Barefoot Country Music Fest Rescheduled To June 18-20, 2021

Tickets purchased for the 2020 Barefoot Country Music Fest can be rolled over for 2021 festival, donated to honor COVID-19 frontline workers, or request a refund

Wildwood Beach, NJ – April 24, 2020 – Organizers of the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music festival on the beach, in coordination with City of Wildwood government officials and health care professionals, announced today that the 2020 Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF) will be rescheduled to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Originally slated for June 19-21, 2020, BCMF will now take place Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20, 2021 on the beach in Wildwood, NJ. In addition, a special Thursday Night Concert Kick-Off Party honoring healthcare and other frontline workers in the battle against COVID-19 is scheduled for Thursday, June 17, 2021. BCMF will also be donating 500 festival tickets to healthcare personnel on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19.

BCMF ticket holders can roll over their tickets to 2021, donate their tickets to honor COVID-19 frontline workers, or request a refund.

Organizers originally hoped to reschedule BCMF for later this year, but that became increasingly challenging due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.

“Based on the outpouring of support from fans and the Wildwood community, we’ve worked tirelessly with artists’ management and the city since mid-March to find an alternate weekend for BCMF this year. During this process, the COVID-19 landscape changed yet again,” said Rob Pedlow of Barefoot Country Music Fest. “We’re heartbroken over what’s happening throughout the country and disappointed BCMF will not happen in 2020, but felt it was the best decision to protect the health and safety of fans, the Wildwood community, artists and BCMF staff. We’re grateful for Mayor Pete Byron, the incredible City of Wildwood team, and especially the fans that made this inaugural event a near-sellout before the pandemic. We’re getting to work on BCMF 2021 and can’t wait to celebrate with everyone next June.”

Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron stated, “While we are disappointed that the Barefoot Country Music Fest had to be postponed this summer, we greatly appreciate all of the hard work and effort that went into planning the festival. We look forward to an even bigger and better festival in 2021. On behalf of myself and the Commissioners, we look forward to celebrating this one-of-a-kind experience with our community and visitors in the not-so-distant future.”

Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, and Lynyrd Skynyrd were on tap to headline Barefoot Country Music Fest, and are in discussions to perform at next year’s event. Festival organizers will announce performers for BCMF 2021 in the coming months.

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.

Further updates about the 2021 Barefoot Country Music Fest will be made on social media and at For more information about Wildwood, NJ, visit

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.


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