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Carolina Country Music Fest—Three-Day Outdoor Music Festival by the Beautiful Atlantic Ocean

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Carolina Country Music Fest—Three-Day Outdoor Music Festival by the Beautiful Atlantic Ocean

Grab your cowboy hat, sunscreen, and flip flops and join over 30,000 fellow country music fans for the Fourth Annual Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) from June 7 – 10, 2018 at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk within the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place located at 812 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  This three-day Country Music Festival begins with a McDonald’s Thursday night Kick-Off Concert powered by  and present by Carolina Cool on Thursday Evening, June 7, 2018.

Voted #4 in a List of Top Ten Country Music Festivals by Billboard Music Awards 2018 who stated, “Situated with the picturesque Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, the city of Myrtle Beach becomes country music central for a few days each June…..close to 40,000 people turned out to hear music from acts such as Granger Smith, and hometown favorite Darius Rucker. (Country Music Festival Myrtle Beach 2017) This great country music festival also features a stage devoted to rising talent, such as Luke Combs and Morgan Myles”.

Touted as the East Coast’s Largest three-day Country Music Fest, the CCMF 2018 lineup will feature some of the industry’s biggest stars and national recording artists.  The headliners for the Fourth Annual Country Music Fest are Luke Bryan, Toby Keith and the Zac Brown Band with the McDonald’s Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert showcasing Cole Swindell and Tracy Lawrence along with Josh Phillips, Jimmie Allen and Dee Jay Silver.

The Carolina Country Music Festival will span 18 acres of Myrtle Beach including oceanfront from the boardwalk to Ocean Boulevard with two stages—the Coors Light Main Stage and the American Anthem Stage.  The three-day event features a large area for general admission, a VIP and Super VIP area with positions near the stage, merchandise booths, food and beverage vendors, giveaways and a Zip Line on the property.

The Carolina Country Music Festival 2018 ticket prices start at $29 for the Thursday Night Kick-Off Party to $1,799 for Super VIP.  Country fans can choose from a range of one-day passes all the way up to the four-day Super VIP Pass.  The amenities increase with the price of the ticket as shown below:

$219—Three Day Pass:  General Admission– You will receive a Print-at-home ticket to be exchanged for a wristband at the festival box office will call (This ticket does NOT include the June 8th Kick Off Party- you will need to purchase separately)

$499—Four Day Pass:  Main Stage VIP-Carolina Country Special–Carolina Country Music Fest Main Stage VIP: Exclusive Private area at main stage, VIP Entrance, private cash bars, private restrooms- No Seating- Standing Room Only. Includes Free entry to McDonalds Thursday Night Kick Off Party- June 7th. (You will receive a wristband prior to the Fest–this is your ticket)

$1,799—Four Day Super VIP:  Carolina Country Special– Carolina Country Music Fest 4 Day Pass Super VIP: The Premier Luxury Experience at CCMF. 3 Level Platform viewing area with full bar, Air-Conditioned Catering Tent with seating, inclusive of all Beverage (Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Water, Soda) & Food (Food includes light appetizers, and One Full Meal per day), Exclusive VIP entrance, Posh Private Restrooms. Includes Free entry to McDonalds Thursday Night Kick Off Party- June 7th (Super VIP area Open but Cash bar and food for Kick Off Party Only.) (You will receive a wristband prior to the Fest–this is your ticket)

The Carolina Country Music Fest has grown in popularity each successive year bringing in 20,000 attendees in 2015 for the inaugural year.  At the Carolina Country Music Fest 2016, there were 25,000 attendees and in 2017, the CCMF welcomed 30,000 Country Music fans.  The 2018 event is expected to exceed past numbers. Check out the great Carolina Country Music Festival 2018 lineup by clicking here: Carolina Country Music Fest Lineup

Friday, June 8, 2018 is CCMF’s Patriotic Theme Night—break out all of your red, white and blue, and you might win big!! According to the CCMF website, “bring all the RED, WHITE and BLUE!  It’s going to be an exciting day! Y’all have an outfit picked out or what?  Don’t wait ‘til the last minute – we’ll be able to tell!  In case y’all didn’t know, we are going to be searching the crowds for the most patriotic folks out there!  You could win a meet and greet with one of our artists, prize packs, upgrades and more!..We are talking red, white, and blue HEAD TO TOE!  Face makeup, jewelry, nail polish, hair dye, bandanas – get creative…We want this night to be memorable for you and Toby, so let’s make it count!  Go big or go home!”

The gates open for the McDonald’s Thursday Night Kick-Off party at 6:00 p.m. and close at 11:30 p.m.  For the rest of the CCMF, June 8-10, 2018, the gates open at 1:00 p.m. and close at 11:30 p.m.  The gates open for the parking lot on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until midnight and Friday through Sunday from noon until midnight.

Parking and continuous shuttle service are available from the Myrtle Beach City Lot which is the former Myrtle Beach Mall Lot at 2400 North Oak Street in Myrtle Beach.  You can print your parking pass at home or bring your phone and show it on the Ticketfly APP which will be scanned each day.  You can purchase a four-day parking pass for $69.99 or a single-day pass for $24.99 per day.

Some important information you need to know is:

 Event Details

  • CCMF is a rain or shine event.
  • All ticket holders are subject to search upon entry.
  • Line-up is subject to change without notice.
  • Bring your ID to drink.
  • You may leave the festival site and return with your official CCMF wristband on.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Valid ID and credit card used to purchase the ticket must be presented to pick up wristbands
  • If not original purchaser, you must provide a copy of the original purchaser’s ID, order confirmation, and credit card used to purchase (with last 4 digits visible) for wristband pickup. No exceptions.

New Bag policy

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
    (Official CCMF Logo clear plastic bags will be available through festival merchandise outlets or at
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or smaller)
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the fest with one of the clear plastic bags.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

The Carolina Country Music Festival 2018 is expected to be the biggest, most attended yet with loads of fun.  To get all the information on what you can and cannot take to the CCMF 2018, go to  Be safe and have a great time!


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