American Music Festival, presented by Chevrolet

August 29, 2014 to August 31, 2014

Location

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

3-day festival Passport Pins are also on sale at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center, 2100 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach.  Please call 757-491-SUNN (7866) for hours and directions!

Find the complete schedule below!

The 21ST Annual American Music Festival, presented by Chevrolet, August 29-31, will feature four major headline bands on the 5th Street Main Stage between Aug. 29-31.  Train, Hunter Hayes, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Blues Traveler will bring the most diverse array of talent in years spanning young country to classic and contemporary rock, and featuring plenty of hit songs everyone will recognize. 

For the first time this year, AMF music fans will have to 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, Aug. 29, Hunter Hayes will perform.  He’s the most successful new country music entertainer of the past three years.  His debut album “Wanted” in 2011 had three Number One singles and sold more than 4,000,000 copies.  Last year’s “Encore” drove another chart-topping song and generated sales of more than a million copies to date.  Hayes has earned four Grammy Award nominations.  He also won an American Music Award, a Country Music Association Award, two Teen Choice awards, two American Country Awards, CMT’s Music Award for Artist of the Year, and two BMI Awards.

The Louisiana multi-instrumentalist is already a country music superstar at just 22 years old. 

Opening act Waterloo Revival is a hot new country rock band out of Austin Texas, the live music capital of the world.   Their high energy live shows combine a southern rock influence with just a touch of Nashville polish that creates a uniquely authentic sound.  It hasn't taken long for the band to start turning heads, in their first year they have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Country, and have been selected to play some of Austin, Texas’ (the live music capital of the world!) biggest events, like SXSW, Unplugged at the Grove and KGSR’s Discovery series.

Tickets for the Friday show 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 in advance.  Preferred Viewing Passport Pins are $80.

The show begins at 7 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m.

 

Saturday, Aug. 30 features co-headlining bands Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Blues Traveler.  Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford are the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees that were the rhythm section of the legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival.  In 1995, they formed this band so a generation of fans could enjoy hearing live the 22 classic hits they’d played on.   Since then the band has continued to perform around the world.  Its live “Recollection” CD has sold more than a million copies.

Blues Traveler was one of the most successful bands of the late ‘90s.  The Grammy Award winning quartet defined the musical style of that decade.  The band has played for more than 30 million people via more than 6,000 live shows in a quarter-century.  More than 13 million records have been sold.  The band’s trademark sound is augmented by extended instrumental jams in concert, meaning that no two shows are identical.

Tickets for the Saturday show 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 in advance.  Preferred Viewing Passport Pins are $80.

The show begins at 7 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m.

 

Sunday, Aug. 31, Train returns by popular demand as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon concert headliner, after a hugely successful date on the 5th Street Main Stage in 2012.  The trio has earned three Grammy Awards and eight nominations and has been nominated for and won three American Music Awards.

The band’s last CD “California 37” debuted at Number 4, the fourth consecutive Top 10 album, and spawned five hit singles including the worldwide chart-topping “Drive By.”  A new record “Bulletproof Picasso” will be released the week after Train’s performance.

Train is Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford and Drew Shoals.  

Tickets for the Sunday Rock ’n’ Roll Half-Marathon show 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 in advance.  Preferred Viewing Passport Pins are $80.

The show begins at 7 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m.

 

For the fifth year, a limited number of three-day VIP Experience passes will be available to the general public for Friday, Saturday and Sunday Main Stage concerts.  These passes provide concert viewing in an exclusive area directly in front of the stage on all three days.  VIP holders also enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, VIP-only port-a-johns, two free beers or wine, and one ticket to Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts, for just $285 per person.

Those wishing to purchase single-day VIP tickets for Friday or Saturday only may do so for $125 each in advance.  Single-day VIP tickets are not available for Sunday.

VIP Experience tickets are available only through Ticketmaster.

 

Headliners on the 5th Street Main Stage are world-class artists who collectively have sold more than 50 million records and will appeal to music lovers of all types.

Friday, Aug. 29 – Hunter Hayes, with special opening guest.  Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show.  Limited Preferred Viewing is $40 advance, $45 day of show if available.

Saturday, Aug. 30 – Co-headliners Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Blues Traveler.  Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show.   Limited Preferred Viewing is $40 advance, $45 day of show if available.

Sunday, Aug. 31 – Train with special opening guest, presented by the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon.  Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show.  Limited Preferred Viewing is $40 advance, $45 day of show if available.

 

A Passport Pin, at $40, provides admission to all three Main Stage concerts.

Tickets, Passport Pins, and VIP Experience Passes are on sale NOW through all Ticketmaster outlets, including online www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000.  Children younger than 12 are free with a paid adult, not including preferred viewing or the VIP Experience offer.

 

Friday, August 29

5th Street Main Stage (6:00pm doors) - $20 in advance/$25 day of show - Preferred viewing $40 in advance/$45 day of show (if available)

7:00pm

Hunter Hayes with Native Run

Waterloo Revival

17th Street Park (6:30pm doors) - free

7:30pm

Foghat with The Blue Lords

24th Street Park (6:30pm doors) - free

7:30pm

Big Sam’s Funky Nation with Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos

31st Street Park (6:30pm doors) - free

7:30pm

Vertical Horizon with Jesse Chong Band

 

Saturday, August 30

5th Street Main Stage (6:00pm doors) - $20 in advance/$25 day of show - Preferred viewing $40 in advance/$45 day of show (if available)

7:00pm

Creedence Clearwater Revisited with Blues Traveler

12th Street Boardwalk Stage - free

 6:30pm

 Session Rockers

17th Street Park (6:30pm doors) - free

7:30pm

Cherry Poppin Daddies with Major & the Monbacks

19th Street Boardwalk Stage - free

 6:30pm

 The Shack Band

24th Street Park - free

Noon-1:00pm & 2:00pm-3:00pm, Rocknoceros (family matinee)

24th Street Park (7:00pm doors) - free

8:00pm

Salute to The Platters, Cornell Gunters Coasters, and Drifters Revue

27th Street Boardwalk Stage - free

 6:30pm

 The Band Concord

31st Street Park (6:30pm doors) - free

7:30pm

Rusted Root with Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot

 

Sunday, August 31

5th Street Main Stage (6:00pm doors) - $20 in advance/$25 day of show - Preferred viewing $40 in advance/$45 day of show (if available)

7:00pm

Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon presents Train with Striking Matches

12th Street Boardwalk Stage - free

 6:30pm

 Doug Dunn & Steel River Band

17th Street Park (doors 3:00pm) - free

4:00pm

Bill Deal’s Rhondels with Main Event Band

19th Street Boardwalk Stage - free

 6:30pm

Dahna Rowe & the Miscreants

24th Street Park (6:30pm doors) - free

7:30pm

Gerald Albright with Forte Jazz

27th Street Boardwalk Stage - free

 6:30pm

 Brandon Bower Band

31st Street Park (6:30pm doors) - free

7:30pm

Strictly Bizzness with Guava Jam

 

The 21st Annual American Music Festival, presented by Chevrolet, is sponsored by the City of Virginia Beach, Bud Light, Rex Goliath, Step in Time, Eastern Truck & Accessories, McDonald’s, Pepsi, World Class Realty, Budweiser, Landshark, Monster,  GEICO, and Gold Key Resorts.

Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk.

 

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