Beach Road Weekend announces 2022 lineup

Beck returns to headline three-day music festival; meanwhile Beach Road ‘350’ is this weekend.

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Adam Epstein, organizer of the Beach Road Weekend event, was at Veterans Memorial Park Wednesday as workers got the field ready for this weekend's Beach Road Weekend 350. — Nicolas Ruderman

The legendary lineup for the 2022 Beach Road Weekend live music festival in Veterans Memorial Park includes the likes of Beck, Wilco, the Avett Brothers, Lord Huron, and more, according to a press release from the festival’s promoter.

The festival is planned for August 26-28, and will feature 30 bands, two massive stages side-by-side, and uninterrupted music all day.

Among the artists already listed, Khruangbin, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Billy Strings, Dawes, Mt. Joy, the War and Treaty, Lucy Ducas, Lettuce, Aoife O’Donovan, Neal Francis, Sammy Rae & the Friends, Bahamas, Shovels & Rope, Brett Dennen, Bully, the National Reserve, and Jeremie Albino will be performing, along with others yet to be announced.

These artists have won more than 20 Grammys between them, have put out dozens of gold and platinum albums, and played nearly every major music festival in the U.S., the release states.

“We have been working on this lineup for the past two years, building relationships and connecting with artists that we know will keep our audience dancing on their feet for three days straight,” promoter and founder of the event Adam Epstein said in the release. “This is going to be the biggest party the Island has ever seen, and we can’t wait to share this incredible experience with everyone.”

Meanwhile, Epstein said Beach Road Weekend, through the Friends of the MV Concert Series, is offering an incentive to early ticket buyers through the Main Street Partnership. “The Main Street program, which extends to businesses beyond Main Street proper, rewards customers of Vineyard Haven businesses with exclusive access to a limited number of $99 three-day weekend passes for the 2022 iteration of the festival,” a press release states.

The sale of those passes will begin at 12 noon on Sunday, July 25, at a pop-up shop at the former Santander Bank Building at 75 Main St. Epstein was busy at the shop on Monday, getting it ready for the upcoming weekend.

General-admission three-day passes will start at $175, but if people show a receipt from a participating Vineyard Haven business of $30 or more, they will be eligible to purchase one of 1,000 three-day passes for $99. Vineyard Haven businesses can sign up for the program by contacting Esptein at adam@innovationae.com, the release states.

“Vineyard Haven welcomed us with open arms in 2019 as thousands of music lovers flooded the Island to see John Fogerty, Phil Lesh and Friends, Grace Potter, Dispatch, and nearly two dozen other bands,” Epstein said in the release. “Now we want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us in the past, as we get ready for what will be the biggest weekend of music in Martha’s Vineyard history.”

Beach Road Weekend “350” will feature legendary jam band moe. and Grammy winners Tedeschi Trucks live Friday, July 23, through Sunday, July 25. A limited number of tickets are still available for the socially distanced shows. All tickets are on sale now at beachroadweekend.com

Tickets and hotel packages will be available July 25 at Beach Road Weekend’s pop-up store in Vineyard Haven.

Beach Road Weekend “350” is sponsored in part by Martha’s Vineyard Bank, New Belgium Brewing Co., Fishers Island Lemonade, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Xfinity, the release states.

Reporter Brian Dowd contributed to this story.

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