Carolina Country Music Fest News - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

  • Carolina Country Music Fest NewsMore>>

  • CCMF organizers already looking forward to next year's event

    CCMF organizers already looking forward to next year's event

    Monday, June 11 2018 8:38 AM EDT2018-06-11 12:38:06 GMT
    With the new changes the festival made on added security and safety policies, CCMF’s organizer, Bob Durkin, said this four-day festival has been a very safe and enjoyable event. (Source: WMBF News)With the new changes the festival made on added security and safety policies, CCMF’s organizer, Bob Durkin, said this four-day festival has been a very safe and enjoyable event. (Source: WMBF News)
    With the new changes the festival made on added security and safety policies, CCMF’s organizer, Bob Durkin, said this four-day festival has been a very safe and enjoyable event. (Source: WMBF News)With the new changes the festival made on added security and safety policies, CCMF’s organizer, Bob Durkin, said this four-day festival has been a very safe and enjoyable event. (Source: WMBF News)

    Another year in the books. Thousands of country music fans flooded the Old Pavilion site in downtown Myrtle Beach over the weekend for Carolina Country Music fest. The festival wrapped up on Sunday night and those large crowds cleared out the area. With the new changes the festival made on added security and safety policies, CCMF’s organizer, Bob Durkin, said this four-day festival has been a very safe and enjoyable event.

    More >>

    Another year in the books. Thousands of country music fans flooded the Old Pavilion site in downtown Myrtle Beach over the weekend for Carolina Country Music fest. The festival wrapped up on Sunday night and those large crowds cleared out the area. With the new changes the festival made on added security and safety policies, CCMF’s organizer, Bob Durkin, said this four-day festival has been a very safe and enjoyable event.

    More >>
  • Couple gets married on stage at CCMF

    Couple gets married on stage at CCMF

    Sunday, June 10 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-06-10 14:00:11 GMT

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - We’ve seen people get engaged at the Carolina Country Music Festival in past years, but this year one couple took it to the next level. On the third day of CCMF, a couple from Rochester, New York tied the knot on stage in front of dozens of country music fans.

    More >>

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - We’ve seen people get engaged at the Carolina Country Music Festival in past years, but this year one couple took it to the next level. On the third day of CCMF, a couple from Rochester, New York tied the knot on stage in front of dozens of country music fans.

    More >>
  • CCMF fans celebrate 'U.S. of A. Day'

    CCMF fans celebrate 'U.S. of A. Day'

    Saturday, June 9 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-06-09 13:58:27 GMT
    Fans celebrated U.S. of A. Day Friday night. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)Fans celebrated U.S. of A. Day Friday night. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)
    Fans celebrated U.S. of A. Day Friday night. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)Fans celebrated U.S. of A. Day Friday night. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)

    Thousands of fans at Carolina Country Music Fest day two showed up decked out in red, white and blue to celebrate “U.S. of A Day.”

    More >>

    Thousands of fans at Carolina Country Music Fest day two showed up decked out in red, white and blue to celebrate “U.S. of A Day.”

    More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: CCMF weekend begins with kickoff concert

    SLIDESHOW: CCMF weekend begins with kickoff concert

    Thursday, June 7 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-06-08 03:46:49 GMT
    The Carolina Country Music Fest got underway Thursday night with a kickoff concert. (Source: WMBF News)The Carolina Country Music Fest got underway Thursday night with a kickoff concert. (Source: WMBF News)

    The 2018 Carolina Country Music Festival officially got underway Thursday night with a kickoff concert in downtown Myrtle Beach.

    More >>

    The 2018 Carolina Country Music Festival officially got underway Thursday night with a kickoff concert in downtown Myrtle Beach.

    More >>
  • MBPD will use new mobile command center during CCMF

    MBPD will use new mobile command center during CCMF

    Thursday, June 7 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-06-08 01:51:20 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Police Department's mobile command center will be used during the Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: Erin Edwards)The Myrtle Beach Police Department's mobile command center will be used during the Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: Erin Edwards)

    The Myrtle Beach Police Department has been planning security for this event for a year. Capt. Joey Crosby said they have been looking to other areas to see how they handle big events.

    More >>

    The Myrtle Beach Police Department has been planning security for this event for a year. Capt. Joey Crosby said they have been looking to other areas to see how they handle big events.

    More >>
  • Information on road closures, alternate routes, and traffic flow available for CCMF weekend

    Information on road closures, alternate routes, and traffic flow available for CCMF weekend

    Thursday, June 7 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-06-08 01:36:08 GMT
    Alternate routes are available for drivers who are not going to the Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: Marissa Tansino)Alternate routes are available for drivers who are not going to the Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: Marissa Tansino)
    According to Crosby, those alternate routes are 3rd Avenue South, 21st Avenue North, Robert Grissom Parkway and Oak Street (Source: Marissa Tansino).According to Crosby, those alternate routes are 3rd Avenue South, 21st Avenue North, Robert Grissom Parkway and Oak Street (Source: Marissa Tansino).

    As people from all over flock to the area to listen to their favorite country stars, those who aren’t coming here for the country music festival should know to stay away from certain areas of Kings Highway if they want to avoid the congestion.

    More >>

    As people from all over flock to the area to listen to their favorite country stars, those who aren’t coming here for the country music festival should know to stay away from certain areas of Kings Highway if they want to avoid the congestion.

    More >>
  • Country music star stops at Myrtle Beach diner ahead of CCMF performance

    Country music star stops at Myrtle Beach diner ahead of CCMF performance

    Thursday, June 7 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-06-08 00:17:59 GMT
    Country star Brett Eldredge poses with an employee at Eggs Up Grill in Myrtle Beach. (Source: Eggs Up Grill Facebook page)Country star Brett Eldredge poses with an employee at Eggs Up Grill in Myrtle Beach. (Source: Eggs Up Grill Facebook page)
    Country star Brett Eldredge poses with an employee at Eggs Up Grill in Myrtle Beach. (Source: Eggs Up Grill Facebook page)Country star Brett Eldredge poses with an employee at Eggs Up Grill in Myrtle Beach. (Source: Eggs Up Grill Facebook page)

    One country music star decided to enjoy some of the Grand Strand’s culinary delights a day before his performance at the Carolina Country Music Festival.

    More >>

    One country music star decided to enjoy some of the Grand Strand’s culinary delights a day before his performance at the Carolina Country Music Festival.

    More >>
  • WMBF gets area set for Carolina Country Music Fest with kickoff special

    WMBF gets area set for Carolina Country Music Fest with kickoff special

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-06-07 01:49:05 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    WMBF News got the Grand Strand set for this weekend's Carolina Country Music Festival with a kickoff special that aired Wednesday.

    More >>

    WMBF News got the Grand Strand set for this weekend's Carolina Country Music Festival with a kickoff special that aired Wednesday.

    More >>
  • Traffic pattern set for CCMF weekend

    Traffic pattern set for CCMF weekend

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-06-06 22:34:47 GMT
    Law enforcement have laid out the parking plan for this weekend's Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: WMBF News)Law enforcement have laid out the parking plan for this weekend's Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: WMBF News)
    Law enforcement have laid out the parking plan for this weekend's Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: WMBF News)Law enforcement have laid out the parking plan for this weekend's Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: WMBF News)

    This weekend, thousands of people from all over the country will be in the Grand Strand to hear some of the biggest names in country music perform live at the Carolina Country Music Fest.

    More >>

    This weekend, thousands of people from all over the country will be in the Grand Strand to hear some of the biggest names in country music perform live at the Carolina Country Music Fest.

    More >>
  • 'It's an institution:' The Bowery has been the Grand Strand’s country music home for decades

    'It's an institution:' The Bowery has been the Grand Strand’s country music home for decades

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-06-06 21:03:09 GMT
    The Bowery in Myrtle Beach is celebrating its 75th season. (Source: WMBF News)The Bowery in Myrtle Beach is celebrating its 75th season. (Source: WMBF News)
    The Bowery in Myrtle Beach is celebrating its 75th season. (Source: WMBF News)The Bowery in Myrtle Beach is celebrating its 75th season. (Source: WMBF News)

    Almost as iconic as the Pavilion and the Grand Strand shoreline itself, The Bowery is a Myrtle Beach institution that is celebrating its 75th season.

    More >>

    Almost as iconic as the Pavilion and the Grand Strand shoreline itself, The Bowery is a Myrtle Beach institution that is celebrating its 75th season.

    More >>
  • Police to use enhanced safety measures at CCMF

    Police to use enhanced safety measures at CCMF

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-06-06 01:28:40 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Police Department is implementing a new flag system for this year's Carolina Country Music Festival. (Myrtle Beach Police Department/WMBF News)The Myrtle Beach Police Department is implementing a new flag system for this year's Carolina Country Music Festival. (Myrtle Beach Police Department/WMBF News)
    SOURCE: ERIN EDWARDSSOURCE: ERIN EDWARDS

    The Myrtle Beach Police Department and CCMF organizers are implementing new safety policies at this year’s event, which kicks off Thursday and runs through Sunday.

    More >>

    The Myrtle Beach Police Department and CCMF organizers are implementing new safety policies at this year’s event, which kicks off Thursday and runs through Sunday.

    More >>
  • Coast RTA modifying routes due to road closures for CCMF

    Coast RTA modifying routes due to road closures for CCMF

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 1:41 PM EDT2018-06-05 17:41:24 GMT
    Coast RTA to run modified routes due to road closures stemming from CCMF. (Source: WMBF)Coast RTA to run modified routes due to road closures stemming from CCMF. (Source: WMBF)

    Traffic plans for Carolina Country Music Fest won't only affect Myrtle Beach drivers. If you plan to ride the bus this weekend there's some changes that could affect your usual commute. Beginning Wednesday, Coast RTA will be operating modified routes until traffic patterns return to normal.

    More >>

    Traffic plans for Carolina Country Music Fest won't only affect Myrtle Beach drivers. If you plan to ride the bus this weekend there's some changes that could affect your usual commute. Beginning Wednesday, Coast RTA will be operating modified routes until traffic patterns return to normal.

    More >>
  • City asks that lawsuit over CCMF be thrown out

    City asks that lawsuit over CCMF be thrown out

    Sunday, June 3 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-06-03 16:12:44 GMT
    Day three of the 2017 Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: WMBF News)Day three of the 2017 Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: WMBF News)

    The city of Myrtle Beach and the organizers of the Carolina Country Music Festival have responded to a lawsuit filed by the owners of a downtown business who claim they lost tens of thousands of dollars in revenue due.

    More >>

    The city of Myrtle Beach and the organizers of the Carolina Country Music Festival have responded to a lawsuit filed by the owners of a downtown business who claim they lost tens of thousands of dollars in revenue due.

    More >>
  • 11-year-old viral yodeling sensation Mason Ramsey to appear at CCMF

    11-year-old viral yodeling sensation Mason Ramsey to appear at CCMF

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:39 AM EDT2018-05-25 12:39:43 GMT
    Mason Ramsey announces he'll be at this year's CCMF. (Source: CCMF on Facebook)Mason Ramsey announces he'll be at this year's CCMF. (Source: CCMF on Facebook)

    Eleven-year-old viral singing sensation Mason Ramsey will be joining country music superstars at the Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach in June.

    More >>

    Eleven-year-old viral singing sensation Mason Ramsey will be joining country music superstars at the Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach in June.

    More >>
  • Man suffering from incurable disease performing in finals for CCMF’s ‘Battle of the Bands’

    Man suffering from incurable disease performing in finals for CCMF’s ‘Battle of the Bands’

    Monday, May 7 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-05-08 02:14:05 GMT
    Dustin Chapman (Source: CCMF Battle of the Bands website)Dustin Chapman (Source: CCMF Battle of the Bands website)

    A North Carolina man who suffers from a progressive disease that affects that esophagus and has no known cure is one of three finalists set to take the stage this weekend in the hopes of earning a slot in this year’s Carolina Country Music Festival.

    More >>

    A North Carolina man who suffers from a progressive disease that affects that esophagus and has no known cure is one of three finalists set to take the stage this weekend in the hopes of earning a slot in this year’s Carolina Country Music Festival.

    More >>
  • Volunteer at Carolina Country Music Fest to get admission to four-day festival

    Volunteer at Carolina Country Music Fest to get admission to four-day festival

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:09 AM EDT2018-04-09 13:09:57 GMT
    (Source: CCMF website)(Source: CCMF website)

    If you want to attend this year’s Carolina Country Music Fest, but tickets just aren’t in your budget, there’s another way you may be able to get admission to the four-day festival: volunteering!

    More >>

    If you want to attend this year’s Carolina Country Music Fest, but tickets just aren’t in your budget, there’s another way you may be able to get admission to the four-day festival: volunteering!

    More >>
  • Jon Langston to perform at 2018 CCMF

    Jon Langston to perform at 2018 CCMF

    Thursday, February 15 2018 8:24 AM EST2018-02-15 13:24:34 GMT
    Jon Langston was the latest artist announced to perform at the 2018 CCMF. (Source: CCMF Facebook)Jon Langston was the latest artist announced to perform at the 2018 CCMF. (Source: CCMF Facebook)

    Jon Langston is the latest artist announced to perform at the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach during a week of artist announcements. Langston is an up-and-coming artist, and a "Georgia gentleman with his top hit, 'Forever Girl,'" the CCMF Facebook page states.

    More >>

    Jon Langston is the latest artist announced to perform at the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach during a week of artist announcements. Langston is an up-and-coming artist, and a "Georgia gentleman with his top hit, 'Forever Girl,'" the CCMF Facebook page states.

    More >>
  • Michael Ray announced to return to CCMF in 2018

    Michael Ray announced to return to CCMF in 2018

    Monday, February 12 2018 8:35 AM EST2018-02-12 13:35:27 GMT
    Michael Ray is set to perform at the 2018 CCMF. (Source: CCMF on Twitter)Michael Ray is set to perform at the 2018 CCMF. (Source: CCMF on Twitter)

    Michael Ray is returning to the Carolina Country Music Fest in 2018. The artist was the first to be announced Monday in a week of artist announcements for the upcoming music festival.

    More >>

    Michael Ray is returning to the Carolina Country Music Fest in 2018. The artist was the first to be announced Monday in a week of artist announcements for the upcoming music festival.

    More >>
  • Dylan Scott announced to perform at 2018 CCMF

    Dylan Scott announced to perform at 2018 CCMF

    Friday, February 2 2018 8:26 AM EST2018-02-02 13:26:01 GMT
    Dylan Scott has been announced to perform at this year's CCMF. (Source: Carolina Country Music Fest on Facebook)Dylan Scott has been announced to perform at this year's CCMF. (Source: Carolina Country Music Fest on Facebook)

    Dylan Scott is the latest artist announced to perform at the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach.

    More >>

    Dylan Scott is the latest artist announced to perform at the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach.

    More >>
  • CCMF to host golf classic, after party with Chris Lane in March

    CCMF to host golf classic, after party with Chris Lane in March

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:00 AM EST2018-01-11 14:00:53 GMT
    The CCMF Golf Classic and after party will be held March 19, 2018. (Source: CCMF on Facebook)The CCMF Golf Classic and after party will be held March 19, 2018. (Source: CCMF on Facebook)

    The Carolina Country Music Fest organizers announced they are hosting a golf classic in March, with an after party featuring country artist Chris Lane. The CCMF Golf Classic will be held on Monday, March 19 at the River Oaks Golf Plantation, and is being held in honor of Ryan Huie, the late son of John Huie, a partner of Creative Artist Agency’s Ryan’s Guitar Projects Foundation, according to a CCMF news release.

    More >>

    The Carolina Country Music Fest organizers announced they are hosting a golf classic in March, with an after party featuring country artist Chris Lane. The CCMF Golf Classic will be held on Monday, March 19 at the River Oaks Golf Plantation, and is being held in honor of Ryan Huie, the late son of John Huie, a partner of Creative Artist Agency’s Ryan’s Guitar Projects Foundation, according to a CCMF news release.

    More >>
  • Billboard ranks Carolina Country Music Fest 4th best country music festival

    Billboard ranks Carolina Country Music Fest 4th best country music festival

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 11:23 AM EST2017-12-20 16:23:49 GMT
    Jason Aldean closes out the 2017 Carolina Country Music Fest. (Source: Lisa Gresci)Jason Aldean closes out the 2017 Carolina Country Music Fest. (Source: Lisa Gresci)

    Billboard has ranked the Carolina Country Music Fest as the fourth best country music festival in the country. “Situated with the picturesque Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, the city of Myrtle Beach becomes country music central for a few days each June,” the music magazine’s website states.

    More >>

    Billboard has ranked the Carolina Country Music Fest as the fourth best country music festival in the country. “Situated with the picturesque Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, the city of Myrtle Beach becomes country music central for a few days each June,” the music magazine’s website states.

    More >>
  • Cole Swindell scheduled to perform at 2018 CCMF kick-off concert

    Cole Swindell scheduled to perform at 2018 CCMF kick-off concert

    Friday, December 8 2017 8:10 AM EST2017-12-08 13:10:35 GMT
    Cole Swindell CCMF 2018 announcement. (Source: CCMF)Cole Swindell CCMF 2018 announcement. (Source: CCMF)

    Cole Swindell is the latest artist announced for the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest; Swindell will return to the festival for a third time in June of next year.

    More >>

    Cole Swindell is the latest artist announced for the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest; Swindell will return to the festival for a third time in June of next year.

    More >>
  • Old Dominion set to play 2018 Carolina County Music Fest

    Old Dominion set to play 2018 Carolina County Music Fest

    Friday, November 10 2017 8:15 AM EST2017-11-10 13:15:49 GMT
    (Source: CCMF)(Source: CCMF)

    Old Dominion is the latest group announced for the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest, coming to Myrtle Beach June 7 to 10, 2018. Brett Eldredge, The Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith and Luke Bryan are also scheduled to perform.

    More >>

    Old Dominion is the latest group announced for the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest, coming to Myrtle Beach June 7 to 10, 2018. Brett Eldredge, The Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith and Luke Bryan are also scheduled to perform.

    More >>
  • Breaking

    Brett Eldredge scheduled to perform at 2018 CCMF

    Brett Eldredge scheduled to perform at 2018 CCMF

    Friday, November 3 2017 8:42 AM EDT2017-11-03 12:42:44 GMT
    (Source: CCMF)(Source: CCMF)

    Brett Eldredge is the latest artist announced to be performing at the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest.

    The Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith and Luke Bryan are also scheduled to perform.

    More >>

    Brett Eldredge is the latest artist announced to be performing at the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest.

    The Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith and Luke Bryan are also scheduled to perform.

    More >>
  • CCMF organizer offers prayers for Vegas victims, commitment to security

    CCMF organizer offers prayers for Vegas victims, commitment to security

    Monday, October 2 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-10-02 17:25:44 GMT
    Bob Durkin speaks to WMBF news during the 2017 CCMF in Myrtle Beach. (Source: WMBF News)Bob Durkin speaks to WMBF news during the 2017 CCMF in Myrtle Beach. (Source: WMBF News)

    The organizer of the Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach offered prayers to the victims and families in the tragic mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas Sunday night that left least 58 people dead and hundreds more injured, and pledged continued commitment to security at future CCMF events in Myrtle Beach.

    More >>

    The organizer of the Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach offered prayers to the victims and families in the tragic mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas Sunday night that left least 58 people dead and hundreds more injured, and pledged continued commitment to security at future CCMF events in Myrtle Beach.

    More >>
  • Study finds number of people who stayed in hotels during CCMF weekend decreased from 2016

    Study finds number of people who stayed in hotels during CCMF weekend decreased from 2016

    Friday, June 16 2017 12:11 PM EDT2017-06-16 16:11:31 GMT
    Jason Aldean closes out the 2017 Carolina Country Music Fest. (Source: Lisa Gresci)Jason Aldean closes out the 2017 Carolina Country Music Fest. (Source: Lisa Gresci)

    According to a study done by Coastal Carolina University’s Clay Brittain Jr. Center for Resort Tourism, while attendance numbers for the Carolina Country Music festival increased this year, the number of people who chose to stay at hotels, condominiums,  and campsites decreased. 

    More >>

    According to a study done by Coastal Carolina University’s Clay Brittain Jr. Center for Resort Tourism, while attendance numbers for the Carolina Country Music festival increased this year, the number of people who chose to stay at hotels, condominiums,  and campsites decreased. 

    More >>
  • Police pleased by low number of arrests during CCMF

    Police pleased by low number of arrests during CCMF

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-06-15 00:01:07 GMT
    Police report a low number of arrests during the Carolina Country Music Fest. (Source: Lisa Gresci)Police report a low number of arrests during the Carolina Country Music Fest. (Source: Lisa Gresci)

    The Carolina Country Music Festival may be over, but police are still going over what went well and what could be tweaked for next year.

    More >>

    The Carolina Country Music Festival may be over, but police are still going over what went well and what could be tweaked for next year.

    More >>
  • Myrtle Beach takes care of CCMF trash cleanup

    Myrtle Beach takes care of CCMF trash cleanup

    Monday, June 12 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-06-12 23:31:05 GMT
    A city staff members picks up litter on the site of the Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: Amy Lipman)A city staff members picks up litter on the site of the Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: Amy Lipman)

    About 32,000 people crowded the former pavilion site this weekend for Carolina Country Music Fest, enjoying music while also eating and drinking, leaving all of their trash behind.

    More >>

    About 32,000 people crowded the former pavilion site this weekend for Carolina Country Music Fest, enjoying music while also eating and drinking, leaving all of their trash behind.

    More >>
  • CCMF director reflects back on what he calls the best festival yet

    CCMF director reflects back on what he calls the best festival yet

    Monday, June 12 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-06-12 22:59:04 GMT
    CCMF came back for a third year this weekend. (Source: Lisa Gresci)CCMF came back for a third year this weekend. (Source: Lisa Gresci)

    Despite getting charged with DUI, the organizer of the Carolina Country Music Fest still felt the weekend was a success. 

    More >>

    Despite getting charged with DUI, the organizer of the Carolina Country Music Fest still felt the weekend was a success. 

    More >>
  • CCMF fans say they got exactly what they came for

    CCMF fans say they got exactly what they came for

    Monday, June 12 2017 9:38 AM EDT2017-06-12 13:38:21 GMT
    CCMF Sunday night (Source: WMBF News)CCMF Sunday night (Source: WMBF News)

    The Carolina Country Music Fest is officially over, but WMBF News wanted to check in with fans to hear about their experience this year. People at CCMF say they got what they came for this weekend: country music, drinks and food. But when it comes to their favorite part, or what they'd like to see different next year, everyone had a different answer.

    More >>

    The Carolina Country Music Fest is officially over, but WMBF News wanted to check in with fans to hear about their experience this year. People at CCMF say they got what they came for this weekend: country music, drinks and food. But when it comes to their favorite part, or what they'd like to see different next year, everyone had a different answer.

    More >>
  • Restaurants say sales during CCMF up this year

    Restaurants say sales during CCMF up this year

    Monday, June 12 2017 6:50 AM EDT2017-06-12 10:50:57 GMT
    Source: Erin EdwardsSource: Erin Edwards

    Businesses surrounding the Carolina Country Music Festival saw bigger crowds this year. The Chemist and The Bowery both had higher sales this year then during last year's CCMF. Several restaurants made their menus “country-themed” for the weekend.

    More >>

    Businesses surrounding the Carolina Country Music Festival saw bigger crowds this year. The Chemist and The Bowery both had higher sales this year then during last year's CCMF. Several restaurants made their menus “country-themed” for the weekend.

    More >>
  • CCMF 2018 dates announced

    CCMF 2018 dates announced

    Sunday, June 11 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-06-12 02:01:37 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Concert organizers announced Sunday night the dates for Carolina Country Music Fest 2018.

    More >>

    Concert organizers announced Sunday night the dates for Carolina Country Music Fest 2018.

    More >>
  • Hotel security increased during CCMF

    Hotel security increased during CCMF

    Sunday, June 11 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-06-11 16:48:10 GMT
    Hotels surrounding the Carolina Country Music Festival are putting extra security measures in place this weekend. (Source: Erin Edwards)Hotels surrounding the Carolina Country Music Festival are putting extra security measures in place this weekend. (Source: Erin Edwards)

    Hotels surrounding the Carolina Country Music Festival are putting extra security measures in place this weekend. 

    More >>

    Hotels surrounding the Carolina Country Music Festival are putting extra security measures in place this weekend. 

    More >>
  • Carolina Country Music Fest Day 4 - Schedule, pictures and video

    Carolina Country Music Fest Day 4 - Schedule, pictures and video

    Sunday, June 11 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-06-11 16:35:52 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Carolina Country Music Fest wraps up on Sunday  with Jordan Rager opening the day at 2 p.m. on the main stage.Jason Aldean is the headlining artist to close out the day's shows at 10 p.m.

    More >>

    Carolina Country Music Fest wraps up on Sunday  with Jordan Rager opening the day at 2 p.m. on the main stage.Jason Aldean is the headlining artist to close out the day's shows at 10 p.m.

    More >>
  • Couple gets engaged on CCMF stage

    Couple gets engaged on CCMF stage

    Sunday, June 11 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-06-11 16:05:16 GMT
    Thousands of spectators witnessed a couple get engaged at the Carolina Country Music Fest Saturday night.  (Source: WMBF News)Thousands of spectators witnessed a couple get engaged at the Carolina Country Music Fest Saturday night.  (Source: WMBF News)

    Thousands of spectators witnessed a couple get engaged at the Carolina Country Music Fest Saturday night.  

    More >>

    Thousands of spectators witnessed a couple get engaged at the Carolina Country Music Fest Saturday night.  

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    CCMF organizer releases statement following DUI charge

    CCMF organizer releases statement following DUI charge

    Saturday, June 10 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-06-10 20:55:01 GMT
    Bob Durkin (Source: MBPD)Bob Durkin (Source: MBPD)

    The director and primary organizer of the Carolina Country Music Fest was arrested early Saturday morning in Myrtle Beach on charges including DUI. 

    More >>

    The director and primary organizer of the Carolina Country Music Fest was arrested early Saturday morning in Myrtle Beach on charges including DUI. 

    More >>
  • Carolina Country Music Fest Day 3 - Schedule, pictures and video

    Carolina Country Music Fest Day 3 - Schedule, pictures and video

    Saturday, June 10 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-06-10 18:30:52 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Carolina Country Music Fest rolls on to its third day Saturday with the Davisson Brothers opening the day at 2 p.m. on the main stage. Kenny Chesney is the headlining artist to close out the day's shows at 10 p.m.

    More >>

    Carolina Country Music Fest rolls on to its third day Saturday with the Davisson Brothers opening the day at 2 p.m. on the main stage. Kenny Chesney is the headlining artist to close out the day's shows at 10 p.m.

    More >>
  • Myrtle Beach to consider raising CCMF ticket prices to recoup public safety costs

    Myrtle Beach to consider raising CCMF ticket prices to recoup public safety costs

    Friday, June 9 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-06-10 03:03:18 GMT
    The city of Myrtle Beach pays more than $100,000 to provide public safety services during CCMF (Source: Amy Lipman)The city of Myrtle Beach pays more than $100,000 to provide public safety services during CCMF (Source: Amy Lipman)

    Rhodes said the city is spending more than $100,000 this year for police officers, EMS crews, trash pickup and other city services for CCMF.

    More >>

    Rhodes said the city is spending more than $100,000 this year for police officers, EMS crews, trash pickup and other city services for CCMF.

    More >>
  • Lewis Brice takes a look back ahead of second CCMF performance

    Lewis Brice takes a look back ahead of second CCMF performance

    Friday, June 9 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-06-10 01:34:11 GMT
    Lewis Brice (Source: WMBF News)Lewis Brice (Source: WMBF News)

    One of the opening acts on day two of the Carolina Country Music Fest was Lewis Brice, who performed at his at his second CCMF when he took the Jack Daniel's Fire Stage late Friday afternoon.

    More >>

    One of the opening acts on day two of the Carolina Country Music Fest was Lewis Brice, who performed at his at his second CCMF when he took the Jack Daniel's Fire Stage late Friday afternoon.

    More >>
  • Carolina Country Music Fest increasing sales for businesses

    Carolina Country Music Fest increasing sales for businesses

    Friday, June 9 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-06-09 21:12:59 GMT
    Businesses directly across from the main stage entrance of the Carolina Country Music Festival are seeing an uptick in business. (Source: Audrey Biesk)Businesses directly across from the main stage entrance of the Carolina Country Music Festival are seeing an uptick in business. (Source: Audrey Biesk)

    The Carolina Country Music Festival is having a positive impact on the surrounding businesses.

    More >>

    The Carolina Country Music Festival is having a positive impact on the surrounding businesses.

    More >>
  • Myrtle Beach police receiving extra help for CCMF security

    Myrtle Beach police receiving extra help for CCMF security

    Friday, June 9 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-06-09 20:20:34 GMT
    Myrtle Beach Police are receiving help from SLED, SWAT and Homeland Security for CCMF. (Source: Patrick Lloyd)Myrtle Beach Police are receiving help from SLED, SWAT and Homeland Security for CCMF. (Source: Patrick Lloyd)

    The Myrtle Beach Police Department is in charge of security at Carolina Country Music Fest. But they’re not working alone. Event organizer Bob Durkin says multiple agencies are involved in order to keep people at the festival safe.

    More >>

    The Myrtle Beach Police Department is in charge of security at Carolina Country Music Fest. But they’re not working alone. Event organizer Bob Durkin says multiple agencies are involved in order to keep people at the festival safe.

    More >>
  • Carolina Country Music Fest Day 2 - Schedule, pictures and video

    Carolina Country Music Fest Day 2 - Schedule, pictures and video

    Friday, June 9 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-06-09 17:41:58 GMT
    Superfans showed up early to get a good spot right at the front of the main stage. (Source: Matt Carfora)Superfans showed up early to get a good spot right at the front of the main stage. (Source: Matt Carfora)

    Carolina Country Music Fest kicks off its first full day at the old Pavilion site in Myrtle beach with a performance by Kennedy Fitzsimmons. The day ends with a headlining performance by South Carolina's own Darius Rucker.

    More >>

    Carolina Country Music Fest kicks off its first full day at the old Pavilion site in Myrtle beach with a performance by Kennedy Fitzsimmons. The day ends with a headlining performance by South Carolina's own Darius Rucker.

    More >>
  • Third year of CCMF adds third stage, new app, and more

    Third year of CCMF adds third stage, new app, and more

    Friday, June 9 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-06-09 17:05:51 GMT
    The new CCMF app adds several new features. (Source: WMBF News)The new CCMF app adds several new features. (Source: WMBF News)

    The third year of the increasingly-popular Carolina Country Music Fest is bringing some positive changes to the four-day festival, including a third stage for additional performers, and an app with several new features for concert-goers

    More >>

    The third year of the increasingly-popular Carolina Country Music Fest is bringing some positive changes to the four-day festival, including a third stage for additional performers, and an app with several new features for concert-goers

    More >>
  • Local artists to get big exposure at Carolina Country Music Fest

    Local artists to get big exposure at Carolina Country Music Fest

    Friday, June 9 2017 11:34 AM EDT2017-06-09 15:34:48 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Thousands of fans will filling the Old Pavilion Site to hear some of their favorite country stars. But organizers of the event also made it a goal to give local artists exposure. 

    More >>

    Thousands of fans will filling the Old Pavilion Site to hear some of their favorite country stars. But organizers of the event also made it a goal to give local artists exposure. 

    More >>
  • Carolina Country Music Fest volunteers get big benefits

    Carolina Country Music Fest volunteers get big benefits

    Friday, June 9 2017 8:25 AM EDT2017-06-09 12:25:31 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Carolina Country Music Fest is officially in full swing, and some “Super VIP” tickets can be up to $1,800. But some people are getting in for just $15!

    More >>

    Carolina Country Music Fest is officially in full swing, and some “Super VIP” tickets can be up to $1,800. But some people are getting in for just $15!

    More >>
  • Carolina Country Music Fest Day 1 - Pictures and video

    Carolina Country Music Fest Day 1 - Pictures and video

    Thursday, June 8 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-06-08 23:22:18 GMT
    A huge crowd wait for the Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert to begin (Source: Ed Oliver)A huge crowd wait for the Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert to begin (Source: Ed Oliver)

    The first day of the Carolina Country Music Fest started out dreary and rainy, but the WMBF First Alert Weather team said that the rain should be clear by the time the Thursday night Kick-Off Concert begins at 6 p.m.

    More >>

    The first day of the Carolina Country Music Fest started out dreary and rainy, but the WMBF First Alert Weather team said that the rain should be clear by the time the Thursday night Kick-Off Concert begins at 6 p.m.

    More >>
  • Businesses along 8th Ave North have different CCMF experiences

    Businesses along 8th Ave North have different CCMF experiences

    Thursday, June 8 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-06-08 23:14:10 GMT
    Customers of Barnacle Bill's and Bodo's German Restaurant can access 8th Avenue North for parking. (Source: Amy Lipman)Customers of Barnacle Bill's and Bodo's German Restaurant can access 8th Avenue North for parking. (Source: Amy Lipman)

    8th Avenue North is closed off to traffic for Carolina Country Music Fest, but people still have access to two businesses via Chester Street.

    More >>

    8th Avenue North is closed off to traffic for Carolina Country Music Fest, but people still have access to two businesses via Chester Street.

    More >>
  • CCMF creates #BeKind initiative

    CCMF creates #BeKind initiative

    Thursday, June 8 2017 10:10 AM EDT2017-06-08 14:10:21 GMT
    CCMF begins Thursday and ends Sunday night.CCMF begins Thursday and ends Sunday night.

    The heat, lines and a lot of people are a few of the experiences every festival-goer can expect.  At Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach, the narrative is no different.  However, there is a new initiative at CCMF to encourage people to happily deal with not-so-pleasant experiences. It's called the 'Be Kind' initiative and it kicks off with the first night of CCMF, Thursday, and continues through the weekend.  

    More >>

    The heat, lines and a lot of people are a few of the experiences every festival-goer can expect.  At Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach, the narrative is no different.  However, there is a new initiative at CCMF to encourage people to happily deal with not-so-pleasant experiences. It's called the 'Be Kind' initiative and it kicks off with the first night of CCMF, Thursday, and continues through the weekend.  

    More >>
  • Organizers look at CCMF's future following announcement of Darius Rucker as 2017 headliner

    Organizers look at CCMF's future following announcement of Darius Rucker as 2017 headliner

    Friday, November 4 2016 10:16 PM EDT2016-11-05 02:16:53 GMT
    Darius Rucker was announced as the third headliner for the 2017 Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: WMBF News)Darius Rucker was announced as the third headliner for the 2017 Carolina Country Music Festival. (Source: WMBF News)

    Darius Rucker will headline the 2017 Carolina Country Music Fest, taking place in Myrtle Beach from June 9 to 11, 2017. The music festival's official Twitter account announced Friday that Rucker will perform at the three-day festival.

    More >>

    Darius Rucker will headline the 2017 Carolina Country Music Fest, taking place in Myrtle Beach from June 9 to 11, 2017. The music festival's official Twitter account announced Friday that Rucker will perform at the three-day festival.

    More >>
  • Clean-up crews brace for litter and garbage control at CCMF

    Clean-up crews brace for litter and garbage control at CCMF

    Friday, June 5 2015 3:03 PM EDT2015-06-05 19:03:18 GMT
    Friday, June 5 2015 4:32 PM EDT2015-06-05 20:32:25 GMT
    Source: Mandy NoellSource: Mandy Noell
    Litter cleanup crews are working morning and night to keep the grounds of the Carolina Country Music Festival clean. After the kick-off concert on Thursday night, clean-up crews arrived at 7:30 a.m. Friday. Some cleaners said there was a surprising amount of garbage left overnight by concert-goers, but others said it's what they expected.More >>
    Litter cleanup crews are working morning and night to keep the grounds of the Carolina Country Music Festival clean. After the kick-off concert on Thursday night, clean-up crews arrived at 7:30 a.m. Friday. Some cleaners said there was a surprising amount of garbage left overnight by concert-goers, but others said it's what they expected.
    More >>
Powered by Frankly