I have previously mentioned Beach Music Day in NC. Here is info about Beach Music Day in SC
In 2001, the South Carolina General Assembly declared Beach Music as the “Official Popular Music of South Carolina,” and on May 15th, the Beach Music Association International will again host the seventh annual Beach Music Day. The celebration is free and open to the public and begins at 3 PM on the Statehouse steps in Columbia, rain or shine.
This year’s event will salute New Orleans music’s influence on Beach Music. New Orleans entertainers Willie Tee, The Dixie Cups, and Herbert Hardesty, (Fats Domino’s band leader and lead saxophonist) are expected to be on hand along with Bill Pinkney, Billy Scott, Ceasar and the Sugarbees, The Flashbacks, Drink Small, The Fabulous Shades, Second Nature, Clay Brown, Calabash Flash, Sound Factory Band, Donny & Susan Trexler, The Royal Scotsman, Larissa Holliday, Ricky Godfrey, The Footnotes, The Sensational Epics and others.
Leon Everett & Country Cross will perform a Christian selection after the invocation followed by SC House member Cathy Harvin doing a patriotic song. Additionally, there will be a special appearance by Miss South Carolina and the current Miss South Carolina contestants. Later that evening in the Clarion Hotel Ballroom there will be a free to the public party featuring the host band, Caesar and the Sugarbees and an all-star jam with the other artists.
The goal of Beach Music Association International is to broaden Beach Music’s appeal to a wider audience by organizing various elements of Beach Music, supporting and promoting those in the industry, working with state legislators, remembering and honoring Beach Music’s pioneers, bringing diverse people together in a harmonious manner and educating the public and young people to assure that this music will be carried on to future generations.
For more information, contact Harry Turner, 843-280-4809, Billy Scott, 919-271-7794,
or Paige Sawyer, 843-546-3745