The festival officially kicks off with the Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala on Thursday, October 2nd. This festive evening features tastings of over 70 wines from around the world, delicious hors d'oeuvres prepared by eight of the area's finest chefs, craft beer tastings, a dessert tasting and incredible silent auction. Also, this year your $100 ticket to the Wine Gala will be placed in a Reversed Drawing. Only 350 tickets will be sold. The last ticket drawn will win $5000.
Festival headliner, The Manhattan Transfer will bring their Grammy Award winning hits for all to enjoy on Friday, Oct. 3. Followed on Saturday by The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass and their "Brothers on the Battlefield" performance and then on Sunday, the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble dance their way into your hearts and soul.
The music continues the following week on Wednesday, Oct. 8 with one man's journey - "The Road to Carnegie Hall" performed by Ken Lavigne. Followed by world renowned Canadian sensation, Swingle Singers who will astound you with their A cappella performances. Annie Moses Band's "Rhapsody in Bluegrass" fuses Appalachian bluegrass, Irish fiddle, beloved classical themes, and roots music to create a beautiful concert experience on Friday. The much loved tabled event will once again surely be a fan favorite on Saturday, Oct.11. This year, audiences will be dancing on the tables to the sounds of The Bronx Wanderers who re-create the hits made famous by the likes of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Dion, and the classic hits of so many others from the beginning of Rock 'n' Roll to the music of today.
A new event, The Sunday Seaside Showcase will provide some of the area's finest musicians and vocalists, culminating in a grand finale jam session, unlike any seen along the Grand Strand, all to support our Wounded Warriors and to honor our military and their families. A variety of music will be performed—country, bluegrass, jazz, rock, beach music... and more.