Located on the same stretch of Myrtle Beach oceanfront where the Carolina Country Music Festival is held, the Caribbean gives guests the best of both worlds – close access to the outdoor venue in the heart of the downtown district and the quiet seclusion of the northernmost resort on the Myrtle Beach strip. The Caribbean's unique location, clean and comfortable accommodations, and on-site water park with other amenities, make it the perfect place to stay for the full CCMF experience.
With more than 30,000 fans expected to attend the three-day, four-night festival, tickets to the show are going fast and hotel rooms are filling up for the CCMF. Visitors who want to be close to the action while enjoying a peaceful vacation when they are not on the concert grounds have discovered the benefits of staying at the Caribbean, which borders Myrtle Beach's famed Golden Mile stretch of historic beach homes and is only about 2 miles away from the CCMF on the old Pavilion site.
Featuring two stages to accommodate non-stop music, the CCMF takes place just steps from the Atlantic Ocean to create an atmosphere for fun in the sun, and the musical lineup promises to raise the temperatures even more three big-name headliners already secured for the show – Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney and Darius Rucker. They will be joined by more than 30 other acts to be named in the near future. If this year's list of headliners is any indication, CCMF are in for a real treat in 2017.
The highlight of this year's CCMF is an appearance by South Carolina's own Darius Rucker, a Charleston native with local ties. As the frontman for his former rock band, Hootie & The Blowfish, he played at local clubs back in the early 1990s before they hit it big. Rucker's successful solo conversion to country music has breathed new life into the career of the three-time Grammy Award winner and Country Music Artist of the Year. His No. 1 hits include “Alright”, “Wagon Wheel”, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” and “It Won’t Be Like This For Long”.
In keeping with the Caribbean theme, Chesney brings his cult following of the No Shoes Nation and his unique Caribbean-country blend of music to the main stage. The eight-time Entertainer of the Year proves worthy of the awards with a high-energy show that will have everyone dancing in their bare feet to some of his 28 No. 1 hits, like “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems”, “American Kids”, “When the Sun Goes Down”, “Save It For A Rainy Day”, “Anything But Mine” and “You & Tequila”.
Aldean, the Recording Industry Artists Association’s top digital artist of all-time, has 17 No. 1 hits to his credit, including his latest smash that could serve as the theme song for this year's CCMF – “A Little More Summertime”. Aldean recently release his seventh studio album “They Don’t Know”, which debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts. Fellow Georgia native Kip Moore was also added to the lineup
The Carolina Country Music Festival opens with kickoff concert on Thursday night, June 8, with an artist to be announced, followed by three full days of great music, good times and hot fun at Myrtle Beach's concert event of the year. Fans can purchase ticket packages at www.ccmf.com, and save up to 40 percent off your accommodations by booking your reservations through the Caribbean Resort & Villas special packages. Guests can book general admission or VIP package plans for a limited time.