Tickets available for Fabulous 50s Festival sock hop

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Tickets are available for the Fabulous 50s Festival sock hop, which will be held 7:30 p.m. March 26 at 2001 Nightclub in Myrtle Beach.

The sock hop will feature 50s dance music, hula hoop and bubble gum blowing contests, heavy hors d'oeuvres, visit from Elvis, 50s impersonators and cash bar.

Advance tickets may be purchased for $25 by calling 843-467-6742 or online at Tickets may also be purchased for $35 at the door the evening of the event. A limited number of tickets are available. The price includes a one-year membership to the Horry County Arts and Cultural Council, with proceeds benefiting the council.

"Wear your 50s attire, dance the night away and be fully entertained for an evening you'll remember for a long, long time," said Diane DeVaughn Stokes, Fabulous 50s Sock Hop chair.

The sock hop, a cultural feature of the 50s, was an informal dance at American high schools, typically held in the school gymnasium or cafeteria. The term "sock hop" was coined because dancers were required to remove their shoes to protect the varnished floors. Generally, records were played.

For more information about the sock hop, visit or contact Stokes at (843) 626-7466.

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