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Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater Announces Spring/Summer Concert Lineup for 2016

Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater Announces Spring/Summer Concert Lineup for 2016
Jason Kazi
Staff Writer
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia

The new logo for the recently renamed Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater (formerly Farm Bureau Live), managed by Live Nation, has recently announced their near-full lineup of artists and bands coming to the venue this summer and fall.

A new, four-year sponsorship deal started on January 12. Speaking about the deal, Aaron Giarrana, branch manager of the local Hampton Roads office stated, “Veterans United Home Loans of Hampton Roads is honored to sponsor this great local venue. Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater is a place where the surrounding community, including a substantial number of veterans, come to be entertained. We’re excited to be a part of that experience.”

On April 16, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform as part of Buffett’s “Workin’ n’ Playin’” tour for 2016.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band to Virginia Beach this summer for the opening concert of our season,” Tabatha Webster, the general manager of Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, said. “Jimmy Buffett always delivers the best outdoor party of the summer and we look forward to the festive atmosphere he brings. Don’t miss out!”

Tickets start at $36.00 and are now on sale online and at the box office. The tour is sponsored by Landshark Lager and Margaritaville Tequila.

Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band

On June 17, Dave Matthews Band’s 25th anniversary tour will stop in Hampton Roads.

“Dave Matthews Band delivered another terrific summertime gem at Blossom…It’s physiologically impossible not to have a great time at these shows,” the Cleveland Scene said in a 2015 live review.

Tickets start at $32.50 and are now on sale online and at the box office. The tour is sponsored by Citi, DirecTV and Pepsi.

On June 22, Weezer and Panic! At the Disco co-headliners will also perform at the amphitheater. The tour will feature songs from Weezer’s most recent eponymous album and Panic! At the Disco’s “Death of a Bachelor.” The show will feature Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness as a special guest.

Tickets start at $18 and are now on sale online and at the box office.

On August 10, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas’ “Future Now” tour will come by Hampton Roads.

about the collaboration, Jonas explained, “We’ve kind of come to a place in our careers individually where, I feel like, where we hit that zone where we said, ‘Why don’t we team up together? We’re business partners on the label-side of things,'” Jonas said about the collaboration. “[Let’s] team up and get out on the road together and make this thing bigger and better– to kind of combine forces.”

Tickets start at $22.95 and are now on sale online and at the box office.

The 2016 Mattress Warehouse Country Megaticket

The 2016 Mattress Warehouse Country Megaticket

Throughout the summer, a number of country artists will perform as part of the 2016 Mattress Warehouse Country megaticket. Performances include: Miranda Lambert on May 20, Luke Bryan on June 9, Kenny Chesney on June 23, Toby Keith on July 8, Florida Georgia Line on July 15, Dierks Bentley on July 24, Rascal Flatts on August 14, Keith Urban on August 20, Darius Rucker on September 9, Jason Aldean on September 16 and Brad Paisley on September 22.

Megatickets, which start at $269.00, give access to all eleven concerts and will only be available online at megatickets.com.

Other officially-announced concerts at the amphitheater include the “Outcry” tour featuring Hillsong Worship, Kari Jobe, Martin Smith, Jesus Culture and Brian Houston on April 24, Journey & The Doobie Brothers on July 1, Dixie Chicks “DCX World Tour MMXVI”  and Heart with both Joan Jett and Cheap Trick on Sep. 13.

The amphitheater is also holding a job fair on March 12 from 9 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at Landstown Middle School in Virginia Beach. They are hiring for seasonal and part-time positions including crowd control, ushers, ticket takers, guest services, housekeeping, merchandise, parking attendants, production personnel and more.

Tickets for all shows are available on livenation.com or at the box office. The Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater is located at 3550 Cellar Door Way in Virginia Beach and has an audience capacity of 20,000.