27th Annual American Music Festival Virginia Beach virtual edition postponed until October

Posted at 12:01 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 12:01:07-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The 27th Annual Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival has been postponed until October 2 due to technical circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The free AMF virtual concert will be broadcast at 9:00 p.m. online.

“Given the unique year we’ve all had, we’re prouder than ever to serve as the Title Sponsor for a great celebration our 757 community looks forward to every year: the Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival,” said Brian Schools, president & CEO of Chartway Federal Credit Union.

All artists set to perform have previously performed at AMF:

  • John Rzeznik is the founder and guitarist for Goo Goo Dolls and performed at AMF in 2018 on the 5th Street Main Stage. The band has 19 Top 10 songs. "Iris" was #1 on Billboard's "Top 100 Pop Songs 1992–2012" chart, “Slide" (#9) and "Name" (#24). “Iris” spent 12 straight months on the Billboard charts, and held the #1 position on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 18 weeks. Their 14 Top Ten hits at the Hot AC radio format is more than any other artist in the history of that format.
  • Bret Michaels headlined the 2011 AMF’s 5th Street Main Stage, performing to one of the Festival’s largest crowds ever. He’s sold almost 50 million records as a solo artist and as Poison’s lead singer.
  • Marc Roberge performed a headlining set with O.A.R. on the 5th Street Main Stage in 2012. The band has played nearly every major area venue through the past decade and enjoys a large Hampton Roads fan base.
  • Michael Franti was in the 2016 AMF that moved to the Virginia Beach Convention Center because of inclement weather. He attracts a widely diverse audience with his unique musical blend of hip-hop, rock, jazz, reggae and funk.
  • Moon Taxi opened for 311 on AMF’s Main Stage in 2019, and many people believe the indie-alt rock quartet stole the show from the headliners.
  • Trevor Young is guitarist and vocalist of SOJA. The Arlington band opened for Ziggy Marley on the 2018 5th Street Main Stage. SOJA has earned two Grammy Award nominations and released four consecutive No. 1 albums on the national reggae music charts.
  • Larkin Poe performed at AMF in 2019 in what’s become one of the most raved-about sets in the event’s history. The duo features strong southern harmonies, heavy electric guitar riffs, and slide guitar. The ladies often are touted as "the little sisters of the Allman Brothers.”
  • Carbon Leaf is a Richmond band that last played AMF in 2018, bringing their total appearances at the Festival to six years. Their indie-rock and alt-country sound has earned the group a significant core of fans in the region.

The 27th Annual Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival – Virtual Edition is sponsored by the City of Virginia Beach, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Virginia Lottery and is produced by IMGoing.

To view the live broadcast on October 2, click here.