Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest on the beach announces August 2021 event dates and headliners

Wildwood Beach, NJ – December 22, 2020 – Organizers of the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest on the beach, in coordination with the City of Wildwood government officials, announced today that the Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF) will officially be welcoming back headliners Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as welcoming Zac Brown Band to the 2021 lineup.

It was also announced that the event has been rescheduled for Friday, August 20 through Sunday, August 22, 2021 with a kick off concert scheduled for the evening of Thursday, August 19, 2021. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution for all involved; artists, staff, production crew, and especially attendees and the entire Wildwoods community. Organizers held extensive talks with Wildwood officials and continue to appreciate their insight and flexibility to accommodate these new dates. Collectively, all parties involved felt these dates provided ample time for circulation of the recently released vaccines as we continue to acknowledge the COVID-19 pandemic.   

“Based on the outpouring of support from fans and the Wildwood community, we chose to seek alternate dates which we felt provided sufficient time for the recent vaccine to circulate, as well as additional time for us to ensure a safe and successful festival; the safety and satisfaction of our fans is our #1 priority. With this being our inaugural event in Wildwood, we want to make sure we do it right. Moving an event of this magnitude is a massive undertaking and we appreciate everyone who helped us with the decision and the transition to August for 2021,” said Rob Pedlow of Barefoot Country Music Fest. “We understand holding the festival is contingent on state and national guidelines for mass gatherings and will continue to monitor the situation with local officials and healthcare personnel over the next several months. Fans were vocal that they wanted BCMF to still take place and we are looking forward to a safe and fun event in August.” 

Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron stated, “The team at Barefoot Country Music Fest was all set for the June 2021 concert date; however, during these extraordinary times, it is vital to continue to stay as flexible and attentive to current conditions as the BCMF team has been. The City, BCMF, artists and their management, vendors and others have worked tirelessly to reschedule the event in August 2021. On behalf of myself and the commissioners, we look forward to celebrating this one-of-a-kind experience with our community and visitors.”

BCMF is brought to you by Southern Entertainment, the producers of the award-winning Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the largest outdoor country music fest on the East Coast. BCMF is expected to be the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music festival, occupying 27 acres of the Wildwoods beaches.

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