Friday, July 19, 2024

This ain’t Texas: Country Coastal Jam returns to Long Beach with Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett


Bring out the cowboy hats because Long Beach is about to get more country: The massive two-day country festival that is Coastal Country Jam is about to return for its second year at Marina Green Park in Long Beach.

Country Coastal Jam is back—and it plans on staying in Long Beach

Coastal Country Jam began in 2016 at Huntington State Beach—and with its coming to Long Beach, ventured into not just new territory but likely a fairly newer audience. And the change proved successful: After grappling with crowding concerns, excessive line lengths, and other concerns, the grounds at Marina Green Park allowed attendees to relax in lawn chairs or explore the blocked-off streets on Shoreline Drive which were filled with various vendors, activities like cornhole competitions and Honky Tonk recreations.

“[The move from Huntington Beach to Long Beach] created the perfect backdrop to welcome country music fans to a new space for Coastal Country Jam,” said Steve Thacher, President of Activated Events, the event company which founded the festival. “We’re honored and proud to return back to our new home for 2024.”

Last year’s event saw Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton headlining, with the latter bringing out his wife, Gwen Stefani, who unbeknownst to the crowd, would be announced as headlining the Cali Vibes festival later in the year.

So what’s the lineup for Country Coastal Jam 2024 and when is it?

Taking place September 21 and 22, this year’s headliners include Thomas Rhett on Saturday and Jason Aldean on Sunday. They are joined by Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, and Ian Munsick among others.

While having been on hiatus since 2020, its first three iterations—2017, 2018, and 2019—were hosted in Huntington Beach before taking 2020, 2021, and 2022 off.

Tickets are available beginning Friday, March 22. For presale access, click here.

For more information, click here.

Brian Addison
Brian Addison
Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 25 nominations and three additional wins. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.


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