Atlantic Beach, N.C. – The Crystal Coast, North Carolina’s Gem located along the state’s central shoreline, announces the first annual 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 wide pearlescent beaches, plenty of sunshine and now a highly anticipated music festival featuring Third Eye Blind, Robert DeLong, Judah & The Lion and opening act, 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 TDA. “This inaugural music festival is sure to set the stage for years to come of well-known and up-and-coming acts.”

Ticket sales start Friday, April 22 at 10:00 am ET 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 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.

Adventure-seekers may opt to start out their day with the coinciding Crystal Kai SUP Cup Race 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 at the new Crystal Coast Music Festival. For additional information on the Crystal Kai SUP Cup, visit

More than 85 miles of gleaming beaches only begin to tell the story of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Framed by barrier islands that extend from Cape Lookout, the Crystal Coast is home to a herd of wild Spanish mustangs, Blackbeard’s sunken flagship, a towering lighthouse, world-class fishing, diving, boating, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, surfing, intriguing history, maritime heritage, “America’s Coolest Small Town” and Cape Lookout National Seashore, named the No. 1 National Park Beach by USA TODAY. And the dining? It’s divine with more than 85 locally owned restaurants.

For more information on the Crystal Coast Music Festival, visit Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster or by phone at 800.745.3000. The Crystal Coast Music Festival takes place on the beach in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, with entry at 101 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, NC, 28512. Audience will be on the sand, so plan flip flops accordingly.

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