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Carolina Country Music Fest
Status Active
Genre Country Music Festival
Date(s) June 10-13, 2021
Frequency Annually
Venue Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place
Location(s) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Country United States
Years active 2015–present (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Inaugurated June 3–7, 2015
Most recent June 6–9, 2019

Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) is an outdoor country music festival that takes place in June of each year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The festival was founded in 2015 by Charlotte based company Full House Productions.

Carolina Country Music Fest is held at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk within the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place. It is a three-day (Friday through Sunday) country music festival beginning with the McDonald’s® Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert Powered by on Thursday evening. The premiere event in 2015 brought in over 20,000 attendees, while the second year (2016) brought in 25,000. The most recent edition of CCMF in 2017 welcomed 30,000 people to the festival.

As of 2017, the Carolina Country Music Fest is home to three stages that span 18 acres of coastal area. The stages include the Coors Light Main Stage, the Jack Daniel’s Fire Stage and the Coca-Cola Stage. A third stage was added in 2017 to accommodate more bands and larger crowds. The fifth annual Carolina Country Music Fest was held June 6–9, 2019.



The 2015 Carolina Country Music Fest was held Thursday, June 3 through Sunday, June 7, 2015 and hosted over 20,000 attendees. The full lineup included Outshyne, Davisson Brothers Band, Cole Swindell, Big & Rich, Brandon Bailey, Brian Davis, Brooke Eden, Colt Ford, Corey Smith, Darrell Harwood, David Nail, Dee Jay Silver, Dirty Grass Soul, Early Ray, Eric Church, Gal Friday, Georgia Satellites, Hunter Hayes, John King, Kellie Pickler, Kuntry Boys, Lady Antebellum, Margaret Valentine, Marshall Tucker Band, Mikele Buck, Mo Pitney, Morgan’s Road, Rainey Qualley, Rascal Flatts, Ricky Young, Rodney Atkins, Sam Hunt, Taylor Centers, Christina Taylor, Trent Tomlinson, Tim Cifers and multiple Battle of the Bands contest winners


The 2016 Carolina Country Music Fest was held Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12, 2016 and hosted 25,000 attendees. The full lineup included Chris Lane, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell, David Ray, Dee Jay Silver, Florida Georgia Line, Gary Allen, Gyth Rigdon, Jake Owen, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Kurt Stevens, Lauren Jenkins, Lewis Brice, Maren Morris, Morgan Myles, Shawn Bilton, Tim McGraw, A Thousand Horses, Chase Bryant, Joe Nichols, Michael Ray, Outshyne, The Cadillac Three and multiple Battle of the Bands contest winners


The 2017 Carolina Country Music Fest was held Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11, 2017 and hosted 30,000 attendees. The full lineup included Montgomery Gentry, Brett Young, Trent Tomlinson, Darrell Harwood, Walker McGuire, Taylor Norris, Dee Jay Silver, Darius Rucker, Billy Currington, Kip Moore, Parmalee, Morgan Myles, Luke Combs, Lewis Brice, Kennedy Fitzsimmons, Kenny Chesney, Lee Brice, Granger Smith, Chris Lane, Lanco, Davisson Brothers, Love & Theft, Kevin Mac, Lauren Jenkins, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Drake White & The Big Fire, Jordan Rager, Runaway June, Jordan Davis, Zach Seabaugh and multiple Battle of the Bands contest winners


The 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest was held Thursday, June 7 through Sunday, June 10, 2018 and hosted over 30,000 attendees. The full lineup included Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, Cole Swindell, Tracy Lawrence, Chris Lane, Brett Young, Brett Eldredge, Old Dominion, Kane Brown, Russell Dickerson, Michael Ray, Runaway June, Craig Morgan, Deana Carter, Dee Jay Silver, Morgan Wallen, Colt Ford, Lewis Brice, Jimmie Allen, Josh Phillips, Stephanie Quayle, Tim Montana, Kennedy Fitzsimmons, Shawn Bilton, Dylan Scott, Caleb Gilbert, Jordan Middleton + The Low End, McGuire, Warrick McZeke, Ryan Trotti, Dustin Chapman, Yesterday’s Wine, James Barker Band, Jon Langston, Devin Dawson, Bryan Mayer, Davisson Brothers, Kasey Tyndall, Yesterday's Wine and Muscadine Bloodline.


The 2019 Carolina Country Music Fest was held Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9, 2019 and hosted over 30,000 attendees. The lineup included Alabama, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Gyth Rigdon, Travis Denning, Morgan Evans, Ryan Trotti, Sweet Tea Trio, High Valley, Smithfield, Gabby Barrett, Jimmie Allen, Randy Houser, Brothers Osbourne, Trey Landon, Mitchell Tenpenny, Warrick Mczeke, Delta Rae, Gone West, CAM, Dan + Shey, Florida Georgia Line, Matt Stell, Filmore, John Gurney, Dylan Schneider, Rhett Atkins, Midland, Kevin MaC, Yesterday's Wine, Dustin Lynch, Trea Landon and multiple Battle of the Bands contest winners.


As with nearly all festivals and major events in 2020, CCMF was unable to hold their annual event for the first time since it began in 2015. CCMF was originally scheduled for June 4 – 7, 2020, but was rescheduled to September 17 – 20, 2020 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. While a number of other large events also moved their dates to Fall of 2020, the event was still able to secure nearly their entire original lineup. Unfortunately, as the pandemic continued and it became apparent that a gathering of that size would not be able to be done safely, CCMF announced on August 11, 2020 that it would be rescheduling their upcoming festival to June 2021.


The annual Carolina Country Music Fest is slated to make its return to Myrtle Beach in the summer of 2021 (June 10-13). The festival will be bringing back nearly all of its 2020 artist lineup, including major headliners Luke Combs, Eric Church, Darius Rucker and Jake Owen.


Festival Year Nightly Attendance
2015 20,000
2016 25,000
2017 30,000
2018 30,000
2019 30,000
2020 Did Not Occur


Each year, CCMF hosts 30 of country's headlining artists plus up-and-coming, regional and local acts.

Artist Name 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
A Thousand Horses X
Alabama X
Andrew Jannakos X
Ashland Craft X
Ashley McBryde X
Big & Rich X X
Billy Currington X
Blanco Brown X
Brandon Bailey X
Brett Eldredge X
Brett Young X X X
Brian Davis X
Bryan Mayer X
Buckshot X
Brooke Eden X
Brothers Osbourne X
Caleb Gilbert X
Chase Bryant X
Chase Rice X
Chris Bandi X
Chris Lane X X X
Chris Young X
Christina Taylor X
Cole Swindell X X X
Colt Ford X X
Corey Smith X
Cornbread X
Craig Morgan X
Dan + Shey X
Danny Kensy X
Darius Rucker X X
Darrell Harwood X X
David Nail X
David Ray X
Davisson Brothers X X X X X X
Deana Carter X
Dee Jay Silver X X X X X
Delta Rae X
Devin Dawson X
Diamonds & Whiskey X X
Dierks Bentley X
DJ Slim McGraw X X X
Drake White and The Big Fire X
Dustin Chapman X
Dustin Lynch X
Dylan Schneider X
Dylan Scott X
Early Ray X
Eric Church X X
Filmore X
Florida Georgia Line X X
Gabby Barrett X
Gal Friday X
Gary Allan X
Georgia Satellites X
Gone West X
Granger Smith X
Gretchen Wilson X
Gyth Rigdon X X
High Valley X
Hunter Hayes X
Jake Owen X X
James Barker Band X
Jason Aldean X
Jebb Mac Band X
Jimmie Allen X X
Jimmy Mowery X
Joe Diffie (Tribute Performance) X
Joe Nichols X X
Jon Langston X X
John Gurney X
John King X
Jordan Davis X X
Jordan Gray X
Jordan Middleton + The Low End X
Jordan Rager X
Josh Phillips X
Jukebox Rehab X
Kane Brown X X
Kasey Tyndall X
Keith Urban X
Kellie Pickler X
Kelsea Ballerini X X
Kennedy Fitzsimmons X X
Kenny Chesney X
Kevin MaC X X X
Kevin Nichols X X
Kip Moore X
Kolby Oakley X
Kurt Stevens X X
Kyle Dills Band X
Lady Antebellum X
Laine Hardy X
Larry Fleet X
Lauren Jenkins X X
Lee Brice X
Leo Brooks X
Lewis Brice X X X
Love and Theft X
Luke Bryan X
Luke Combs X X
Maddie Hunt X
Magnolia Vale X
Margaret Valentine X
Maren Morris X
Marshall Tucker Band X
Mason Ramsey X
Matt Stell X X
McGuire X X
Michael Ray X X X
Midland X
Mikele Buck X
Mitchell Tenpenny X X
Mo Pitney X
Montgomery Gentry X
Morgan Evans X
Morgan Myles X X
Morgan Wallen X
Morgan’s Road X
Moses Jones X
Muscadine Bloodline X
Niko Moon X
Old Dominion X
Outshyne X X
Page Mackenzie X X
Parmalee X X
Rainey Qualley X
Randy Houser X
Rascal Flatts X
Ricky Young X
Rhett Atkins X
Rodney Atkins X
Runaway June X X
Russell Dickerson X
Ryan Hurd X
Ryan Kinder X
Ryan Trotti X X
Sam Hunt X
Shawn Bilton X X X X
Shelby Raye Band X
Smithfield X
Stephanie Quayle X
Steven Metz X
Sweet Tea Trio X
Taylor Norris X
Taylor Centers X
Teddy Robb X
Thomas Rhett X
Tim Cifers X
Tim McGraw X
Tim Montana X
Tim Elliot X
Toby Keith X
Tracy Lawrence X
Travis Denning X X
Trea Landon X
Trent Thomlinson X X
Walker McGuire X
Warrick McZeke X X X
Whits End X
Wyatt X
Yesterday's Wine X X
Zac Brown Band X
Zach Seabaugh X
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