ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. – The Crystal Coast, North Carolina’s Gem located along the state’s central shoreline, is set to unveil the perfect blend of bands and beach at the inaugural Crystal Coast Music Festival on June 4 in Atlantic Beach. A haven for sunbathers, Atlantic Beach, named the No. 4 “Best Spring Break Destination” in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, is home to inviting beaches, plenty of sunshine and now a highly anticipated music festival featuring Third Eye Blind, Robert DeLong, Judah & The Lion and Amasa Hines.

“We’re thrilled to infuse the destination’s vibrant music culture with our southern charm during this toes-in-the-sand event,” says Carol Lohr, Executive Director of the Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority. “With re-entry permitted, concert-goers will receive their ideal mix of music and sunbathing as they enjoy watersport demos, beach games and food truck vendors in-between their favorite acts.”

A&M’s Red Food Truck, Lil’ Johnny’s Crab Shack, Steviemack’s International Food Co., Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and other popular vendors will keep the party going on-site with beer, barbecue, tacos, slushies and other tasty street food.

Tickets are on sale now, with gates opening at 3 pm and the show starting at 4 pm on June 4. General admission ticket price is $18.00 per person with limited remaining upgraded VIP tickets available for $75.00. VIP tickets include preferred entry, viewing area and exclusive cash bar and restrooms. Day-of general admission tickets will be sold for $23.00. Shuttle service will be available from three locations: Carteret Community College, Atlantic Beach Town Park and the DoubleTree by Hilton in Atlantic Beach.

Adventure-seekers may opt to start out their day with the second annual Crystal Kai SUP Cup, taking place the same weekend. In its second year, this WPA (World Paddle Association) sanctioned event will feature a long and short standup paddleboard course, clinics and end with a bang during the new Crystal Coast Music Festival. Registered paddlers will also receive a free ticket to the event! For additional information on the Crystal Kai SUP Cup, visit www.crystalkaisupcup.com.

For more information on the Crystal Coast Music Festival, visit ww.crystalcoastmusicfest.org. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster or by phone at 800.745.3000. The Crystal Coast Music Festival takes place in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, with entry at 101 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, NC, 28512.

To experience North Carolina’s Crystal Coast call (252) 726-8148 or visit www.crystalcoastnc.org, and engage with the destination socially with #MyCrystalCoast, the festival socially with #CCMusicFest, via www.facebook.com/crystalcoast, @CrystalCoast_NC on Twitter and @thecrystalcoast on Instagram.