Singers ages 16 and older who have not turned professional are welcome to compete in the next two weeks in “The Vocalist Challenge,” a benefit by Krazy Leo Karaoke for the Amercian Cancer Society.
The first week kicked off last week at Lincoln Park Bar & Grill and K-Rae’s Waterway Bar and Grille. Each event raised nearly $1,000 toward the $10,000 goal.
If you think you have the pipes to win some votes, sign up at thevocalistchallenge.com to compete solo at one of the following establishments: Hurricane Maggie’s Bar and Grill Sept. 3; Hotel Blue Aug. 20 and 28; Captain Seaweeds Bar and Grill Aug. 21 and 30; K-Rae’s Aug. 22; The Beaver Bar Aug. 24, 27 and 31, and Sept. 1; Murphy’s Law on Aug. 25; Milardo’s Pizzeria and Sports Pub Aug. 29 and Sept. 2; and Lincoln Park Bar & Grill Sept. 5.
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It’s free to register and votes you get stick with you throughout the competition. Christopher Armstrong won the contest at Lincoln Park last week with 99 votes and Lance Morgan won the night at K-Rae’s.
Listeners can cast votes for their favorite karaoker $2 donations each at all the aforementioned events to determine semi-finalists. Planet Hollywood in Myrtle Beach will have the semifinals and finals in September.
The series of prizes for the winner include a starring role in the American Cancer Society’s first-ever Volunteer Honors Awards Show, “Let’s Beat It!” Sept. 27 at Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach.
Get out and enjoy the final days of summer with some outdoor tunes. You have plenty of options, so no excuses. Take a night off!
▪ Sharon Cumbee and Carol Brown, 6-9 p.m. in Georgetown’s Francis Marion Park, at Front and Broad streets. www.historicgeorgetownsc.com.
▪ Sick Stooges, 6:30 p.m. in Calabash Town Park, 868 Persimmon Road. 910-253-2031 or bcparks.recdesk.com.
▪ “Music on Main,” with The Necessary Band, 7-9 p.m. at 202 Main St., North Myrtle Beach. 280-5594, ext. 3, or parks.nmb.us/Page.aspx?id=11.
▪ “Concerts on the Green” finale with Living on a Bad Name, tribute to Bon Jovi, 7-10 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common. 839-3500 or www.marketcommonmb.com.
▪ “Hot Summer Nights,” with A Nickel Bag of Funk, 8-11 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard. 779-2662 or www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com.
Bargain shoppers or people just looking for some more sh*t, this is the event for you!
Hunt for bargains and turn someone else’s trash into your treasure at South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
The sale is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free but parking is $5 per car.
If you’re not looking for more stuff, the people-watching will probably be worth the five bucks to park.
Caroline Evans, digital editor