MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (May 4, 2018) - Carolina Country Music Fest will partner with DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to honor 10 veterans at the festival in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, June 7-10, 2018. In addition to an all-expenses paid trip and VIP pass, each veteran will be matched with one of the performing artists, and all will be recognized on stage to receive the Victory for Veteran Award on Friday night, June 8.
“I’m very grateful to our friends at Carolina Country Music Fest who are helping us amplify our message of DAV’s commitment to service for veterans and their families,” said DAV National Commander Delphine Metcalf-Foster, an Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War. “Country music fans across the nation are very passionate and patriotic people and the festival is a great way to connect DAV to veterans who may need our help.”
In addition, Coors Light is offering members of the military from nine participating bases a chance to win a VIP trip to the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest, including a three-day VIP pass, travel and accommodation. The winners will be recognized on stage on Saturday night, June 9. For more details, see official rules here.
“Coors Light is the World’s Most Refreshing Beer and refreshing country music fans for what’s next is our passion,” said Heather Gheen, manager of marketing in the Carolinas for Coors. “We’re enhancing the experience for passionate country music fans on site and we’re excited to offer a VIP trip to the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest to a lucky winner from each participating base.”
President of Carolina Country Music Fest, Bob Durkin, added, “Through these partnerships with the DAV and Coors Light, we are able to give back to veterans and military who serve selflessly to protect our freedoms every day. It is an honor and a privilege to host them at CCMF and to recognize them on stage in front of thousands.”
Named one of the top five country music festivals by Billboard, Carolina Country Music Fest is one of the fastest growing outdoor music festivals in the country, with more than 30,000 country music fans in attendance last year. The festival site spans 18 acres of oceanfront in Myrtle Beach from the boardwalk to Ocean Boulevard. Tickets and VIP passes are on sale now at www.carolinacountrymusicfest.com.
This year’s event sponsors include Coors Light, American Anthem Vodka, Naked Turtle White Rum, George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, Don Julio, Johnnie Walker, E & J Gallo Winery, iHeart Radio, Coca-Cola, WPDE ABC 15, The CW 21, Visit Myrtle Beach, McDonald’s®, Burroughs & Chapin, Brittain Resort Management, Campers Inn RV, Oceana Resorts, MyrtleBeach.com, Bojangles’, Krispy Kreme, Food Lion, Broadway Grand Prix and Full House Productions. The McDonald’s® Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert is powered by MyrtleBeach.com and presented by Carolina Cool.
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their families; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.
Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF), the East Coast's largest outdoor country music fest, is located on the shores of Myrtle Beach. A unique blend of today’s country headliners and up-and-comers, CCMF is host to the industry’s biggest stars. With the combination of country music and the scenic Myrtle Beach backdrop, this family-friendly, three-day fest is a summer vacation destination.