Ocean Lakes Family Campground In Myrtle Beach, S.C. Will Host Top Bluegrass Artists For Two-Day Event August 28 and 29, 2009

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Rhonda Vincent & The Rage And Other National, Award-Winning Bands Will Perform For Campground Guests During The 11th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend

Aerial View Of Ocean Lakes Family Campground

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a subsidiary of The Jackson Companies, will host some of the country's top Bluegrass artists August 28th and 29th during the 11th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend.

The event kicks off Friday, August 28th from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in Ocean Lakes' air-conditioned Recreation Building, just feet from the Atlantic Ocean. The Saturday concerts will run from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A wristband is $40 dollars in addition to the site fee, and includes admission to both Friday and Saturday events. The concert is open to Ocean Lakes' guests only; wristbands are limited.

This year's event will feature Rhonda Vincent & The Rage (Saturday evening), The Grascals (Friday), Blue Highway (Saturday), Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (Friday), The Bluegrass Strangers (Friday/Saturday), The James King Band (Friday), and The Harvest Wind Band (Saturday).

Awarded the title of 2008-2009 National "RV Park of the Year" by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, Ocean Lakes is the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States with over 310 acres of campsites and beach house rentals.

To make reservations and reserve wristbands call 1-800-722-1451 for campsites, and for rental sites call 1-800-845-2229. More information is also available at http://www.oceanlakes.com.

About Ocean Lakes Family Campground

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a subsidiary of The Jackson Companies, is the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States. Located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Ocean Lakes has received numerous awards for excellence. It is the 2008-2009 National "RV Park of the Year" and has received that honor from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) four times. In addition, Ocean Lakes is one of only 21 campgrounds and RV resorts around the United States to receive GuestRated.com’s overall "A" rating for 2008 by maintaining a 4.7 out of 5 rating. In 2006, Ocean Lakes was honored with the prestigious South Carolina Governor's Cup for making a significant economic impact on South Carolina.

Ocean Lakes covers 310 oceanfront acres with nearly one mile of beachfront. It offers 3,447 sites, including 893 campsites which are large and pull-through to accommodate larger RVs. It was built by Mary Emily and Nelson Jackson and their five daughters starting in 1970. It opened with 30 campsites and one bathhouse on July 2, 1971. On an average seasonal day, Ocean Lakes has 25,000 - 30,000 guests enjoying the countless amenities that have made it a local favorite and a national vacation destination.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is one of sixteen subsidiaries of The Jackson Companies, a family-owned business that includes Prestwick Golf & Country Club, Ocean Lakes Properties, Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village, Ocean Lakes RV Center, and the master-planned development SayeBrook.

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