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Pawleys Island Festival Of Music & Art to be held as scheduled in October 2021

Nine concerts highlight popular festival to benefit the arts along South Carolina’s Hammock Coast

Travelers and lovers of the arts are already purchasing tickets and making room reservations as they look forward to the return of the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art this fall.

One of the most popular events along South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, the 16-day festival will run from Oct. 8 through Oct. 23 and feature a full concert lineup, a year after the Covid-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 event. For those looking for things to do in South Carolina in the fall, this is a perfect fit.

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The Marshall Tucker Band
The Marshall Tucker Band performs during the 2019 season of the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art. (Photo provided)

“We are beyond excited,” Susan Bryant, the PIFMA’s sales and marketing director, said of the event’s return. “We will be so happy to hear live music and see our friends. We’re excited to be going forward and feel like it’s going to be one of the best years we’ve had.”

As America continues to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, PIFMA, which will feature a total of nine concerts, is an ideal way to celebrate the arts. The event will host Thursday, Friday and Saturday night concerts, all outdoors, allowing fans to enjoy shows in a safe environment and the Hammock Coast’s idyllic fall weather.

At the heart of the PIFMA’s appeal is the range of its concert offerings. From Motown and a Chicago tribute band to a trio of tenors and country music, the PIFMA has something for everyone.

The concert lineup for the PIFMA’s 30-year celebration is:

Oct. 8: Orlando Transit Authority – A Chicago Tribute Band

Oct. 9: The Miracles

Oct. 13: Lao Tizer Featuring Eric Marienthal

Oct. 14: The Black Market Trust

Oct. 15: Atlanta Rhythm Section

Oct. 16: Tavares

Oct. 21: The Texas Tenors

Oct. 22: Best of the Eagles

Oct. 23: Tabled Event – Destination Motown featuring Soul Cruisers

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Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Arts is gearing up for its 2021 live concerts under the big tent. (Photo by Clayton Stairs/Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce)

“Ticket sales are going great,” Bryant said. “We’re thrilled. I think there are going to be some concerts that are complete sellouts. My biggest message to people is to get your tickets now and make your reservations.”

Ticket prices range from $35 to $55.

A non-profit, the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art’s mission is to provide diverse music, arts and educational events that create cultural experiences for Georgetown County residents and visitors. Money generated by the PIFMA benefits the arts of all kinds, including scholarships, instruments, instruction and more.

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