With her 20th album, You Gotta Love the Life, Melissa Manchester celebrates not only 40 years as a Grammy award-winning performer and songwriter, but also a renewed independence and vitality. The melodically diverse collection, which includes guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Keb' Mo’, Dionne Warwick, Dave Koz, and Joe Sample (in one of his last recordings) is the gifted singer’s first new studio album since 2004’s When I Look Down That Road.
Manchester’s career is remarkable not only for its longevity and accomplishments, but for its versatility. The “Midnight Blue” singer received her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in 1979 for the Peter Allen/Carole Bayer Sager-penned “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” winning the Grammy in that category four years later for “You Should Hear How She Talks About You.” Manchester has also had her songs recorded by Barbra Streisand, Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Kenny Loggins and many others. Two songs she performed, “Through The Eyes Of Love” and “The Promise,” were nominated for Oscars in the same year. She has written tunes for several other films including The Great Mouse Detective, Lady and the Tramp II, Dirty Girl, and Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What kind of concession food / beverages or alcohol will be available for purchase at the 2016 Festival? Food and drink available includes a variety of sandwiches, wraps, snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine.
Can I pick my seat under the performance tent? Yes. All seats will be on a first-come, first-serve basis by section. Each section of the tent has a different ticket price.
Can I bring my dog? No. Dogs are not allowed at the Festival.
When will I get my tickets? You should receive a confirmation email containing your tickets shortly after your purchase. You may print your ticket and bring with you to the Festival.
Do you offer wheelchair accessible seats? All aisle seats are wheelchair accessible.
What time does the event start? For most shows, gates will open at 6:00 pm. Most events begin at 7:00 pm. Check each event for more info.
Do I need to bring a chair? Only if you purchase general admission seats for outside of the tent.
What if it rains? The event goes on rain or shine under the Festival Tent.
When is Will-Call open?
Will-call is located at the tent entrance and will open 1 hour prior to the start of each event. You may also stop by the Festival office in Murrells Inlet Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm to pick up your tickets.
How many people does the venue hold? The venue holds up to 1,200 people.
Where should we park? Parking is available in special designated areas at all events, so just follow the signs. Golf car shuttle available.
How do I contact the Festival Office by Phone?