PLEASE NOTE: AS OF 7:45AM, THE BEACH MUSIC CRUISE-IN CAR SHOW HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL 8:30AM. IF THERE ARE FURTHER DELAYS OR CANCELLATION, IT WILL BE POSTED HERE.
The Cruisin’ Virginia Beach Car Show has been combined with Beach Music Weekend to create a one-of-a-kind new event, BEACH MUSIC CRUISE-IN!
Beach Music Cruise-In, presented by Vacation Market Discount Tickets, blends the best of the “oldies” with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past! Settle into the sand as the top Beach Music bands from up and down the East Coast descend on the Virginia Beach oceanfront in a nostalgic salute to the “good old days” of cool cars and hot tunes.
A three-day series of free concerts is presented on a stage built right on the beach at 30th Street. Evening concerts on Friday give way to a full day of entertainment on Saturday and more daytime concerts on Sunday.
Thursday’s “Opening Night” concert is a ticketed event at Neptune’s Restaurant.
The new car show feature will turn the boardwalk into a local version of “Route 66,” with cars and trucks from yesterday and today competing for trophies and Best in Show cash prizes.
Individuals from throughout the region will display their autos. Hot rods, street machines, classic cars, and more will line the Virginia Beach boardwalk for several blocks, where thousands of car enthusiasts and families can view the vehicles in a beautiful beach setting.
The car show will be on Saturday, May 18, from 10:00am-4:00pm.
2013 is the 50th anniversary of the City of Virginia Beach! We’re celebrating by attempting to assemble 50 cars on the boardwalk – one for each year from 1963-2013. Car show participants indicate on the registration form whether or not they would like to be one of the 50 highlighted cars. The 50 cars selected will receive a special commemorative dash plaque to display.
Car show registration forms may be downloaded above.
The festival atmosphere is enhanced with beer and food served in tents on the sand alongside a sea of beach chairs and dancing couples! Boardwalk sponsors and vendors overlook the beach, luring visitors from the boardwalk into the fun and sun at Beach Music Cruise-In! A giant 20-foot inflatable jukebox on the beach towers over the fun as festival-goers kick off their shoes and dance their cares away on the sands of Virginia Beach.
Beach Music Cruise-In is the winner of the 2011 Industry Appreciation Award ("CAMMY") from the Carolina Beach Music Association.
2013 Entertainment Schedule
Thursday, May 16 (Pre Festival Party/Ticketed Event):
7:30-10:30pm, Fantastic Shakers at Neptune’s Restaurant
Friday, May 17 (On the Beach at 30th St./FREE):
7:30pm-10:30pm, Bill Deal's Rhondels
Saturday, May 18 (On the Beach at 30th St./FREE):
10:00am-4:00pm, Car show on the boardwalk
Noon-2:00pm, Main Event Band
2:30pm-4:30pm, Coolin' Out
5:00pm-7:00pm, Ken Knox & Company - former members of Chairmen of the Board
7:45pm-10:30pm, The Tams
Sunday, May 19 (On the Beach at 30th St./FREE):
Noon-3:00pm, Band of Oz
3:30pm-6:00pm, Craig Woolard Band
Beach Music Cruise-In, presented by Vacation Market Discount Tickets, is sponsored by the Oceanfront Inn, Budweiser, Rex Goliath, Pepsi, Monster Energy, the City of Virginia Beach, and Integrated Management Group.
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