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CCMF running smoothly after delayed start

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Downtown Myrtle Beach filled with country fans Friday for the first full day of Carolina Country Music Fest.

The festival was scheduled to open at 12 p.m. with the first performer on stage at 12:30 p.m. Instead, the gates opened to people at 1 p.m. and the band started playing right before the opening at 12:50 p.m.

CCMF Owner Bob Durkin said preparations were still going on during that hour delay such as getting vendors set up and ensuring the security of the festival site.

Once people were allowed inside, the wristbands made for a quick entry process. They also were successful for letting people in at Thursday night's kick-off concert.

“We had 2,000 people out there waiting to get in the doors right at 6 o'clock and I think we got those people in in five minutes," Durkin said. "They realized how quick it was. Green light, keep going, keep going.”

Parking was going smoothly Friday as well with the shuttle service available for $50 per person.

“There's plenty of spots. we're like the sixth car and it was really easy," said Morgan Davis. "It was fast. We just drove in, walked to the shuttle and it was easy.”

Uber also has extra drivers in the area, Durkin said. The company is offering the first $20 of a ride for free for people going to CCMF who sign up for a new account.

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