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Kyshona: Music, Message, and Legacy

On August 2nd, Merchants Square will come alive with the soulful melodies and empowering messages of Kyshona, an artist whose music transcends boundaries and uplifts the spirit.

DATE:                   Friday, August 2nd
TIME:                   6 PM
LOCATION:       Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester Street
Performers:      Kyshona

2024 Merchants Square Concert Series 

With a multifaceted career spanning music, activism, and community engagement, Kyshona brings a unique blend of talent and purpose to the stage.

Kyshona’s journey in music began as a music therapist, where she penned songs with students and inmates, giving voice to those often forgotten or silenced. Through her organization, Your Song, she continues to heal and connect communities through music, embodying the essence of an artist, songwriter, and activist.

Kyshona’s latest project, LEGACY, delves into the intricacies of family, inviting listeners to join her in a journey of self-discovery and healing. Through stories, photos, and music, she shares her narrative while fostering a sense of unity and empowerment among her audience.

Kyshona’s impact extends beyond her music. From speaking engagements to television appearances, she uses her platform to address social issues and advocate for change. Her song “Listen” became an anthem of resilience in 2020, offering solace to those grappling with loss and uncertainty.

As Kyshona takes the stage at Merchants Square on September 6th, attendees can expect an evening filled with soul-stirring melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. But the experience doesn’t end with the music. Kyshona’s performances often spark conversations and inspire action, prompting audiences to ask, “What can I do?” Her response is simple yet profound: “Listen.”

Before settling in for the free concert, we invite guests to explore the offerings of Merchants Square’s 43 shops and restaurants. Whether it’s shopping for unique finds or savoring delicious cuisine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy before immersing themselves in Kyshona’s captivating performance.

Kyshona’s music transcends mere entertainment; it serves as a beacon of hope and empowerment in a world often fraught with challenges.

Join us on August 2nd at Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square for an evening that promises to uplift the spirit, foster community, and inspire positive change. Together, let’s listen, learn, and make a difference. Check out the remaining lineup below.

Several merchants are extending hours for the evening of the concert. 


The 2024 Merchants Square Concert poster.

  • The remaining lineup for the 2024 season is:
    • Friday, September 6: Paul McDonald & The Mourning Doves: A blend of poetic storytelling and catchy hooks, with Paul’s raspy yet refined voice reminiscent of legends like Rod Stewart and Bob Dylan.
    • Friday, October 4 – Magnolia Blvd: Conclude the season with a bang as Magnolia Blvd unleashes their high-energy blend of rock and soul, leaving you craving for more.