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Wayzata Beach Bash

Wayzata Beach Bash is back for it’s 6th year! Beach Bash began in 2013 in coordination with Wayzata’s James J. Hill Days; an annual event established in 1975, presented by the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce. Beach Bash began in hopes of drawing more people and more excitement to an already fun event and city, as well as extend the festivities into the evening hours with a big party! 2017 was a great year of country music, with Randy Houser headlining the Friday night and Big & Rich throwing one heck of a party for our Saturday night show. Our 2016 show was amazing with Jennifer Nettles and Jerrod Niemann taking the stage for a night of country music. Sammy Hagar and The Circle with Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles played for a packed house on Saturday night. In 2015 we had Dierks Bentley with Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith and a rockin Saturday night with Soul Asylum and BoDeans co-headlining. 2014 was just as fun with Friday night performances by Billy Currington with LoneStar and Hitchville. Saturday night we welcomed The Goo Goo Dolls with Martin Zellar and Cowboy mouth. In our first year we learned that two nights were better than one. Although it was hard to tell, because we had a killer performance by Big N’ Rich! They absolutely loved Beach Bash and the Minnesota vibe! Accompanied of course by the great Cowboy Troy. Carnival rides, food, waterski shows, and car shows are just a few of the festivities found at James J. Hills Days. Located on Wayzata Beach, the venue is unique for an outdoor show. With a capacity of 5000 people, the experience is unlike any other where you get to see national level entertainment in a very intimate setting. There are different genres of music each night, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. We can’t wait to see everybody come enjoy in the Wayzata Beach Bash experience.

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Friday, September 7th
Saturday, September 8th

For questions please call: 612-460-2223


Wayzata Beach
294 Grove Lane E
Wayzata, MN 55391



What time do gates open?

6pm both Friday and Saturday

Can I bring chairs?

No, chairs are not allowed.

Is the concert area handicap accessible?

Yes, you can purchase a handicap accessible ticket.

Can I bring in coolers and my own food and beverage?

There will be no outside food and beverage allowed.

What does a VIP ticket get me?

Exclusive access to area closest to the stage, exclusive access to Boatworks building and 6Smith restaurant, patio and rooftop prior and during the show. Free food is included from 6:00-8:00.

What does a GA ticket get me?

Food and drink available to purchase (does not include 6Smith). No Access to building or free food before or during the show.

Questions about purchasing tickets?

Contact Ticket Web directly: 1-866-777-8932. EVERYONE needs a ticket to enter the concert grounds.

Where do I park?

Parking is available on city streets where permitted, the city lot off of Lake Street and surrounding parking lots. Maps and any shuttle info can be found on the JJ Hill Days website.

Is there re-entry into concert grounds?

Yes, you may leave and re-enter by having your ticket scanned in and out.

Rain or Shine?

In the event of inclement weather the show will be interrupted and resume again as soon as weather permits. Tickets are sold on a "rain or shine" basis, and no refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to bad weather.

Are pets allowed?

No, dogs/animals, etc. are not allowed on concert grounds.

Lost and Found?

Lost and Found will be located towards the entrance of the concert venue. After the event, please call 612-460-2223 for any lost and found questions.


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