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People leave CCMF with hopes to return next year

Source: Amy Lipman Source: Amy Lipman
Source: Amy Lipman Source: Amy Lipman

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Several people who spent the past few days at Carolina Country Music Festival said they'll do it all over again if the event returns next year.

People cited the country stars as their favorite part of the festival, but they also said they enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

"So far, it would either be the food trucks or Rascal Flatts," Shelby Miller said when asked about her favorite part of the weekend. "I'm tied between the two."

Fans with general admission tickets did have to arrive early each day to secure spots with views of the main stage.

"You have to get here by at least 3:30 I'd like to say to get a decent spot because like last night for Eric Church, there were people by the port-o-potties waiting to see him because all of the spots before them were filled," Miller said.

Some said they'll be upgrading to VIP if the event comes back for a second year because they couldn't get close to the stage with general admission.

"I would more or less like to see a better layout and better advertising as far as where your seating is because I would've definitely paid the extra money to go over there and be up top with some of the big country artists," Michael Lionetti said.

A change one man who attended the festival said he'd like to see is an additional entrance area in the future.

"You have to walk all the way around and it's blocking off Ocean Boulevard and because of that, I'd have more than one entrance," Jeffery Floyd said.

Bob Durkin, the owner of Carolina Country Music Festival, said he's already in talks with the city of Myrtle Beach about a festival next year.

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