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Long Beach, Calif. (May 5, 2017) – The Queen Mary is thrilled to welcome ShipKicker back to the beautiful Waterfront Event Park on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The 3rd annual country music festival brings today’s top country artists to Long Beach with performances by Lee Brice, Swon Brothers, Jerrod Neimann, and the 2017 ShipKicker battle of the bands winner: James Rensink. More artists to be announced.

Lee Brice will headline the 3rd annual ShipKicker country music festival stage. Brice’s breakout track “More Than a Memory” was released in 2007 and was the first single in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart to debut at #1. His cardinal album, Love Like Crazy, took the country music scene by storm in 2009 with the title track setting a record as the longest-charting song in Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart history. Brice has had multiple chart-topping hits, gold albums, and was even honored with song of the year at both the CMA and ACM Awards for fan-favorite hit "I Drive Your Truck.” Brice will be joined by the likes of favorite country artists the Swon Brothers, Jerrod Neimann and the ShipKicker 2017 battle of the bands winner: James Rensink.

In addition to a full day of some of the greatest live music the country scene has to offer, ShipKicker concert-goers will enjoy line dancing lessons, food vendors, a beer garden, cocktails, mechanical bull rides, yard-games and more.

Tickets start at $49 (online in advance) and $59 day of and at the door. VIP tickets are $99 (online in advance) and $110 day of and at the door. VIP tickets include access to a private bar, shaded lounge, trailer bathrooms and front-of-stage access. Both general and VIP admission include complimentary access to the Queen Mary until 6 p.m. on July 1.

Tickets for ShipKicker are on-sale Friday, May 5, 2017. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.queenmary.com/events/shipkicker/.

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About the Queen Mary

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum with various daily tours, and currently the ship is featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 346 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.