The Myrtle Beach boardwalk will open May 15 in time for a beach music festival, according to local officials and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives.
The boardwalk should be ready before the festival, barring any complications, Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes said.
The event will include a ribbon cutting for the boardwalk and several performances from beach music acts including Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, Billy Scott and the Prophets and Ben E. King.
The event is one of four planned for May and admission is free. The events are part of the city's efforts to attract more tourism for the month. Tourism slumped last May after the city took steps to limit bike rallies that regularly take place at that time.
A christian music festival was announced Tuesday as another piece of the month's lineup and will take place on May 22.