MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Travel down memory lane and relive the 1950s and 60s as the Long Bay Symphony and city of Myrtle Beach say "Goodbye to 75."  Everyone's invited to a fun fundraising event for the Long Bay Symphony and a continuation of the city's 75th anniversary celebration.

You won't need for a DeLorean for this trip back in time.  Just step through the doors of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and be transported to the early days of Ocean Boulevard and Ninth Avenue North.

Find yourself immersed in the magic as you stroll around the famous Pavilion area, relive The Bowery and all its memorabilia, enjoy hot dogs at Peaches Corner and savor the beautiful photographs from Jack Thompson Studios.

Of course, no look back to the 1950s and 60s would be complete without dancing on wooden floors to the sounds of your favorite songs from an era when sock hops and soda jerks were all the rage.  Be sure to bring your shagging shoes!

"Myrtle Beach is 75 years old, and we wanted to throw a great birthday party that also lets residents and visitors sample a little bit of what has made our spot along the beach so great," said BJ Thomas, event coordinator.  

"Hats off to BJ Thomas and everyone involved in making this party happen," said Mayor John Rhodes. "It's a fun way to help the symphony and have one more historic birthday bash for the city's 75th anniversary."

In addition to all the activities, beach music will be provided and Greg Rowles will make a special appearance.  There will also be plenty of popcorn, cotton candy and ice cream to enjoy.

Tickets for this step back in time are $15 for adults and $5 for children.  They can be purchased by calling the Long Bay Symphony office at (843) 448-8379 or BJ Thomas at (843) 839-4544. Tickets can also be bought at the door.

All proceeds benefit the Long Bay Symphony.

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