Pharrell unveils 2nd Annual Something in the Water festival

Expanded art, culture and music festival taking place April 20-26 in Virginia Beach, VA

Pharrell Williams has announced the second year of his acclaimed Something in the Water, a multi-day music festival and cultural experience on the beach in his hometown of Virginia Beach.

Building on the success of 2019’s inaugural Something in the Water, 2020 will feature expanded programming across an entire week. In addition to the incredible group of music artists that will be on the beach Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th, Williams will expand upon the week by once again bringing the best of what he’s seen around the world back to Virginia Beach, including the brightest minds from the culinary world, technology, environmental sustainability, health & wellness, media and more, from Monday, April 20th, through Thursday, April 23rd.

Full line up and details to be announced soon. The event is produced by Live Nation and Redrock Entertainment Services.

A special “Locals Only” pre-sale for April 24-26th tickets for Virginia residents (restricted to VA zip codes) runs Saturday, October 19th from noon EST through 5 pm EST. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach box office, or online at, while supplies last. Fees are waived for the in-person purchase, and standard online service fees will apply for online purchases.

Something in the Water 2019 purchasers will also have access to a Loyalty pre-sale online for the April 24-26th tickets on Saturday, October 19th from noon EST through 5 pm EST at, and should look for an email from the event with instructions.

The festival’s mission is to unite the community and celebrate the diversity and magic of Virginia Beach. It was designed as an opportunity to bring the best of what Williams has encountered around the world back to his hometown. The inaugural weekend celebrated opportunity and the chance to empower everyone from the youth to the small business owners.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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