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Charlotte, North Carolina
July 16, 2012
by Bill & Mary D
December 10, 2009
charlotte, North Carolina
August 23, 2005
From journal Safe from Hurricane Jean in HH
July 16, 2005
From journal Family Reunion in Hilton Head
January 9, 2005
Some points to note:
There is a $5/day fee to enter Sea Pines if you are not staying there. Lawton's accepts credit cards for a deposit when booking, but only take cash or checks for payment. There was a discount card that gave you $5 off available for guests at Waterside, but you had to remember to show your card at payment.
From journal Christmas at Hilton Head Island, SC
Seattle, Washington, Afghanistan
December 15, 2004
You can’t go to Hilton Head without going to Harbor Town in the Sea Pines Plantation. The Harbor Town lighthouse is probably the most recognized symbol of the Hilton Head, often seen in the background during the MCI Heritage Golf Tournament.
The Harbor Town 18 Hole Golf Links is here, as well as a pro-shop. The Sea Pines Racquet Club is also located here and has seen the faces of a few famous tennis pros. There is also a pro-shop on location.
Harbor town is picturesque, with the red- and white-striped lighthouse at the point. You can climb up to the top of the lighthouse for a view of the harbor. The harbor is full of beautiful yachts and boats.
Greg Russell sings under the Liberty Oak Tree in the evenings.
There are a bunch of unique little boutiques and gift shops. There is a Crazy Crab restaurant, as well as a couple other cafés, outdoor cabana-type bars, and places to get a drink and sit outside, as well as ice-cream stands.
There is also a large playground named after the signed Greg Russell.
From journal Hilton Head Island & Bluffton
December 14, 2004
From the website:
Gregg Russell Concerts
Relish the spirit of the holidays in Harbour Town with an evening of music and merriment. Listen as Gregg Russell plays his guitar and sings songs of the season for children and adults of all ages. Gregg Russell has been entertaining audiences of all kinds for over 25 years. Complimentary; no reservations required. Start Time: 7:30pm.
My take on it:
Even as an adult this is one of my favorite things to do on Hilton Head! My parents first started taking me to hear Gregg Russell sing when I was a little kid, and just last 4th of July I was back to hear him again as a 32-year-old! He is still just as fun as ever and brings out the funniest reactions and comments from the kids in the audience.
The scene is set under an old oak tree where all the kids sit in a big jumble up by the stage on the ground. The parents and adults all sit behind them on wooden benches.
Many of the families return each year, so the kids become very familiar with the routine. The kids themselves, or with some help from mom and dad, write signs and posters to get Gregg’s attention. He will read the signs out to the audience or invite kids up onstage to show their signs, sing, and just chat with them. He is very comical, and it makes for a very entraining evening regardless of age.
He sings catchy songs kids can sing along with, and some of the songs he has written himself. He also sings some classics, and my favorite was Country Roads Take me home . . ., where he incorporates the names of the states many of the kids in the audience are from.
Sea Pines Harbor Town is a beautiful setting, and this is an evening activity not to miss.
May 30, 2004
From journal Hilton Head
March 19, 2004
From journal Our First Visit to Hilton Head
August 28, 2003
All parents of children aged 10 and under must make the trip to Sea Pines Plantation for a Gregg Russell show. For over 25 years, Gregg Russell has been entertaining youngsters under an oak tree in Harbour Town with his songs and humor. My children fell in love with him immediately, and have been singing such classics as "Are we there yet?", "Is that a booger in the sugar" and others.
We picked up his "twenty five years in harbour town" cd after the show, and my 5 year old son has memorized about 95% of the lyrics. The humor is not just for the little ones though. Just like all good children entertainers, Gregg works in a level of humor that only the adults will pick up on, such as tricking the children into repeating his three stooges imitations, then proclaiming "you don't even know what that means!"
A large part of the show is having kids come up and sing songs on stage. The children sit on the stage, so densely packed in that there is almost no room for Gregg to move around. Many children make signs in an attempt to convince him to pick them for singing, and he takes a portion of the show to read many of the signs.
After the show, there is of course, merchandise available for purchase, and Gregg stays around for autographs and pictures and takes some time to talk with his fans. Gregg Russell puts on a show nearly every night (except Saturdays) at 8:00 from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It is advisable to get down there a little early, as parking fills up, and so does the stage and seating around it. However, we parked at the Sea Pines Center, took the shuttle, and got there well into the show, and were able to find seats on the benches. For all you cheapskates who are still wondering, the concert is free, but it will cost you $5 a car to get into Sea Pines Plantation.
From journal A week for 11 on Hilton Head Island