Music can have such a healing effect, especially when it’s a fundraiser to help fund the treatment of veterans who are experiencing service-related injuries. Heading into its fourth year, the Coastal Authority Care Foundation is teeing up this year’s Band Aid Music Festival for June 2-3 at the Holiday Trav-L Park in Virginia Beach.
This year, 38 Special is the headline act for Friday night, with country-musician Larry Fleet fronting the festival on Saturday. Other musicians include Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos, Exploding Sun, The Gold Sauce, Buck Shot, The Piedmont Boys, The Daniel Jordan Band and Chase Payne.
- Friday, June 2: Doors open at 4 p.m. with acts performing 4:30 – 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, June 3: Doors open at 2 p.m. with acts performing 3 – 9:30 p.m.
Last year, the event saw 1,500 attendees over the two-day fest, but this year, the event organizations are expecting 5,000 attendees. Attendees can camp on site, or just come for the day. Single day tickets start at $26.25 and can run up to $180 for the multi-day, VIP experience. Children 12 and under are free.
New this year are sponsor chalets, VIP viewing platforms and delicious fan favorites like Orange Crush and Lynchburg Lemonade. Guests can also expect food trucks like Hangry’s, Pelican Pete’s Mobile Pizza, Aloha Snacks and The Flying Pig. Additionally, there will be a live auction, a 50/50 raffle and artist vendors on site.
Proceeds of Band Aid support Coastal Authority Care Foundation, a nonprofit that provides grants to veterans treating service-connected injuries, like mild traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain. Coastal Authority Care Foundation helps cover the cost of hyperbaric oxygen and neurotherapy programs often not covered by insurance, but that provide life-altering care for veterans in Hampton Roads.
To attend this year’s festival, purchase your tickets here.