Coastal Country Returns

August 2020
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan
Photographs by: 
courtesy of CCMF


The Carolina Country Music Fest will rock the beach September 17–20 with an all-star lineup featuring a slew of favorite stars.

Since the decision was made to postpone the Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) from its traditional June date to September amid COVID-19 concerns, fans are even more anxiously anticipating the chance to experience this epic weekend of country talent. The three-day outdoor festival, which starts with the McDonald’s Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert, will span 18 acres of coastal area from the boardwalk to Ocean Boulevard. The event will run from September 17 to 20, with the venue site featuring four stages of live music, a zip line, two VIP areas, concessions, merchandise and more.

Thursday night’s kick-off concert will feature Jake Owen, a star in his own right who is known for hits like “Alone with You” and “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” The headliners for the rest of the weekend will include Luke Combs, Eric Church and Darius Rucker. Combs, a North Carolina native, is known for songs like “When it Rains It Pours” and “Beer Never Broke My Heart.” Church, who is also from the Tarheel State, rose to fame with hits like “Drink in My Hand” and “Springsteen.” Former Hootie & the Blowfish front man Rucker, who hails from Charleston and attended the University of South Carolina, has country music tunes “Wagon Wheel” and “Homegrown Honey” under his belt. In addition to these impressive headliners, the lineup will feature Ashley McBryde, Kolby Oakley, Riley Green, Blanco Brown and more. There were also be a tribute to the late Joe Diffie, who passed away earlier this year.

CCMF’s inaugural year was in 2015, during which it brought in more than 20,000 attendees. The festival has grown with each passing event, so don’t miss the sixth year of music and fun. For more information on tickets and a full lineup of talent, visit

Carolina Country Music Fest - September 17–20
Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, 812 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
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