2nd Annual East Coast Shag Classic February 14-17, on Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

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East Coast Shag Classic benefits Women of Hope, a nonprofit organization serving women battling cancer.

The East Coast Shag Classic on Wrightsville Beach, NC

The 2nd annual East Coast Shag Classic kicks off at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort on Wrightsville Beach February 14, 2013. The East Coast Shag Classic is a three-day, lively beachfront getaway celebrating East Coast beach culture through the music that inspired the shag, the official dance of the state of North Carolina.

The Sand Band will perform on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for an afternoon of soulful Carolina beach tunes. Tickets are available online for this performance.

The event begins with the “Hearts for Hope” Benefit on Thursday, February 14, 2013 featuring the Big Kahuna and the Band of Oz. Beach music fans are invited to join us for this ticketed event held in honor of cancer survivors and their families as we raise monies for Women of Hope. This coastal cocktail affair, lavish dessert reception, includes a silent auction with items donated by local individuals and businesses. Lodging packages are available for all events. http://www.blockade-runner.com

On Friday and Saturday, February 15 & 16, “Shagging at the Beach Weekend Getaway” commences. This weekend package of beach music and dancing includes: Jim Quick & Coastline Band, Joey Warren “Little Mr. Beach”, the Craig Woolard Band and John Moore of the Friday Night Sock Hop, with evening ballroom concerts. By day, The Sand Band , shag and line dance lessons, wine tastings with Duplin Winery, silent auction and The Shoe Center will be on hand displaying and selling shag shoes. Limited tickets are available for evening Band/DJ events.

On Saturday, February 16th, The Sand Band will perform beginning at 12:00 pm. On Sunday, February 17th, the weekend will close with the Gospel Train hosted by Joey Warren and the Big Kahuna.

The “Shagging at the Beach Weekend Getaway” package for two includes two-nights lodging at the Blockade Runner Resort overlooking your choice of the harbor or Atlantic Ocean, a full breakfast bar each morning, a five star dinner on Saturday night, admission to the greatest beach bands in the Carolinas, admission to the inaugural ECSC Shag Competition, wine tastings, shag and line dance lessons! Two and Three night packages are available now! An excellent gift to celebrate Valentines!

To purchase tickets for the Hearts for Hope Benefit, The Sand Band and the limited evening Band/DJ events during the weekend, visit http://www.eastcoastshagclassic.com.

For weekend package information, visit http://www.eastcoastshagclassic.com. To purchase weekend getaway packages contact the Blockade Runner Beach Resort at 910-256-7112 or 1-800-541-1161.

The East Coast Shag Classic is a charity event benefiting Women of Hope.

Event Chair: Penny Millis, 910-297-7688

Women of Hope
Women of Hope, founded by Wilmington, North Carolina, photographer and portrait artist, Kenny Barnes and his wife Elizabeth, is a multi-ribbon cancer support group. Focused on women and women's cancers, Women of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit for women and their families battling cancer.

Providing direct support, health awareness education, sponsoring treatment support groups, caregiver support groups, mentoring and outreach, Women of Hope is supported by contributions, art and fashion shows, charity tournaments and now the East Coast Shag Classic.

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