Myrtle Beach’s annual JerryFest is next month at the Boathouse, but if you can’t wait to satiate your Deadhead desires, then check out the screening of a rare TV performance of the Grateful Dead from 1972 tonight at Cinemark 14 at Coastal Grand Mall. “ Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies: Beat Club 4/21/72,” features footage from the once-popular German TV show Beat Club, including some of the last known video footage of vocalist/keyboardist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan. Show time is 7:30 tonight. Tickets are $10.50-$12.50. Cinemark at Myrtle Beach is at 2100 Coastal Grand Circle, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach. For more information, call 839-3225 or visit www.cinemark.com.
The next installment of Myrtle Beach Speedway’s new concert series is set for Friday with a performance by country artist David Lee Murphy, best known for the 1995 No. 1 hit “Dust on the Bottle.” Murphy has also written songs for some Nashville heavy-hitters, including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry and Hank Williams, Jr. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday, the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, available in advance via www.ticketmaster.com. Myrtle Beach Speedway is at 455 Hospitality Lane (off of U.S. 501), Myrtle Beach. For more information, call 704-886-2407 or visit www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com.
The Grand Strand’s craft beer revolution rolls on with the third annual Brews-a-Palooza on tap Saturday at The Deck at the House of Blues, where you can sample more than 30 brewskis - sort of like a mini-Beer Fest. The JJ Rupp Band will also perform as you try to impress people with your vast knowledge of barley and hops. It’s $5 to get in, which also nets you a sampler glass, and the beers will range from $1-$4 per sample. Brews-a-palooza is from 5-9 p.m. Saturday. The Deck at the House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
Meanwhile, over in the House of Blues concert hall, pioneers of the sing-song-y rap technique, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, return on Saturday for an evening of melodically-laced hip-hop. The group is best known for the ‘90s hits “First of tha Month,” “East 1999” and the Grammy-winning “Tha Crossroads.” Hmm...wonder if they’ll grab a bite at the HOB restaurant...eatin’ at the Crossroads...but we digress. CNC is also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 9. Tickets are $36. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
SATURDAY, SUNDAY & MONDAY
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans host a three-game series against Carolina League foe the Carolina Mudcats, kicking off Friday at TicketReturn.com Field. The Pelicans are a High Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and the Mudcats hope to get promoted to the Mistake by the Lake. The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. Saturday, 6:05 p.m. Sunday and 7:05 p.m. Monday. There’s a post-game fireworks show planned after Sunday’s contest. Advance tickets are $8, $11 and $13, 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.
One of the first bands to successfully fuse alt-rock with hip-hop, funk and reggae, Nebraska’s 311 returns to the House of Blues on Wednesday, promoting its independently released album “Stereolithic,” which dropped in March. You’re sure to hear many of the band’s classics, from “Down” to “All Mixed Up” to “Amber” to “Don’t Stay Home” to the cover of the Cure’s “Love Song.” Also on the bill is homegrown Myrtle Beach reggae-rock act Treehouse! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $55.50, $98.50 and $103.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
See page 16 for a conversation with 311’s Nick Hexum.
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