MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (June 27, 2013) - The City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate their 75th anniversaries on Saturday, July 20, with beach music, cupcakes and more. 

The Beach Music Festival, a huge summer birthday party, will be held from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues North.  All anniversary events are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to use the hashtag ‘#myr75' to follow and join the conversation during the anniversary celebration activities. 

"We are thrilled by the loyalty and longevity of the vacationers who visit the Grand Strand year after year," said Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes. "In our milestone 75th anniversary summer, we want to give our visitors and our residents a great birthday treat and some truly memorable entertainment."

Beach music aficionados will get their fill throughout the event. The Catalinas will perform on the main stage at 5:30 p.m., followed by The Original Drifters at 7:30 p.m. and the Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards at 9:15 p.m.

Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, both featured in TLC's hit series "DC Cupcakes" and owners of Georgetown Cupcakes, will attempt a world record by building a giant pyramid with 7,500 of their best cupcakes. Their goal is challenging: set a World Record for the world's largest cupcake birthday cake. Once the attempt is finished, the crowd will reap the spoils; they'll get to enjoy eating the cupcakes starting at 7 p.m. The sisters will meet with the public between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

"These family-friendly events reflect the spirit of the region we all have worked to build these past 75 years - hospitable, fun and unforgettable," said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. "As the Chamber is also celebrating its 75th birthday this year, we're looking forward to sharing in this event with our local businesses, residents and visitors."

The weekend fun continues on Sunday, July 21, with The Salt Games, presented by Native Sons, at Plyler Park in downtown Myrtle Beach.

The City of Myrtle Beach was incorporated in 1938, the same year that the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce was founded. Since then, Myrtle Beach has grown into a great place to live and work and one of the premier beach vacation destinations in the world. Today, some 15
million people visit the region's 60 miles of coastline each year to enjoy the delicious coastal Carolina cuisine, live entertainment, attractions and recreational opportunities that have made the Grand Strand famous.