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Enjoy long holiday weekend with concerts by The Embers, The Catalinas at Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach, SC

Ocean Lakes Family Campground’s 17th Annual Beach n’ Boogie Weekend set for Feb. 17, Feb. 18

MYRTLE BEACH, SC | Ocean Lakes Family Campground will host its 17th Annual Beach n’ Boogie Weekend Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 with live performances by two of the top bands in beach music and shag lessons featuring legendary shag instructor Judy Duke. The family-friendly event is open exclusively to guests of the campground.

Beach n’ Boogie Weekend will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 with a concert by The Embers, a band that started touring in 1958 and has defined the beach music genre. The band also is a member of the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

The live music continues at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 with a concert by The Catalinas, which celebrates its 60th anniversary of making chart-topping beach music this year. The band has recorded and released more than 75 songs, including the classic “Summertime’s Calling Me.”

Also Saturday, legendary shag instructor Judy Duke will give shag lessons from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Beach n’ Boogie events will be in the Ocean Lakes Recreation Center, which is just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean.

“We are thrilled to have some of the biggest names in beach music participating in this year’s Beach n’ Boogie Weekend,” said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. “The award-winning performers are sure to get everyone on their feet enjoying South Carolina’s official state dance – the shag.”

Beach n’ Boogie falls on Presidents Day Weekend annually, giving many who are off work for the holiday a chance for a long weekend getaway at the beach. Campsites for the weekend are still available and can be booked by calling 1-800-722-1451. To rent a beach house in Ocean Lakes, call 1-800-845-2229.

“The timing of Beach n’ Boogie is perfect for folks celebrating a late Valentine’s Day or taking advantage of the long Presidents Day weekend,” Krumm said.

Guests purchase a wristband that is good for admission to all Beach n’ Boogie concerts and activities. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door for adults; $5 for children between ages 4 and 11. Buy tickets at OceanLakes.com or call the ticket hotline at 1-843-828-4856.

At a glance

WHAT | Ocean Lakes 17th Annual Beach n’ Boogie Weekend

WHEN | Feb. 17-Feb. 18, 2017

WHERE | Ocean Lakes Family Campground Recreation Center, 6001 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC

DETAILS | Concert by The Embers at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 and The Catalinas at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Shag lessons starting at 10 a.m. Feb. 18

COST | $20 in advance, $25 at the door for adults; $5 for children between ages 4 and 11. Wristbands good for all Beach n’ Boogie events

NOTE | Beach n’ Boogie Weekend events are exclusively for guests at Ocean Lakes Family Campground (campsite, rental or annual lease site guests).

About Ocean Lakes Family Campground

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a division of The Jackson Companies, is the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States. Located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., it has received numerous awards for excellence. It is the 2011-2012 National “Park of the Year” in the Mega Park category and has received that honor from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) five times. In 2010, it received the Earth Day Award from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for its iCare Program.

In 2006, Ocean Lakes received the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s Cup for making a significant economic impact on South Carolina. Ocean Lakes covers 310 oceanfront acres with nearly one mile of beachfront. It offers 3,447 sites – 859 of which are large and pull-through to accommodate larger RVs. It was built by Mary Emily and Nelson Jackson and their five daughters, starting in 1970. It opened with 30 campsites and one bathhouse in 1971. On an average seasonal day, Ocean Lakes has 25,000 – 30,000 guests enjoying the countless amenities that have made it a local favorite and a national vacation destination. It currently holds a perfect 10/10*/10 rating from the Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory for its overall operation, recreational offerings, services and appearance. This puts Ocean Lakes Family Campground in the Top 1% of the private campgrounds in North America. TripAdvisor awarded Ocean Lakes its 2016 “Certificate of Excellence.”

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is a division of The Jackson Companies, a family-owned enterprise that includes Prestwick Golf & Country Club, Ocean Lakes Properties, Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village, Ocean Lakes RV Center, Ocean Lakes Golf Cars, and the master-planned development SayeBrook.