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Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party

Date/Time Venue/Location
Aug 26 - 27
7:00am - 11:00pm
On the Beach (20th to 30th Street)
2500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451


Admission is FREE to the beach concert stage and a Preferred Viewing ticket option with Beach access closer to the stage is available for purchase.

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Virginia Beach Funk Fest is the heart and soul of this weekend, featuring music generated over the years by influential legends such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and The Ohio Players.

Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid-to late-1960’s and blends soul music, soulful jazz, and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable form of music. Funk brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground.

The musical style was a major influence on the development of 1970’s disco music, and has even impacted house music and hip-hop.

Food, merchandise, and dance contests all contribute to a festive, “funky” vibe!

The 2022 entertainment schedule will be announced soon!  Please check back.

General admission to the Virginia Beach Funk Fest Beach Party is free, but capacity is limited.

For our guests desiring a closer, more comfortable viewing experience, we offer a ticketed Preferred Viewing section.

The Preferred Viewing ticket is a two-day pass providing a closer viewing area (patrons bring their own beach chairs), dedicated portable restrooms, and a cash bar. Preferred Viewing admission is guaranteed, while general admission is limited and strictly first-come, first-served.

Preferred Viewing tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 9th at 9:00am ET. Every patron must have a ticket.

This year’s festival will be held on a different site on the beach at 24th Street. New Virginia Beach event guidelines designed to provide a safe festival-going experience include limited entry gates, a clear boardwalk and adjacent areas for use as emergency exits, and limited crowd capacity.


  • Preferred Viewing Box Office opens two hours prior to first beach concert stage performance.
  • Preferred Viewing gate opens to the beach concert stage two hours prior to first concert performance.
  • Chairs may be brought into Preferred Viewing area but blankets are prohibited.
  • Festival is held outdoors rain or shine. Festival may be suspended or postponed due to severe weather or in case of severe weather forecast.
  • General Admission area access is from the Boardwalk at 23rd Street
  • Preferred Viewing ticketed area access is from the Boardwalk at the Preferred Viewing Box Office just south of 23rd Street.
  • All Preferred Viewing area guests must have a ticket.
  • No animals allowed inside Festival performance areas. Service Animals are permitted.
  • Picnic baskets are welcome.
  • No alcohol or glass may be brought into the Festival.
  • For the safety of all, Event Security may screen persons entering the Festival.
  • Festival guests may be photographed and videotaped for future promotional use.
  • Professional cameras with removable lenses are prohibited.
  • These regulations do not alter or change State or City laws in any manner and guests are subject to all applicable State or City laws.


Parking is conveniently located in the following locations:
25th Street Parking Garage
336 25th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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