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BeachBlast Festival nominated for CBMA Event of the Year

The City of Kings Mountain's Special Events Department announced the nomination of the 2019 BeachBlast Festival for the Carolina Beach Music Awards Event of the Year. BeachBlast was one of six events nominated for this prestigious award.

"This nomination speaks to the excellence of leadership from our Special Events Director, Christy Conner," stated Marilyn Sellers, City Manager. "Starting her career with the City of Kings Mountain in 2001, Christy was promoted in 2017 as the Special Events Director. Her leadership brings energy and enthusiasm to all our events. With her vision and ability to rally a team of staff and volunteers, the BeachBlast Festival has grown to be recognized across the State of NC and the Southeast."

"The Special Events team is honored by this nomination," stated Christy Conner, Special Events Director. "I would like to express my sincere thanks to our team of staff and volunteers. This would not be possible without the creativity, dedication and passion of this group. I am very grateful for our City Council and Administration and their continued support. Through their support and leadership, we have a beautiful state of the art venue to host Beach-Blast and other festivals and events. With confidence, I can say that Kings Mountain is on the right path to creatinga vibrant entertainment district in Downtown and I'm excited to be a part of it!"

Each year, members of the Carolina Beach Music Awards Association nominate the best in Beach Music entertainment, such as, radio announcers, bands, events, and clubs. After the nominations are announced, members then vote for the official winners of each category.

"It is really great that the CBMA has named Beach- Blast 2019 as one of the top 6 events in the Southeast as announced on FM 94.9 The Surf." says Mayor Scott Neisler. "For one weekend in the Piedmont of the Carolinas, we take our shoes off and pretend to walk in the sand enjoying some great beach music! This is a well-deserved accolade for our staff because we have no beach! Make plans now to enjoy us in 2021 and see what all the fun is about!"

The Carolina Beach Music Awards will be held virtually, November 15th, 2020. The awards ceremony will air online at www.949thesurf.com. The time of the event has yet to be determined.

For more information,you may also call the City of Kings Mountain's Special Events Department a 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www.KingsMountainEvents.Com.

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