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Ocean Lakes to host two-day Bluegrass festival in August

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Ocean Lakes Family Campground will host some of the country’s top Bluegrass artists Aug. 27 and 28 during the 12th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend.

Tickets are already on sale and VIP tickets are available until June 30. A VIP ticket that is purchased before June 30 allows people to get into the venue 15 minutes earlier for preferred seating.

The event kicks off Aug. 27 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 to 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 800.722.1451 and for rental site reservations, call 800.845.2229.

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. 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.

Tickets to the 12th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend can be purchased online at or by calling the ticket hotline at 843.828.4856 Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions about the show, call 843.828.4833.

For more information about Ocean Lakes Family Campground, visit

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About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report.

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