Dubbed a “Mega Show,” intimate downtown Myrtle Beach pub The Tavrne is hosting a night of original music featuring four acts on Friday, including a former member of local legendary Brit Pop-influenced band The Drag. The evening gets started with a set by Trayverb (aka Trey McManus of The Drag fame), followed by local musician/producer Brian McKenzie’s drone rock experiment Electric Bird Noise, local singer-songwriter and his band, The Gray Click, and rounded out by Columbia’s Silver Screen Orchestra (featuring members of instrumental post-rock quintet Pan). Music starts at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday. There is no cover charge. The Tavrne is at 531 Broadway, Myrtle Beach. For more information, call 839-9799.
The 20th annual Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters celebrity golf tournament is sold out, but at press time tickets still remained for the MAM concert/jam on Saturday (even though it’s not technically after the Masters). Anyhow, besides Hootie guitarist Mark Bryan and his side project The Occasional Milkshake, the concert also features Hootie pals The Blue Dogs, Josh Kelley and Javier Colon...and probably a surprise guest or two that shows up to jam at the House of Blues. Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 8. Tickets are $20, $25, $30 and $40. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
And speaking of that little white ball…Pull out your tackiest pair of Three Stooges-esque knickers and your favorite putter and head to Murrells Inlet for the fifth annual MarshWalk Masters, a mini-golf tourney (aka putt-putt) that will take you through nine (watering) holes to compete on Saturday simultaneously as the big boys in Augusta are trying to navigate Amen Corner. It’s like a pub crawl, only you’re sinking a mini-golf shot at each destination. As with real golf, the lowest score wins. It’s $20 to play, and each participating bar and restaurant will have drink and appetizer specials running during the event. The MarshWalk Masters is from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, with an awards ceremony and after-party at Dead Dog Saloon starting at 8 p.m. The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is located from 3393 to 4123 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet. For more information, call 497-3450.
World music-infused rock act Rusted Root, which teeters on the edge of jam band status, brings its percussion-heavy sound back to Myrtle Beach on Sunday to headline The Boathouse’s Backyard Summer Concert Series, aka Sunday Funday. The Pittsburgh-based ensemble, led by singer-songwriter Michael Glabicki, is best known for the early ‘90s hit “Send Me On My Way,” and an entrancing stage show. The show starts at 5 p.m. Sunday. And here’s the best part - it’s free. Yep, zero bones. The Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill is at 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call 903-2628 or visit www.boathousemb.com.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans return home after a week-long road trip for a three-game set with the Potomac Nationals kicking off on Tuesday, and it’s also $2sday Brewsday, featuring $2 draft craft beer from 6-8 p.m. The Pelicans are a High Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, and the Potomac squad is made up of congressional pages for the Washington Nationals. The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. The series continues at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 17. Tickets are $8, $9 and $11 in advance, available at the stadium box office, online at www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com or by calling 918-6000. TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark is at 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach at the intersection with Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach.
Kent Kimes, Editor