In the year 1970, four young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles, came together to create a new invigorating style of music. Exploring the possibilities of progressive, classical and world influences, yet rooted with the soul of the blues and R&B, Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack and Burleigh Drummond created a new sound that was defined and recognized as “Ambrosia”.
Originally labeled as America’s answer to the progressive invasion of such English acts as “Yes” and “King Crimson”, the group quickly proved it was all that and much more as it’s albums painted aural landscapes covering the gamut of musical styles and attracting the collaboration of such cultural icons as, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Alan Parsons.
In its brief recording history, Ambrosia garnered 5 Grammy Nominations, 5 Hit Singles, Heavy FM Airplay and the admiration and respect of the musical community. All this was in addition to Sold Out concerts around the world.
Today, the band is more alive and compelling than ever. With three of the original members in tact plus the addition of guitar ace Doug Jackson on electric guitar and backing vocals, Mary Harris contributing amazing keyboards and vocals, and the powerful and contemporary lead vocals and acoustic guitar of Ken Stacey…Ambrosia is exploring new musical territory and continuing to wow life-long fans and new converts alike!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What kind of concession food / beverages or alcohol will be available for purchase at the 2018 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?