For over 30 years, Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art (PIFMA) has presented world-class entertainment in Pawleys Island. Founded by Dr. Lee Minton in 1991, this event has grown from a one concert event to three weekends packed full of well-known musicians and a smaller series of winter concerts. Held under an open-air tent, seating over 1,000 people, the 2022 event will begin on October 6th and present concerts Thursday-Saturday through October 22nd.

Join our kick-off event, the Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala, on the 6th. Those attending can sample over 75 wines from renowned vineyards around the world and enjoy delicious hors d’oeurves prepared by the area’s best chefs. The evening will also include a chocolate and cheese dessert tasting, a silent auction full of wonderful trips, and a complimentary wine glass.

This year’s highly anticipated, nine-concert series features Orleans, Firefall, Jim Brickman, The Temptations, and more. Concert-goers can purchase delicious food from area food trucks as well as a wide selection of beverages. Music lovers from around the country have made PIFMA an annual event.

If you miss the October concerts, PIFMA also presents concerts every winter. These smaller concerts, the Lee Minton Signature Series, are named after PIFMA’s founder and feature jazz and/or classical music in a smaller, local venue.

Wear your best dancing shoes, PIFMA is ready to groove with you!

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