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Carolina Country Music Fest releases single-day tickets

Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich, Eric Church and Hunter Hayes will be part of the 35-artist lineup in the Carolina Country Music Fest. Photo by Janet Blackmon Morgan / jblackmon@thesunnews.com
Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich, Eric Church and Hunter Hayes will be part of the 35-artist lineup in the Carolina Country Music Fest. Photo by Janet Blackmon Morgan / jblackmon@thesunnews.com jblackmon@thesunnews.com

After announcing last week the availability of two-day tickets, Carolina Country Music Fest organizers said Tuesday they would offer a limited number of single-day tickets to the three-day festival.

One-day tickets will be $95 and can be purchased to see acts on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Organizers originally only offered three-day tickets to the festival being held Friday through Sunday, but Full House Productions President Bob Durkin said he always envisioned offering single-day tickets when the festival was announced in January.

“We were hoping we would be able to release one-day tickets,” he said. “But we didn’t know in the beginning if we’d be able to. It was going to depend on how many [three-day] tickets we sold.”

Durkin said about 15,000 three-day tickets have been sold. The music festival will last from Friday to Sunday on the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion property in Myrtle Beach and feature headlining performances from Eric Church, Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum.

General admission tickets for all three days are up to $199. There also is a kickoff concert Thursday featuring Sam Hunt. Tickets to the kickoff concert are $39.

Carolina Country Music Fest announced last week that it will offer two-day tickets.

Two-day tickets are $159 for general admission and attendees can choose either a Friday/Saturday ticket or a Saturday/Sunday ticket.

“This gives people options about when they go,” Durkin said. “With the dynamics of Myrtle Beach and the vacation rentals and people coming to town, someone coming in on Friday night could still go to the festival on Saturday or Sunday.”

Pre-sale tickets – $159 for the three days – sold out in 48 hours of the announcement of the festival in January and $169 early bird tickets sold out within the first week, organizers said. Organizers could not say how many pre-sale and early bird tickets were sold.

General admission tickets were $189 for the three-day festival until last month when the cost went up to $199.

To purchase tickets or get more information about the festival, visit www.carolinacountrymusicfest.com.

Gates open for the main event at noon Friday with daily performances through 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Contact MAYA T. PRABHU at 444-1722 or on Twitter @TSN_mprabhu.

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