Beaufort Water Festival announces 2016 headliners

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The 61st annual Beaufort Water Festival is proud to announce national recording artists LOCASH and Canaan Smith as the musical performers for this year’s Concert in the Park. Chris Canaday, Commodore of this year’s festival, announced the concert lineup on Monday, Feb. 29. The annual concert is slated for Saturday, July 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are now available at

LOCASH, best known for their hit single, “I Love This Life,” have written numerous chart-topping hits for artists such as Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. The duo is made up of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas and their hit singles along with sold-out concerts have made them a popular addition to the country music scene.

Canaan Smith has toured extensively with some of Nashville’s biggest names, including Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line. His hit song, “Love You Like That,” reached number one on the radio charts during the summer of 2015 and his ability to tell stories through his songwriting has caught the attention of artists such as Love & Theft, Cole Swindell and Jason Aldean.

“As the Commodore of the 61st annual Beaufort Water Festival, I am excited to announce our Concert in the Park acts for this year,” said Chris Canaday. “It gives me great pleasure to say that Nashville recording artists LOCASH and Canaan Smith will be our headlining artists. I’m a big fan of their hit singles that are climbing the country charts and am looking forward to welcoming them to Beaufort, SC this summer.”

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