Sam Hunt to Headline Atlantic City Beach Concert

Kane Brown and Conner Smith are also set for the July 1st oceanfront show

Sam Hunt, shown here at the 2016 Tortuga Music Festival, will perform another beachside concert on July 1st in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Credit: Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage

Sam Hunt will perform a number of stadium shows this summer as support on Luke Bryan's What Makes You Country XL Tour. But the progressive country star is also set to headline his own massive concert on July 1st when Hunt sets up shop on the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The appearance is part of the 2018 Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series, which will announce other concerts in the coming weeks. Hunt's performance is particularly noteworthy, as it's one of only a few headlining gigs he'll stage this season. The equally progressive country singer Kane Brown and 16-year-old Nashville artist Conner Smith are also on the bill.

In addition to the Bryan tour and a concert at the Indianapolis 500 in May, the "Body Like a Back Road" singer will headline and curate his own two-day festival, dubbed the Nashional, in Nashville on April 20th and 21st. Brothers Osborne, Fetty Wap and Judah & the Lion are among the artists recruited by Hunt.

Tickets to Hunt's Atlantic City concert go on sale March 2nd via Ticketmaster. Zac Brown Band, Brantley Gilbert, Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum are among the country artists who have performed at past Atlantic City Beach Series concerts. Presented in part by Live Nation, the series is marking its fifth summer on the sand.