Shag-A-Ganza and Beach Party
Guests can start off the weekend on August 16 with the Golden Isles Shag Club’s annual Shag-A-Ganza at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and Morgan Center in the Historic District.
The next day, on August 17, enjoy the Jekyll Island Beach Party, featuring the Carolina Breakers playing alongside DJ Wayne Bennett. Along with the beachfront concert, guests can enjoy cold libations, as well as a full list of vendors and games. Additional entertainment will continue after the Beach Party portion has ended.
The Carolina Breakers will perform at the Shag-A-Ganza Friday night at the Morgan Center, and again at Saturday’s Beach Party. The Beach Party will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 17 at Great Dunes Park. Admission to the Beach Party is free.
The Jan and Dean Show starring Dean Torrence and the Surf City All Stars
That evening, join headliner Dean Torrence, of Jan & Dean Torrence, alongside the Surf City All-Stars for a concert at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. This beach-buzzing night will showcase true talents from eras gone by, as Dean Torrence crones the audience with his hits such as “Little Old Lady from Pasadena” and “Dead Man’s Curve.” The Surf City All-Stars will prove to be just that, as all band members were once part of the Beach Boys and will perform the hits just like they did back then. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. for a pre-show dinner, with the concert area opening at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 7 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes! For more information and tickets, click here:
Following the concert, a fireworks display will be held on the beach near Great Dunes Park. Join us about 9:30 p.m. to watch the night sky light up in honor of our American heroes. Admission to the fireworks show is free and open to the public.
From noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, the Beach Party and festival continues with more live entertainment from several local acts, as well as performances from Nashville newcomers Cole Taylor and Marjory Lee, followed by the highlight of the weekend: A live concert with country music superstar Rodney Atkins, dedicated to Active Duty and Veterans of all military branches.