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Beach Music Cruise-In, presented by TowneBank

May 18, 2018 to May 20, 2018


On the beach at 30th Street
Alcohol available for purchase
Food Vendors
Free Event
No Pets Allowed

Due to inclement weather, the car show has been moved to Sunday, May 20, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

The TowneBank Beach Music Cruise-In, combining bands on the beach and cars on the boardwalk, blends the best of the “oldies” with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past!  Friday-Sunday, May 18-20, 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.  Stroll the boardwalk to view classic cars, hot rods, antiques, and more.

Join us for the Pre-festival Party on Thursday, May 17, at The Eagle’s Nest with Ammon’s Allstars and DJ Larry Williams from 6:00pm-10:00pm.  The pre-festival party is a ticketed event.

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.

This year’s TowneBank Beach Music Cruise-In will remember legendary entertainer Ammon Tharp, and his contribution to the Beach Music scene.

The 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.

To register for the car show, download and submit the form above.

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 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 the TowneBank Beach Music Cruise-In!

Beach Music Cruise-In is the winner of the 2011 Industry Appreciation Award ("CAMMY") from the Carolina Beach Music Association.

Admission to concerts on the beach is free.

Pre-festival Party (ticketed event):

Thursday, May 17

6:00pm-10:00pm, Ammon’s Allstars with DJ Larry Williams

The Eagle’s Nest

$15 per person (for ticket information call 252-455-1515)

Entertainment Schedule (all performances are on the beach at 30th Street):

Friday, May 18

7:30pm-10:30pm, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard

Saturday, May 19

12:30pm-3:30pm, Main Event

4:00pm-7:00pm, Bill Deal’s Original Rhondels

7:45pm-10:30pm, Chairmen of the Board featuring Ken Knox

Sunday, May 20

Noon-3:00pm, The Entertainers

3:00pm-6:00pm, Band of Oz

Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk.

Parking is conveniently located in the 31st Street Municipal Garage

209 30th Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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