After being held for two years in Wilmington, N.C., organizers of the California Roots’ The Carolina Sessions reggae music festival are looking to move their event in Myrtle Beach next October.
Katie Hovis told Myrtle Beach City Council on Nov. 11 that they were looking for a new location after dealing with flooding at Battleship Park in Wilmington and wanted to stay in the coastal states.
The festival began five years ago in California and expanded to the East Coast in 2013.
The day-long festival would take place Oct. 3 on the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion property and Hovis told City Council she expected about 4,000 people to attend the event. This year’s festival in Wilmington lasted two days.
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She said no artists had been booked for the event and wanted to solidify the location first. Last year’s performers included reggae artists such as Collie Buddz, Matisyahu and The Expendables. City Council approved the special events permit during its Nov. 11 meeting.
Tickets for the event would range from $40 to $140, according to the special events permit application filed with the city. The festival would also include vendors, artists merchandise and the sale of beer, wine and food, according to the application.