Family-Friendly Event Will Feature Award-Winning Artists The Grascals, The Gibson Brothers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Bluegrass Brothers, Breaking Grass And More
July 28, 2016, Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, will host its 18th Annual Bluegrass Weekend on Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27. Some of the most popular performers in bluegrass will be at Ocean Lakes, including some past favorites as well as some rising stars. The festival is exclusive to guests of the campground staying at campsites, rental houses or an annual lease site.
The music will fill the air-conditioned, 17,000 square foot Recreation Center which is less than 200 feet from the ocean. Seating is limited. Wristbands are currently available for purchase through the Event Ticket Hotline at (843) 828-4856 or online at www.OceanLakes.com. Prices for adult wristbands for both days are only $45 (plus site fee) if ordered in advance. Wristbands for ages 7 to 12 are $20 and children 6 and under are free. Tickests for the day of the show will be $50 for adults and $20 for children ages 7 to 12.
Along with the musical performances, there will be a Bluegrass Golf Car Poker Run, Mini Golf Tournament and many more activities for family members of all ages to participate in.
Bluegrass entertainment begins mid-afternoon each day and includes:
Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
The Gibson Brothers —Performing since the late 1980s, their tone and harmony epitomizes bluegrass music. In 2015, the Society For The Preservation Of Bluegrass Music In America Awards named them Vocal Group of the Year and Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary).
The Bluegrass Brothers — Formed in 1989, in West Virginia, the Bluegrass Brothers are known for their hard-driving sound, lonesome harmonies and high-energy show. In 2011, two of the band members, Victor & Robert Dowdy, were inducted into the Virginia Folk Music Association Hall of Fame, joining past recipients which include Patsy Cline and The Statler Brothers.
Volume Five — The Mississippi-based bluegrass group is known for its soulful sound, spot-on harmonies and precision picking. In 2015, they received an award nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Assoication (IMBA) and a nomination for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year from the GMA Dove Awards. Volume Five has had as many as four songs from one album appearing at the same time on the Bluegrass Today Top 20.
The Churchmen — Combine bluegrass and gospel and you have The Churchmen. Based in Collinsville, Virginia, the five-man band’s Southern gospel style features four-part harmony with lyrics that resonate with their audience in a moving way.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016
The Grascals — This popular group brings a modern edge to bluegrass music. Their accomplishments include earning three Grammy® nominations and two Entertainer of the Year awards from the IMBA. Their talent has earned the group the honor of performing for President George W. Bush and for President Barack Obama’s inaugural ball.
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice — After eighteen years of performing, the band is still going strong. Their newest album, “Poor Boy’s Pleasure” debuted at number two on the national Billboard bluegrass chart. The band and its members were honored with 10 nominations from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) for its 42nd Annual (2016) Bluegrass Music Awards.
Sideline — Like the name states, the band started out as a side project for five seasoned professionals, including Steve Dilling (formerly of IIIrd Tyme Out). Due to the popularization of their debut album, it has become a full-time career. Sideline’s sound comes from 1980’s and early 1990’s contemporary bluegrass. Known for their harmonies and driving rhythm, the band combines the best of old and new material.
Breaking Grass — From Booneville, Mississippi, this five-member group is on the rise. Their music combines traditional and contemporary bluegrass, gospel, and country to create their own unique sound that appeals to all ages.
“We are excited that the popular Bluegrass Weekend tradition is continuing into its eighteenth year,” said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Ocean Lakes Family Campground.“This year’s lineup features some of the top names in bluegrass. We have received many compliments about our show from guests and promoters, of course, the climate controlled building is a real benefit to any bluegrass fan! Every year the event grows in popularity so it is important to purchase tickets soon because spaces are filling up fast.”
Tickets can be purchased online at www.oceanlakes.com or by calling the ticket hotline at 843-828-4856. More information on Ocean Lakes Family Campground is at www.OceanLakes.com. The campground can also be followed on Twitter, or “liked” on Facebook.
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.