Mayfest North Myrtle Beach, May 2019

by the City of North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach signals its own bow to the coming of summer with the 14th Annual Mayfest on Main Street. 

The free festival sports a series of musical concerts. It will be held on Saturday, May 11 and is fueled to bring top-tier entertainment that spans a range of musical tastes.The festival runs from 10am-6pm, and includes about one hundred vendors, food vendors, and a children’s area.

The Community Stage at Hillside Drive will be introducing Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot to the 10am lineup. They are known as a soul, R&B party band based out of North Myrtle Beach. 

Their musical repertoire covers decades of hits from your favorite artists and genres of music including soul, rhythm & blues, funk, reggae, jazz standards, country, ’50s, ’60s, and Carolina Beach Music.

From 12:30-1:30pm, Mark McKinney & Co will perform. They are an acoustic trio of local musicians based out of Pembroke, North Carolina.

At 2:30pm, Cowboy Mouth will take the Community Stage. They are an American band based in New Orleans, known for fusing alternative rock with album-oriented rock, roots rock, and jam band influences. Formed in 1992, the band saw early mainstream success in the 1990s, including the hit single “Jenny Says.” In 2011, Cowboy Mouth was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. 

On the Main Stage, in the city’s “Horseshoe,” Nelson will begin rocking the festival at 12:30pm. With their pop rock band Nelson— Matthew and Gunnar Nelson reached an unprecedented achievement when their self-penned song (“Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection” became a hit in 1990— cementing their family as the only one in history to have three successive generations of No. 1 hit makers.

At 2pm, Blue Monday will perform. They have won repeatedly won Elevate Lifestyle Magazine’s Best of the City 2018 award; Best Band for 2017 and 2018; Best Local Band About to Hit It Big for 2017; and more.

At 4pm, former Boston guitarist and co-lead vocalist David Victor will bring his show to the Main Stage. Victor was a member of Boston from 2009-2014, embarking on two North American tours and performing lead vocals on the #1 Classic Rock Hit, “Heaven on Earth,” in 2014. During shows, David sang Boston hits “Peace of Mind,“ “More Than a Feeling,” and “Amanda.” 

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