Feast on free, outdoor concerts, movies all summer long

The group Wind – with Barbie Beck Kelley (from left), Doug Sturgill, and Nori Kelly – takes a turn acoustically last year in the “Surfside Sunday Serenades” series, which this summer, is 2-5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 15 in the the gazebo at Surfside Beach’s Passive Park, near the veterans memorial, at Surfside and Willow drives, by the front of Horry County Memorial Library’s Surfside Beach branch. Details at 843-450-7281.
The group Wind – with Barbie Beck Kelley (from left), Doug Sturgill, and Nori Kelly – takes a turn acoustically last year in the “Surfside Sunday Serenades” series, which this summer, is 2-5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 15 in the the gazebo at Surfside Beach’s Passive Park, near the veterans memorial, at Surfside and Willow drives, by the front of Horry County Memorial Library’s Surfside Beach branch. Details at 843-450-7281. Courtesy photo

Anyone who made a New Year’s resolution to indulge in free outdoor concert series this summer can cash in across the Grand Strand.

The plethora of outings include the ninth annual “Surfside Sunday Serenades,” weekly afternoon outings in the heart of Surfside Beach that will extend to mid-October this year.

To quote one of this heavy metal band’s hits, Quiet Riot will “Party All Night” this Sunday in one of The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill’s two weekly weekend series.

North Myrtle Beach already is musing, too, with its “Music on Main” concerts every Thursday night through September.

If anyone’s counting, some groups, such as Jim Quick & Coastline, the Chocolate Chip & Company Band, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot, and The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, will make multiple appearances, so if fans miss them in one place, they can pick another date to catch up and jam.

Besides the sounds of music filling the air in parks, and establishments such La Belle Amie Vineyard, some movies also will roll this summer at dusk in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, at The Market Common, as well as in Conway, North Myrtle Beach, and Shallotte and Southport, N.C.

So, get your groove on outside for music, and for some family fare on a big screen, and savor some special time with family, friends, or both, and mesh your calendar with this roundup:

Ninth annual ‘Surfside Sunday Serenades’ in gazebo

“Surfside Sunday Serenades,” with acoustic musicians taking turns for an hour each, returns for a ninth summer, 2-5 p.m. Sundays through mid-October in the gazebo at Surfside Beach’s Passive Park, near the veterans memorial, at Surfside and Willow drives, by the front of Horry County Memorial Library’s Surfside Beach branch. Details at 843-450-7281:

▪ June 4 – Lola, Rich Johnson, and Anna Corley.

▪ June 11 – Sudie & Da’blooze, Acoustic Johnny, and John Billigen.

▪ June 18 – Dr. Joe Moyer, Randall Hill, and Grover Windham.

▪ June 25 – Glenn “Houndog” Hanson, Amanda Miele, and Zoey Lee.

▪ July 2 – Joe Moyer, Craig Hanson (ventriloquist), Rich Johnson, and Lana Guy.

▪ July 9 – Sudie & Da’blooze, Acoustic Johnny, and MI Blue.

▪ July 16 – Vern Cygan, Randall Hill, and Doug Fankhauser.

▪ July 23 – Johnny Cash tribute.

▪ July 30 – Kevin Borgstedt, Rich Johnson, and MI Blue.

▪ Aug. 6 – Eugene Ray, Lana Guy, and Perlino.

▪ Aug. 13 – Joe Moyer, Acoustic Johnny, and Amanda Miele.

▪ Aug. 20 – Sudie & Da’blooze, Vern Cygan, and Melanie Turner.

▪ Aug. 27 – MI Blue, Rich Johnson, and Doug Fankhauser.

▪ Sept. 3 – Liz Kelly-Tavernier, Vern Cygan, and The Lizzie Tramps.

▪ Sept. 10 – Zoey Lee, Randall Hill, and P.J. Brunson.

▪ Sept. 17 – Sudie & Da’blooze, Big Bam Boom, and Jim Ashley.

▪ Sept. 24 – Joe Moyer, Acoustic Johnny, and Glenn Hanson.

▪ Oct. 1 – Steve Cochran, Anna Corley, and Neal Peterson.

▪ Oct. 8 – Alex Lawson, Jill Trinka, and Emilie Malone.

▪ Oct. 15 – Alex Lawson, Zoey Lee, and Glenn Hanson.

‘Music on Main,’ ‘Sounds of Summer’ in NMB

The city of North Myrtle Beach again has cranked its “Music on Main” concert series, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through September, alternating between between the Horseshoe, at Main Street and Ocean Boulevard, and at 202 Main St., with this lineup (parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/music-on-main-concert-series/). Day-of-event weather details at 843-280-5594, ext. 3:

▪ At Horseshoe – Envision on June 1, The Fantastic Shakers June 15, Too Much Sylvia June 29, The Catalinas July 13, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot July 27, Midnight Allie Aug. 19, The Holiday Band Aug. 24, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard Sept. 7, and Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band Sept. 21.

▪ At 202 Main St. – Tim Clark Band on June 8, PaperWork June 22, Davisson Brothers Band July 6, Tru Sol July 20, Black Glass Band Aug. 3, Painted Man Aug,. 17, Brickhouse Band Aug. 31, CC & Co. Sept. 14, and Jim Quick & Coastline Band Sept. 28.


▪ “Sounds of Summer” concert series, 7-9 p.m. on third Friday monthly in amphitheater at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, at S.C. 90 and Robert Edge Parkway, with The Reggie Sullivan Band on June 16, Oracle Blue on July 21, Steve Riley Quartet Aug. 18, and Snack Malone & Black Cat Bone on Sept. 15. parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/sounds-of-summer-concert-series/.

▪ “Movies at McLean,” with screenings 15 minutes after sunset, on second Friday monthly, in McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, south of Main Street, between First and Second avenues south. All rated PG: “Sing” June 9, “Moana” July 14, “The Secret Life of Pets” Aug. 11, “Beauty and the Beast” (from 2017) Sept. 8, and “Monster House” Oct. 13. http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/special-events/movies-mclean/.

Movies, concerts return to The Market Common

At The Market Common, in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway (843-839-3500 or www.marketcommonmb.com/events/):

▪ “Movies Under the Stars” – Dusk Fridays through August, nostly rated PG each, with “Matilda” June 2, “Minions” June 9, “The Secret Life of Pets” June 16, “Ghostbusters” 2016 remake (PG-13) June 23, “The Jungle Book” June 30, “Sing” July 7, “Finding Dory” July 14, “Grease” (PG-13) July 21, “Zootopia” June 28, “Moana” Aug. 4, “Back to the Future” Aug. 11, “Monsters University” Aug. 18, and “The Addams Family” (PG-13) Aug. 25.

▪ “Concerts on the Green,” 7-10 p.m. third Thursdays with these tribute bands, with Refugee (Tom Petty tribute) June 15, “The Ultimate (Aldean Tribute” (Jason Aldean) July 20, and “Liverpool ... Carolina’s Beatles Experience” (Beatles) Aug. 17.

The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill

At 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd., along the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, next to Clarion Hotel (843-903-2628 or www.boathousemb.com):

▪ “Free Show Friday” with up-and-coming country artists – 9 p.m. weekly, with Tyler Hammond on June 2, Cole Taylor June 16, Cody Webb June 23, Doug McCormick June 30, OutShyne July 7, Carter Winter July 14, Josh Phillips July 21; and artists to be announced for June 9, July 28, and Aug. 4, 11 and 18.

▪ “Summer Concert Series,” 5 p.m. weekly – Quiet Riot on June 4, Big Something June 11, Trial By Fire tribute to Journey June 18, Badfish tribute to Sublime June 25, The Clarks July 2, Sugarcreek July 9, Mark Slaughter July 16, LFO July 23, The Lacs July 30, “Jerryfest” Aug. 6, Atlas Road Crew Aug. 13, Tucket Beathard Aug. 20, Donavon Frankenreiter Aug. 27, and The Movement Sept. 3.

La Belle Amie Vineyard

At 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School (843-399-9463 or labelleamie.com), 12:30-4:30 p.m through August:

▪ Wednesdays with Ed Torres.

▪ Thursdays with rotation of Mike Monetti, Paul Grimshaw, John Townsend, and Laidback Larry.

▪ Fridays with rotation of Randy Knight, Jerry Jones, Larry Stevens, and Steve Weams.

▪ Noon-5 p.m. Saturdays on July 16 and 30, and Aug. 6 and 20, for which admission is charged) with Fat Jack Duo July 9 and Aug. 13; Jerry Jones July 23; and Larry Tanelli and Claudette July 30.

▪ Noon-5 pm. Saturdays – outside of festivals – with rotation of duos, with Shamalama, Fat Jack Duo, Stringwood, Marsha Morgan, Larry & Claudette, and Don Colton Duo.

▪ Festivals, each noon-5 p.m., with musicians entertaining – American Pie Oldies Music Fest, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, for $8; “Summer’s First Saturday Cookout” June 17 ($5); “Independence Saturday Cookout” July 1 ($5); “Summer Parrot Head Festival” July 15 ($8); “Mid-Summer Saturday Cookout” July 29 ($5); “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Oldies Music Fest” Aug. 5 ($8); “Summer Breeze Music Fest” Aug. 19 ($8); and “Labor Day Saturday Music & Cookout” Sept. 2 ($5) – Bring two canned/dry-good items for area food banks and receive $3 discount.

The Deck, at House of Blues

At Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach (843-272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach):

▪ 7-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays – Chocolate Chip & Company on June 2; N’Tranze June 3; Whiskey Kiss June 5-10 and July 31-Aug. 5; Fortag June 12-17 and Aug. 14-19’ Kings County June 19-24 and Aug. 21-26; Orphan Annie June 26-July 1, July 3-8, and Aug. 7-12; Shake Shake Shake July 10-15; Broadcast 90 July 17-22; and Jason Dumm Band July 24-29 and Aug. 28-Sept. 2.

▪ “Sweet Reggae Sundays,” 7-11 p.m., with TreeHouse! with The Ellameno Beat and Bubba Love on June 4, Resinated with Elusive Groove June 11, Jahman Brahman with Circuit Trio June 18, Groove Fetish June 25, Urban Soil with PaperWork July 2, Signal Fire with Circuit Trio July 9, Cloud 9 Vibes with Yamadeo and Summer Survivors July 16, McLovins July 23, TreeHouse! July 31, Elusive Groove with Oracle Blue Aug. 6, NoNeed with PaperWork Aug. 13, El Dub Aug. 20, Jay D. Clark Aug. 27, and Roots of a Rebellion with Reinstated Sept. 3.

Variety of other concert, movie series

▪ “Music in the Park,” 6-9 p.m. first Friday monthly, in Georgetown’s Francis Marion Park, at Front and Broad streets: Band of Oz June 2, The Tams July 7, The Fantastic Shakers Aug. 4, Jim Quick & Coastline Sept. 1, and Black Water Rhythm and Blues Band Oct. 4; and “Shaggin on the Sampit,” with WVCO-FM 94.9 “The Surf” and DJ Mike Worley, third Fridays (June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, and Sept. 15) through September. www.georgetownseaport.com/events/, or email GBASC29440@gmail.com.

▪ “Movies in the Park,” dusk in Conway’s Riverfront Park, on Elm Street: “La La Land” June 9, “Wall-E” July 14, “Twister” July 28, “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” Aug. 11, and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” Sept. 8. 843-488-1950 or www.conwayparksandrecreation.com/programs/moviesinthepark.html.

▪ Annual “Hot Summer Nights,” by Oceanfront Merchants Association, in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard, June 12-Sept. 4, with “Kids Carnival” with Dino’s School of Rock, 7-10 p.m. Mondays; rotation of local bands, 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; and fireworks, 10 p.m. Wednesdays. www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com.

▪ “Beach Hula Show,” 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays – June 20 and 27; July 11, 18 and 25; and Aug. 1 – at Surfside Beach Pier, 11 N. Ocean Blvd., at Surfside Drive, with “Beach Luau” finale, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 7. 843-650-9548 or www.surfsidebeach.org.

▪ Third annual “The Rectory Lawn” Summer Music Festival, 6-9 p.m. on fourth Sunday monthly, outside All Saints (Anglican) Church, 3501 Kings River Road, Pawleys Island: Kid Drew Band June 25, Danger Muffin and Dead 27s July 23, and Town Mountain Aug. 27. 843-237-4223, ext. 205; allsaintspawleys.org/announcements; or email holly@allsaintspawleys.org.

▪ “Made in the Shade” concert series, on lawn outside Kaminski House Museum, 1003 Front St., Georgetown, with Indigo Chorale Society’s annual Independence Day performance, 7 p.m. July 4; and “Jazz Under the Oaks,” featuring Denny Hess Trio and Georgetown’s own Kevin Jayroe, 2 p.m. Oct. 29. 843-546-7706 or kaminskimuseum.org.

Shopping centers overflow in entertainment outside

▪ “Summer Nights,” daily through Sept. 3 at Broadway at the Beach, bordered by U.S. 17 Bypass, Robert M. Grissom Parkway and 21st and 29th avenues North in Myrtle Beach, in center court area with Mr. Nigel, an interactive musical entertainer, 7-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; Shelley Sasser from Dino Capone’s School of Rock, 7-10 p.m. Fridays-Sundays; and children’s face painting, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Also: Mini-Starz, 6-8 p.m. first Saturdays from July through September, in Heroes Harbor, near Margaritaville; and fireworks, 10 p.m. Tuesdays through August, 10 p.m. Fridays from June 23 through Aug. 18, and on July 4 and Sept. 3. 843-444-3200, 800-386-4662 or www.broadwayatthebeach.com.

▪ “SummerFest!” 7 p.m. daily through Sept. 2 at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, in Lakeside Village, near carousel and Castano’s Italian Restaurant, with Nick Pike, a British juggler, comedian, unicyclist, and former semi-finalist from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Sundays-Thursdays; children’s karaoke with Larry Tanelli on Fridays; and movie and show characters in meet and greets, and posing for photos, on Saturdays; and fireworks 9:30 p.m. Mondays. 843-272-8349 or www.bflanding.com.

Brunswick County Parks & Recreation

By locale, from west to east – Details at 910-253-2031 or bcparks.recdesk.com:

▪ Calabash – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Town Park, 868 Persimmon Road: The Tams with Little Red June 6 and Aug. 1, Midnight Allie June 13, Band of Oz June 20 and Aug. 29, Fantastic Shakers June 27 Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Blues July 4, Jim Quick & Coastline July 11, The Entertainers July 18 and Aug. 8, Holiday Band July 25, Chocolate Chip & Company Aug. 15, and The Embers featuring Craig Woolard Aug. 22.

▪ Sunset Beach (www.sunsetbeachconcerts.com) – 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays in gazebo at town’s Village Park, on Queen Anne Street: Silk Groove May 31, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot June 7, Trey Calloway June 14, Tim Clark Band Aug. 16 (rescheduled from May 24), Liquid Pleasure Aug. 23, Jim Quick & Coastline Aug. 30, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard Sept. 6.

▪ Ocean Isle Beach – “Concerts on the Coast,” 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays outside Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St. (910-579-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org), with Bailout on June 2, North Tower June 9, Carolina Breakers June 16, Blackwater Rhythm & Blues June 23 and Sept. 8, Band of Oz June 30, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard July 7, Continental Divide July 14, Legacy Motown Revue July 21, The Attractions Aug. 4, Holiday Band Aug. 11, Steve Owens & Summertime Aug. 18, Too Much Sylvia Aug. 25, and The Entertainers Sept. 1.

▪ Shallotte “Summerfest” – 7 p.m. Thursdays in town’s Mulberry Park, 123 Mulberry St.: Movies, mostly rated PG, “The Little Mermaid” (G) June 1, “Zootopia” June 8, “Sing” June 15, “The Jungle Book” (2016) June 22, and “The Secret Life of Pets” June 29. Concerts by Darrell Harwood July 6, Southern Trouble July 13, Jim Quick & Coastline July 20, Blackwater Rhythm & Blues July 27, The Catalinas Aug. 3, and Too Much Sylvia Aug. 10.

▪ Holden Beach – 6:30 p.m. Sundays at Pavilion, at end of Jordan Boulevard: Jim Quick & Coastline June 4, Fantastic Shakers June 11, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard June 18, The Holiday Band June 25, Blackwater Rhythm & Blues July 2, The Tams July 9, Too Much Sylvia July 16, Part Time Party Time Band July 23, Tim Clark Band July 30, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot Aug. 6, The Entertainers Aug. 13, Band of Oz Aug. 20, Carolina Breakers Aug. 27, and The Imitations Sept. 3.

▪ Oak Island – 6:30 p.m. mostly Fridays at Middleton Park Soccer Field, on S.E. 46th Street: Selah Dubb Band June 2, Eastline Band June 9, Carolina Line Bluegrass Band June 16, Trey Calloway June 23, Midnight Allie (Saturday) July 1, Tim Clark Band July 7, The Imitations July 14, Rivermist July 21, Signal Fire July 28, Chocolate Chip & Company (Thursday) Aug. 3, Carolina Line Bluegrass Band Aug. 11, Brandon Bailey Aug. 18, David Wright Aug. 25, and The Sand Band (Thursday) Aug. 31.

▪ Southport – Concerts 6 p.m., mostly at Franklin Square Park, with Chance Union Band June 8; Carolina Line Bluegrass Band June 10, July 29 and Sept. 9; John Moore June 16;, Parrot Party Jimmy Buffett Tribute June 29 and July 13 nearby on Garrison Lawn; Groove Pirates June 30; Chance Union Band July 27; Pantastic Steele Aug. 10; Soul on the Beach Band Aug. 24; Rose Colored Glasses Sept. 8; and Lucian & Levi Sept. 21. Movies at dusk, mostly rated PG: “Sing” July 2, “The Lego Batman Movie” July 7, “Finding Dory” Aug. 11, “Monster Trucks” Oct. 20, and “The Polar Express” *rated G) Dec. 7.

Other movie/concert series, but indoors

▪ Movies for adults, 3 p.m. Fridays in Myrtle Beach’s Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, off Pampas Drive, near Horry-Georgetown Technical College Grand Strand Campus, all rated PG-13: “Passengers” on June 2, “Fences” June 9, “Masterminds” June 16, “Shut In” June 23, “Rules Don’t Apply” June 30, “Arrival” July 7, Keeping Up with the Joneses” July 14, and “Inferno” July 21. 843-918-2380.

▪ “Friday Night Movies,” 6:30 p.m. at Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck branch, 41 St. Paul Place, Litchfield Beach, off Willbrook Boulevard – “Captain Fantastic” (rated R) on June 2, “Deepwater Horizon” (PG-13) June 9, “Queen Katwe” (PG) June 16, and “Loving” (PG-13) June 23. 843-545-3623 or georgetowncountylibrary.sc.gov.

▪ “Poppy’s Summer Movie Magic” – Screenings, all rated PG, at 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, and changing weekly, at Grand 14 Cinema, at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach: “The Angry Birds” June 6-8, “Trolls” June 13-15, Kung Fu Panda 3” June 20-22, “Ice Age: Collision Course” June 27-29, “The Secret Life of Pets” July 4-6,”Sing” July 11-13, “Storks” July 18-20, “Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” July 25-27, “Monster Trucks” Aug. 1-3, and “Norm of the North” Aug. 8-10. 843-282-0550, 843-315-2991 or www.stonetheatres.com/summer-movie-magic-grand-14/4584033968. Also, sensory showings – for families with children with autism – of aforementioned movies on each respective week, at 10 a.m. Mondays – 609-744-0099, championautismnetwork.com, or email beckylarge66@gmail.com.

▪ “Arts at the Church,” 3 p.m. Sundays mostly monthly at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach: Sound of the Strand Chorus, with artworks by Lori Kaim on June 11; Jaynie Trudell, pianist, guitarist, singer, Aug. 20; Vocal Edition Sept. 24; Theatre Expression Oct. 15; and Diana Scroggins and Janice James, in piano and organ concert, Jan. 15. 843-650-0313, or email arts.at.the church@gmail.com.

Also outside, accessed with admission fee

▪ “Cool Summer Evenings,” at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach (open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily), with gardens open until 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, June 14-Aug. 11, and concerts at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays: Vocal Edition June 14, Mike Frost Band June 16, Indigo Choral Society June 21, Paul Grimshaw Band June 23 and July 21, Foreclosures Band June 28, Stirling Bridge June 30, Alan Bibey Project July 5, Sea Cruz July 7, High Steppin’ Country July 12, Shem Creek Boogie Band July 14, U “N” I featuring Denny Hess July 19, Steelin’ Time July 26, Rich Johnson Band July 28, Prettier Than Matt Aug. 2, Oracle Blue Aug. 4, Reggie Sullivan Band Aug. 9, and Tru Sol Aug. 11. Free with admission, which lasts seven days: $16 ages 13-64, $14 ages 65 and older, $8 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. 843-235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.

▪ 41st annual “High Steppin’ Country” revue, opening June 15 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Sept. 2 in Lakewood Camping Resort’s Theater by the Sea, 5901 S. Kings Highway, between Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach, about a mile north of S.C. 544. $10 ages 13 and older, $5 for children 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. Park near entrance, to right of The Camping Connection, for shuttles available starting at 7 p.m. 843-447-7343.

Contact Steve Palisin at 843-444-1764.