Ocean Lakes Family Campground In Myrtle Beach, S.C., To Host America's Top Bluegrass Artists At Two-Day Event In August

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Daily & Vincent, The Bluegrass Brothers And Other National, Award-Winning Bands Will Perform For Campground Guests During The 12th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a subsidiary of The Jackson Companies, will host some of the country's top Bluegrass artists August 27 and 28, 2010, during the 12th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend. Tickets are already on sale and VIP tickets are available from now until June 30. A VIP ticket that is purchased before June 30 allows people to get into the venue 15 minutes earlier for preferred seating.

The event kicks off Friday, August 27 at 4:00 p.m. in Ocean Lakes' 17,000-square-foot air-conditioned recreation building, just a few dozen yards from the Atlantic Ocean. The Saturday concerts will run from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. A adult wristband is $40 dollars in addition to the site fee and includes admission to both Friday and Saturday events. Tickets for children ages 6 to 12 years old are available for $20, and those under 6 are free.

There are a total of 1,000 tickets available and they are only available to guests of Ocean Lakes Family Campground. For campsite reservations, call 1(800)722-1451 and for rental site reservations, call 1(800) 845-2229.

This year, Ocean Lakes Family Campground will welcome Daily & Vincent (Saturday), The Bluegrass Brothers (Saturday), The Larry Stephenson Band (Friday), Darren Beachley & the Legends of the Potomac (Friday), Idletymes (Friday), The Bluegrass Strangers (Friday/Saturday), and the Jeanette Williams Band (Saturday).

The performers coming to the campground are world-renowned artists and several have been recognized by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America. Daily & Vincent, whose album, “Daily & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart in February, won four SPBGMA awards and were named the 2010 “Vocal Group of the Year” by the society.

The Bluegrass Brothers received the 2010 SPBGMA “Instrumental Group of the Year” award and Larry Stephenson is the five-time recipient of the “Male Vocalist of the Year” award and was nominated in 2010 as well.

When families in attendance aren't watching these award-winning performers, there will be a host of other fun events for them to choose from, including a Bluegrass poker run, mini-golf tournament and golf car challenge.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground was awarded the title of 2008-2009 National "RV Park of the Year" by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. It 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.

Tickets to the 12th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend can be purchased online at http://www.oceanlakes.com or by calling the ticket hotline at (843) 828-4856 Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those who have questions about the show are asked to call (843) 828-4833.

For more information about Ocean Lakes Family Campground, visit http://www.oceanlakes.com
or find the campground on Facebook.

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. In 2010, it received the Earth Day Award from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for its iCare Program. 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. It currently holds a 9.5/9/9 ranking out of 10/10/10 from the Trailer Life Directory for its overall operation, recreational offerings, services and appearance.

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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