Country Music Festival 2024, in Myrtle Beach. Crowd surrounded by the stage

The Ultimate Guide to the 2024 Carolina Country Music Festival (CCMF)

Myrtle Beach’s Must-Attend Event of the Year

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is set to host the Carolina Country Music Festival (CCMF) 2024 from June 6-9. As one of the largest outdoor country music festivals on the East Coast, CCMF promises a spectacular experience with over 40 artists performing across multiple stages on 18 acres of scenic beachfront property. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of this year’s festival.

Dates and Location

The Carolina Country Music Festival runs from Thursday, June 6, through Sunday, June 9. The festival takes place right on the sands of Myrtle Beach, offering a stunning backdrop of ocean views and summer skies. Imagine listening to your favorite country tunes with your toes in the sand and the Atlantic Ocean just steps away – it’s the perfect summer getaway.

Star-Studded Lineup

This year’s lineup is a country music lover’s dream come true. Headlining the festival are some of the biggest names in the genre:

Morgan Wallen:

Known for his chart-topping hits like “Whiskey Glasses,” “7 Summers,” and “Sand in My Boots.”

Carrie Underwood:

The country queen herself, bringing her powerhouse vocals with hits such as “Before He Cheats,” “Blown Away,” and “Jesus, Take the Wheel.”

Parker McCollum:

Rising star with a soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics in songs like “Pretty Heart,” “Hell of a Year,” and “To Be Loved by You.”

Old Dominion:

A band that blends contemporary sounds with classic country vibes, known for “One Man Band,” “Hotel Key,” and “Written in the Sand.”

Other notable performers include Lady A, Megan Moroney, Lee Brice, Oliver Anthony, and Parmalee. With such a diverse lineup, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re into high-energy anthems or soulful ballads.

Festival Atmosphere

The music at CCMF is only part of the magic – the festival itself is a whole experience. The festival spans 18 acres of beachfront, transforming Myrtle Beach into a vibrant hub of activity. With multiple stages, you can wander from one performance to the next, ensuring you catch all your favorite acts without missing a beat.

Friday – Hawaiian Night:

Embrace a vibrant, relaxed beachy style in tribute to Jimmy Buffett. For the ladies, think flowery dresses, maxi skirts, tropical bikini tops, and floral hair pieces. Gentlemen, channel your inner Buffett with faded T-shirts, shorts, ball caps, and no socks. Accessorize with leis, beaded jewelry, and puka shell anklets.

Saturday – Neon Cowboy:

Go bold and bright with classic Western pieces in fluorescent colors. Think cowboy boots, denim, and neon cowboy hats. Add glow necklaces, rhinestones, and glittery jewelry for a standout look that’s both practical and eye-catching.

Sunday – U.S. of A. Day:

Show your patriotic pride with red, white, and blue attire. Incorporate stars and stripes, and don’t forget the denim. Accessorize with patriotic hats, bangles, and star-shaped earrings to celebrate in style, honoring Toby Keith’s patriotic spirit.

Beyond the music, the festival offers a range of activities to keep you entertained. From food and drink vendors serving up delicious bites and refreshing beverages to merchandise stalls where you can snag festival gear, there’s plenty to see and do. Plus, special interactive experiences ensure that every moment is memorable.

Tickets and Accommodation

Although the festival is sold out, there’s still hope if you haven’t secured your tickets yet. CCMF has a ticket exchange platform where fans can safely buy and sell tickets. It’s a great way to get in on the action if you missed the initial sale.

Myrtle Beach offers a wide range of accommodation options, from beachfront hotels to vacation rentals. Whether you’re looking for luxury or budget-friendly options, there’s something to suit every preference. Book early to ensure you get the best spot close to the festival grounds.

Past Highlights

Since its inception in 2015, CCMF has hosted some of the biggest names in country music. Previous years have seen performances from Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Brooks & Dunn, and Lainey Wilson, to name a few. Each year, the festival grows in popularity, drawing fans from across the country to Myrtle Beach for an unforgettable weekend of music and fun.

Stay Hydrated:

South Carolina in June can be hot, so drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Wear Comfortable Shoes:

You’ll be doing a lot of walking and dancing, so make sure your footwear is up to the task.

Plan Your Schedule:

With so many great artists performing, plan ahead to make sure you don’t miss your must-see acts.

Stay Sun Safe:

Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.

Have Fun:

Most importantly, soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the music, the people, and the beautiful beach setting.

The Carolina Country Music Festival goes beyond being just a music event; it brings together top country artists and the stunning scenery of Myrtle Beach for an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a die-hard country fan or just looking for a fun way to kick off your summer, CCMF 2024 is the place to be. Get ready for four days of sun, sand, and spectacular performances!

Rachel Alcazar

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Rachel is an award-winning designer and a 2018 Winthrop University Graphic Design graduate, known for her creativity and community spirit. Since graduating, Rachel has been a key member of Coastal Insider and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Coastal Real Estate. She crafts all marketing materials, including postcards and booklets, for the real estate side, while at Coastal Insider, she plans social media calendars, writes articles, designs cohesive social media feeds, creates ads, assists with content creation and photography, and produces weekly emails. Rachel excels at transforming ideas into engaging visuals, driving results, and connecting with audiences.