Ocean Lakes Welcomes Bluegrass Festival Aug. 27-28
Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach, S.C., will host some of the country’s top Bluegrass artists Aug. 27-28, during the 12th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend, according to a news release.
The event kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, in Ocean Lakes’ 17,000-square-foot air-conditioned recreation building, just a few dozen yards from the Atlantic Ocean. The Saturday concerts will run from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. A adult wristband is $40 dollars in addition to the site fee and includes admission to both Friday and Saturday events. Tickets for children ages 6 to 12 years old are available for $20, and those under 6 are free.
This year, Ocean Lakes Family Campground will welcome Daily & Vincent (Saturday), The Bluegrass Brothers (Saturday), The Larry Stephenson Band (Friday), Darren Beachley & the Legends of the Potomac (Friday), Idletymes (Friday), The Bluegrass Strangers (Friday/Saturday), and the Jeanette Williams Band (Saturday).
The performers coming to the campground are world-renowned artists and several have been recognized by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America. Daily & Vincent, whose album, “Daily & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart in February, won four SPBGMA awards and were named the 2010 “Vocal Group of the Year” by the society.
The Bluegrass Brothers received the 2010 SPBGMA “Instrumental Group of the Year” award and Larry Stephenson is the five-time recipient of the “Male Vocalist of the Year” award and was nominated in 2010 as well.
When families in attendance aren’t watching these award-winning performers, there will be a host of other fun events for them to choose from, including a Bluegrass poker run, mini-golf tournament and golf car challenge.
Ocean Lakes Family Campground was awarded the title of 2008-2009 National “RV Park of the Year” by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). It is the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States with over 310 acres of campsites and beach house rentals.