Coastal Country Jam Comes to Long Beach

Coastal Country Jam, one of the biggest summer events on the country music calendar, celebrates its sixth year in a big way, Sept. 21 and 22, 2024, at Long Beach’s Marina Green Park. Headlined by the likes of Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean, the festival not only features more than 20 hours of performances by some of country’s biggest stars, but also a wide-ranging list of things to eat, drink, see, and do, from line dancing and cornhole to a drone show.

The first Jam in Long Beach was held in 2023 with performances by Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, and Brooks and Dunn, a late addition to the line-up. Even Shelton’s A-lister spouse Gwen Stefani made an appearance.

This year, once again, there will be many other elements to the beachside festival beyond music. There will be food and games–i.e. a cornhole tournament–art installations, a Ferris wheel, car show, and futuristic drone show at night. Plus dancing. Lots of dancing.

Coastal Country has partnered with Long Beach’s own Cowboy Country Saloon to run what’s being called the Country Club, a huge tent space dedicated to line dancing. And, as Thacher knows, there are a lot of people dedicated to line dancing.

“I can guarantee you that thing is going to be packed from the time we open until when we’re done,” he said. “I know there are some people who probably will spend most of their time inside the tent.”

Other acts on the 2024 line-up include Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Ian Munsick, Parmalee, Priscilla Block, Corey Kent, Redferrin, Kassi Ashton, Greylan James, Tayler Holder with sounds by Luwiss Lux.

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