Myrtle Beach theater diversifying entertainment with Motown show, comedy, tribute bands

The Asher Theatre in Myrtle Beach’s Waccamaw Center is bringing in a variety of acts to town in July and is offering buy one, get one specials on most of them.

Motown 59, a Motor City Tribute Show featuring the D. Myers Band, will take the stage at 7 p.m. on July 3 with an additional 12 dates in July and more throughout August. The Sahara Reggae Band, a Bob Marley celebration band, is performing July 5-6. The Hello Adele Tribute band is July 12-13, Johnny Mathis tribute artist David Robbins is July 19-20, and “Southern Soul Americana” Christian comedian Lisa Mills is July 26-27.

All of those acts will be appearing with James Stephens, The Man of a Thousand Voices and the theater’s owner and house entertainer, and are included in the The Asher Theatre Summer Fest 2019 2 for 1 Special. Tickets are generally $40 for the events.

Comedians Chris Paul and Huggy Lowdown from the Tom Joyner Morning Show will perform a pair of special event shows at 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on July 6 that is not part of the 2-for-1 special. Tickets are between $25 and $50 depending on the seating.

Locals can also get half off tickets to the specified shows by going to http://ashertheatre.com/ and typing the promotional code: LOVE YOU LOCALS.

Other shows scheduled this year include The Persuaders on Aug. 9-10, Church The Musical beginning in September and The Spirit and Soul of Christmas show beginning in November. For more information visit the website or call 843-903-3100.

Alan Blondin covers golf, Coastal Carolina athletics and numerous other sports-related topics that warrant coverage. Well-versed in all things Myrtle Beach, Horry County and the Grand Strand, the Northeastern University journalism school valedictorian has been a sports reporter at The Sun News since 1993, earning eight top-10 Associated Press Sports Editors national writing awards and 18 top-three S.C. Press Association writing awards since 2007.