When the Beach Music Festival starts each year, it really feels like summer has arrived!!! It is held each Thursday night (for 7 weeks) in the city where I live in North Carolina. It is a fundraiser for the Children's Home Society in our town, which is an organization that handles adoptions. For those of you not from the South, beach music is HUGE in the South and most Southerners love to Shag to beach music.
The group playing tonight was called Legends of Beach and the lead singer was Jackie Gore. The saxophone player in this picture could really play that sax! You can see some of the people dancing on the wooden dance floor in front of the stage. There is another dance floor further back for others to dance on. A lot of the folks just enjoy listening to the music sitting in their lawn chairs on the grass.
Here is a view of part of the crowd. As you can see, it is very well attended. Beach music is held downtown in a nice park- type area. Lots of room for people to spread out and enjoy talking and visiting with each other. There are also local restaurants who have free food to share with those in attendance. They also sell beer and soft drinks.
Here is another view of the dance floor by the stage with folks Shagging! There is a varied crowd, both young and old. I saw lots of people I knew and enjoyed not only listening to the music, but visiting as well. You all know me, I love to talk!
These little guys were on the back stage and everybody cleared off to let them dance. You can't tell from this picture, but they were really dancing up a storm!! They were so precious!!!
It was a fun evening! I had a great time. Adelaide (my daughter) was also there with her friends. They were going out afterwards to celebrate her friend, Sarah's 21st birthday!
In June, some of the more famous beach music groups are going to play. The Embers, Chairman of the Board and the Band of Oz will be playing. I can't wait!!! For $7, it is a fun evening with friends and the money goes to a great cause. Don't you just love all the fun things there are to do in the summer?
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