Beach Music Cruise-In blends bands on the beach and hot rods on the boardwalk with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast from the past! From Friday May 8th to Sunday May 10th 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 paid 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, including the car show, on Saturday and more daytime concerts on Sunday.
The FREE Saturday car show feature turns 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. There is a registration fee for entering vehicles in the car show. 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 festival atmosphere is enhanced with a fantastic food and beverage menu available for purchase. Beer and wine as well as non-alcoholic beverages including smoothies and soft drinks go along with great festival food served in tents on the sand. Boardwalk sponsors and vendors overlook the beach, luring visitors from the boardwalk into the fun and sun at Beach Music Cruise-In!
5:30 pm Festival Box Office Opens
6:30 pm Festival Gate Opens to Beach Concert Stage, food and ABC sales begin
7:30 pm Chairmen of the Board featuring Ken Knox perform on Beach Concert Stage
10:00 am Car Show begins on boardwalk
10:30 am Festival Box Office Opens
11:30 am Festival Gate Opens to the Beach Concert Stage, food and ABC sales begin
12:30 pm Bill Deal’s Original Rhondels perform on Beach Concert Stage
4:00 pm Northtower perform on Beach Concert Stage
7:30 pm The Main Event Band perform on Beach Concert Stage
10:00 am Festival Box Office Opens
11:00 am Festival Gate Opens to Beach Concert Stage, food and ABC sales begin
12 Noon Band of Oz performs on Beach Concert Stage
3:30 pm The Tams perform on Beach Concert Stage
Single-day general admission to Beach Concert Stage (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday): $10
- available at the Festival Box Office located on the Boardwalk at 30th Street each day (Friday through Sunday)
3-day general admission pass to Beach Concert Stage (Friday through Sunday)
- $15: available in advance through May 9 at ticketmaster.com. A service fee applies.
- $12: available in advance through May 8 at Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center, 2100 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757-385-7873). Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. All service fees are included.
- $15: available at the Festival Box Office located on the Boardwalk at 30th Street on Friday and Saturday
• Tickets are subject to availability.
• No refunds.
• Children 12 and younger are free with paying adult.
Car Show portion of Festival on Boardwalk Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm is FREE and everyone is welcome.
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