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Lake Wylie Music Fest June 14

Lake Wylie Music Fest June 14

Organizers of Lake Wylie Music Fest, a free event for boaters, announce the music line-up for this year’s event set for 2 p.m. June 14.

This year’s line-up includes Underground Detour Band, Carson Hill, Steven James, Sonny Skyyz and the Rainmakers, The Briarhoppers, Analog Daze, and Breeze and the Bayou Blasters.

“From a classic rock start to a swamp-rocking finish, this year’s fest will be a varied mixture from acoustic soloists to bands from bluegrass and country to indie alt-rock, classic rock, Cajun jam and blues R&B,” said Jan Pendleton, event creator. “Artists are coming from Monroe, Fort Mill, Wadesboro, Clover and Charlotte.”

Known as a “floating fest,” Lake Wylie Music Fest has performers on land at a private residence and the audience is by boat only. The event, which first debuted in 2010, has drawn more than 125 boats.

“Let your Freak Flag Fly!” is the slogan for this year’s event.

“With the fest landing on Flag Day this year, we’re challenging all boats to fly a flag or two of their choice,” Pendleton said. “Let your flags express your individuality, originality or nationality.”

The fest was created by Jan and Jon Pendleton and Paul Noble and is volunteer led.

For more information, visit

Volunteers needed for June 13 event

Limitless Sports’ 13th annual Ski Event will be held from 9 a.m. until after lunch June 13 at the Woodmen of the World, 2000 Johnson Marina Road. Volunteers are needed.

Special needs participants from all over the Midlands, and their families, will spend a day at Lake Murray enjoying water skiing on an adaptable ski, tubing and kayaking. Special needs children older than 6 and adults are welcome. Families and siblings are also welcome.

Limitless Sports was founded in 1998 to give children with special needs the opportunity to participate in sports.

For more information or to sign up to participate or volunteer, call Laurie Peterson at 803-933-6118.

Life jackets available

A life jacket loaner kiosk is open at Buster Boyd Access Area.

The kiosk, an effort of Duke Energy and Coast Guard Auxiliary Lake Wylie, provides adult- and child-sized life jackets visitors can borrow free for a day on the water.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, about 85 percent of those who drowned in 2012 were not wearing life jackets.

Duke Energy has helped sponsor 11 life jacket loaner kiosks in the Carolinas and is looking for sponsors to help fund the construction of additional kiosks, along with donations for life jackets.

Marina hosts free movie nights

Lake Wylie Marina will host movie night July 18 and Aug. 15 at sunset to raise money and awareness for Saving Eliza’s story in the boat-in movie event.

The movie is free, but donations will be accepted to help Eliza O’Neill, 4, of Columbia, who was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome, a rare genetic disease that attacks the brain. Money raised will send her for clinical trial at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Matt Sellhorst, Hall Marine employee, is cousin to the O’Neill family.

For more information about Eliza, visit For more information about the marina, visit

Marine group meets monthly

Lake Wylie Marine Commission meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at various locations in York, Gaston and Mecklenburg counties. The public is invited. For more information and meeting locations, visit

Lake info available on app

Duke Energy has made its lake information smartphone friendly.

The site can be accessed on a smartphone at The default menu shows an option for Lakes and Recreation.

Duke Energy’s lake information websites – which include recreational water release schedules, lake levels and alerts – attract thousands of hits each month. The number rises steadily when heavy rainfall causes high water conditions at the lakes managed by the company.

In addition to accessing the new mobile-enabled website, boaters can check real-time lake levels and updates at, and on Duke Energy’s lake information phone line at 800-829-5253.

Scuba club dives into events

The Carolina Scuba & Adventure Club meets monthly at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill. Club members will participate in beach cleanups, including an underwater cleanup. Email

Dive team needs volunteers

The York County Emergency Response Team is seeking volunteers to join the team.

The team does water-related search, rescue and recovery, swift water rescue, low-angle rope rescue and searches for missing people.

Scuba divers and nondivers are needed. Visit to find out more.

For more information, call 803-372-7593.

Thursday night tourneys ongoing

Thursday Night Tournament Trail continues on Lake Wylie.

Registration begins at 5:15 p.m. at Buster Boyd Access Area. Blast-off is at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee costs $40 per boat.

For more information, visit