American Music Festival

Date/Time Venue/Location
Sep 1 - 3
1:00am - 11:00pm
5th Street Beach Stage
500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Sep 1 - 3
1:00am - 11:00pm
17th Street Stage / Park (Dairy Queen)
1700 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Sep 1 - 3
1:00am - 11:00pm
22nd Street Beach Stage
2200 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Sep 1 - 3
1:00am - 11:00pm
31st Street Stage / Park (King Neptune’s Park)
3100 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451

Ticketing Information:

The 5th Street Beach Stage is the ticketed concert venue for the festival, and is also the location of the VIP area. 

Sponsors and vendors are located on both the boardwalk and the beach from 5th-7th Streets. 

Ticket buyers have several options:
1) Purchase individual show tickets for Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday;
2) Purchase a three-day all-inclusive concert “Passport Pin;”
3) Purchase a three-day all-inclusive VIP pass or VIP passes for Friday and/or Saturday; and
4) Preferred Viewing area passes.

The other three main concert venues (17th Street Park, 24th Street Park, and 31st Street Park) feature national acts but are free to the public.  All include sponsors and vendors located in the park and/or boardwalk.


5th Street Stage VIP Ticketing Info

Preferred Viewing – one day
AMF music fans have to option to purchase limited availability Preferred Viewing at a separate area in front of the Main Stage. The space also includes access to preferred area beer and wine concession tents and port-a-johns. The one-day Preferred Viewing pass is good for the Friday show with Hunter Hayes, the Saturday concert with Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Blues Traveler, or Sunday night’s show with Train. Preferred Viewing tickets are $40, and $45 day-of-show if still available.

Preferred Viewing – three day
A Preferred Viewing “Passport Pin” ($80) provides access to the preferred viewing area for all three main stage concerts (Friday-Sunday).

VIP – one day
These passes provide concert viewing in an exclusive area in front of the stage on all three days. VIP holders also enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, VIP-only port-a-johns, and two free beers or wine. Those wishing to purchase single-day VIP tickets for Friday or Saturday only may do so for $125 each in advance. Single-day VIP tickets are not available for Sunday.

VIP – three day
A limited number of three-day VIP Experience passes are available to the general public for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Main Stage concerts. These passes provide concert viewing in an exclusive area in front of the stage on all three days. VIP holders also enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, VIP-only port-a-johns, and two free beers or wine. Three-day VIP passes are $285.

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

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 the 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.  Just about every music genre is included, proving that there truly is “something for everyone.”

At the American Music Festival, the giant 5th Street main stage on the beach – featuring national recording artists – is the anchor.

Additional boardwalk “side stages” are located at 13th, 22nd, and 27th Streets, and feature local artists.


MUSIC LINE-UP FOR 2017

3-Day General Admission Passes for the American Music Festival are also on sale at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center at 2100 Parks Avenue. 

Hours are 9:00am-7:00pm daily.  Purchase is by cash or check only. The service fee is $1.  

The 24th Annual American Music Festival will feature five major headline bands on the oceanfront 5th Street Main Stage between Sept. 1-3, 2017.  311, Rebelution, Michael Franti & Spearhead, 3 Doors Down and The Wallflowers will bring a wide spectrum of talent and dozens of hit songs everyone will recognize.

AMF music fans will have two options to purchase limited availability Preferred Viewing at a separate area directly in front of the Main Stage.  The space also includes access to preferred area beer and wine concession tents and restrooms.

Friday, Sept. 1

5th Street Main Stage ($20 advance/$25 day of show – Preferred Viewing tickets are $40, and $45 day-of-show if still available) – Show 6:30 p.m./Doors Open 5 p.m.

  • 311
  • Big Something
  • Jesse Chong Band

17th Street DQ Grill & Chill Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.

  • TFC Band

24th Street Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.

  • Country show

31st Street Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.

  • Vertical Horizon
  • WOAH

Saturday, Sept. 2

5th Street Main Stage ($20 advance/$25 day of show – Preferred Viewing tickets are $40, and $45 day-of-show if still available) – Show 6:30 p.m./Doors Open: 5 p.m.

  • Rebelution
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Buddha Council

17th Street DQ Grill & Chill Park – FREE – Show 6:30 p.m.

  • The Original Rhondels

24th Street Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.

  • Cowboy Mouth

31st Street Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.

  • Little River Band
  • Yarn

Sunday, Sept. 3

5th Street Main Stage ($20 advance/$25 day of show – Preferred Viewing tickets are $40, and $45 day-of-show if still available) – Show 6:30 p.m./Doors Open: 5 p.m.

  • 3 Doors Down
  • The Wallflowers
  • Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos
  • Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series Stage (on beach between 16th and 17th Streets) – Show at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sister Hazel

17th Street DQ Grill & Chill Park – FREE – Show 6:30 p.m.

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Good Shot Judy

24th Street Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.

  • Night Ranger
  • Steve Archer Band

31st Street Park – FREE – Show 7:30 p.m.

  • Guava Jam
  • Strictly Bizzness

 

PARKING:

Parking is conveniently located in the 9th Street Municipal Garage

200 9th Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Parking is conveniently located in the 19th Street North & South Municipal Lots

300 19th Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

25th Street Municipal Garage

336 25th Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

31st Street Municipal Garage

209 30th Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

A Passport Pin, at $40, provides admission to all three main 5th Street stage paid concerts.

Tickets, Passport Pins, and VIP Experience Passes go on sale at 10:00am Friday, June 24, through Ticketmaster. Passport Pins will also be available at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center.

For a limited time, discounted Passport Pins, Preferred Viewing passes, and VIP passes are being offered:

Passport Pins are discounted at $20
Preferred Viewing 3-day passes are discounted at $60
Preferred Viewing single-day passes are discounted at $30
VIP 3-day passes are discounted at $150
Individual VIP tickets are discounted at $60

The American Music Festival is sponsored by Bud Light, Landshark, Woodbridge Wine, Stella Artois, ORIG3N, Dominion Green Power, Virginia is for Lovers, Pepsi, Diamond Resorts International, Professional Hospitality Resources and the City of Virginia Beach.


MORE TICKETING INFORMATION

A limited number of three-day VIP Experience passes will be available to the general public for Friday, Saturday and Sunday Main Stage concerts.  These passes provide concert viewing in an exclusive area directly in front of the stage on all three days.  VIP holders also enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, VIP-only port-a-johns, two free beers or wine, and one ticket to Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts, for just $285 per person.

Those wishing to purchase single-day VIP tickets for Friday or Saturday only may do so for $125 each in advance.  Single-day VIP tickets are not available for Sunday.

VIP Experience tickets are available only through Ticketmaster.

Headliners on the 5th Street Main Stage are world-class artists who collectively have sold more than 400 million records and will appeal to music lovers of all types.

 


EVENT SPECIAL NOTICES AND INFORMATION

Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk.

WHAT’S NEW

Saturday September 9th, 2017

American Music Festival

Last weekend was fun! Who do you want to see in the 2018 lineup? ... See MoreSee Less

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Comment on Facebook

Please announce headliners sooner than 6-7 weeks out, that would help with planning. As for performers, more classic rock artists, more country, and less one hit wonders from 15 years ago.

Bring some of the old bands back like Heart, boyz to men, foreigner, Kansas, kool and the gang, journey.

Indigo girls, xavier rudd, jack johnson, bruce springsteen, REM, maybe some relaxing beachy chill music. The older stuff is good, maybe mix it up

You guys should definitely look at what The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival is doing. They are pretty successful and probably the best beach fest out there. I know this festival is about American music and past lineups have been oldies, classic rock, one hit wonders, etc. I would love to see you guys make a change and shift gears towards a lineup of today's music, alternative, music from all over the world, etc. I would also like to see you guys announce the lineup at least like 10 weeks out. That'll give people time to plan.

How about switching weekends with ECSC since they are the ones that would benefit from the hurricanes or better back up options for rain

No ☔️ rain! Disappointed 311 cancelled prior to Friday lol Next time have a backup plan to be inside like Saturday w Rebulation.

Iration...Slightly Stoopid...Stick Figure....The Green

It would be cool if we could ACTUALLY SEE 311!!!

creed saliva breakin benjamin evanescence theory of a deadman crossfade nickel back shinedown drowning pool three days grace

Train, MB20, Goo goo dolls, Nickelback.

Huey Lewis and the News!

Little Big Town, Rascal Flats, Journey, Alabama, Boston, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jimmy Buffet, Florida Georgia Line, Zach Brown, Fleetwood Mac

Country music artists. & Avenged Sevenfold if possible.

The embers, the platters/coasters, matchbox 20, 3rd eye blind, no doubt

Get a back up plan for bad weather.

Steel panther ,Sammy Hagar ,Poison etc

Let's see some beachy artists. Jake Owen, Florida Georgia line, along those lines.

Definetly not 311 they are bad luck ! John cougar

...an actual show on the beach......

Trace Atkins, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, etc

Van Halen - all original reunion for 40th anniversary

Franti and Spearhead were amazing!!

Someone different! Like Rebelution, Iration, Zach Brown, Dave Matthews

I would suggest another stage on the beach so can have more acts

bring Vertical Horizon back! They're always a great show, and they got cancelled this year from the storm

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Sunday September 3rd, 2017

American Music Festival

That's a wrap! Thanks to all those who came out to the American Music Festival! ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Music was good but GA people got screwed, we were there at 5 and still 5 blocks away-won't get my $$$ next year.

Was there no Festival shirts this year ? We used to buy ours on 17th street. Didn't see them last year or this year

We had a blast!

Sunday September 3rd, 2017

American Music Festival

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on 17th Street Stage! ... See MoreSee Less

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on 17th Street Stage!Image attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

What happened to the collector pins??

Sunday September 3rd, 2017

American Music Festival

3 Doors Down! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday September 3rd, 2017

American Music Festival

Good crowd already for the Night Ranger show at 24th Street! ... See MoreSee Less

Good crowd already for the Night Ranger show at 24th Street!

 

Comment on Facebook

What time are fireworks tonight?

Sunday September 3rd, 2017

American Music Festival

Just getting started at 5th street! ... See MoreSee Less

Just getting started at 5th street!

Sunday September 3rd, 2017

American Music Festival

Gates are open! ... See MoreSee Less

Gates are open!

 

Comment on Facebook

If you got your tickets through Ticketmaster and deliver to you in the mail do you still have to go to will call to get a wristband or something

AMF keeps deleting my comments because they don't like the truth. This is the 2nd time I've commented on this photo. NOTICE the FENCE. If you don't pay them an extra $40 ransom this is the CLOSEST you will get to the stage in General Admission, a long way back and it gets farther every year. From GA the bands on the stage look like ants. What is this? A festival for Ants?! 😡

How the concert

Sunday September 3rd, 2017

American Music Festival

Get excited! Tickets still available at the door for $25. ... See MoreSee Less

Get excited! Tickets still available at the door for $25.Image attachmentImage attachment

Sunday September 3rd, 2017

American Music Festival

24th Street is ready for Night Ranger! Show starts at 7:30pm. Gates at 6:30pm. ... See MoreSee Less

24th Street is ready for Night Ranger! Show starts at 7:30pm. Gates at 6:30pm.

 

Comment on Facebook

Will there be beer ?

Sunday September 3rd, 2017

American Music Festival

Setting up 17th Street Stage for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy! This FREE Show starts at 7:30. ... See MoreSee Less

Setting up 17th Street Stage for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy! This FREE Show starts at 7:30.
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