Morgan Wallen, Kane Brown added to Patriotic Festival lineup

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Jan 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-11 23:52:38-04

NORFOLK, Va.-- Big events are making a comeback in Hampton Roads. The Patriotic Festival used to be an annual event in Virginia Beach, but for the first time ever it will be held in Norfolk this year. The return of these events is something we've all been so excited about after a long pandemic related hiatus.

And if you're a country fan, you won't have to go too far to hear some great music.

Thousands of people are expected to attend and the event is expected to go on without many, if any, covid-related adjustments, for the first time in years. The Patriotic Festival will also not only be moving to Norfolk for Memorial Day weekend, it will also be held at Town Point Park and partly indoors at the Scope Arena. Big names like Kane Brown, who you just saw on the CMT’s, plus Jon Pardi, and Morgan Wallen will be some of the headlining performers.

But even if you're not a big country fan, the event will have something for everyone, including performances featuring other of types of music, navy fly overs and special ceremonies, and more. People so excited for it, a local media sponsor for one of the radio stations tells us one of the big acts sold out in just under ten minutes. The Patriotic Festival is named so because the intention is to honor the armed forces. Back in October, Virginia Beach mayor Bobby Dyer said the city could not accommodate the festival over Memorial Day weekend. Festival organizers have not given a reason for the move.

NORFOLK, Va. - As tickets go on sale for the 2022 Atlantic Union Bank Patriotic Festival, two new artists were announced as additions to the lineup.

Whisper Concerts, the City of Norfolk, and SevenVenues announced Tuesday that country music superstars Morgan Wallen and Kane Brown have been scheduled as performers at the Patriotic Festival.

They will join fellow country musician Jon Pardi for the three-day festival that will take place this year in downtown Norfolk from Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29.

The Jon Pardi concert will take place at Scope Arena, while Morgan Wallen and Kane Brown will perform on the waterfront at downtown Norfolk’s Waterside Drive.

For a detailed map of the festival, click here.

Weekend passes to see all three concerts are on sale now with code SEVEN.

Single tickets to see Morgan Wallen and Kane Brown go on sale Friday, January 14 at 10 a.m. Single tickets to Jon Pardi are currently on sale.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Scope Arena box office, and online.

The 2022 Atlantic Union Bank Patriotic Festival schedule is as follows:

  • Jon Pardi  
    • Friday, May 27, 2022 
    • 7:00 p.m. at Scope Arena 
  • Kane Brown 
    • Saturday, May 28, 2022 
    • 7:00 p.m. at Waterside Drive 
  • Morgan Wallen 
    • Sunday, May 29, 2022 
    • 7:00 p.m. at Waterside Drive 

The decision to move the festival from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to Norfolk was announced in October.