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

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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 pm and gates open at 5pm 


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.

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue

The Wallflowers are one of the two openers for 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.

The Wallflowers

Cracker will open the show. Cracker has been described as a lot of things over the years: alt-rock, Americana, insurgent-country, and have even had the terms punk and classic-rock thrown at them. But more than anything Cracker are survivors. Cofounders Lowery and Hickman have been at it for almost a quarter of a century – amassing ten studio albums, multiple gold records, thousands of live performances, hit songs that are still in current radio rotation around the globe ("Low," "Euro-Trash Girl,”  "Get Off This" and “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out With Me” to name just a few). 

Cracker

The show begins at 6:30 pm and gates open at 5pm


Streetlight Manifesto will perform at 17th Street Stage on Saturday evening, 9/2. Seven guys, seven different musical backgrounds, seven different personalities, one band, one unique and unmistakable voice. One part rock, one part ska, with influences from Latin, klezmer, folk, world, funk, jazz and classical thrown in, the band redefined what most people expected from a "ska" band. Three albums later, and after countless worldwide tours, the guys are still at it, still performing live to sold out shows filled with sweat drenched fans, all dancing and singing along at the top of their lungs. 

Streetlight Manifesto

Streetlight Manifesto

The show begins at 7:30pm and gates open at 6:30pm 


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 Romantics will open for Culture Club. The power-pop band is most famous for the global hits "Talking In Your Sleep," "What I Like About You," and "One In A Million."

The Romantics

The show begins at 6:30 pm and gates open at 5 pm


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.

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

 


FESTIVAL LINEUP

Friday, 9/2

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

311

Ozomatli

RDGLDGRN

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

17th Street Stage

Ana Popovic

Eli Cook

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

22nd Street Stage (free)

Chris Janson

Kevin MaC

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

24th Street Park (free)

Magic of Krendl & Company

6:30 | 7:30 | 8:30pm shows

Planet Fitness Stage at 31st (free)

Little River Band

Dave Cynar Band

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

Saturday, 9/3

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

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue

The Wallflowers

Cracker

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

17th Street Stage (free)

Streetlight Manifesto

Eastern Standard Time

22nd Street Stage (free)

Travis Tritt

Carter Winter

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

24th Street Park (free)

Magic of Krendl & Company

6:30 | 7:30 | 8:30pm shows

Planet Fitness Stage at 31st (free)

Blue Oyster Cult

Roosterfoot

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

Sunday, 9/4

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

Culture Club

The Romantics

GROVES

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

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.

24th Street Park (free)

Magic of Krendl & Company

6:30 | 7:30 | 8:30pm shows

Planet Fitness Stage at 31st (free)

Guava Jam

Strictly Bizzness

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

Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk.

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