As the eagerly-awaited Something In The Water Festival triumphantly returns to Virginia Beach this weekend, attendees can look forward to a smorgasbord of high-energy music, interactive activities, and culinary delights. From April 28th to April 30th, the Oceanfront, stretching from 4th to 15th streets, will morph into a vibrant paradise for music enthusiasts, featuring a diverse array of artists guaranteed to mesmerize and captivate.

Something In The Water 2023 by Pharrell
Photo from @somethinginthewater

Upon arrival, festival attendees will discover four entrances, including an exclusive VIP entrance at Atlantic Ave/6th St. The two stages, Solar and Lunar, will be positioned opposite each other on 3rd and 10th streets, offering ample room for the auditory feast in store. Performances by Pharrell’s Phriends, Kid Cudi, Jonas Brothers, Arcade Fire, and Third Eye Blind, among numerous other talents, will adorn these stages, promising a spellbinding weekend for all present.

ed. note: Here is the weather update for Friday April 28th 10:40AM.

Something In The Water 2023 by Pharrell

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Something In The Water 2023 by Pharrell

Boasting a diverse range of musical talents from hip-hop legend Lil Wayne to the innovative Wu-Tang Clan, the festival promises to cater to various preferences and stimulate the senses. To elevate the festival experience, it is highly recommended to download the official SITW Mobile App, which features interactive mapping, real-time lineup updates, and personalized scheduling tools to help attendees optimize their three-day adventure.

Something In The Water 2023 by Pharrell
Photo from @somethinginthewater

A wealth of pre-festival events offers abundant opportunities for interaction and exhilaration, including Friends of the Fest Events. These festivities encompass fashion shows, beach sports, panel discussions, markets, and more, laying the foundation for a captivating and memorable weekend.

Local Virginia Beach restaurants will join the celebration, tempting palates with their ‘Something on the Menu’ specials throughout the week. Additionally, numerous food trucks will be available for festival-goers to enjoy.

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For those seeking spiritual nourishment, a free Sunday Pop-Up Church Service will be held at 22nd Street and Atlantic Avenue, providing a haven for reflection and connection outside the main concert stages.

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Additionally, the festival will offer complimentary community events and stages at 17th, 24th, and 31st streets, shining a spotlight on local talent and ensuring a diverse array of entertainment. Oh and Richmond legends Mad Skillz and Lonnie B!

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RNB Block Party Fri, 4/28 – Sun, 4/30 | 4pm-9pm 31st Street Stage, Virginia Beach, VA
Something In The Water 2023 by Pharrell
Love At First Site Fri, 4/28 – Sun, 4/30 | 12pm-7pm 24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach, VA
Something In The Water 2023 by Pharrell
AREA 75 Fri, 4/28 – Sun, 4/30 | 12pm-7pm 17th Street Stage, Virginia Beach, VA

While rain may make an appearance, festival attendees are advised to don raincoats or ponchos, as umbrellas are prohibited. Those unable to attend in person can still partake in the festivities through a live stream available on Pharrell’s YouTube channel, providing a virtual window into the pulsating world of the Something in the Water Festival.

For in-depth information on festival safety, city logistics, transportation, and the festival bag policy, the Something in the Water website serves as an invaluable resource and can be found HERE

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