Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, & Thomas Rhett To Headline First-Ever BEACH IT! Music Festival

The BEACH IT! Music Festival, featuring headliners Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Thomas Rhett, is coming to the Virginia Beach…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 15, 2023


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Luke Bryan; Photo Provided, Miranda Lambert; Photo by Tyler Conrad, Thomas Rhett; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

The BEACH IT! Music Festival, featuring headliners Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Thomas Rhett, is coming to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.  

The inaugural three-day, two-stage event will take place Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. 

Riley Green, Jo Dee Messina, Kip Moore, Megan Moroney, Brothers Osborne, Jameson Rodgers, Nate Smith, Alana Springsteen, Cole Swindell, Lily Rose, and Hailey Whitters will also perform, while Dee Jay Silver will provide music between sets.

To celebrate the announcement Live Nation’s Brian O’Connell, Deputy City Manager Taylor Adams, and buzzed-about newcomer Alana Springsteen appeared at a press conference in Virginia Beach on Wednesday morning (Feb. 15). Springsteen, a Virginia Beach native, gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at the announcement with a Country Now Instagram Stories takeover

In addition to the mainstage performers, BEACH IT! Music Festival will highlight rising stars on the “Next From Nashville” stage with performances by Chayce Beckham, George Birge, Tyler Braden, Ben Burgess, Mackenzie Carpenter, Ashland Craft, Madeline Edwards, Erin Kinsey, Pillbox Patti, Peytan Porter, and Aaron Raitiere.

Three-day GA and VIP passes for the new, highly-anticipated summer event will go on-sale beginning February 21 at 10am ET at The festival will also offer a special Locals/Military Only Presale with no service fees on passes, this Saturday at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater from 10am-4pm ET.

BEACH IT! Music Festival is the latest addition of country festivals spread across the country including TidalWave in Atlantic City Beach, NJ, Watershed in George, WA, Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, FL Faster Horses Music Festival in Brooklyn, MI and Seven Peaks Music Festival in Colorado.  

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.