Beach Music Bash Twists into downtown Myrtle Beach

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The city of Myrtle Beach kicks off its 2011 slate of Mayfest celebrations this weekend with the second-annual Beach Music Festival Saturday.

The event will be a day-long celebration of the area’s richest musical heritage, Carolina Beach music, as well as a chance for folks to partake in the official state dance, the Shag.

The event which runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. will feature performers like Chubby Checker, The Spinners, The Embers, The Catalinas, Atlantic Groove, The Craig Woolard Band and Too Tight as well as a beer garden, oceanfront activities, business exhibitors showcasing their products and services and great food from some of the best food vendors around.

Join the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Beach Music Festival’s Charity Partner, United Way of Horry County, as we attempt to BREAK the Guinness World-Record for most people dancing The Twist as Chubby Checker performs live on stage and oceanfront from 6:30-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

Check out a very quote-worthy interview with the headliner Chubby Checker at ListenUp Myrtle Beach.