the Beach Blast! Christian Music Festival to be held May 21st in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The festival is slated to include performances and appearances by TobyMac, Skillet, Lecrae, Disciple, Anthem Lights and speaker Bob Lenz.  Guests to the area can enjoy sixty miles of fun beaches, dining and attractions in the Myrtle Beach area, along with concerts by their favorite Christian music artists!  Seating is outdoors and is first come, first serve.  The event will be held rain or shine on Ocean Blvd. between 8th and 9th Avenues North.  Tickets are available now through May 20 for $39.99 (adults), but if you purchase a ticket prior to April 29, the price drops to $32.99.  More information on ticketing can be found here.

The Beach Blast! Christian Music Festival is a part of MayFest, a month of exciting events in the Myrtle Beach area.  MayFest emphasizes the value and affordability of visiting the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina with live entertainment and deals on accommodations and activities all month long.


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