bmo-shakers-8-14You need to join the CBMA as an academy member by tomorrow, August 15th, to be able to nominate for this year’s awards. Everyone that has joined as of September 15th will be able to vote once the ballots are set and sent out. As I mentioned last week, the deadline was extended due to a printing error on some of the forms mailed out. Join the CBMA today!.

Request for all those Academy Members and Industry professionals filling out that ballot. With the growth of the Internet and ability for many people to start their own Beach Music Internet radio station, the CBMA has added a new category this year, Internet Radio Station of the Year. I have to give my plug ..if you will please nominate – “Shag City USA – Jeff Gilder, Bo Gilbert and Keith Houston”. Shag City is the home of Southern Soul Radio and the Carolina’s Best Beach Music. The station’s traffic and reach has grown so much over the last 2 years. On behalf of the Zeus Radio Network and the Southern Soul Network, I thank everyone that listens each and every day!

bo-bandsSurvey Winner – On Sunday, I asked a question about the groups that Bo Schronce has been a member. Congrats Beth Strother! Winner of the Triple CD Set. She told me she had to do some research to make sure she had them all. We had a lot of entries that got 4 and 5, but only 1 has submitted an entry with all eight groups.

Just announced – The FANTASTIC SHAKERS will be partying in North Myrtle Beach at the World Famous Spanish Galleon on August 24th. For those looking to be near North Myrtle Beach that weekend, this will be the place to be that night. Get the new 35th Anniversary Triple CD with your ticket or pick it up if you are a sponsor of the event. Get more details at the Shakers 35 website – Remember the best deal for Shakers Fans is the Sponsorship! Wouldn’t you love to win that fishin’ trip with Bo Schronce? That CBMA package is pretty nice as well…there will be some other nice perks for the Shakers 35th Sponsors announced soon! It is a very good deal! Join as a sponsor today and plan to party with us the rest of the year!

This past Monday I gave the rundown for this week’s beach music events to be thinking about – check out the Sunday Beach Music Update. It was a big time at Harold’s on Sunday. I know Donny Trexler is very appreciative for the turnout and generosity.

Be sure to stay on top of the BIG Beach Music Events coming  up! There is still time to get advance tickets or register for these events.
Charleston Beach and Shag Festival
Jim Quick Golf Classic
Fall Migration
Jerry Butler in Winston Salem
Conched out in Key West
Fall Cyclone
CBMA Weekend