Headliner Act at the Toyota Rock 'n' Roll Concert Series



The Chartway Federal Credit Union 25th Annual American Music Festival

More music, more fun … get ready to rock!

Half Marathon and 5K participants receive complimentary access to The Chartway Federal Credit Union 25th Annual American Music Festival with their race bib.  Half Marathon participants will get access to all 3 days of the festival, and 5K participants will have free entry to the Sunday Night Concert to rock out to ZZ Top (runners who only participate in the Mile on the Sand will need to purchase tickets to AMF, or run the 5K to gain free access).

Have friends and family in town to cheer you on?  They can purchase tickets and join you!  Tickets and VIP Experience Passes are on sale Friday, June 22 through all Ticketmaster outlets, including online www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000. Children younger than 12 are free with a paid adult. Children are not free in VIP nor Preferred Viewing areas.

Three-day general admission passes are $40, single day passes are $20 in advance, and $25 day of the show.

For more information on the American Music Festival click here!

Sunday, Sept. 2:

After conquering the Half Marathon on Sunday, runners can rock out to legendary ZZ Top!

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.

ZZ Top is among the top-100-selling artists in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association of America.  They have 11 Gold, seven Platinum and three Multi-Platinum records.  ZZ Top has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.

Ana Popovic and The Josephines open the show.

The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m.

Enjoy Music All Weekend Long!

Friday, Aug. 31:

Ziggy Marley is the heir to his father Bob Marley’s iconic position as the foremost proponent of reggae music.  An eight-time Grammy Award winner, Marley released his seventh solo album “Rebellion Rises” in May.  The record entered the Billboard Reggae charts at No. 1.  The entire album is a message to the best side of humanity.  It’s a rallying cry and encouragement for everyone to stand up and try to make a better world.

Ziggy Marley

As the oldest son of Bob and Rita Marley, Ziggy continues his musical love of his family.  A multi-faceted artist, he has made an international name for himself as a heralded live performer, singer, songwriter, producer and collaborator.

Ziggy Marley is well-known and loved in the region, performing in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012 and 2013.

SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army) is based in ArlingtonVA.  The two-time Grammy-nominated eight-piece band enjoys more than seven million online followers and more than 300 million YouTube views.  The band has released eight albums since 2000, each rising higher on the national charts.  “Strength to Survive” in 2012 topped the BillboardReggae Album Chart.


Tickets for the Friday show are $20 advance, $25 day of show.  Preferred Viewing tickets are $50 and $60 day-of-show if still available.

The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 1:

Goo Goo Dolls return to AMF, having been a 5th Street Main Stage headliner in 2003.  GGDs hit “Iris” was ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s “Top 100 Pop Songs 1992–2012” chart (which also featured GGDs hits “Slide” at No. 9, and “Name” at No. 24).  The album spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and held the No. 1 position on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 18 weeks.  Their single “Home” extended the band’s record to 14 consecutive Top 10 hits at the Hot AC radio format, more than any other artist in the history of that format.

The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m.

Entertainment on the Course

2018 Bands on Course

Music makes up the heart and “sole” of this event. Runners will enjoy a variety of music from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues, jazz and soul along the race course. Music and entertainment set the tempo for this running party, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin’ in the streets” to these mini-concerts.

For a list of all the bands you’ll see on course, click here.

Even MORE Entertainment

Half Marathon runners can expect 13.1 miles jam packed with entertainment!  Not only can we promise music every mile, we can guarantee you’ll never go far without music, entertainment, or crowds cheering you on!

For a full list of all activation’s you’ll see on course, click here.

Spirit on the Course

Cheer teams will line the course ready to encourage participants every step of the way. Costumes and themes are optional, smiles and enthusiasm are required. To see a list of where these teams will be along the course, click here.

Thanks to all of the awesome 2017 cheer teams whose spirit ROCKED participants to the finish line, and congrats to the winners of last year’s cheer competition!

  1. Granby High School
  2. Lake Taylor High School
  3. Western Branch High School