun-filled days over Labor Day Weekend at Chevrolet's American Music Festival. One of the largest outdoor music events on the East Coast, the American Music Festival brings together national, regional, and local acts to play on a gigantic stage erected on the beach at 5th Street, as well as stages in all the parks along the boardwalk.  

Headliners performing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday include Sheryl Crow, Steve Miller Band, Rebelution, The Wailers, and G. Love & Special Sauce. 

Concert Info:  American Music Festival Schedule

Rock Star Lodging!
Need lodging during the Rock n' Roll Marathon and American Music Festival? We still have available rentals that will "Rock Your World" at beautiful Sandbridge Beach - both beach homes and condo rentals.  

Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit our website at www.siebert-realty.com to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Hope to see you for a "ROCKING TIME" this Labor Day Weekend! 

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Monday, August 17, 2015

Stay Healthy... Take a Beach Vacation!


If you don't already have a beach vacation planned, marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols's new book will make you seriously reconsider. Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, Or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, And Better At What You Do (that's the whole title) is the result of over 10 years of research that shows how looking at water, being around it or in it coaxes our brains into releasing happy chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin.  You can read the Huffington Post article in its entirety at: 5 Scientific Reasons a Beach Vacation is Necessary for Your Health 

Below, five theories from Nichols's book that totally "blue" our minds:

1. Water returns us to our natural state:  We're connected to water from the onset of life. Babies' bodies are 75 percent water. As we age, we become drier (only 60 percent), but our brains are still three-fourths water and even our bones are 31 percent water. The brain, which rests in a kind of “clear, colorless cerebrospinal fluid” in our heads, reacts to water very fondly because, as Nichols writes, "our ancient ancestors came out of the water and evolved from swimming to crawling to walking. Human fetuses still have 'gill-slit' structures in their early stages of development," and the water in our cells "is comparable to that found in the sea." 

2. We're more relaxed along the coast: 
Look at the picture to the right. Beautiful, right?  The very sight of it, it turns out, subconsciously calms us, and Nichols cites a study ("Functional Neuroanatomy Associated with Natural and Urban Scenic Views in the Human Brain: 3.0T Functional MR Imaging," to be precise) that shows how areas of the brain associated with less stress and more empathy are activated when we look at nature scenes. 


3. Looking at pictures is good, but water is even better IRL:
While looking at pictures is one thing, it turns out the real-life natural world also wins over urban landscapes. Nichols references a 2011 study in which a smartphone app called Mappiness tracked the well-being levels of about 22,000 participants. The participants received random prompts to report how happy they were in that moment. According to the over 1.1 million responses that were sent in, not only were people happier when they were outside, they were 5.2 percent happier when near bodies of water.  

4. Water rejuvenates a tired mind:
In a section titled, "Water, Nature, and the Optimum Brain," Nichols illustrates that we now have more screens to touch, social networks to update and websites to refresh, and our fatigued brains need to recharge. Water, he theorizes, helps that happen. 

5. Blue soothes:
Blue, it turns out, is the world's favorite color. Nichols cites a 2003 research project that surveyed 232 people from around the world about their associations with various colors. Forty-two percent of men said blue was their favorite color, while 35 percent of the women surveyed said the same thing -- a majority in both brackets. Nichols isn't surprised. We “evolved on a planet that is primarily shades of water and sky blue,” he writes, so it makes sense that blue stimulates a positive emotional response. 

Ready to start letting the beach boost your health?  Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit our website at www.siebert-realty.com to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Hope to see you at the beach! 

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

American Music Festival - Labor Day Weekend!



DATES:  
September 4-6, 2015

LOCATION:
5th Street Stage
Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 17th Street Park
24th Street Park
31st Street Park


Alcohol available for purchase
Food Vendors
No Pets Allowed


Friday, 
September 4 - 6:30pm
Steve Miller Band

The Steve Miller Band returns to AMF, having drawn one of the largest crowds in the Festival’s history in 2007.  Call him the “Gangster of Love.” Call him “Maurice.” You can even call him the “The Joker” or “Space Cowboy.”  Miller released a live version of “The Joker” album in 2014 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original number one studio album. A year earlier, the announcement of the 2013 touring season by the Steve Miller Band followed four of the most busy, productive years in the long, illustrious career of Steve Miller.  An artist at the peak of his powers, he is in demand around the world, whether returning for his second tour of Europe or headed off on his New Zealand- Australia tour in the spring 2013.  Miller’s broad appeal crosses boundaries.  In 2010, Miller went to Europe for the first time in more than twenty-five years for a hugely successful round of dates culminating in a sold-out Royal Albert Hall concert in London before rock royalty such as Jimmy Page and David Gilmour.  One of rock music’s all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 60 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound made him one of the key artists in classic rock radio. The Steve Miller Band is brand name rock that millions have come to trust.

Tickets for the Friday show are $20 advance, $25 day of show.  Preferred Viewing tickets are $40, and $45 day-of-show if still available.  A Passport Pin covers all three 5th Street Main Stage shows and is $40 in advance.  Preferred Viewing Passport Pins are $80.  The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m.


Saturday, 
September 5 - 6:30pm
Rebelution, The Wailers, and G. Love & Special Sauce

Rebelution, one of the world’s top reggae bands, is bringing their “love and positivity” to AMF. The band’s 2012 album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae and Independent charts, and at #13 on the Top 200 Albums chart.  Originally formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004, Rebelution’s strong DIY mentality, relentless touring and deep connection to their fan base via social media, has led them to being one of the best-selling reggae artists on the planet.

Since the 2007 release of "Courage to Grow," the band’s first full-length album, Rebelution’s music has been praised for its crafty melodies, socially-conscious lyrics and savvy musicianship.

The world’s most iconic reggae band, The Wailers, are currently touring the US, performing selections that defined their sound. In 2014 The Wailers celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of the album Legend which was #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine‘s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Legend is also the best-selling reggae album of all time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide.  The re-release topped Billboard’s Top 5 chart in the fall of 2014 – proving the timeless appeal of their music spans generations. 

Combining blues and hip-hop into what he termed "ragmop," G. Love rose from the streets of Philadelphia into the American music scene in 1994. At the beginning of his career, he fused his vocal and guitar talents with his band Special Sauce.  His smooth vocal delivery and unfailing dedication to touring provided a steady climb to notoriety.  In 1994, Love signed a long-term recording contract with Epic/OKeh Records. Not long after the ink was dry on the record contract, G. Love and Special Sauce released their self-titled debut.  Rather than spend the money and time immersed in the studio, they recorded the entire album live at Studio 4 in Philadelphia. Soon, the trio had two noteworthy singles, "Baby's Got Sauce" and "Cold Beverage." By the end of 1997, Love had set a strong foundation for his career. He had released three albums and formed a record label, Philadelphonic Records, to give exposure to local talent.

Tickets for the Saturday show are $20 advance, $25 day of show.  Preferred Viewing tickets are $40, and $45 day-of-show if still available.  A Passport Pin covers all three 5th Street Main Stage shows and is $40 in advance.  Preferred Viewing Passport Pins are $80.  The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m.

Sunday, 
September 6 - 7:00pm
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow is a nine-time GRAMMY winner who has sold more than 35 million albums around the world and has performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger, has been nominated for an additional 27 GRAMMYs and has released eight studio albums (seven charting Top 10, four of them platinum-plus), a quadruple-platinum greatest hits collection and a Christmas album. Her most recent album, FEELS LIKE HOME, captures the sound of a great and established artist enjoying a kind of fresh start. It features songs on which Crow collaborated with her longtime guitar player and frequent co-writer Jeff Trott (with whom she co-wrote such past Crow classics as "If It Makes You Happy," "My Favorite Mistake" and "Every Day Is A Winding Road"), as well as such Nashville songwriters as Chris DuBois, Luke Laird, Natalie Hamby and Chris Stapleton, among others. Crow has a combined 40 Top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40, Triple A (with the most No.1 singles among women in the chart's 17-year history) and Hot Country Songs charts, Crow can also count a Top 20 solo country single to her long list of accolades.

Tickets for the Sunday Rock ’n’ Roll Half-Marathon show are $20 advance, $25 day of show.  Preferred Viewing tickets are $40, and $45 day-of-show if still available.  A Passport Pin covers all three 5th Street Main Stage shows and is $40 in advance.  Preferred Viewing Passport Pins are $80.  The show begins at 7 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m.

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Ticket Information:

**CLICK HERE** For American Music Festival Tickets


A general admission Passport Pin, at $40, provides admission to all three Main Stage paid concerts. 

Tickets, Passport Pins, and VIP Experience Passes ARE ON SALE NOW through all Ticketmaster outlets, including online or by phone at 800.745.3000.  Children younger than 12 are free with a paid adult, not including the VIP Experience offer.

Other Ticket Options include:
   Preferred Viewing 3 day Passport Pin: $80
   Preferred Viewing individual show ticket (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday): $40
   Individual show VIP (Friday OR Saturday): $125

Children younger than 12 are free with a paid adult, not including the VIP Experience offer.

Passport Pins are also on sale at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center at 2100 Parks Avenue.  Hours are 9:00am-7:00pm.  The Visitor Information Center accepts cash or check only.  

Complete Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, September 4:
5th Street Main Stage - 6:30pm
($20 in advance/$25 day-of-show)
   Steve Miller Band
   The Boxmasters featuring Billy Bob Thornton
   Josh Noren
DQ Grill & Chill 17th Street Park (free) - 7:30pm
   Restless Heart
   The Davisson Brothers
24th Street Park (free) - 8:00pm
   Chester Benton’s Motown Review
31st Street Park (free) - 7:30pm
   Fuel
   Jimmie’s Chicken Shack

Saturday, September 5:
5th Street Main Stage - 6:30pm 
   ($20 in advance/$25 day-of-show)
   Rebelution
   The Wailers
   G. Love & Special Sauce
12th Street Stage (free) - 6:30pm
   The Buddha Council
DQ Grill & Chill 17th Street Park (free) - 7:30pm
   Spyro Gyra
19th Street Stage (free) - 6:30pm
   Ray Meeks Band
24th Street Park (free) - Noon-1:00pm & 2:00pm-3:00pm
   Imagination Movers (family show)
24th Street Park (free) - 7:30pm
   38 Special
   Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot
27th Street Stage (free) - 6:30pm
   Kasey Rae Band
31st Street Park (free) - 7:30pm
   Lonestar
   Logan Brill

Sunday, September 6:
5th Street Main Stage - 7:00pm
   ($20 in advance/$25 day-of-show)
   Sheryl Crow
   Phil Vassar
   Rock & Roll Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
12th Street Stage (free) - 6:30pm
   Brandon Bower
DQ Grill & Chill 17th Street Park (free) - 7:30pm
   Reel Big Fish
   Pietasters
19th Street Stage (free) - 6:30pm
   Murphy’s Kids
   24th Street Park (free) - Noon-1:00pm & 2:00pm-3:00pm
   Imagination Movers (family show)
24th Street Park (free) - 6:00pm
  The Embers
27th Street Stage (free) - 6:30pm
   Dustin Furlow
31st Street Park (free) - 7:30pm
   Guava Jam
   Strictly Bizzness

Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk.




Rock Star Lodging!
Need lodging during the Rock n' Roll Marathon and American Music Festival? We still have available rentals that will "Rock Your World" at beautiful Sandbridge Beach - both beach homes and condo rentals.  

Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit our website at www.siebert-realty.com to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Hope to see you for a "ROCKING TIME" this Labor Day Weekend! 

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
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