A Weekend Of Sun and Strum at Atlantic City’s Second Annual 2023 TidalWave Music Festival

by Laura DeSiena
TidalWave Country Music Festival

Are you ready to #RideTheTide? Presented by Country Nation and Live Nation, Atlantic City Beach, NJ is hosting its second annual TidalWave Music Festival for a jam-packed weekend on August 11, 12, and 13. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a stunning beachside view as they enjoy performances from country music’s hottest music stars with additional access to the Atlantic City ocean and boardwalk. 

TidalWave is the latest addition to country music’s spring/summer festivals happening around the country, with the most popular including the likes of California’s Stagecoach, Wisconsin’s Country Fest, and CMA Fest hosted each June in Nashville, TN. The scenic beach setting is the main attraction of the festival, intending for guests to strap up their boots year after year to enjoy the sunny and sandy backdrop with plenty of other alluring offers included.  


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After a wildly successful first year, the festival’s current headliners boast the talents of high-demand country music stars Thomas Rhett, Jelly Roll, and Brooks & Dunn. Additional artists who will also take the main stage include Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Priscilla Block, Nate Smith, Dylan Scott, Lindsay Ell, Jo Dee Messina, Mitchell Tenpenny, Cooper Alan, Corey Kent, Hailey Whitters, and more. 

Up-and-coming artists also receive the opportunity to debut their talents at the “Next from Nashville” side stage, with sizzling new acts including Mackenzie Carpenter, Dylan Marlowe, Jake Worthington, and many more. A complete schedule of the concert lineup for each day can be found below:


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There are several different options for purchasing passes, with single-day tickets starting at $125 for general admission and $259 for a 3-day GA pass. A GA ticket includes unlimited access to all performances on whichever day you choose along with access to festival activities, bars, concessions, free water refill stations, official festival merchandise, and specialty items from craft vendors throughout the beach. 

VIP passes are also available starting at $499, with different options for a beach or boardwalk lounge view. This experience offers a more exclusive, stress-free, and comfortable experience, perfect for those who want to see their favorite country stars up close but desire the ability to cool off and recharge after a long day in the sun. 

These perks include access to a special VIP area, a separate VIP-only festival entrance, exclusive VIP-only bar service, VIP-only dining options for purchase, air-conditioned restrooms, complimentary massage & hair braiding services, dedicated VIP Host Staff, and cell phone charging stations & misting chill zones, just to name a few. For additional availability and pricing, visit their official website here. 


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Searching for the ideal hotel to ensure that your TidalWave Fest experience is perfect and unforgettable? TidalWave is partnering with Quint Rooms to help festival-goers snag the perfect hotel accommodations for the upcoming weekend. While offered hotel packages from their partner Vibe are currently sold out, several other hotels in the Atlantic City area have availability. 

For a complete list of approved items allowed inside the festival and more FAQs, visit the information tab on TidalWave’s official website. There, you can also find additional general information, venue details, and wristband registry information. You don’t want to miss this unforgettable weekend filled with sandy shores, delicious brews, and some dang good country music.

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Laura DeSiena is a certified Jersey Girl with a passion for music, playing the guitar, and binge-watching 90’s sitcoms. As an aspiring writer and author, she hopes to publish a book someday. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her browsing the shelves of Barnes & Noble in search of her next read.

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