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Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival

August 30, 2019 to September 1, 2019

As has been tradition for 19 years, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach will share the Labor Day weekend festivities at the oceanfront with the American Music Festival. All participants in the half marathon will receive free entry to the AMF concerts throughout the weekend. If you run the 5k, you can enjoy the Sunday night concert at no cost.

No other Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon event can offer this unique perk over the event weekend.

Locations

5th Street Stage
Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 17th Street Park
24th Street Park
31st Street Park

The American Music Festival will feature four major headline bands on the oceanfront 5th Street Main Stage Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 in 2019.


The sounds of rock, jazz, country, R&B, and more flood the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three sun-filled days over Labor Day Weekend at the Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival. One of the largest outdoor music events on the East Coast, the Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival brings together national, regional, and local acts to play on a gigantic stage erected on the beach at 5th Street, as well as stages in all the parks along the boardwalk.  Just about every music genre is included, proving that there truly is “something for everyone."

Performers in 2018 included Ziggy Marley, GooGoo Dolls, ZZ Top, Molly Hatchet, Eve 6, Plain White T’s, and "Cherry Poppin’ Daddies."

ENTERTAINMENT ON THE COURSE

Bands on Course

Music makes up the heart and “sole” of this event. Runners will enjoy a variety of music from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues, jazz and soul along the race course. Music and entertainment set the tempo for this running party, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin’ in the streets” to these mini-concerts.

For a full list of all the bands you'll see on course, click here. 


MORE ENTERTAINMENT

Half Marathon runners can expect 13.1 miles jam packed with entertainment!  Not only can we promise music every mile, we can you’ll never go far without music, entertainment, or crowds cheering you on!

For a full list of all activation’s you’ll see on course, click here.

SPIRIT ON THE COURSE

Cheer teams will line the course ready to encourage participants every step of the way. Costumes and themes are optional, smiles and enthusiasm are required. To see a list of where these teams will be along the course, click here.

Thanks to all of the awesome cheer teams whose spirit ROCKED participants to the finish line, and congrats to the winners of this year’s cheer competition!

  1. Granby High School
  2. Lake Taylor High School
  3. Western Branch High School

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