ZZ Top, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” returns to AMF after a triumphant 2011 5th Street Main Stage headlining performance. The band attracted one of the largest audiences in the history of AMF and continues to be cited as one of the most dynamic, professional and exciting concerts in the 25 years of the annual Festival.
ZZ Top is Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. The trio has stayed together since forming in 1969 in Houston, establishing the record for longest time a rock ‘n’ roll band has continued with all original members.
Award-winning singer/songwriter, Jonathan Shumaker, leads this energetic duo, and was a 2014 "Best of Beach Street" winner. With warm tenor vocals and accomplished guitar licks, his rhythmic renditions include fresh arrangements and an exceptional dose of improv. Jonathan is a 2015 scholarship recipient for Berklee's world-renowned "5-Week Summer Performance Series." Patrick Dermody rounds out the duo with groove rhythms on drums/percussion, and a few surprises. Originals & Covers from the 60's to today.
Classically Trained Acoustic Duet. Acoustic renditions of songs ranging from Mozart to Metallica! Featuring both instrumental and vocal performances. PC Duo is a culmination of the interests and influences of Patrick Garrison and Cris Pelausa; both are public school music teachers in the Hampton Roads area.
Kelly Curtis is the dynamic blues harp and guitar duo of Lee Kelly and Curtis Brady. Their repertoire consists of great Blues standards, Rock, Funk, maybe even a little bit of Country, and their own unique takes on familiar classics. Lee and Curt have been performing together since 1997 and both are veterans of Beach Street USA.
LONGREEF are a rock band from Sydney Australia, featuring, Josh Barker on vocals, Jim Wark on Bass, Nick Miller on Guitar and Tristan Davies on drums. LONGREEF have been touring around the states for the last 3 years, have released a number of successful singles and enjoy a great fan base in Virgina Beach. Having played the Verizon American Music Festival 2 years in a row and the East Coast Surf Championships they are becoming very popular in the area.