In 2010 Carole King and James Taylor, two of the most celebrated singer-songwriters to ever hit the music scene, held their long awaited Live at the Troubadour reunion. It came as no surprise to anyone that Kirsti Manna and Jonathan Birchfield were so inspired by that concert that it compelled them to create a show based on this timeless music. “There’s no one else I would want to perform this catalog with,” says Birchfield. Manna laughs and says, “I always told him we should work on this music together. These songs are a perfect fit for us and it feels so natural. I love it!” Kirsti and Jonathan have years of touring, performing and writing between them. They have shared the stage with such artists as Brooks and Dunn, Ray Charles, Jimmy Buffett, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry. And now they are sharing the stage not only with each other but with the songs of their musical mentors.
“‘You’ve Got a Friend’ isn’t just a song title to us,” says Kirsti. "It’s our opportunity to pay homage to the music, the lyrics and the melodies, that moved us to become songwriters and performers."
Frequently Asked Questions:
What kind of concession food / beverages or alcohol will be available for purchase at the 2016 Festival?
Food and drink available includes a variety of sandwiches, wraps, snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine.
Can I pick my seat under the performance tent?
Yes. All seats will be on a first-come, first-serve basis by section. Each section of the tent has a different ticket price.
Can I bring my dog?
No. Dogs are not allowed at the Festival.
When will I get my tickets?
You should receive a confirmation email containing your tickets shortly after your purchase. You may print your ticket and bring with you to the Festival.
Do you offer wheelchair accessible seats?
All aisle seats are wheelchair accessible.
What time does the event start?
For most shows, gates will open at 6:00 pm. Most events begin at 7:00 pm. Check each event for more info.
Do I need to bring a chair?
Only if you purchase general admission seats for outside of the tent.
What if it rains?
The event goes on rain or shine under the Festival Tent.
When is Will-Call open?
Will-call is located at the tent entrance and will open 1 hour prior to the start of each event. You may also stop by the Festival office in Murrells Inlet Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm to pick up your tickets.
How many people does the venue hold?
The venue holds up to 1,200 people.
Where should we park?
Parking is available in special designated areas at all events, so just follow the signs. Golf car shuttle available.
How do I contact the Festival Office by Phone?
The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art will be held October 5 - October 21 at The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island, and is one of the East Coast’s most beloved music and arts festivals. Each year thousands of locals and visitors flock to the Lowcountry to hear nationally acclaimed artists and become part of the arts movement that is sweeping the South. The level of talent, artistry and ability to entertain is off the charts with this year's performers. Tickets will sell out quickly. Be sure and get yours early!
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