The Carolina Country Music Fest is back on Thursday through Sunday in downtown Myrtle Beach. Everything you need to know about the event is listed below:
The kickoff party on Thursday features Gary Allan. Friday’s performers include Keith Urban, Jake Owen, Joe Nichols, Michael Ray, Outshyne and Maren Morris. On Saturday, Tim McGraw, Chase Rice, Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Bryant take the stage. And Sunday’s headliners are Florida Georgia Line, The Cadillac Three, Cole Swindell and A Thousand Horses. Dee Jay Silver will be playing Friday though Sunday.
How to get tickets
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VIP tickets for the individual days are sold out. But one and two-day general admission tickets are still available, as well as tickets for the kickoff party on Thursday with Gary Allan. Three-day general admission passes for Friday, Saturday and Sundayand the $1,299 “Super VIP” ticket for Friday-Sunday that includes a ticket to the Thursday kickoff party are also available.
Once you make your purchase, you will be sent a wristband that acts as your ticket, which needs to be activated before use. The event is “cashless” and you can add credit to your wristband which can be used to buy food and drinks at the concert.
For local festival-goers, $70 parking passes are available for the entire weekend, or one for $25 per day that will allow people to park in the former Myrtle Square Mall parking lot between 23rd Avenue North and 27th Avenue North. Shuttles will transport people between the festival and the parking lot between 5 p.m. and midnight on Thursday and between noon and midnightFriday through Sunday.
For out-of-towners: Hotel shuttle passes ($50) are good for all four days of the festival, and run between 25 different hotels in the area. They run from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, and noon to 12:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Closures included Ocean Boulevard between Eighth and Ninth avenues North, and Eighth Avenue North between Kings Highway and Ocean Boulevard.
Ninth Avenue North will be closed to eastbound traffic between Kings Highway and Ocean Boulevard, and westbound traffic will be redirected to Kings Highway.
On Kings Highway North, northbound traffic between Sixth Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North will be reduced to one lane to allow traffic on Seventh Avenue North to make a continuous right-hand turn onto King’s Highway.
Ninth Avenue North will be closed between Broadway Street and Kings Highway for shuttle drop-off, as well as Chester Street between Ninth Avenue North and Mr. Joe White Avenue.
The early prediction for the weekend of the Carolina Country Music Fest is looking good, with mostly clear skies and high temperatures in the upper-80s.