The hottest country crooners are back in play for the Driftwood Festival at Doheny Beach on Nov. 10th & Nov 11th. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. THIS Friday at, so set your alarms now as this event typically sells out in a number of hours.

Perfect Timing After the Festival Frenzy
Three years ago, the Driftwood Country Fest chose the Veterans Day holiday in salute to our valued vets, and it proved such a popular event that Festival organizers have chosen the same weekend ever since.

Driftwood is as All-American as you can get with at least 10 international country acts, a giant BBQ food truck and restaurant festival, and more than 200 craft beers at the ready.

Who’s on Stage
On Saturday, Chase Rice is the headliner with plenty of great acts prior that include Filmore, Seth Ennis and Carly Pearce.

On Sunday, it’s Brandon Ray, Brooke Eden, Jamestown Revival, Kristian Bush of Sugarland and, as headliner, Big & Rich.

Ticket Prices
“Early Bird” pricing begins this Friday, Sept. 21st. As a General Admission ticket holder over the age of 21, you will receive a complimentary tasting glass for unlimited beer tastings between 1 and 4 p.m. General Admission is just $39.50 (plus fees) for single day tickets, and $79.50 (plus fees) for the weekend package.

Usually the smartest investment for the money are the VIP packages. These are in smaller quantity, so you definitely want to jump on these this Friday.

The Driftwood VIP Lounge ticket is $129.50 per person per day, or $249.50 for the VIP Weekend Package.

Both include early admission in a dedicated express line, the same valued tasting glass, craft beer tastings that begin an hour earlier than the rest of the world, a VIP viewing section in front of the main stage, private restrooms, a VIP bar and exclusive food options available.

Or, opt for BBQ with Chase Rice
Toss in another $50 for a single VIP day (Saturday) day ($299.50) to enjoy a Backyard BBQ with Chase Rice with complimentary burgers, hot dogs and more. You even get a photo opportunity with the Chase man himself.

About Those Kids …
In previous years, the Festival restricted children until after the beer tasting hours drew to a close. This year, the Festival aims to be more “family friendly.” Do keep in mind, though, that this is still an extensive beer tasting event.

Purchase tickets for your kids if they are over the age of 7. For children under the age of 7, one child is allowed in free with an adult ticket holder (in other words, you can’t bring three children in with one adult ticket holder).

Again, tickets for Driftwood do not go on sale until this Friday at 10:00 a.m., but check out all the details, parking suggestions, rules and regulations (no printed pattern purses?) while you wait at

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