Carolina Country Music Fest organizers could receive $35,000 Myrtle Beach grant

The Myrtle Beach city manager has postponed a vote that could have given the Charlotte-based organizers of a three-day music festival $35,000 of taxpayer dollars – something rarely done – saying he needed more information about what event coordinators expect of the city.

City officials have said they know little about Full House Productions, which is producing the Carolina Country Music Fest featuring 35 national, regional and local acts June 5-7 in downtown Myrtle Beach. City Manager John Pedersen said he wanted to know more about the specifics of any agreement with Full House before moving forward.

Myrtle Beach City Council on Tuesday was expected to consider a resolution to grant $35,000 from the general fund to the festival, but Pedersen said that resolution now likely will be discussed at the Feb. 24 meeting.