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Brief bites: Music Fest, beer event Sept. 5 on Lake Wylie

The Wiggle Wagons return to Lake Wylie Music Fest on Sept. 5.
The Wiggle Wagons return to Lake Wylie Music Fest on Sept. 5. LAKE WYLIE MUSIC FEST

Music Fest, beer event Sept. 5

Lake Wylie Music Fest and the Craft Beer Extravaganza will be held Sept. 5 at Red Fez Shrine Club, 16600 Red Fez Club Road, Steele Creek.

Boaters may anchor and listen to the music for free 1 p.m. until nightfall.

To enter Sweetwater Sports Bar & Grill’s beer tasting event on land – which will include craft beer samples, food, vendors and live music from the music fest – tickets are required. VIP tickets cost $60 and include samplings of rare beers, commemorative glass, T-shirt and gift bag. Gates open at 1 p.m. for VIP. General admission tickets include commemorative glass and gates open at 2 p.m. Tickets will be capped at 1,500.

Visit sweetwatersportsbarandgrill or for advance tickets or more information.

DNR seeks boaters’ input

Along with a series of public boating safety meetings being held across the state to gather information from boaters to make waters safe, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources invites public comment through an online survey. Comments will be accepted through Sept. 11 at

Meetings have been held in Clover, Manning, Conway and Charleston. The final meeting is Sept. 8 at The Center for Advance Technical Studies, 916 Mount Vernon Church Road, Chapin.

According to DNR. South Carolina has 8,000 miles of rivers, 460,000 acres of lakes, 3,000 miles of shoreline and more than 485,000 recreational motorboats registered, making it No. 8 in the nation for registered vessels.

Wakesurfing competition Sept. 12 on Lake Wylie

Carolina Competitive Wakesurfing Competition will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Windjammer Park in Tega Cay.

The event, sponsored by Southtown Watersports and Malibu Boats of Charlotte, will also include a band and food vendors. About 30 riders are expected from Georgia, and the North Carolina-Virginia border.

Visit to compete or for more information.

Boating safety class held monthly

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary holds a boating safety course 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at River Hills Marina conference center.

The class covers all aspects of boating. A safe boating course is required for boat operators born after Jan. 1, 1988, and is recommended for everyone.

For more information or to register, call 704-588-1678 or email