MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - It's the first official full day of Carolina Country Music Fest. For the first time, CCMF will host a patriotic theme night acknowledging and celebrating our military heroes. Festival organizers want you to be as patriotic as you can and bring on all the red, white, and blue.
The organizer of CCMF, Bob Durkin, said veterans are such a big part of the event and this year, the event staff wanted to dedicate a day to pay special attention to vets and thank them for their service. He said you can expect to see some special guests on stage to honor some of the vets as well.
This year, CCMF partnered with the Disabled American Vets group (DAV). DAV helped choose 10 deserving veterans with incredible stories and award them on the Coors Light Main Stage around 5 p.m. Friday night. In honor of their service, CCMF and Visit Myrtle Beach have also partnered together to provide VIP tickets, hospitality, gift bags and accommodations to these vets.
Festival-goers are all asked to show support in paying respects to our vets in red, white, and blue and join these chosen vets as they receive their special recognition on stage.
With Myrtle Beach's history as a former U.S. Air Force base and large vet community, Durkin said it fits perfect with the day’s theme.