Ilderton's Beach Music Blast will return for its sixth year, kicking off with The Embers featuring
The performance will be the first in a weekly series of live beach music through the month of September. All concerts will be held Thursdays at Ilderton Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram ,
Since 2009, the
"Throughout our partnership with our many sponsors, we have been able to grow the event," Dabney said. "This year, we used Facebook and all of the social media sites in order to increase attendance. This is definitely been a great event for not just CHS, but for the
The Ilderton dealership, the title sponsor, helped the Beach Music Blast get off the ground.
"It's an inexpensive way to spend the evening," said owner
Four award-winning bands will be featured this year, including The Embers on Thursday, JayBird and Soul Central on
"They are bands we have used year after year that we have created a great partnership with," Dabney said.
The bands, all from
"There haven't been any events like this to unify the city," Ilderton said. "There are more now, but starting five years ago, there was nothing that went on and was so casual without you having to get all dressed up. It's a real comfortable time of year, and people are trying to get the last bit of summer out."
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--No coolers or pets. Can bring your own lawn chair and blanket
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