American Music Festival

Date/TimeVenue/Location
Aug 31 - Sep 2
1:00am - 11:00pm
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Aug 31 - Sep 2
1:00am - 11:00pm
THIS SPECIFIC EVENT INSTANCE EITHER
DOESN'T EXIST OR HAS ALREADY OCCURRED
Aug 31 - Sep 2
1:00am - 11:00pm
THIS SPECIFIC EVENT INSTANCE EITHER
DOESN'T EXIST OR HAS ALREADY OCCURRED
Aug 31 - Sep 2
1:00am - 11:00pm
THIS SPECIFIC EVENT INSTANCE EITHER
DOESN'T EXIST OR HAS ALREADY OCCURRED

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.


5th Street Stage VIP Ticketing Info

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS $20
3 DAY PASS $40
1 DAY PREFERRED VIEWING $50
3 DAY PREFERRED VIEWING $100
1 DAY VIP $125
3 DAY VIP $250

FREE STAGES
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.

This Event is Produced and Managed by:
757-333-0921
Please contact them for specific questions

THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY OCCURRED.
IT ENDED ON September 2, 2018 11:00 pm
If this is a recurring event, then we might not have the new upcoming dates in our system. Please check back later or make sure that this event has not changed names or ended permanently.

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 2018:

Friday, Aug. 31

5th Street Main Stage:
$20 advance/$25 day of show – Preferred Viewing tickets are $50, and $60 day-of-show if still available. Doors open at 5:00pm. Show begins at 6:30pm

  • Ziggy Marley
  • SOJA
  • Pressure Busspipe
  • 10:45pm, Fireworks

17th Street DQ Grill & Chill Park Stage 
Doors open at 6:30pm. Show begins at 7:30pm

  • Molly Hatchet
  • Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos

24th Street Park Stage
Doors open at 6:30pm. Show begins at 7:30pm

  • Eve 6
  • The LifeHacks

31st Street Park Stage
Doors open at 6:30pm. Show begins at 7:30pm

  • Carbon Leaf
  • Kendall Street Company

Saturday, Sept. 1

5th Street Main Stage:
$20 advance/$25 day of show – Preferred Viewing tickets are $50, and $60 day-of-show if still available. Doors open at 5:00pm. Show begins at 6:30pm

  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Plain White T’s
  • Bennett Wales & The Relief
  • 10:45pm, Fireworks

17th Street DQ Grill & Chill Park Stage
Doors open at 6:30pm. Show begins at 7:30pm

  • TFC

24th Street Park Stage
Doors at open 6:30pm. Show begins at 7:30pm

  • Party Fins featuring Roger Bartlett

31st Street Park Stage
Doors at 6:30pm. Show begins at 7:30pm

  • Corey Smith
  • Roebuck

Sunday, Sept. 2

5th Street Main Stage:
$20 advance/$25 day of show – Preferred Viewing tickets are $50, and $60 day-of-show if still available. Show 6:30 p.m./Doors Open: 5 p.m.

  • ZZ Top
  • Ana Popovic
  • The Josephines

Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series Stage (on beach between 16th and 17th Streets)
Show at 10:15 a.m.

  • Steel Pulse

17th Street DQ Grill & Chill Park – FREE
Doors at open 6:30pm. Show begins at 7:30pm

  • The Drifters
  • The Coasters

24th Street Park – FREE
Doors at open 6:30pm. Show begins at 7:30pm

  • Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
  • Good Shot Judy

31st Street Park – FREE
Doors at open 6:30pm. Show begins at 7:30pm

  • Guava Jam
  • BJ Griffin & The Galaxy Groove

 



EVENT SPECIAL NOTICES AND INFORMATION

Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk.

PHOTOS

WHAT’S NEW

Monday September 10th, 2018

American Music Festival

Thank you to Cruzan Rum and Pressure Busspipe for bringing the island spirit to Virginia Beach! #awakentheislandspirit 📷: Jeff Moore ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Cruzan Rum and Pressure Busspipe for bringing the island spirit to Virginia Beach! #awakentheislandspirit 📷: Jeff MooreImage attachmentImage attachment

Sunday September 2nd, 2018

American Music Festival

ZZ Top! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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We had a great time with Ben Scarborough Patty and Richard Pearsall and Susan Regan Pearsall Clay Scarborough

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GReaT SHoW

This was a great night

Great concert

We had premier seats it was great,private potties too

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I missed it by a day

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Yahoo

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Great show...

oh my the crows isn't dancing or bopping what the heck!

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Gee,thanks for reminding me...ha, lame!

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Sunday September 2nd, 2018

American Music Festival

Ana Popovic is on the stage now! ZZ Top is up next. ... See MoreSee Less

Ana Popovic is on the stage now! ZZ Top is up next.

 

Comment on Facebook

Awesome show by the old fellers!

She rocked the house.

Video

She was awesome!

She ROCKS!

She was amazing!

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Sunday September 2nd, 2018

American Music Festival

Some early images of Sunday night’s festivities! Who’s ready for ZZ Top?! ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Ok

Somebody Go LIVE PLEASE!!!!

HaPPY LaBoR DaY

No Cheap Sunglasses 😡

Here now with my love Lisa Souhradalisa..

Judi Mlynar

How do I go live?

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Sunday September 2nd, 2018

American Music Festival

Check out the Cruzan Rum Experience while you’re at the festival today! #awakentheislandspirit #cruzanrum ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the Cruzan Rum Experience while you’re at the festival today! #awakentheislandspirit #cruzanrum

 

Comment on Facebook

Free rum babeeeee!!

Natasha McGee 😂😂

Where was this on Friday?

Free rum 🍹

Awsum rum.going to get my free samples lol

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Sunday September 2nd, 2018

American Music Festival

The American Music Festival presented a donation check to Chartway Federal Credit Union's charity, the We Promise Foundation last night. ... See MoreSee Less

The American Music Festival presented a donation check to Chartway Federal Credit Unions charity, the We Promise Foundation last night.

 

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HaPPY LaBoR DaY

Sunday September 2nd, 2018

American Music Festival

Rest of today's schedule (headliners listed first):
Tickets are available ONLY at the box office (opens at 4pm)

Sunday, September 2

5th Street Main Stage
Doors open at 5:00pm
Show starts at 6:30pm
ZZ Top
Ana Popovic
The Josephines
10:45pm, Fireworks

17th Street DQ Grill & Chill Park Stage
Doors open at 6:30pm
Show starts at 7:30pm
The Drifters
The Coasters

24th Street Park Stage
Doors open at 6:30pm
Show starts at 7:30pm
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Good Shot Judy

31st Street Park Stage
Doors open at 6:30pm
Show starts at 7:30pm
Guava Jam
BJ Griffin & The Galaxy Groove
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Saturday September 1st, 2018

American Music Festival

Ending off with fireworks! We’ll do it all again tomorrow with ZZ Top! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Karen Fox Holliday

HaPPY LaBoR DaY FiREWoRKS

Security is a joke at this. Hopefully the women that got injured will sue because you let an idiot dive off the stage

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Saturday September 1st, 2018

American Music Festival

Check out our Snapchat filter while you’re here for the Chartway American Music Festival presented by Cruzan Rum! ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

I don’t like how far back you are if your not vip. Look at all the empty space.

This was the worst ever. It went from a celebration to SHOW US THE MONEY! Use to be a small fenced area around the stage for those who paid and everyone else just outside the fenced area. Now, if you don't pay, you sit 200 to 300 yards away from the stage and the majority of that yardage is occupied by nothing. If it were for those who would pay $25, I guess no one paid the $25. Not only are you that far away, they put the porta johns in a position so you can't even see the stage. The beach use to be lined with vendors with food and drinks but now nothing but a couple near the stage. Goo Goo Dolls where great as always. 😈😈

Kim Ebright

Sad I missed it but wouldn’t have been happy with this set up . So far back? It’s like they are corralled like livestock back there .

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Saturday September 1st, 2018

American Music Festival

GOO GOO DOLLS! ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

So disappointed in foul language by this band during concert filled with families and kids. Clean it up please!!!

Great show! I hope no one in the front was seriously injured.

Yay!! Love our Goo Goo Dollls

OMG 2 weeks from tonite M&G AND 2shows❣️🎶😘

Thank you very much

Need more please!!

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Hello

What a great show!

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They were So Full of energy & Got the Crowd so into it!!!!....♡ Loved it!!!.

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Best band ever ❣❣❣❣❣

Was there! ....They Rocked!....Was a Great Night!!!.......

We couldn’t come this year. Sigh. So sad! And beautiful weather!!! 😢

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Love The Goo!!

Amazing show!

Next best thing to being there!

Love GGD

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Wish I could have been there. 😢

I can't wait until Oct 3...

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