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Did you know that you have access to 3 days of Music at the American Music Festival? Don’t miss out on the biggest Beach Bash of the Summer! 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.

AMF is one of the nation’s longest running and largest annual outdoor oceanfront music events featuring dozens of international recording acts. All performances take place along the oceanfront at the 5th Street Main Stage on the Beach and at 17th Street Park, 24th Street Park and 31st Street Park stages.

If you run the 5k or 1 Mile, you can enjoy the Sunday night concert at no cost! Check out the list from the 2019 Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon and stay tune for the 2020 bands on course. Keep an eye out for the 2020 Line Up!

2019 Headliners included:

Lee Brice performing Friday evening, 311 performing Saturday evening and +Live+ with special guest Dashboard Confessional performing Sunday evening. Vertical Horizon, Cracker, Parmalee, Blind Boys of Alabama, Larkin Poe, Camper Van Beethoven, William Michael Morgan and Tenille Arts are featured performers during the 5-day Festival. A complete event schedule is listed below and available at www.LiveOnAtlantic.comSmall_Facebook Logo @LiveOnAtlantic @LiveOnAtlantic


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.

Court Street Company

Court Street Company

A rock band from Portsmouth, Virginia. Their sound is a rich blend of modern alternative and classic rock with influences from almost every decade of music that precedes them.

Troy Breslow

He has been performing country music his whole life, with the same enthusiasm to audiences both large and small at any given venue. In 2018, Troy was recognized by VEER Music as “Country Artist of the Year.

Troy Breslow Band

Phillip has found new musical inspiration by teaming up with his wife Phoenix on upright bass.

With Phillip on resonator guitar, kick drum & stomp board,

and Phoenix adding vocals & low end,

you now have ROEBUCK

~  The husband & wife three-piece duo.

The Norfolk, VA-based, modern variety band ~

Red Stapler Duo

Plays across several genres and eras of music by putting their own twist on your favorite songs.  Their creative infrastructure of keyboard and drums make them a unique mix to any event!


The boys have been jamming together since 2013.

Music is their paint brush, with a love of captivating the mind of the listener, Snicklefritz Scheme takes you on a journey into their imaginations.

A space odyssey one day, a vendetta the next ... A scheme it shall be!

A 5 piece of well-seasoned musicians all meshing together from other well-known local and touring acts. Mix together some reggae, rock, ska and dub, you then have a basic description of SoPoz!

"What does it mean?!"

To put it simply, the name originally standing for:

Something Positive & the Passion of music!

The Reef

Trevor Daniel & The REEF is an independent 3-piece reggae rock band established in Ocean View, Virginia in 2011.

They have been touring while opening for national bands such as Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Badfish, The Expendables, Passafire, The Movement, John Brown's Body, Ballyhoo, Mike Pinto, & Bumpin Uglies.

Joe Gosman

He has been playing the scene for many years. The band writes and plays many originals, but also entertains with a wide variety of covers. The band is currently playing in the Hampton Roads area and has just released a new CD.



Is a power trio from southeastern VA that plays their own unique blend of music aptly referred to as heavy mellow music for the common man.  Whether you want to get all pretty or have your face rocked off, these guys got you covered.

Finish Line Concert Headliner

The ultimate cover’s band, The Deloreans will rock any event, taking you on an epic and eclectic journey through the decades, from the 1950s to the present day! You will be sure to experience an epic boardwalk ending to this energetic band!


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.


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