Beaches are always a big draw for the tourist trade…so are music festivals.  And when a community can combine the two, it is big business.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has announced that the annual Carolina Country Music Festival has been cancelled for this year due to the ongoing uncertainty of the Covid-19 virus.

Festival organizers said, “the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 made it increasingly clear that moving CCMF to 2021 was the best decision to protect the health and safety of fans, the community, artists, and CCMF staff.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we worked tirelessly with the obstacles surrounding, yet again, the CCMF postponement.”

The Festival was originally scheduled for June 4 through 7 and postponed until September 17.

The Festival has been rescheduled for June 10 through 13 of 2021.

Country music stars Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, and Jake Owen are among those that are scheduled to perform at the festival.

The annual festival which has been held since 2015, draws some 30,000 music fans and brings in some $20 million each year.

Currently South Carolina governor Henry McMaster has stated that venues may hold concerts at 50 percent capacity.

Tickets purchased for the postponed dates will be good for the new dates.  For fans who cannot attend the new dates, may obtain a refund.

 

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