Music and Shag Festival 2015

The unofficial end to summer is almost upon us and that means it’s almost time for the annual Edisto Beach Music and Shag Festival.

This festival has been a hit since day one. It features the best of the lowcountry, which includes tasty soul food, excellent beach music, and lots of shagging.

From September 4-6 people from all over will be heading down to Bay Creek Park next to the Edisto Marina for three days of fun. The festival hours are from noon to 11 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is just $10 for adults per day and children 12 and under get in for free. In addition to the arts and crafts and food vendors, some of the bands present include the Shem Creek Boogie Band, Band of Oz, DJ Jim Bowers, Shag Doctorz, The Entertainers, and The Fantastic Shakers.

You’ll definitely want to hit up the shag contest that begins at 9 p.m. on Saturday. If you’re not familiar with the dance, it got its start at the Grand Strand on Myrtle Beach. It’s the official dance of the state of South Carolina.

Each year, this event gets bigger and bigger, so if you’re in the area you will definitely want to take in at least one of the days (and nights) of fun. Plus, it’s a great chance to check out some of the island’s local vendors.

As an added bonus, this event provides excellent views of Big Bay Creek and the marsh, so you’ll get to take in some pure South Carolina fun and appreciate the beauty of the island. Just remember to bring along your sunscreen and some bug spray so you can have a great time outside.


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