American Music Festival

American Music Festival in Virginia Beach

American Music Festival

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Experience Five Days of Live Music at the American Music Festival

Virginia Beach plays host to live musical performances throughout the summer season. From free concerts on the beach to national headliners at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, there’s always somewhere to sing and dance to live music. One of Virginia Beach’s largest summer concerts is the American Music Festival.

About the American Music Festival

The 26th annual American Music Festival, presented by Chartway Federal Credit Union, is held at the stages along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Labor Day weekend. The festival is one of the longest-running music events in the nation. The American Music Festival showcases dozens of international recording acts, with all performances taking place at the Oceanfront.

This year’s American Music Festival features performances by headliners Lee Brice, 311, +LIVE+ and Dashboard Confessional. This year’s festival will also see the addition of free stages for all to enjoy live music. The free stages will be located on 17th, 24th and 31st Streets.

American Music Festival 2019 Lineup and Schedule

Below is the schedule of performers for the 2019 American Music Festival.

Thursday, August 29

24th Street stage at 7 p.m.: Cracker | Camper Van Beethoven 

Friday, August 30

24th Street Park stage at 3:30 p.m.: Larkin Poe | Fox and the Bear | Raw Beets | Bobby “Blackhat” Walters

5th Street stage at 6:30 p.m.: Lee Brice | William Michael Morgan | Tenile Arts

17th Street stage at 7:30 p.m.: The Fuzz Band

31st Street Park stage at 7:30 p.m.: Bennett Wales and the Relief

Saturday, August 31

24th Street Park stage at 3:30 p.m.: Freedom Hawk | Paper Aliens | mOcean

5th Street stage at 5:30 p.m.: 311, Moon Taxi | Buddha Council

17th Street stage at 7:30 p.m.: Blind Boys of Alabama | Roebuck

31st Street Park stage at 7:30 p.m.: The Last Bison | Josie Dunn

Sunday, September 1

24th Street Park stage 3:30 p.m.: Parmalee | Revelry | Backwoods Company | Runnin Shine

5th Street stage at 6:30 p.m.: +LIVE+ | Dashboard Confessional | The Chong Band

17th Street stage at 7:30 p.m.: Brasswind

31st Street Park stage at 7:30 p.m.: Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos

Monday, September 2

24th Street Park stage at 3 p.m.: Vertical Horizon | Turncoat Syndicate

American Music Festival lineup

Tickets to the 2019 American Music Festival

Several ticketing options for the American Music Festival are available for purchase. All prices below are for advance purchase only.

Individual tickets: $25

Three-day pass: $50

One-day preferred viewing: $60

Three-day preferred viewing: $125

One-day VIP: $150

Three-day VIP: $300

General admission three-day passes are also available for purchase at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center.

More Information about the American Music Festival

The 2019 American Music Festival will be held August 29–September 2 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Parking will be available at the 9th, 19th, 25th and 31st Street municipal garages.

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