Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen and Dierks Bentley To Headline First-Ever TidalWave Music Festival

In just a few short months, country music fans will flock to Atlantic City Beach in New Jersey for the…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 3, 2022


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Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen; Photos by Andrew Wendowski, Dierks Bentley; Photo Courtesy ABC

In just a few short months, country music fans will flock to Atlantic City Beach in New Jersey for the first-ever TidalWave Music Festival. 

The event is set to take place Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14 and will feature headlining performances from Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen and Dierks Bentley

The ocean-side festival will feature two stages with main stage performers such as Lauren Alaina, Blanco Brown, BRELAND, Travis Denning, Riley Green, Lindsay Ell, HARDY, Jon Langston, Tracy Lawrence, Chase Rice, Runaway June, Elvie Shane, DeeJay Silver, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lainey Wilson and more to be announced. 


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The lineup for the second stage will be revealed soon. 

“TidalWave Music Festival is an experience we’ve been curating for a long time,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Country Touring at Live Nation. “We knew we wanted to bring our country music festival concept to the North East coast but, the location had to be just right. The perfect spot by the ocean in Atlantic City. We can’t wait until next summer to bring these world-class acts, alongside a tailor-made festival experience.”

Three-day passes for the inaugural TidalWave Music Festival, which is promised to be the summer’s “hottest ticket,” are on sale now

TidalWave Music Festival is the latest addition of country festivals spread across the country including Watershed in George, WA, Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale. FL and Seven Peaks Music Festival in Colorado. 

Fans can follow TidalWave Music Festival on Instagram for updates. 

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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.