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Carolina Country: Traffic closures and what to bring to the festival

The party starts this week with dozens of country music artists gathering in Myrtle Beach for the 5th annual Carolina Country Music Festival.

Headliners Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, and Alabama will entertain thousands of attendees at the four-day event on the old pavilion park downtown beginning Thursday.

See below for the complete lineup.

Passes for the entire festival or single day tickets are available for purchase on this website.

Some downtown streets will be closed to all traffic, some limited to commercial, or closed completely.
Here’s a map and key of the affected area.

Ocean Boulevard is closing at 8 a.m. on Wednesday between 8th and 9th Avenue North, the entire traffic plan begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday and noon for the remaining days.

There will be plenty of traffic signs to avoid confusion, and expect a large police presence during the festival.

Gates open for Thursday’s show at 6 p.m. and close at 11:30 p.m. Beginning Friday, gates open at 1 p.m. and close at 11:30 p.m.

Don’t forget to bring sunscreen. The Tidelands Health tent will also be giving away complimentary sunscreen and fans while supplies last.

It’s going to be hot, so make sure you stay hydrated, wear comfortable shoes and bring sunglasses.
Only bags the size of a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags are permitted to carry phones and sunscreen, or small clutch bags about the size of your hand.

Water bottles are not permitted, and neither is any outside food or drinks, coolers, umbrellas, chairs or pets.
To view the festival’s web page, click here.


Morgan Evans
Travis Denning
Gyth Rigdon
Dee Jay Silver

Friday main stage

Dierks Bentley
Brothers Osborne
Randy Houser
Jimmie Allen
Gabby Barrett
Dee Jay Silver

American Anthem Stage

High Valley
Sweet Tea Trio
Ryan Trotti
Battle of the Bands Winner

Saturday main stage

Florida Georgia Line
Dan + Shay
Gone West
Delta Rae
Dee Jay Silver
Warrick McZeke

American Anthem Stage

Mitchell Tenpenny
Trea Landon
Kevin Mac Ft. Yesterday’s Wine
Battle of the Bands Winner

Sunday main stage

Thomas Rhett
Dustin Lynch
Rhett Atkins
Dylan Schneider
Dee Jay Silver
John Gurney

American Anthem Stage

Matt Stell
Battle of the Bands Winner