Have you heard the Darius Rucker hit “Wagon Wheel?” Well you can witness the originators Thursday as rootsy, alt-country-Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show, which adapted “Wagon Wheel” from an unfinished Bob Dylan song and scored a Gold-certified record with it, return to the House of Blues for a good, old-fashioned hootenanny. Nashville, Tenn.-based singer-songwriter Robert Ellis is also on the bill. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the show starts at 8:30. Tickets range from $28 to $45. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
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The Myrtle Beach Pelicans haven’t yet flown North from spring training, but the local minor league club’s stadium has been getting a workout never the less, playing host to Coastal Carolina University’s hard-ballin’ nine. And Coach Gary Gilmore’s Chants continue at their-home-away-from home while hosting a three-game series vs. Big South Conference foe Gardner-Webb this weekend at TicketReturn.com Field. Game times are at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5. TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark is at 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach at the intersection with Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. Call 347-TIXX or visit www.goccusports.com.
More than 50 artists and musicians celebrate the cultural contributions (minus politics) and creative vibe of our county seat with the annual Equinox Art and Music Fest on tap Saturday on the grounds of the Horry County Courthouse in downtown Conway. The festival includes art and craft demonstrations, kids activities, artists’ wares for sale, and performances by Big Bam Boom, Jentry Rose, Dan Barnhart, Rusty Henderson, Sleeping Policeman, Reid Cox, Brian Roessler, Prettier Than Matt and Just Add Salt. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. The Horry County Courthouse is at 1201 Third Ave., Conway. For more information, call 248-4527 or visit www.createconway.com.
Ever see that 2002 Nick Cannon flick “Drumline”? Well, you can witness the artistry, showmanship and synchronicity while feeling the beat as three historically black colleges’ drum lines converge upon Coastal Carolina University’s HTC Center for a freestyle performance on Saturday. TEMPO 54 Drumline Showcase features percussion and dancing units from South Carolina State University, Winston-Salem State and North Carolina A&T. Show time is 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5 for CCU students, $7 for non-student adults. Tickets are available at the Wheelwright Auditorium box office or online at www.ticketreturn.com. The HTC Center is at 104 Founders Drive on CCU’s Conway campus, bounded by U.S. 501 and S.C. 544. Call 349-2863 or 349-2787 or visit www.coastal.edu.
Pleasure your palate and titillate your taste buds as the 6th annual Taste of the Coast, featuring local restaurants offering samples of their specialties, is on tap Saturday at Barefoot Landing. The event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, includes live entertainment and kids activities, such as a rock-climbing wall and face-painting, and benefits Risen Christ Lutheran Church. Admission is $1 for adults, kiddos 12 and younger get in free. Food and activity tickets are $1. Barefoot Landing is at 4898 U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach. Visit www.barefootlanding.com.
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