6 Questions for Interviews

1) Throughout your Williamsburg experience, have you known or particularly enjoyed any venue where you can see a music performance and eat/drink simultaneously?

2) How would you describe the “music scene” in Williamsburg today?

3) Of the performance venues that do exist in Williamsburg, to what age/demographic do you think they are most appealing?

4) (For restaurant/bar/performance venue owners or managers) Do Virginia alcohol laws negatively affect your business in any way? If certain laws were not in place, do you feel you could be more successful?

5) How would you describe any changes in the Williamsburg live music “scene” over time, and to what do you attribute these changes?

6) What is your ideal scenario for dining and seeing live music? Is this available in Williamsburg? If not, why? What needs to change in Williamsburg in order to make such a venue successful?


The Williamsburg Documentary Project (WDP) strives to collect and preserve the rich past of Williamsburg, Virginia. By conducting oral history interviews, building physical and digital archives, and creating online exhibits, the WDP interprets Williamsburg’s recent past. The WDP works towards developing a better understanding of Williamsburg by bringing together individuals, local groups, Colonial Williamsburg, and the College of William & Mary.

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