Twist and shout your way into the record books (Update: record status)

The Twist Record Artwork

Update 5/1 record status: More than enough people showed up for the event. But the record was not broken!

Once people found out that Chubby Checker was not going to make an appearance for the event, they left in disappointment and there was not enough people present to break the record. According to WPDE, Chubby was at the festival but playing on a different stage at the time.

Update 4/25: Myrtle Beach Online has a Q&A session with S.C. native, Chubby Checker. 


First report: As a part of this years May Fest, Myrtle Beach's Beach Music Fest looks at breaking the Guinness Book Of World Record for the most people dancing "The Twist" while South Carolina native Chubby Checker  performs live on stage.

Other notable acts to preform at the Beach Music Fest include The SpinnersThe EmbersThe CatalinasAtlantic Groove, and The Craig Woolard Band. The record breaking attempt will be from 6:30-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

SC Now has more information on the United Way of Horry County as the premier charity partner; Read it here.

The current record for most people dancing "The Twist" is 1,692 participants. That event was organized by Brian Beirne and achieved by the City of Glendale, California, USA at the 17th annual Glendale Cruise Night on 17 July 2010. 

The 2011 Beach Music Festival is free, open to the public, and will take place between 8th and 9th Avenues North in downtown Myrtle Beach from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on April 30.