Something In The Water returns to Virginia Beach


Nathanial Swindle

One of the two Something In The Water stages are set up before the start of the concert, taken on April 25, 2023.

Something In The Water, the concert hosted by Virginia Beach local Pharrell Williams, takes place this April after a four-year hiatus.

“In 2019, we had big names like SZA, Travis Scott, J.Balvin, Migos, Kaytranada, etc. as opposed to this year it’s a lot of underground and upcoming artists like Riovaz, D4VD, and Yvngxchris,” said sophomore Zi’hire England.

Some of the most popular artists performing are Lil Yachty, M.G.K., NLE Choppa, Flo Milli and the Wu-Tang Clan.

“I’m so excited to see Jessie Murph and Polo G,” said junior Jasmine Petrozzo.

A presale was held before tickets became available online, and even though the VIP passes were sold out almost immediately, general admission tickets are currently on sale now for $399 plus fees online.

“I waited three and a half hours. It was just a really long line that went to the parking lot and wrapped around,” said sophomore Lily Bond.

The Friday that the concert is planned to start, all schools under VBCPS are letting students off of school early, as the school busses were being used as transportation for concertgoers from the amphitheater to the beach, with the city setting aside $350,000 to pay drivers.

“So far around 400 bus drivers have signed up to drive. Shuttle service will run as late as 3:30 am Friday and Saturday and 11 pm Sunday,” said 13 News Now.