Ocean Lakes Holds 13th Bluegrass Festival

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August 4, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C., will host some of the country's top Bluegrass artists Aug. 26 and 27 during the 13th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend.

The event kicks off Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. 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.

There are a total of 1,000 tickets available and they are only available to guests of Ocean Lakes Family Campground. For campsite reservations, call 1(800) 722-1451 and for rental site reservations, call (800) 845-2229.

This year, Ocean Lakes Family Campground will welcome Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (Saturday), Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice (Saturday), Lonesome River Band (Friday), Grasstowne (Friday), The James King Band (Friday), The Bluegrass Strangers (Friday/Saturday), and Kenny & Amanda Smith Band (Saturday).

The performers coming to the campground are world-renowned artists and several have been recognized by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). IIIrd Tyme Out is led by IBMA 3-time "Male Vocalist Of The Year," Russell Moore. The band has also been recognized as IBMA's "Vocal Group Of The Year" seven consecutive years.

Lonesome River Band has been honored with multiple IBMA awards including Album of the Year and band leader Sammy Shelor is the four-time winner of IBMA's "Banjo Performer of the Year."

Jimmy and Dick perform at Ocean Lakes Family Campground's bluegrass festival in 2010.

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 rodeo.

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 more than 310 acres of campsites and beach house rentals.

Tickets to the 13th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend can be purchased online at or by calling the ticket hotline at (843) 828-4856 Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those who have questions about the show are asked to call (843) 828-4833.

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