Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach is a 20,000-seat outdoor concert venue, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The amphitheater opened in 1996, and since then, due to its size and target audience, has hosted concerts by large names in the music industry. In March 2010, the venue removed its corporate prefix ("Verizon Wireless") for the first time in its 14-year history, to be known simply as "Virginia Beach Amphitheater". In February 2011, the amphitheater was renamed "Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach", with naming rights coming from Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance.
The amphitheater has five dedicated adjacent parking lots, and parking fees are included in ticket prices for most shows. The facility has two main seating areas; the main fixed seating area beneath a canopy and secondly a lawn area behind the fixed seating and partially covered by the canopy. The facility rents small lawn chairs for patrons who have purchased lawn seats and allows concert-goers to bring blankets.
The amphitheater has played host to many music festivals, including Crüe Fest, Crüe Fest 2, FM99 Lunatic Luau, H.O.R.D.E. Festival, Honda Civic Tour, Lilith Fair, Lollapalooza, Mayhem Festival, Ozzfest, Projekt Revolution, Uproar Festival and Vans Warped Tour. The Dave Matthews Band performed and recorded their show, on June 4, 1996, which was later released as a live album, entitled Live Trax Vol. 18.
Aerosmith were scheduled to perform during their Just Push Play Tour on September 11, 2001, with Fuel as their opening act, but the show was cancelled, due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, during their Honkin' on Bobo Tour on June 16, 2004, with Cheap Trick as their opening act, but the show was cancelled, due to illness and during their Aerosmith/ZZ Top Tour on July 5, 2009, with ZZ Top as their opening act, but the show was cancelled, due to injuries sustained by frontman Steven Tyler.