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Ocean Lakes Family Campground to Host the 14th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend

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Ocean Lakes Family CampgroundMyrtle Beach, SC -- Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a division of The Jackson Companies, will host the 14th Annual Premier Bluegrass Weekend on Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. The event is open to all guests staying at the campground (campsite reservations can be made by calling (877) 510-1413 and rental reservations by calling (800) 845-2229). Featured bluegrass music entertainers include Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Grascals, Big Country Bluegrass, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Rich In Tradition, and more.

Some of the country's top Bluegrass performers are scheduled to appear during the weekend which will kick-off on Friday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. Saturday performances will begin at 2 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. The two-day Bluegrass event will be held in the 17,000-square-foot air-conditioned Recreation Center. A variety of fun events, including a golf car poker run and a mini-golf tournament, are also planned throughout the weekend as well.

Performers for the 2012 event include some of the finest names in Bluegrass music:

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (Saturday) — With over 35 albums, GMA Dove and Grammy® nominated Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have won numerous awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA), as well as the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA).

The Grascals (Friday) — The Grammy nominated Grascals bring fresh yet familiar sounds to bluegrass. This acclaimed band has won awards and honors from SPGMA and IBMA.

Big Country Bluegrass (Friday) — Big Country Bluegrass' musical style is reminiscent of the early days of Bluegrass music. This has earned them a #1 spot on a variety of radio air-play charts.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge (Saturday) — Known as "The Sweethearts of Bluegrass," Darin and Brooke Aldridge are considered one of the best duos in acoustic music these days and have received Grammy nominations, as well as nominations from SPGAM and IBMA.

Rich In Tradition (Saturday) — Rich in Tradition combines traditional and contemporary Bluegrass and Gospel music to create some of the best music around.

"The Bluegrass Weekend is one of our most popular events and it sells out quickly," said Barb Krumm, Director of Marketing and Public Relations. "Every year, we showcase some of the top names in Bluegrass and our guests really seem to enjoy the weekend. I would suggest that anyone interested in attending the show reserve their stay at Ocean Lakes and purchase their tickets soon so they don't miss out on a weekend of fun and fantastic music."

Tickets for adults are $40, in addition to the site fee, and include admission to both Friday and Saturday events. Tickets for children ages 6 to 12 are available for $20, and children under 6 are free. Tickets purchased at the door will be $45 for adults and $20 for children. Seating is limited, so guests are encouraged to book ahead. Tickets can be purchased when making reservations or online at or by calling the Ticket Hotline at (843) 828-4856.

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Ocean Lakes Family Campground, a division of The Jackson Companies, is the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States. Located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., it has received numerous awards for excellence. It is the 2011-2012 National “Park of the Year” in the Mega Park category and has received that honor from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) five times. In 2010, it received the Earth Day Award from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for its iCare Program.

In 2006, Ocean Lakes received the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s Cup for making a significant economic impact on South Carolina. Ocean Lakes covers 310 oceanfront acres with nearly one mile of beachfront. It offers 3,447 sites — 893 of which are large and pull-through to accommodate larger RVs. It was built by Mary Emily and Nelson Jackson and their five daughters, starting in 1970. It opened with 30 campsites and one bathhouse in 1971. On an average seasonal day, Ocean Lakes has 25,000 - 30,000 guests enjoying the countless amenities that have made it a local favorite and a national vacation destination. It currently holds a 10/9.5/10 ranking out of 10/10/10 from the Trailer Life/Good Sam Directory for its overall operation, recreational offerings, services and appearance.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is a division of The Jackson Companies, a family-owned enterprise that includes Prestwick Golf & Country Club, Ocean Lakes Properties, Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village, Ocean Lakes RV Center, and the master-planned development SayeBrook.

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