Carolina Country Music Fest Announces Return Of Kick-Off Concert

Gary Allan will kick start the Southeast’s premier country music fest

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (April 8, 2016) With just over two months until the second annual Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) hits the shores of Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Southeast’s premier country music fest, in conjunction with Full House Productions (FHP), announces the return of its kick off concert – McDonald’s® Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert Powered by – featuring Gary Allan, Thursday, June 9.  

A Universal Music Group Nashville recording artist, Allan’s first single from his tenth studio album, “Hangover Tonight” featuring Chris Stapleton, was most recently nominated for an Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award. Over the course of his 20-year country music career, Allan has released nine studio albums, which have sold over 7 million copies combined. His most recent album, “Set You Free”, debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and incudes the hit single “Every Storm (Runs out of Rain)”. Known for his unique vocals and no holds barred performances, Allan found success with three Platinum certified albums, five Gold certified albums and five No. 1 singles including “Man to Man”, “Tough Little Boys” and “Nothing on but the Radio”.

Dee Jay Silver, David Ray and Jordan Rager will also take the stage during the McDonald’s® Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert Powered by, launching CCMF’s three-day, oceanfront event, June 10-12. CCMF will host the industry’s biggest stars, up-and-comers and local musicians.

As a grand gesture to its loyal patrons, CCMF is gifting nearly $500,000 in complimentary kick-off concert tickets to anyone who purchased General Admission tickets in advance. Likewise, any three-day General Admission tickets purchased by Friday, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. will also include free admission to the McDonald’s® Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert Powered by

“The kick-off concert is a great opportunity for attendees to get a sneak peek of the festival space before gates open Friday – it’s an unforgettable party,” said Bob Durkin, President of Full House Productions.

For one week only, single tickets to the McDonald’s® Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert Powered by, are available at a discounted rate of $29.99. Any single tickets purchased after Friday, April 15 at 11:59 p.m. will be $39.99.

In return for the continued support of the Myrtle Beach community, local residents are eligible for a discounted rate of $19.99 per ticket with an ID as proof of address, and can purchase tickets at the following locations: Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill, 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd.; The Bowery, 110 Ninth Ave. N.; ART Burger Sushi Bar, 706 N. Ocean Blvd.; 8th Ave. Tiki Bar & Grill, 708 N. Ocean Blvd.

Tickets for CCMF are available at, with VIP options available. All VIP ticket options include admission to the McDonald’s® Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert Powered by For lodging or more information about Myrtle Beach, go to

Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF), the Southeast’s premier outdoor country music fest, is located on the shores of Myrtle Beach. A unique blend of today’s country headliners and up-and-comers, CCMF is host to the industry’s biggest stars. With the combination of country music and the scenic Myrtle Beach backdrop, this family-friendly, three-day fest is a summer vacation destination.

Full House Productions is a premier entertainment and production company specializing in the restaurant, nightlife, entertainment and hospitality industries. From producing concerts with the music industry's biggest stars to partnering with restaurants and bars to achieve their marketing goals, Full House Concerts, a division of Full House Productions, is a full service event production company experienced in planning, marketing and executing concerts, festivals and special events. Since 1998, FHP has produced over 500 events in over a dozen cities around the United States with a leadership team comprised of experienced, innovative, unique and talented individuals.

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