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Hilton Head Harbor Town's Gregg Russell

Updated on March 31, 2011

Harbor Town's Famous Local Singer

If you have ever booked a trip to Hilton Head's Sea Pines Resort area and walked by the old Liberty oak tree in Harbor Town just after dinner then you would not have missed Gregg Russell. For 30 years, he has performed children's songs to the delight of parents and children alike. He is wacky, fun and all a little too brilliant. And he is FREE! And parents can sip on a nice cocktail, enjoy the evening as their children sit up on stage and are entertained by this local icon, then walk back to their condo and tuck the kiddos snugly into bed!

Make the Trip to Hilton Head

First, I can't believe it took us this long to visit this great little area. But it is now our number one vacation spot for the family. Sea Pines in Hilton Head has it all. Jogging/bike paths that take you straight to the beach, Harbor Town with a great playground, ice cream shops, entertainment, rocking chairs, food and drinks. It is the single most family friendly place next to Disney that we have traveled to.

But then there is the added excitement of Gregg Russell serenading your children as they giggle, dance and sing. Yes, you will hear "Purple People Eater", "There's a booger in my sugar no it's snot", "Are we there yet, are we there yet" sung until your ears fall off on the 20 hour ride back home. But its worth the belly laughs from your kids and the memories you will build.

If your child wants to be picked to sing with Gregg, they need to have a sign, a song and have the nerves of steel to sing in front of a crowd. Kids come on stage with all sorts of signs from "Pick Me" written on an old beer box to long notes and old memorabilia. If they really want to get picked, make it good and creative.

His jokes while seasoned give everyone the giggles. Little girl with a yuppie name; she will be serenaded to the song "Yupidee Doo Dah" ; drive from Ohio in a dark van? He will point out that you are in the majority. Are your parents weird? Well that's because the kids made them weird. But oh the fun in it all! Corny, a few old jokes but a great delivery, sea breeze in your face, starry evening and happy kids, how could you not have a great time!

Gregg Russell - Hilton Head 2009

2011 Gregg Russell Schedule


April 11-15, 18-20, 25-29


June 1 - August 26

September 1-4

8:00 every night except Saturday night at the Liberty Oak Tree in Harbour Town


November 25, 2011

December 23, 2011

Concerts are FREE!

Bubble Gum Cruise

Gregg Russell hosts a bubble gum cruise that is amazingly fun for the kids. But if you are looking to reserve these tickets you are out of luck.

Bubble Gum Cruise tickets are sold by Gregg Russell’s staff the morning of the cruise. Space is limited and this cruise always sells out. Get to Harbour Town early and see Randy for your tickets!

More information on Gregg Russell

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Come Away Home

Gregg Russell has even helped produce a movie!

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      Glenda Motsavage 5 years ago from The Sunshine State

      If my husband had his way, we would be living on Hilton Head! In fact, we are leaving tomorrow morning for our 25th Anniversary vacation, and spending a week of it in Sea Pines. It's a great place...we never tire of it! Thanks for the great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @flash lighten up its part of his act. Teach yourkid &youth thicken your skin. We love him and his humor. I have. a 17 yr old a 15 yr old &3 yr old we all laugh and love him.he is very kind man and real.look forward to another year to visit & can't forget bubble gum cruise.taught kids so much.listen to his real messages.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Rude, Rude Rude is all I have to say. Gregg Russell the child entertainer is rude and has no patience for kids. He stopped the show, pointed us out and told my 5 year old son he would have to leave if he did not stop laughing so loud. Unbelievable for a child entertainer to be so rude at a child.

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      esearing 5 years ago

      I have been to Hilton Head several times and just saw Greg Russell for the first time. Even my teen and pre-teen enjoyed the show. I put his show on my lens of 10 things to do in Hilton Head.

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      BradKamer 6 years ago

      I visit coastal south carolina every year. Sounds like a great reason to drive further south and visit Hilton Head.

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      BradKamer 6 years ago

      I visit coastal south carolina every year. Sounds like a great reason to drive further south and visit Hilton Head.

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      TLC_RN 6 years ago

      LOVE LOVE LOVE Gregg Russell! He started in Harbor Town in back in either '75 or '76...the first time I saw his show was 1980-80ish...I was about 5 years old or so. I have seen his show every summer since then except for maybe 6 or 7 summers during the years when I was busy with college and work and could not get down for a visit. I went to see him the summer before I delivered my first child, and hung around to chat after the show so I could, well, (haha), make him feel old! I promised that my children would grow up loving him as much as I do that summer (2000). My sons are now 9 and 10 and have sat on his stage and sung into his mike, just like I did as a kid. It has become a summer ritual that makes our annual vacation to Hilton Head Island complete. We will be there again in about three weeks and I will get misty, as I do every year, when he sings "I Love This Harbor" and "Come Away Home." I could go on and on....he's just fantastic!

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      aidenw 7 years ago from USA

      I just visited Hilton Head last December and I loved it. Indeed, Harbor Town is a wonderful place.

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      JanieceTobey 7 years ago

      I love Hilton Head! I've never seen Gregg Russell, but his show sounds wonderful!! Welcome to the SC group!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      I have heard that Hilton Head is fabulous! My brother and his wife have invited us to join them there twice, but it seems like the timing is always bad for us. I hope to visit one day.

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Welcome to the SC Group! Greg Russell sounds like a wonderful person. To be doing that for 30 years, he surely must have found his calling, and what a nice calling.

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      Welcome to the SC Group. I've been to Harbor Town at Hilton Head. It was in 1997. VERY nice place. It's great to meet you heidishome.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 7 years ago

      Welcome to the South Carolina Group

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Welcome to the South Carolina Group

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Welcome to our South Carolina group! Wonderful to have another South Carolinian on Squidoo! Yippee! Hilton Head is a beautiful spot!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I haven't been to Hilton Head in several years but always enjoyed it when I was there. Hilton Head Harbor is so beautiful. You're invited to join our South Carolina Group with this lens. Visit our group at South Carolina Group

      Is this lens in the Summer Sunshine Award Contest? I would like to feature it on my contest lens about the nominees if you're interested. Let me know.