For 32 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 2023 event will begin on September 26th and present concerts Thursday-Saturday through October 21st.

Join our kick-off event, the Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala, on October 5th. Sample over 65 wines from renowned vineyards around the world and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by the area’s best chefs. The evening will also include live music, delicious desserts, a silent auction full of wonderful items and a complimentary wine glass. Wines will also be available for purchase at prices well below retail during this special event.

This year’s highly anticipated, Best of The Fest, nine-concert series features Best of the Eagles, Joe Gransden, The Texas Tenors, Spyro Gyra, The Spinners, 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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