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11/15/2018 General
MYRTLE BEACH TO HOST BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY FLORENCE

October 24, 2018

Myrtle Beach, SC - The Myrtle Beach community is coming together to help our neighbors impacted by Hurricane Florence with a benefit concert on November 11, 2018. Visit Myrtle Beach, the City of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, WPDE ABC15, Gator 107.9, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Ticket Return, the Carolina Country Music Festival, and many more have been working non-stop for several weeks to produce this amazing community event.

The Hurricane Florence Benefit Concert will be held on Sunday, November 11th from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the TicketReturn.com Field - Pelicans Ballpark, 1251 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC.

The purpose of the concert is to raise as much money as possible to support our local community and individuals impacted by the disaster. Extraordinary effort has been made to keep costs for the event low. From staging to lighting, from artists to venue, most labor and services will be donated.

Some of the proceeds will go to the Area Recovery Council through the Waccamaw Community Foundation to support disaster relief efforts in Horry and Georgetown counties. Another portion will be given to the Eastern SC Chapter of the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts in Horry, Florence, Darlington, Marlboro, Dillon, and Marion counties.

To learn more about the Waccamaw Community Foundation, visit www.waccamawcf.org. For information about the Eastern SC Chapter of the American Red Cross, visit https://www.redcross.org/local/south-carolina/about-us/locations/eastern-sc.html. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs, including disaster relief. To learn more about how donations will be used, see Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/redcross/videos/294708317988200/ .

Artists will be announced over the coming weeks, but as of today, there will be performances from Randy Houser, Michael Ray, Carly Pearce, Love & Theft, and the Davisson Brothers Band. Attendees will be thrilled to see some other special guests, which will be announced soon.

“It is amazing to see so many people working tirelessly to plan this incredible event in a short amount of time,” said Karen Riordan, President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s going to be an exciting night in our town, and we are hoping for a sell-out, so we can make a big impact on those who so desperately need help.”

Tickets are available online only via the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and TicketReturn.com box office. Ticket prices range from $50 to $200 each.

$50 each – Tire Town Terrace Seating (bleacher style or regular seating--no field access)
$100 each – Field Box Seating (no field access)
$200 each – On Field Access (Lawn) – main stage lawn ticket ONLY--no seat (no chairs of any kind allowed through gates) 

More information can be found at www.visitmyrtlebeach.com, or by calling (843) 916-7295. Email inquiries should be sent to: MBHurricaneFlorenceConcert@gmail.com.

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About Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Stretching from Little River to Pawleys Island and comprising 14 distinct communities, the Myrtle Beach area is home to 60 miles of sandy beaches, an assortment of entertainment and family attractions and world-class golf. Popularly known as the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach area presents the quintessential vacation experience peppered with plenty of Southern hospitality. For additional information on the Myrtle Beach area, visit www.visitmyrtlebeach.com or call (888) Myrtle-1.

Media Contact:
Julie Ellis
Public Relations & Communications Manager
Visit Myrtle Beach
O: 843-916-7235; C: 843-592-9872
Julie.Ellis@VisitMyrtleBeach.com