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Get Ready to Ride the Wave

A Global Digital Summer Music Festival is heading your way with a tidal wave of music.

The first surge hits 15 June. Flag your calendar and get ready for this cool event.

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HeatWave 2021 Lineup

From beach to base, get ready for the hottest virtual summer festival. Sunglasses are required for a lineup this bright.

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🙌 🙌 🙌 Join our virtual wave by submitting a video of you doing the wave through Facebook or Instagram – alone or with friends – to keep it going around the globe! 🙌 🙌 🙌

It all hits the beach at the end of the festival, so stay tuned.

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Endless Waves of Music

Looking for the perfect summer playlist? Say less and turn up these tunes on Spotify, featuring Heat Wave alum and our current lineup of artists. Get your summer party started with AFE. Hang loose and enjoy the jams.

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This year’s Heat Wave Summer Music Festival returns as a virtual show, still filled with live shows from top artists performing exclusively for AFE. Now this endless summer of music can be enjoyed virtually by every service member deployed overseas.

Join the wave of premieres starting 15 June and return for the hot tunes through the end of the year. Have questions? We have answers.

Why isn’t the Heat Wave concert series being presented live at my base?

For the safety of our artists, partners, community and fans, this year’s Heat Wave event will be entirely virtual. While they can’t thrill you in person at a base near you, all of the 2021 Heat Wave artists are being recorded during live performances created exclusively for Armed Forces Entertainment.

Can I stream the shows more than once?

Absolutely. The premiere event introduces each unique show and gives you a front row seat to the opening date. Return as often as you like to relive the experience.

Can I share the performance links with friends and family who aren’t in the military?

We hope you will! While it’s fine to dance alone, dancing with others is even more fun. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and turn on notifications so you can be the first to know when our Heat Wave performances become available.

Do I need to buy a ticket?

As always, Armed Forces Entertainment is committed to providing entertainment, free of charge, to show our gratitude and support for our troops overseas. Heat Wave is no exception. It’s totally virtual, totally free, and totally cool.

Past Heat Wave Festivals

Check out these posters from Heat Wave shows of the past three years. All of these artists perform exclusively for you, U.S. military personnel serving overseas.

AFE HeatWave Poster 2020
AFE HeatWave Poster 2019
AFE HeatWave Poster 2018