Carrie Underwood to headline Jersey Shore’s new Barefoot Country Music Fest: Dates, line-up, tickets and all you need to know

The festival takes place with in-and-out access on the 27 acres of the Lincoln Avenue beach in Wildwood, New Jersey, and promises former 'American Idol' country-pop megastar Carrie Underwood as the headliner performance and over 30 great country artist performances, including some up-and-comers


                            Carrie Underwood to headline Jersey Shore’s new Barefoot Country Music Fest: Dates, line-up, tickets and all you need to know
Carrie Underwood (Getty Images for CMT)

These are exciting times for country music lovers in the U.S. as a huge, all-new country music festival has been announced, deemed Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF). The festival takes place with in-and-out access on the 27 acres of the Lincoln Avenue beach in Wildwood, New Jersey.

According to the official Barefoot Country Music Fest website, the event promises former 'American Idol' country-pop megastar Carrie Underwood as the headliner performance and over 30 great country artist performances, including some up-and-comers, who will all perform on multiple stages.

What is the date of the fest?

The weekend of Friday, June 19 - Sunday, June 21.

Where is it?

Lincoln Avenue beach in Wildwood, New Jersey.

What is the line-up?

It has not yet been announced who exactly will perform, but expect some of the greatest country music artists and a headliner performance from Carrie Underwood. "30-plus" artists will perform according to the official website, and we will keep you posted with any updates on the line-up, so check back for more information.

When will Carrie Underwood Perform?

The exact date of her performance has not yet been released.

Where do I purchase a ticket and when do they open for purchase?:

Tickets will go on sale at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 10. You can purchase your tickets through Barefoot Country Music Fest's official website here.

What are ticket prices like and what can I expect to get with them?

Ticket packages include:

$149 for general admission for the three days with access to multiple stages, free activities and more.

$279 for VIP tickets, which include all the benefits of the GA package, and exclusive private area at the main stage, a private VIP cash bar and VIP-only bathrooms.

$949 for “SVIP” tickets, which include all the benefits of the GA and VIP package, an elevated platform level viewing area with full bar, an air-conditioned catering tent with seating, hors d'oeuvres, an evening buffet and free drinks that include beer, wine, cocktails, water and soda, and finally, posh private bathrooms.

*No single-day tickets will be available. Only 3-day festival passes for the above packages will be available for sale.

Will there be accommodation?

The official website will connect you to hotels, motels, B&Bs, and vacation rentals through an online tool where you can book your stay.

According to USA Today, the festival is being staged by Southern Entertainment, the producers of the big Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 
Rob Pedlow of Southern Entertainment, in a statement, said, “We're grateful for the opportunity to host BCMF in a beloved vacation destination like Wildwood and appreciate the tremendous cooperation and support of the current administration, Mayor Ernie Troiano and current commissioner, and future mayor, Pete Byron, for all they've done to make this incredible event a reality. We look forward to developing a partnership with Mayor-elect Byron and this community that will last for years to come, in addition to a great event!”

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