Judie Walters

JLW Promotions is an event services company that specializes in event promotion and music entertainment by booking talented beach bands or DJs. Judie Walters, owner for JLW Promotions, has been a Board Advisor for the Carolina Beach Music Awards since 2005. She also serves as the board's liason to CBMA Shag Club Committee.

JLW Promotions "National Entertainment Connections" Booking Agent, Consultant, Events, Promotions, which gives her the opportunity to refer a band she knows and trusts for your event. Besides Carolina beach music, Judie promotes southern rock & roll, jazz and blues bands as well.

JLW Promotions aka Judie's Patio Parties are held in various locations. Originating in Charlotte, NC at the Legendary Old Cellar, with the closing ot Morehead Street Tavern, the restaurant part of the Dance Hall, Old Cellar, Judie then moved her parties to Lynn's Dance Club In Charlotte, NC, then later with a new opportunity in Ocean Drive Beach, NMB, as Entertainment Director at another legendary club, the Spanish Galleon, Judie also hosted Judie's Patio Party at Spanish Galleon and the OD Beach Club.

If you want to make sure everyone at your event has a great time and gets on the dance floor, contact us today!   -- Judie Walters



Allen Baker
Vice President Bopper's Shag Club

Member of Bopper's Shag Club since 1990 Past President and Board Member for twenty two years. Always have had a passion for beach music since early childhood. Current member of CBMA. Organized CMBA membership drive for Bopper's Shag Club. Also, support Jekyll Island Beach Blast events yearly. .

Enjoy watching junior shaggers keeping our dance alive. Supportive of bands and DJ's in local venues. Active partcipitant in local fundraisers for our public beach radio station WSGE 91.7 FM. & Judie's Patio Parties.

Ron Teague
Shelby Shag Club

I was born in Lenoir, NC and graduated from Gamewell-Collettsville High School. I moved to Shelby, NC in 1982, attending Cleveland Technical College, now known as Cleveland Community College, and Appalachian State University. I have been DJ’ing since 1978 but unfortunately was not introduced to the “shag community” until after I moved to Shelby.
College activities included being elected as Student Government Association President, President of the Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society, Western Division Chairperson of the NC Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association, and one of four students in the US elected to the Gamma Beta Phi National Executive Committee.
I began to really become involved in the beach and shag community about 15 years ago, when I began hosting radio shows at both WSGE 91.7 and The BOSS AM Stations 730 AM and 1450 AM, and co-hosted a syndicated radio show “Going On A Beach Trip,” with the legendary Billy Scott for 2 years, with one “Cammy” nomination to our credit. I also began playing music on the Shag Club circuit and co-hosting events with various beach bands, and was asked to help organize the annual Kings Mountain Beach Blast, held each year in July.
I also started taking shag lessons for the second time at about the same time, and began attending SOS and the “Cammy” awards as well. In the Fall of 2011, with no shag club in Shelby, I, along with several other members of the community, got together and started the Shelby Shaggers. I have served as President, Vice-President, and am currently the Membership Chairperson on the Board as well as involved in teaching beginner and intermediate shag lessons for the city of Belmont, NC.




Marie Kiesel
Capital City Shag Club

My love of music came from growing up in Pittsburgh, Pa. My family loved music and dancing. As a teenager, I did the jitterbug and enjoyed all of the music of the 50's and 60's. When I moved to Columbia, SC in 1977, I fell in love with shag and beach music and the South Carolina State Dance...The Shag! I wanted to learn everything there was to know about the Shag and it's music as soon as possible!

I am a graduate of Penn State University in State College, Pa. I was a first grade teacher for 35 years. The first 11 years of teaching were in Pittsburgh, Pa and the remainder of the years at Seven Oaks Elementary, Lexington School Distict 5 in Columbia, SC. I always say that if I can organize a field trip and tend to every detail for 20- 6 years olds and no one cries, gets lost or is hurt in any way, then I can organize anything! In 2002 when I retired I was able to pursue my passion
...the Shag and the Music!

In 1992, I became a member of the Palmetto Shag Club, Columbia, SC.
In 1993, I began giving shag lessons and line dance lessons which I continue to enjoy doing today.

In 2004, I became the President of the Palmetto Shag Club. I served as Vice President for two years previous to being President. I was the co-chair of Southern Comfort III and Southern Comfort VI and as president I was the Event Chair of Southern Comfort VII and VIII. I also served as social chairperson for the club.

In 2007, I was asked to sit on the Board representing the Capital City Shag Club for the Beach Music Shows at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC. Harry Turner and Billy Scott organized the Beach Music Shows which had great performances by many beach bands. The Capital City Shag Club provided a history of the Shag, gave shag demonstrations and shag lessons.

Wayne Bennett
Golden Isles Shag Club

A native of Delaware, Wayne was active in High School sports. A member of the basketball and baseball teams and was
named All Henlopen Confernce in 1967 and 68 in baseball. He played American Legion Baseball also for the Lower Delaware
Champion Post 3 in Milford. He was invited to a try out camp by the Cincinnati Reds his senior year of high school.

Wayne attended college at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC and the love of the south drew him back there with
employment leaving Delaware back to Greenville with his family in 1980.

He states " A beach trip to OD with college buddies was my first introduction to Carolina Beach Music and a dance
called Shag". "A friend played the Tams and Clovers on his 8 track all the way from Greenville to OD and I was hooked".

After working for Ryans Family Steak Houses and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for over 20 years I finally took shag lessons
at a new Shag Club in Greenville, SC called Dockers. It was there that friendships in the shag world were made along
with meeting my wife Judy Doke whom he met in Ducks at Mid Winter SOS in 2003. After a year of courtship between
Greenville and Brunswick Ga I proposed to a lady who loved the Shag lifestyle as much as I did.

A job relocation by Krispy Kreme Corp allowed me to move to SE Georgia and begin a new life in marriage with a
wonderful lady. Judy needed a shag dance instructor helper so I filled in teaching the basic steps of the dance
I love and continue to this day for the Golden Isles Shag Club.

He had accumulated so much music that he started DJing for the Golden Isles Shag Club and hasn't looked back.
He is a member of the Association of Beach and Shag Club DJ's and National Association of R & B Dee Jays and the
Carolina Beach Music Academy.

Five of Wayne's children live in Greenville, SC and one daughter resides in Austin, TX. He has six grandchildren.

Wayne is active in the Golden Isles Shag Club DJing every Thursday night when they dance and attends almost
all ACSC workshops, and SOS events.

Ed Hamer
Northen Virginia Shag Club

Ed Hamer is a relative newcomer to the Beach Music Scene, although he first was exposed to shag dancing on Hilton Head in the mid 80’s it wasn’t until a move to Durham in 1998 that he fell in love with Beach Music after hearing Big John Ruth on Sunday nights. Another move to Northern Virginia in 2005 provided an opportunity for Ed and his wife Pam to finally learn how to shag. After joining the Northern Virginia Shag Club and taking the basic lessons, he and his wife then decided to take private lessons from Janice Grimes. He is currently Vice President of the NVSC and a Shag Club Rep for the CBMA. He has been a member of the CBMA for the past 6 years and he and Pam have attended the last 8 CBMA awards show, have tickets for this years show and are looking forward to many more.

Keith Thompson

William "Bill" Allman

Born Concord NC---Live now I Statesville NC--Wife Juanita Wainright Allman--2 children--Bobby and Brandy---3 grandchildren---Retired Electrical Super and Auctioneer--Age 67---born 1949-Hobby's--dancing -music-rookie DJ--Teaching dances--long road trips--RVing

Joan Kimbro

 Joan ---help start Burlington Shag Club in 1985---have been a member all 31 years---have been club president for a total of 11 years. My first SOS card is date 1982--have only missed 1 SOS and that was because my dad had a heart attack the day before. Married to CB Kimbro, have 2 daughters and & 2 grandsons---am retired---am a ACSC ICON & Hall of Famer with Burlington Shag Club--and lastly, thrilled to be apart of this CBMA committee


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