Myrtle Beach’s Best Entertainment Bets for July 11-14

07/10/2013 2:44 PM

07/10/2013 2:45 PM


Every now and again the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach has a week akin to a big city venue, and the next few days sees the concert hall’s schedule jam packed with a variety of notable acts.

- Thursday, things get started with that whirling hippy girl dance as Widespread Panic tribute Machine Funk lays down the jam band grooves. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the show starts at 8. Tickets are $10 and $13.

- On Friday, long-running Atlanta-based rock, funk and soul outfit Mother’s Finest (“Baby Love,” “Mickey’s Monkey,” “Piece of the Rock”) returns. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Friday, the show starts at 8:30. Tickets range from $17.50 to $33.

- On Sunday, goth rock bad boy Marilyn Manson peels off from the Masters of Madness Shock Therapy Tour with shock rock godfather Alice Cooper to headline HOB, with opening act Picture Me Broken. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sunday, the shawk rawk starts at 8. Tickets range from $48 to $108.50.

- On Monday night, rock-reggae royalty 311 (“All Mixed Up,” “Down,” “Don’t Stay Home,” “Come Original,” “Beautiful Disaster”) returns. Doors open at 8 p.m. Monday, the show starts at 9. Tickets range from $45 to $92.50.

- And if that wasn’t enough, sometimes jammy pop-rock outfit O.A.R., aka Of a Revolution (“Hey Girl,” “Love and Memories,” “This Town,” “Shattered (Turn the Car Around)”) returns Tuesday with its Sounds of Summer Tour, also featuring Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the show starts at 8. Tickets range from $34.50 to $81.

House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit


Brookgreen Gardens’ Cool Summer Evenings looks to be pretty damn cool on Friday as the outdoor sculpture attraction serves as the backdrop for a performance by “American Idol” finalist and former Coastal Carolina University student Elise Testone. The singer-songwriter’s concert is slated for 7 p.m. Friday and is included with regular gardens admission, which is $14 for adults (and gets you in for 7 consecutive days). Brookgreen stays open until 9 p.m. during Cool Summer Evenings programming, and also of note, “Friday evenings, the Pavilion Restaurant offers dinner until 8 p.m. and desserts and beverage(s) are available for purchase on the Pavilion Patio during the concerts,” according to a press release. You can bring a lawn chair and blanket, too, but leave the coolers at home (or at least in your vehicle). Brookgreen Gardens is at 1931 Brookgreen Drive, across U.S. 17 from Huntington Beach State Park, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island. For more information, call 235-6000 or visit


The Myrtle Beach Pelicans return from an 8-game road trip for a quartet of games against Carolina League foe the Winston-Salem Dash kicking off Friday and concluding Monday at Field. The Pelicans - in case you’ve been living under a rock - are a high Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, and the Winston-Salem club is an employee-training arm of the Chicago Pale Hose. Friday night’s game also features a tribute to the ‘90s, Saturday’s promotion is an ‘80s hair metal night air guitar giveaway (huh?), and fireworks follow Sunday’s game.

Game times are at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8, and $13 in advance, available at the stadium box office, online at or by calling 918-6000. Field at Pelicans Ballpark is at 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach at the intersection with Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach.


And unto this crowded waterway...sure to attract a legion of ball-cap wearing frat boys and their bikini-clad homegirls, Crowded Streets, a Dave Matthews Band homage, will get the crowd dancing like “Ants Marching” on Sunday as the Boathouse’s Backyard Summer Concert Series continues overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. The party, known colloquially as Sunday Funday, gets started at 5 p.m. Sunday. And the best part: no cover charge. The Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill is at 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call 903-2628 or visit

Kent Kimes, Editor

Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.

Kent Kimes, Editor

Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.

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