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Cole Swindell returning to Carolina Country Music Fest in 2016

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Cole Swindell is the latest artist announced for the next Carolina Country Music Fest. He will join headliners Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, and Keith Urban at the three-day festival, coming to Myrtle Beach next June.

Organizers for the festival made the "Black Friday" announcement at midnight on Friday via social media. The festival is also holding a Black Friday sale on merchandise for people who purchase tickets to the 2016 festival.

Cole Swindell was among the dozens of artists who played at the first Carolina Country Music Fest in June 2015.

"Florida Georgia Line, along with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban should really put us over the top as far as having the best talent a country music fest has in the country,” President of Full House Productions Bob Durkin said earlier this month, when Florida Georgia Line was announced as a headlining artist.

Other artists announced so far include Jake Owen, A Thousand Horses and Michael Ray. There are several more national artists to be announced, as well as local acts, according Durkin. He said we should expect to know the entire lineup after the first of the year.

Organizers don't just expect more music, but more people.

"I think we have room to grow to 30-35 thousand people, possibly 40,” Durkin said.

Thousands of tickets, have already been sold, this year, with about seven more months until the concert.

The CCMF is returning to Myrtle Beach June 10 to 12, 2016. It will start with kickoff party June 9th, the Thursday night leading into the weekend.

For its first year, the concert left its mark on Myrtle Beach.

"Not only did they produce the entertainment, but we had 20,000 people that came to see country music at it's finest right here at a site that has a lot of memories for people who live in this town,” City of Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes said.

Memories which could become tradition every summer.

"You know, the plans long term, if this year goes well to come back in 2017,” Durkin said.

Mayor Rhodes brought up the idea for the company, FHP, to bring a concert in the shoulder season, as well.

"There's definitely different types of genres of music and there's other festivals,” Durkin said. “We're giving it some serious thought and there could be coming some announcements down the line."

In the meantime, the focus is the 2016 CCMF, so Durkin also addressed working on more parking and traffic options for a smooth ride through the weekend.

He also said the festival will bring back the wristbands to assure quick and safe access.

If you want to attend this year, tickets are on sale now for 3 day passes, VIP and Super VIP tickets.

Organizers announced today there will also be VIP stage boxes, corporate hospitality tents, and group packages available.

At this time they have not announced if individual day tickets will be made available.

Related Links:

Florida Georgia Line coming to Carolina Country Music Fest in 2016

Keith Urban to perform at Carolina Country Music Fest 2016

Dates announced for 2016 Carolina Country Music Fest

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