American Music Festival

September 2, 2016 to September 4, 2016

Location

5th Street Stage
Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 17th Street Park
22nd Street Stage
Planet Fitness Stage at 31st Street
Toyota Rock 'n' Roll Concert Series Stage
Alcohol available for purchase
Food Vendors
No Pets Allowed

Tickets, Passport Pins, Preferred Viewing Passes, and VIP Passes on sale NOW through Ticketmaster.  Children younger than 12 are free with a paid adult, not including the VIP passes.  Passport Pins also available at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center, open 9am-7pm dailly, at 2100 Parks Avenue (cash or check only). There is a $1 service charge at the Visitor Information Center. 

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The 23rd Annual American Music Festival will feature three major headline bands on the 5th Street Main Stage between Sept. 2-4.  311, Culture Club and UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will bring a wide spectrum of talent and dozens of hit songs everyone will recognize. 

AMF music fans will have the option 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 Port-A-Johns.

On Friday, Sept. 2:  311 brings its blend of rock, rap, funk and reggae to headline the first night.  After touring for 25 years, 311 has built a huge following who testify to the quality and excitement of their live performances. Last year, the band’s recorded catalogue was compiled into a four-CD archive of their most popular songs. Their 2015 “Stereolithic” debuted at No. 6 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

311

Opening bands are Ozomatli and RDGLDGRN.

 

Ozomatli

RDGLDGRN

The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m.

 

Saturday, Sept. 3:  UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, will headline.  A British reggae/pop band formed in December 1978, the band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success.  They’ve been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. One of the world's best-selling music artists, UB40 have sold more than 70 million records, including the global hits “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love.”

The Wallflowers open the show.  Led by Jakob Dylan, after their eponymous debut album in 1992, the Wallflowers released what would become their best-known and highest-selling album, “Bringing Down the Horse” in 1996, which featured songs such as "One Headlight" and "6th Avenue Heartache."  The Wallflowers have won two Grammy awards: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song.

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue

The Wallflowers

The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m.

 

Sunday, Sept. 4:  Culture Club headlines. An English band formed in 1981 is led by international star Boy George.  The band’s second album, “Colour by Numbers,” sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and is certified triple platinum in the UK and quadruple platinum in the US. It appeared on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Best Albums of the 1980s and is also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

The band had several international hits including "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," "Time (Clock of the Heart)," "I'll Tumble 4 Ya," "Church of the Poison Mind," "Karma Chameleon," "Miss Me Blind," "Victims," "It's a Miracle," "The War Song," "Move Away," and "I Just Wanna Be Loved.”  They are considered one of the most representative and influential groups of the 1980s and have sold more than 50 million records. Ten of their singles reached the US Top 40.

Culture Club

The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m.

VIP passes:  VIP passes will be available to the general public for Friday, Saturday and Sunday Main Stage concerts.The limited VIP passes are the true music fans’ ideal way to see a concert, and include:

  • concert viewing in an exclusive area directly in front of the stage on all three days
  • heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • VIP-only port-a-johns
  • two free beers or wine
  • one ticket to Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts, for just $199 per person.

Those wishing to purchase single-day VIP tickets for Friday, Saturday or Sunday only may do so for $99. VIP passes are available only through Ticketmaster.

Friday, Sept. 2 – 311 will headline with Ozomatli and RDGLDGRN opening. 

Saturday, Sept. 3 – UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will headline with The Wallflowers opening.  

Sunday, Sept. 4 – Culture Club will headline, with supporting acts to be announced. 

Ticket pricing:

Tickets for the above Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shows are $20 advance, $25 day of show.  Preferred Viewing tickets are $40, and $45 day-of-show if still available.  A Passport Pin covers all three 5th Street Main Stage shows and is $40.  Preferred Viewing 3-day Pass is $80. 

Preferred Viewing single-day passes: $40 ($45 day-of-show, if available)

Preferred Viewing 3-day passes: $80

Single-day VIP passes: $99

VIP 3-day passes: $199

Friday, Sept. 2

5th Street Main Stage $20 advance/$25 day of show

311

Ozomatli

RDGLDGRN

Show 6:30 p.m./Doors Open 5 p.m.

22nd Street Stage (free)

Chris Janson

Opening band TBA

Show at 7:30 p.m./Doors Open 6:30 p.m.

Planet Fitness Stage at 31st (free)

Little River Band

Opening Band TBA

Show at 7:30 p.m./Doors Open 6:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Sept. 3

5th Street Main Stage $20 advance/$25 day of show

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue

The Wallflowers

Show 6:30 p.m./Doors Open 5 p.m.

22nd Street Stage (free)

Travis Tritt

Carter Winter

Show at 7:30 p.m./Doors Open 6:30 p.m.

Planet Fitness Stage at 31st (free)

Blue Oyster Cult

Roosterfoot

Show at 7:30 p.m./Doors Open 6:30 p.m. 

Sunday, Sept. 4

5th Street Main Stage $20 advance/$25 day of show

Culture Club

Special Opening Guest

Show 6:30 p.m./Doors Open 5 p.m.

Toyota Rock 'n' Roll Concert Series Stage  (on beach between 16th and 17th Streets)

Sister Hazel

Opening Band TBA

Show at 10:15 a.m.

17th Street Stage (free)

The Entertainers

Show at 6:30 p.m./Doors Open 5:30 p.m.

22nd Street Stage (free)

Matisyahu

Ripe

Show at 7:30 p.m./Doors Open 6:30 p.m.

Planet Fitness Stage at 31st (free)

Guava Jam

Strictly Bizness

Show at 7:30 p.m./Doors Open 6:30 p.m.

Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk.

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