Bargains And Bluegrass: Families Can Find Both At Ocean Lakes Family Campground In Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Families Can Enjoy Off-Season Rates, Great, Music Aug. 28th & 29th From Rhonda Vincent & The Rage And Award-Winning Musicians At 11th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a division of The Jackson Companies, has announced that its Ocean Lakes Properties, featuring beach house rentals, is offering "off-season" rates to visitors. Off-season rental rates run until May 2010. During that time, families can also book for only a two-night minimum. Campsite rates will drop on Labor Day and again November 1st.

"This is a great chance for families to enjoy one last summer getaway, even if there's only time to squeeze in a weekend visit," said Barb Krumm, marketing director for Ocean Lakes Family Campground. "We're also preparing to host a great Bluegrass weekend that is a wonderful family-friendly event Aug. 28th & 29th. Families can enjoy some of the country's top Bluegrass artists while they are our guests."

The 11th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend kicks off Friday, August 28th at 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 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 division 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., it 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 2006, Ocean Lakes received 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 -- 893 of 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 in 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 a division of The Jackson Companies, a family-owned enterprise 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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