For 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 2020 event will begin on October 8th and present concerts Thursday-Saturday through October 24th.

This year’s highly anticipated, nine-concert series features Tavares, Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Temptations Revue and more. Concert-goers are able to 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.

Much more than concerts, PIFMA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to bring the arts to all residents of our community. Professional musicians visit area schools, providing mini-concerts and outreach programs each year. College scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors planning to major in the arts, and financial assistance is provided to local schools for arts-related programs and supplies. And, in addition, hundreds of seats are donated each year to those who could not otherwise afford to attend.

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