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Barefoot Country Music Fest 2021 | Wildwood, NJ


Barefoot Country Music Fest Scheduled for August With Support From the City and State

WILDWOOD BEACH, NJ (April 29, 2021) – Give your friends a holler and get ready for some much needed fun in the sun ‘cause country music’s biggest stars are coming to the beautiful beaches of Wildwood, New Jersey! The inaugural Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF) will be held this summer from Friday, August 20 through Sunday, August 22 after a kick-off concert on Thursday, August 19.

Brought to you by Southern Entertainment, the producers of the East Coast’s largest outdoor country music fest and award-winning, Carolina Country Music Fest, BCMF is poised to be the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest, and the only one on the beach. The festival will occupy a 33+ acre playground located on the beaches of Wildwood, NJ at Lincoln Avenue between the iconic Morey’s Mariner’s and Adventure Amusement Piers, making it easily accessible from the boardwalk.

A Thursday Night Kick-Off concert was added to thank first responders and to the locals for welcoming BCMF to the community and start off the country music-filled weekend. Thursday night’s lineup is scheduled to be announced on Friday, April 30, and fans who purchase their BCMF tickets by Friday, May 14 or are already ticket holders will automatically receive free tickets to the kick-off concert. 

The three-day event will host 30+ of the industry’s biggest stars and up-and-comers on multiple stages. The current lineup for the fest includes Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Dan + Shay, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Jimmie Allen, Jon Pardi, Chris Lane, Lindsay Ell, Ingrid Andress and Carolyn Miller with more artists scheduled to be announced Friday, May 7.

“Wildwood is ready!” said enthused Mayor Pete Byron. “The Barefoot Country Music Fest has been well over a year in the making, and we will rock with these amazing country artists on our wide sandy beaches. The entire Five Mile Island is ready to welcome residents and visitors alike this August 19 – 22. We are ever grateful to the hard work and determination of the entire BCMF team and promise to match their dedication with ample municipal support to ensure a top-notch, safe event that is sure to be the big hit of Summer 2021.”

“We’re looking forward to working with Southern Entertainment to bring world-class talent to the New Jersey coast this August,” said Jeffrey Vasser, Executive Director, New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism. “BCMF is just the kind of event we need to boost tourism and help local businesses in the Wildwoods and Cape May County rebound from the pandemic.”

“From the first moment we visited Wildwood, we knew we were home. We’re excited for the start of what we know will be a lifetime of great summers here; we’re not looking to be tourists, we want to be part of this community,”  said Rob Pedlow of Barefoot Country Music Fest. “With this being our inaugural event, we want to make sure we do it right, and we’re continuing to work closely with all of our partners including the New Jersey State Department of Health, the New Jersey Governor’s Office, the Cape May County Department of Health and the City of Wildwood, to ensure we put on a safe and amazing show.”

‘As restrictions continue to be lifted, we expect this event to be one of the largest economic impact contributors to our tourism economy. We are looking forward to working with Southern Entertainment to promote this great event for the Wildwoods,” said John Siciliano, executive director/CFO for the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Authority. 

“It’s been a tough year but music always brings us all back together,” said Bob Durkin, President of Barefoot Country Music Fest. “The artists and Nashville are eager to get back to their fans and live music. Barefoot Country Music Fest, especially in its setting on the beautiful beach in Wildwood, is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for them.”

BCMF will follow all recommended CDC and state guidelines regarding Covid-19 at the time of the event. 

Tickets for BCMF are available now and can be purchased at barefootcountrymusicfest.com. For festival updates, follow @BarefootCountryMusicFest on Facebook / Instagram or go to barefootcountrymusicfest.com. For more information about the Wildwoods, NJ visit WildwoodsNJ.com.

About Southern Entertainment:
Southern Entertainment is a full-service event and production company. Our unwavering commitment to excellence has led us to produce over 500 events across the United States including the Carolina Country Music Fest, Wild & Wonderful Country Music Fest, Gravedigger’s Ball, Carolina Country Music Cruise, Greenville Country Music Fest and more. We specialize in planning, marketing and executing a wide range of concerts, festivals and other live music events with some of the music industry’s biggest stars like Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Calvin Harris and Flo Rida, among many others.

About Barefoot Country Music Fest:
Brought to you by the producers of Carolina Country Music Fest, Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF) is the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest located on the beautiful beaches of Wildwood, NJ, between the famous Morey’s Piers. A unique blend of today’s country headliners and up-and-comers, BCMF is host to the industry’s biggest stars. With the combination of country music and the scenic Wildwood’s backdrop, this family-friendly, three-day fest is a summer vacation destination.

About The Wildwoods, NJ:
The Wildwoods are the southernmost barrier island in New Jersey and have been recognized as the #1 family vacation destination for decades. Our visitors enjoy 5-miles of clean, wide, free beaches, voted ‘Best Beaches in New Jersey’, an exciting 2.5-mile Boardwalk with 3-amusement piers with over 100-rides and attractions, 3-beachfront waterparks, shops, arcades, carnival games and more eateries than the Mall of America, and the most events, festivals and concerts at the Jersey Shore. And with over 8,000 hotel rooms and 3,000 vacation rentals to choose from plus great restaurants, pubs and nightclubs, it’s no wonder over 9-million visitors each year consider the Wildwoods the best family vacation value at the Jersey Shore.

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