Shout! presented by Dr. Marlena Smalls & The Hallelujah Singers

Shout!

Shout!

Clap your hands, stomp your feet and SHOUT! with songs of praise by the internationally acclaimed Dr. Marlena Smalls & The Hallelujah Singers.

Presented by the Native Island Business & Cultural Affairs Association as part of their Gullah Celebration.

Labor Day Music & Art Festival Announces Entertainment

Festival artThe first Labor Day Music & Art Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 1, from Noon until 7 pm in Shelter Cove Park, Hilton Head Island.  Featured entertainers are Earl Williams Band, The Heritage Steel Band and Cool John Ferguson.

Artists exhibiting include Amiri Farris, Hank D. Herring, Dorneisha M. Batson, Geraldine Smith; and Professional Products Unlimited will be distributing free samples of hair products. The original artwork presented by popular regional artists includes fine art, folk art paintings, prints, abstract pastels, wood carving, pottery and a wide variety of styles and products.

Beer, water and Pepsi beverages will be available for purchase, along with hot dogs, chili dogs, she crab soup, gumbo and baskets of fried fish, shrimp, oysters and wings.

The public is invited for an afternoon of entertainment, shopping and dining. Adult admission is $10, and children 12 or younger are $5.

The festival is presented by the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and the Native Island Business and Cultural Affairs Association.

For more information, please visit www.bcbcc.org or contact nibcaa@aol.com or BeaufortBlack@gmail.com.

Early Bird Artist and Food Vendor Fee Offered for Labor Day Music & Art Festival

Special discounted rate of $250 is offered for vendors who register by July 15.

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by Hank D. Herring

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and the Native Island Business & Community Affairs Association are jointly producing the new event September 1 on Hilton Head Island. Both organizations have a long history of events celebrating the culture and lifestyle of the South Carolina Lowcountry and frequently focusing on the Gullah culture unique to the coastal area.

Food vendors and artists are asked to apply now for participation. Vendor space is $350 each after the early bird deadline, and space is available only by advance reservation. Vendors should provide their own tent, table, chairs or any equipment needed.

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“Looking Toward Beaufort” painting on glass by Hank D. Herring

For details and application, food vendors may contact Native Island Business & Community Affairs Association at 843-255-7303 or email nibcaa@aol.com. Artists may contact BeaufortBlack@gmail.com, download application at www.bcbcc.org or call 843-902-4799.

The first Labor Day Music & Art Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 1, from Noon until 7 pm in Shelter Cove Park. Music will be announced.

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South Carolina Travel App News

The latest South Carolina travel app co-authored by Liz and Charlie Mitchell, Hilton Head Essentials, is available in new version 1.3. It also is now published on its own website: Hilton Head Essentials. The guide includes 166 pages with 1150 photos in a showcase of coastal experience for visitors and locals. Unique insider recommendations feature where to stay, where to eat and shop plus the best of everything to see and do on Hilton Head Island and throughout surrounding cities, towns and islands including Beaufort, Bluffton, Port Royal, St. Helena and Hunting Island. Like it on Facebook to get more details or to connect with the authors and locals. 

The Mitchells’ travel app Myrtle Beach’s Best was released in new version 1.4 in December and published on its own website: Best of Myrtle Beach South Carolina. It includes 2000 original photos for more than 180 pages and features shopping, dining, entertainment and attractions plus gyms, day spas and much more for planning a visit or finding event schedules, directions and details. Like it on Facebook to get news or add suggestions.

These independent apps offer one-touch phone calls, web links and immediate access to YouTube reviews with complete information for direct links to reservations or daily specials. Google mapping and photos are available without an Internet connection. Consistent and reliable content is provided to enhance visitors’ trip planning and overall experience.

The Mitchells’ coastal apps are the first of their kind for these destinations including reviews and recommendations based on the authors’ experiences and availability of quality content. No advertising or sponsorships support the products. Both are compatible with Apple’s new iOS platform. The publisher Sutro Media currently has more than 300 apps for sale on iTunes and is considered a leading authority in the industry. Download each app from iTunes for $2.99 for iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and expect a free automatic update periodically when new material becomes available.

Liz and Charlie Mitchell, 20-year residents of the South Carolina coast, have extensive writing and marketing experience and previously co-authored two guidebooks released by Tourist Town Guides®, and Charlie co-authored three issues of Insiders’ Guide to Golf in the Carolinas. These books are available in major bookstores or online:  Myrtle Beach – A Guide to South Carolina’s Grand Strand and Hilton Head – A Guide to the South Carolina Lowcountry. The authors appear on request for book signings or to speak about travel writing and the destinations they cover. Contact them via their website The Mitchell Group International.