Mayfest on Main brings musical acts to North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach, SC - NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The fifth annual Mayfest on Main is set to kick off Saturday in North Myrtle Beach from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street.

The day-long festival is filled with events, food, crafts and arts vendors, a children's play area and concerts.

The kids' area opens at 10 a.m. and features the gladiator joust, inflatable rides, pony rides, mechanical bull rides, a caricature artist, face painting, a magician and more.

More than 75 food vendors and arts and craft vendors also will open at 10 a.m.

Entertainment begins at 10 a.m. on the Community Stage, located at the corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street, and at noon on the Main Stage in the Horseshoe. The concert schedule includes:

Community Stage

  • 10 a.m.: Carolina Forest Elementary Taiko Drum Ensemble
  • 11 a.m.: Carolina Dance Partners - Paul McTaggart
  • Noon: Arts Alive Theatre Group
  • 1 p.m.: Academy of Dance and Fine Arts
  • 2 p.m.: NMB Pilot Club "Brain Minders for Life" puppet show
  • 2:30 p.m.: Beach Service concession logo announcement and congratulations to logo designer Amy Hardee, a graphic design major at Coastal Carolina University
  • 3 p.m.: NMB Middle School Choral Ensemble's "Tribute to Michael Jackson"

Main Stage (Horseshoe)

  • Noon: Welcome
  • 1 p.m.: Paul Grimshaw Band
  • 2 p.m.: The Mighty Tams
  • 3:15 p.m.: The Bar-Kays
  • 4:45 p.m.: Eddie Money

Admission to Mayfest is free. For more information, contact the North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department at (843) 280-5570 or online at

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