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A Vacation So Good, You’ll Immediately Want an Encore

“There’s a beautiful sunset burning up the atmosphere / There’s music and dancing and lovers romancing / In the salty evening air / On some beach, somewhere.”

These are the closing lyrics to Blake Shelton’s 2004 hit song, “Some Beach,” and while he never mentions the sandy paradise he’s daydreaming of by name, it doesn’t take a stretch of the imagination to see Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in those words.

So it makes sense that for three days this summer, country music is taking over Myrtle Beach as the Carolina Country Music Fest comes to town, June 7-10, 2018. In its fourth year, the East Coast’s largest outdoor country music party will feature more than 30 of your favorite artists. Get excited to sing along to hits from legends like Toby Keith, Luke Bryan and the Zac Brown Band. They’ll be sharing the stage with dozens of talented up-and-comers whose names will be announced soon.

On top of the great performances, top-rated accommodations are in the lineup, too. Stay at The Breakers Resort, and you can get discounted tickets to the festival and save up to 40 percent on oceanfront digs with incredible amenities. This is the perfect way to kick off your summer and make some memories with your closest friends. Click here to discover all the great deals The Breakers has available.

If you’ve never been to the Carolina Country Music Fest – get ready for a truly unforgettable experience. It’s always a crazy good time, but for the festival’s fourth year, the organizers are taking the event to a whole new level. There will be three stages packed full of the best bands and the strongest performers, all against a backdrop of gorgeous coastal scenery. You can stand on your feet to cheer for your favorites, or relax on a blanket and enjoy a cold one or two as you sing along. There will be VIP areas with awesome swag and even a zip line for concertgoers.

You may have been to some music festivals where you had to sleep in the car or set up a tent. But the beauty of CCMF being in Myrtle Beach is that you have great options for places to stay. One of the most popular places to kick back in is The Breakers, with its spacious rooms and views overlooking the Atlantic. Plus, when you’re not at the festival, you can relax on the oceanfront pool deck or soak in one of the countless hot tubs. And, you’ll have prime access to the beach.

During your stay, you can also grab breakfast at Papa’s. The restaurant’s breakfast buffet is the best way to fuel up before heading to the festival. For some Lowcountry libations and fantastic Southern fare, get a table at Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen. You can’t go wrong with the Kicken’ Lobster Roll or the Butcher Block Burger. Wash it all down with one of their signature drinks like the Weekender or Honeysuckle Mule.

Add this to your calendar: The CCMF festivities will begin with the McDonald’s Kick-Off Concert on Thursday, June 7, at 6 p.m., then you can enjoy three full days of music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 8-10. On all three full festival days, live performances run from 1 to 11:30 p.m. on the three fairgrounds stages. Attendees can purchase general-admission and VIP passes for admission, and fans are encouraged to bring beach blankets for seating. Get more details on the festival at

Get your tickets sooner rather than later, and book your stay at The Breakers before the best units fill up. Then, start counting down the days until the Carolina Country Music Fest!