David Archuleta to Headline Myrtle Beach MayFest - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

David Archuleta to Headline Myrtle Beach MayFest

From the MB Chamber of Commerce

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that American Idol Season 7 Runner-up David Archuleta will headline the Myrtle Beach MayFest Memorial Day Weekend Festivities in a free, oceanfront concert May 28.

At sixteen years old, Archuleta became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol. In May 2008, he finished runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes. Following his tenure on American Idol, Archuleta signed with Jive Records and released his first self-titled album in November 2008. His first single Crush was released in August 2008 and debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

"We are thrilled to have David Archuleta coming to perform in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a free concert this May. His talent and personality will certainly add to our lineup of Memorial Day Festivities and be a huge draw as we gather to celebrate the start of summer. He's an amazing artist that will help to make this year's MayFest one to remember," said Amie Lee, Director of Festivals and Special Events.

The free concert by Archuleta will be followed by a firework grand finale and will mark the end of the Memorial Day Weekend Parade and Festivities.

The parade will take place on Saturday, May 28, and will begin at 27th Avenue North at 9:30 a.m. and end at 9th Avenue North around 12:30 p.m. The parade will feature U.S. Senator John McCain as grand marshal along with decorated floats, giant helium-filled balloon characters, marching, military and high school bands, nonprofit and veteran walking groups, and cars with celebrities, beauty queens, and dignitaries, as well as military and static displays.

Memorial Day festivities begin after the parade ends and continue until 9:30 p.m. with entertainment, food, and arts and crafts vendors. Other celebrities that will be attending the Memorial Day Weekend Festivities include Jennette McCurdy, best known for her current role as Sam Puckett on "iCarly," Noah and Ethan Munck, who play Gibby and Guppy Gibson on Nickelodeon's "iCarly"; Ariana Grande, best known for her role as Caterina ‘Cat' Valentine on Nickelodeon's "Victorious"; Jake T. Austin, who plays Max on Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place"; Doug Brochu, who stars as Grady Mitchell on Disney Channel's "Sonny with a Chance"; and Zendaya Coleman, best known for her role as Rocky Blue on Disney Channel's "Shake It Up!".

Event organizer, Bravo! Event and Party Rental is currently seeking businesses wanting to sponsor a float or helium balloon in the Memorial Day Weekend Parade. All parade inquiries should be directed to BRAVO! at parade@visitmyrtlebeach.com or (843)558-8015.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Coroner identifies body found of Peachtree Road in Socastee

    Coroner identifies body found of Peachtree Road in Socastee

    Sunday, August 19 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-08-20 00:42:33 GMT
    Source: Ian Klein/WMBFSource: Ian Klein/WMBF

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) — Horry County Police are investigating Saturday after a body was found off Peachtree Road in Socastee. According to Capt. John Harrelson with the Horry County Police Department, investigators are still working to determine the exact cause of death.  WMBF will continue to follow this developing story and will pass along more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) — Horry County Police are investigating Saturday after a body was found off Peachtree Road in Socastee. According to Capt. John Harrelson with the Horry County Police Department, investigators are still working to determine the exact cause of death.  WMBF will continue to follow this developing story and will pass along more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Breaking:

    UPDATE: Medical emergency not burglary triggered stand-off outside Surfside home

    UPDATE: Medical emergency not burglary triggered stand-off outside Surfside home

    Sunday, August 19 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-08-19 22:49:32 GMT
    Source: Ian Klein WMBFSource: Ian Klein WMBF

    SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Police are responding to an unknown incident at a home near the intersection of Surfside Drive and Poplar Drive. Officials have not given an official word as to what the incident is. Details are very limited at this time. WMBF's Ian Klein is live on the scene and reports seeing multiple SWAT officers with heavy artillery drawn.  WMBF News has a crew at the scene working to find out more information. Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All righ...

    More >>

    SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Police are responding to an unknown incident at a home near the intersection of Surfside Drive and Poplar Drive. Officials have not given an official word as to what the incident is. Details are very limited at this time. WMBF's Ian Klein is live on the scene and reports seeing multiple SWAT officers with heavy artillery drawn.  WMBF News has a crew at the scene working to find out more information. Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All righ...

    More >>
  • Sen. Hembree home recovering after brain aneurysm scare

    Sen. Hembree home recovering after brain aneurysm scare

    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:16:13 GMT
    S.C. Sen. Greg Hembree (Source: Greg Hembree for Senate website)S.C. Sen. Greg Hembree (Source: Greg Hembree for Senate website)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Sen. Greg Hembree is finally home Sunday after suffering a brain aneurysm in early July. His daughter posted Saturday on Facebook, "My parents made it home from the hospital around lunchtime today and my dad is doing well." Sen. Hembree spent eight days in a medically-induced coma according to information from his family. Since 2013, Hembree has served Horry and Dillon counties in Senate District 28. Prior to his November 2012 ele...

    More >>

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Sen. Greg Hembree is finally home Sunday after suffering a brain aneurysm in early July. His daughter posted Saturday on Facebook, "My parents made it home from the hospital around lunchtime today and my dad is doing well." Sen. Hembree spent eight days in a medically-induced coma according to information from his family. Since 2013, Hembree has served Horry and Dillon counties in Senate District 28. Prior to his November 2012 ele...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly