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Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival

August 29, 2019 to September 2, 2019

Location

5th Street Stage
17th Street Park
24th Street Park
31st Street Park
Alcohol available for purchase
Food Vendors
No Pets Allowed

For 25 consecutive years, Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival has been held on the Virginia Beach oceanfront each Labor Day Weekend. New this year, AMF expands to Thursday night and Monday afternoon with free shows at 31st Street Park! AMF is one of the nation’s longest running and largest annual outdoor oceanfront music events featuring dozens of international recording acts. All performances take place along the oceanfront at the 5th Street Main Stage on the Beach and at 17th Street Park, 24th Street Park and 31st Street Park stages.

Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival announces 5th Street Main Stage headliners Lee Brice performing Friday evening, 311 performing Saturday evening and +Live+ with special guest Dashboard Confessional performing Sunday evening. Vertical Horizon, Cracker, Parmalee, Blind Boys of Alabama, Larkin Poe, Camper Van Beethoven, William Michael Morgan and Tenille Arts are featured performers during the 5-day Festival. A complete event schedule is listed below and available at www.LiveOnAtlantic.com or on Facebook and Instagram.

Chartway Federal Credit Union returns as American Music Festival’s Title Sponsor. “We’re proud to serve as the Title Sponsor of the American Music Festival for the second consecutive year,” said Brian Schools, president & CEO of Chartway Federal Credit Union. “At Chartway, making a meaningful impact in our hometowns is core to who we are. We want to make every community in which we live and serve better, which is why beyond raising money to provide charitable grants through our We Promise Foundation, it’s a privilege for us to sponsor events like the American Music Festival.”

Music Hall of Famers including Journey, Heart, ZZ Top, Sheryl Crow, Chicago, The Beach Boys, Hall & Oates, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels Band, Isaac Hayes and Four Tops as well as superstars Zac Brown Band, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Boys II Men, Kool & The Gang, En Vogue, George Duke, Arturo Sandoval, Spyro Gyra, and The Rippingtons have all performed at American Music Festival.      

The 5th Street Main Stage is built on the Beach offering a special waterfront view. In addition to fantastic music, guests enjoy the surf and sand under the stars. Food and beverage vendors are located throughout the event and the Virginia Beach oceanfront is home to dozens of world-class restaurants. Music-themed exhibitors and retail vendors bring the entire oceanfront alive with excitement. 

Along with the 3-mile boardwalk, Virginia Beach is home to exciting attractions and activities including Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and some of the most scenic holes of golf on the East Coast. 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon also takes place Sunday during American Music Festival Weekend, attracting thousands of runners and walkers from around the world.

Proceeds benefit Virginia Legends Walk.

 


 

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY JUNE 28!

 

American Music Festival admission is free to 17th Street Stage, 24th Street Stage and 31st Street Stage. 5th Street Beach Stage admission prices are listed below. Tickets go on sale Friday June 28 at 10 am.

 

General Admission 3-day Pass

- $25 early bird for a limited time
- $50 available in advance until August 25
- $75 beginning August 26
- General Admission 3-day pass is available at ticketmaster.com. Service fees apply. General Admission 3-day Pass is available on Friday and Saturday at the Box Office.

General Admission Daily Ticket

- $25 in advance until August 25
- $30 beginning August 26 until day of show
- $40 day of show 
- General Admission Daily Ticket is available in advance exclusively at ticketmaster.com. Service fees apply. General Admission Daily Ticket is available on the day of the performance exclusively at the Box Office. 

Preferred Viewing 3-day Pass

- $100 early bird for a limited time
- $125 in advance until August 25
- $150 beginning August 26 until day of show
- Preferred Viewing 3-day pass is available in advance exclusively at ticketmaster.com. Service fees apply. Preferred Viewing 3-day Pass is available on Friday and Saturday at the Box Office.

Preferred Viewing daily ticket

- $50 early bird for a limited time
- $60 in advance until August 25
- $75 beginning August 26 until day of show 
- $75 day of show
- Preferred Viewing Daily Ticket is available in advance exclusively at ticketmaster.com. Service fees apply. Preferred Viewing Daily Ticket is available on the day of the performance exclusively at the Box Office.  

Preferred Viewing ticket upgrade includes:
• Special standing room only viewing area in front of the stage (no chairs allowed)
• Access to preferred area port-a-johns
• Access to preferred area beer and wine concession (cash bar)
• Limited number of Preferred Viewing tickets are available and may sell out

VIP 3-day Pass

- $250 early bird for a limited time
- $300 in advance until August 25
- $350 beginning August 26 until day of show
- VIP 3-day pass is available exclusively at ticketmaster.com. Service fees apply.

VIP Daily Ticket

- $100 early bird for a limited time
- $150 in advance until August 25
- $200 beginning August 26 until day of show
- $200 day of show
- Preferred Viewing Daily Ticket is available in advance exclusively at ticketmaster.com. Service fees apply. Preferred Viewing Daily Ticket is available on the day of the performance exclusively at the Box Office. 

VIP ticket upgrade amenities:

• Special standing room only viewing area in front of the stage (no chairs allowed)
• Back of House Access to VIP area with shade tents, seating and video screen with live feed of 5th Street Stage
• Upgraded bar menu with 2 drink tickets included per day (cash bar)
• Heavy hors d’oeuvres 
• Limited number of VIP tickets are available and may sell out

 


Admission FAQs

  • Box Office and Will Call located on Atlantic Avenue at 6th Street.
  • Auxiliary Box Office located on Boardwalk at 7th Street
  • Children 12 and under free for GA.
  • ALL GUESTS must have a ticket for VIP and Preferred Viewing.
  • Limit of eight tickets per purchase.
  • All tickets are subject to availability.

Know Before You Go

  • 5th Street Beach Stage gate opens at 5 pm and Park gates open at 6:30 pm. All other Park gates open one hour prior to the first performance.
  • Festival is held outdoors rain or shine. Festival may be suspended or postponed due to severe weather or in case of severe weather forecast.
  • No alcohol or glass may be brought into the Festival.
  • Persons must be at least 21 years of age with a valid photo ID to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages.
  • Chairs and umbrellas are prohibited in Preferred Viewing/VIP area in front of the stage. Beach blankets are welcome in this area.
  • No animals allowed inside Festival performance areas. Service Animals are permitted.
  • 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.
  • For parking info, please visit http://bit.ly/2kTXLR9
  • For more resort info, please visit www.visitvirginiabeach.com

Tickets are subject to availability.

 


 

 

SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, Aug 29

  

31st Street Stage 

7:30 PM - Camper Van Beethoven

  9:15 PM - Cracker

  

Friday, August 30

 5th Street Stage

 6:30 PM - Tenille Arts

 7:30 PM - William Michael Morgan

 9:15 PM - Lee Brice

 

17th Street Stage

  7:30 PM - The Fuzz Band 

  

24th Street Stage 

 3:30 PM - Bobby "Blackhat" Walters

 5:30 PM - TBA

 7:30 PM - Fox and the Bear

 9:15 PM - Larkin Poe

  

31st Street Stage

 7:30 PM - TBA

 

Saturday, August 31

  

5th Street Stage

 6:30 PM - Buddha Council

7:30 PM - Moon Taxi

 9:15 PM - 311

 

17th Street Stage

7:30 PM - Roebuck

 9:15 PM - Blind Boys of Alabama

 

24th Street Stage

 3:30 PM - mOcean

 5:30 PM - Paper Aliens

7:30 PM - TBA

 

31st Street Stage 

7:30 PM - Freedom Hawk

 

Sunday, September 1

 

5th Street Stage

 6:30 PM - The Chong Band

 7:30 PM - Dashboard Confessional

 9:15 PM - Live 

 

17th Street Stage
7:30 PM - Brasswind

 

24th Street Stage

 3:30 PM - Runnin Shine

 5:30 PM - Backwoods Company 

7:30 PM - Revelry

9:15 PM - Parmalee

 

31st Street Stage

7:30 PM - Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos

 

Monday, September 2

 

31st Street Stage
3:00 PM - Turncoat Syndicate

 

31st Street Stage
4:00 PM - Vertical Horizon

 

Schedule is subject to change.

 

Lee Brice (Friday)
With more than 12 million in RIAA certified sales, Lee Brice has achieved Gold and Platinum on every album and single released, with “A Woman Like You” reaching Double Platinum status. Gold album certifications include: Love Like Crazy, Hard2Love and I Don't Dance. Single certifications include “I Don't Dance” and “A Woman Like You,” with “That Don’t Sound Like You” reaching double Platinum. With well over 2 billion spins on Pandora, Lee Brice was inducted into the streaming service’s ‘Billionaires Club’ on June 8, 2018.

Lee is a GRAMMY nominee, a CMA nominee and a double ACM award winner, and he's taken five radio singles to #1: “A Woman Like You," “Hard To Love," “I Drive Your Truck," “I Don’t Dance," and “Drinking Class.” Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney and others have recorded his songs and he's performed on TV shows including NBC's Today, ABC's The Bachelor, NBC's The Voice and FOX's Miss USA 2018 (May 21).

311 (Saturday)
311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and bassist P-Nut. The band now resides in Southern California. 311 mix rock, rap, reggae and funk into their own unique hybrid sound -and have developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining & dynamic live bands in the U.S. 311’s 13th studio album, VOYAGER, will be released on June 28. 2019 via BMG. The 13-track album was produced by Grammy-nominated producer John Feldmann (Blink-182, Panic! At the Disco) and longtime collaborator/live engineer Scotch Ralston, who produced 311 albums Transistor, Soundsystem and Stereolithic. The new album was mixed by Grammy winner Neal Avron (Weezer, Twenty One Pilots, Linkin Park) and 311 drummer Chad Sexton, who has done mix work on several 311 releases. 311 have previously released twelve studio albums, two greatest hits albums, two live albums, three DVD's and a boxed-set-and have sold over 9 million copies in the U.S. Their last ten albums reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Sales Chart -and nine of their singles have reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Alternative Radio Chart (including three #1 singles Down, Love Song & Don't Tread On Me -along with Amber, All Mixed Up, Come Original, Creatures For Awhile, Hey You and Sunset in July).  

Moon Taxi (Saturday)
The five-piece band hailing from Nashville has released three albums: Cabaret (2012), Mountains Beaches Cities (2013) and Daybreaker(2015). They have appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Conan. Their music has also been featured in multiple commercial and TV placements, including BMW, Nashville, MLB, NFL and HBO Sports to name a few. A festival favorite, the band has performed at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Governor's Ball, Hangout Festival, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Outside Lands and more. Daybreaker was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville and produced by Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Modest Mouse, Tom Waits, James Bay).

+Live+ (Sunday)
The multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania--Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)--have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi).  Their catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics at rock radio. Throwing Copper produced the band’s biggest single, “Lightning Crashes,” which was #1 at Modern Rock radio for 10 consecutive weeks.  Throwing Copper reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million albums sold with Rolling Stone honoring the album with placement on their “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year.” Secret Samadhi (1997) immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double platinum. The release of the platinum-selling The Distance to Here (1999) turned +LIVE+ into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. +LIVE+ has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut.

Dashboard Confessional (Sunday)
Chris Carrabba had written over a dozen new songs when he uncovered "We Fight," the opening track on Crooked Shadows, Dashboard Confessional's seventh album. The song became the launching point for each note that followed, the bar under which each track was measured. It contains a dynamic force, a surging energy, that resonates throughout the album, and reflects back on everything Dashboard Confessional has achieved in the past two decades.

Crooked Shadows feels like the opening of a new chapter in Dashboard Confessional's career, but it also revisits their past. For Chris, there were several roads the band could have walked down after the success of their first few albums. They picked one -- and he's grateful for that -- but he's always wondered what was down the other roads. Crooked Shadows is one possible answer to that question. It's also a reminder of the band's skill when it comes to penning deeply and unabashedly emotional songs, an aesthetic that influenced countless younger artists. Over the years, Dashboard Confessional has made it enviable to bare your soul in a song and to be unashamed of any feelings that may arrive. Chris and his fellow musicians have found a new perspective on the world in these songs, one that only comes with more life experience, but those exposed emotions remain. 

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

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