Category: North Myrtle Beach


11 local bands to see on the Grand Strand in spring 2017

13MarStory by Paul Grimshaw, For GoToMyrtleBeach With some 50-plus-area bars and restaurants regularly hiring musicians, along with countless resorts and wedding planners doing the same, the Grand Strand attracts and supports a relatively large number of people who make a living from musical performance.  There are dozens of hardworking, talented, fulltime soloists and duos, as well as trios and larger bands that, with varying degrees of success, stay quite busy year round. Some of these acts are made up of seasoned veterans, stalwarts of the local music industry, having performed here in various incarnations for decades. Others are made up of fresh-faced youths attempting to make their musical mark on the world with original music, reflecting modern tastes and styles. Most fall somewhere in between. In no particular order, here’s a look at a handful of “must see” bands in...

29th Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patty’s Day Festival and Parade


The 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade kicked off on a cold Saturday on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach that quickly warmed up just in time for the festivities.


6 things to do this weekend along the Grand Strand: Weekend of March 10-12

10MarThird annual NOPI (Number One Parts Inc.) Nationals Motorsports Supershow – Friday, March 10 (gates open 4 p.m. to spectators) and Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12 (open 11 a.m. each) – at Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Lane, off U.S. 501, near Tanger Outlets and Carolina Forest. Three-day pass for general admission $25 advance (until 4 p.m. Thursday, March 9), $30 at gate; car entry fees vary. Also, Big Smo✔ concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 10, for $20 extra. 843-236-0500 or, and 29th annual Pee Dee Street Rodders’ “Run to the Sun” Car and Truck Show – benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and National Multiple Sclerosis Society – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 16-18 at former Myrtle Square Mall site, on Kings Highway, between 21st and 29th avenues North, in Myrtle Beach. Free to see. Car registration 8 a.m.-4 p.m....

Here are the Top 5 Live events along the Grand Strand: Weekend of March 10-12

09MarSwamp Fox Players’ “The Fatal Fifties Affair” audience participation murder-mystery comedy, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 10-11, and March 16-18 and 24-25, and 2:30 p.m. March 19 and 26, at Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown. $18. 843-527-2924 or Newsboys, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at Christ United Methodist Church,2901 Fantasy Way, close to U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway, across from Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, just west of Myrtle Beach. $25 general admission. 843-945-9440 or Drifters, Coasters and Platters, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 11 (also on Sept. 30), at Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $35.95, $43.95 or $49.95. 843-272-1111, 800-342-2262 or Wynonna & The Big Noise, 6 p.m. Sunday, March 12 at Calvin Gilmore Theatre, 8901 N. Kings Highway (U.S. 17 Business),...

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Spring Break: A guide to hotels for those who aren’t yet 21

08MarSo you're headed to Myrtle Beach for Spring Break, and you're not yet old enough to make alcohol-induced bad decisions. Game over, right?  Wrong. We've said it before, and we'll say it again; Myrtle Beach has something for everyone, and that includes those of you who are 18 and need a place to crash between foam parties. Below we have compiled a list of all the hotels willing to trust you, the youth of America, not to throw furniture from your balcony on the 21st floor.  Seriously, your parents watch the news. Consider that. Without further adieu, check out these 13 hotels, willing to provide you, our guests with shelter from those sweltering Myrtle Beach nights. BOARDWALK BEACH RESORT The Boardwalk Beach Resort sits on the ocean in the heart of Myrtle Beach, SC, close to a vast array of attractions, restaurants,...

Dropkick Murphys’ Al Barr talks ’11 Short Stories…’ Album ahead of March 10 House of Blues show

06MarDropkick Murphys - SOLD OUT -Myrtle Beach Countdown to St. Patty’s Day party at House of Blues Myrtle Beach Late-night party in the Restaurant & Bar at House of Blues, featuring In for a Penny performing live on the Gator stage! The restaurant and bar will be open until 1 a.m. with Guinness and Jameson specials and a late-night food menu. For more information, click here. Story By Alan Sculley Not much is guaranteed in this world. But one thing Dropkick Murphys singer Al Barr can promise is his band will never do anything half-hearted when it comes to making new music. And two decades into the Dropkick Murphys’ career – a point where many groups fortunate enough to have that kind of longevity seem to be resting on the laurels of their back catalogs -- the Dropkick Murphys sound...

Six concerts to see in March in the Myrtle Beach area

03Mar“Ain't Nothin' Free,” so pony up to see Big Smo “Workin’” at the Myrtle Beach Speedway on March 10. Tickets are on sale now for $20 and available at the box office, online at or by calling 800-745-3000. Straight from “The State Of Massachusetts,” Celtic-punkers The Dropkick Murphys drop into House of Blues on March 10. The Interrupters and Blood or Whiskey are also on the bill. Multiple outlets are reporting the show is sold out. “Let Loose” with reggae-rockers The Expendables at House of Blues on March 11. Tickets are on sale, ranging from $15 to $65, available online at, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the box office. “Love Can Build a Bridge,” but Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise are just down the road at The Calvin Gilmore Theater on March 12. Tickets are on sale...

5 things to do in the Myrtle Beach area: Weekend of March 3-5

02MarSouth by Southeast Music Feast, benefiting local school music programs, 6 p.m. March 4, with dinner at 6:30, and David Childers & the Serpents concert at 7:30, at Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St. $20 advance or $25 day of show at door. 843-251-6402 or Ray Stevens, 7 p.m. March 4 at Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $49.95, $56.95 or $64.95. 843-272-1111, 800-342-2262 or, and North Myrtle Beach Community Band’s “Classics In Concert,” 3:30 p.m. March 5 at North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road. Free. Long Bay Symphony’s “From Classic to Modern,” featuring cellist Ken Olsen – with Mozart’s “Impresario Overture,” Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 8,” Shostakovich’s “Cello Concerto No. 1,” and Prokofiev’s “Symphony No. 1” – 4 p.m. March 5 at Myrtle...