Some of the biggest names in music are headed to Daytona Beach. The American Music Festival announced Friday it's bringing in acts this summer that include Janet Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera and Rihanna.
The festival is designed to raise the Daytona Beach image in the minds of residents and visitors. After major concerts in June at the Bandshell, it will expand to shows at the Ocean Center, Peabody Center and Main Street.
Daytona Beach committed $125,000 to promote it. The city has given hundreds of thousands for music events before, with little return, but said the organization is different this time.
The other performers announced Friday are the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovatto and Selena Gomez.
Tickets go on sale May 29, but specific dates for the performances have not been released.