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Get off your duff and make plans now for these sizzling acts coming to the Grand Strand and the Carolinas.


New This Week

Fitz and The Tantrums ( “Out of My League”) are going to throw a fit at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on Sept. 5. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon, and prices range from $29.50 to $56.50. IAMDYNAMITE, Wild Cub and Sir Sly are also on the bill.

Guitar virtuoso Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his band return to HOB in support of his new album “Goin' Home” on Sept. 13. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Prices range from $25 to $47.50.

Dubbed the “Celine Dion of Country Music,” much-decorated singer-songwriter Martina McBride returns to the Grand Strand with a gig Aug. 15 at The Alabama Theatre, with tickets going for $59.95, $69.95 and $79.95. Snag ‘em at the venue box office at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, online at or by calling 272-1111.

Who-the-what? Rockers Hoobastank ( “The Reason”) have been added to the House of Blues’ calendar on July 1. Tickets are on sale now for $15.

Fantasia, the super-soulful season three winner of “American Idol,” blows the doors off the Florence Civic Center with her powerhouse vocals on July 12. Plus, she’s bringing guest Lyfe Jennings. Tickets ($42-$72) are available at the Florence Civic Center box office, online at or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Keyshia Cole makes it a point to add HOB to her Point of No Return tour on Aug. 9. Tickets are on sale, ranging from $32.50 to $62.50.

Chevelle showcase its melodic metal in support of the new album, “La Gárgola” on Aug. 22 at HOB. Tickets are on sale now, prices range from $29.50 to $56.

And right-winger extraordinaire Ted Nugent blasts onto the stage after opening act Pistol Day Parade on Aug. 11 at HOB. Tickets range from $23.50 to $44.50.

In Sept. HOB is Going to Hell with The Pretty Reckless on Sept. 17. Tickets are $23 to $43.50. Adelitas Way is the opening act.

Prog-rockers Coheed and Cambria will play the band’s sophomore album, “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3,” in its entirety on Sept. 20 at HOB. Thank You Scientist is the opening act. Tickets are $27.50 to $52.50.

Tickets for all HOB shows are on sale at HOB’s Barefoot Landing box office, online at or by calling 800-745-3000.

Previously Announced

But you won’t need tickets for The Boathouse’s free Backyard Summer Concert Series. The Boathouse ensures Sunday parties of all types with Fastball (Grammy-nominated rockers) on June 29 and reggae artists are spread throughout July with Collie Buddz on July 13 and Natty Vibes on July 27. The ever-enduring country act, Little Texas, performs on Aug. 3, and Jerryfest returns on Aug. 10. For more info, go to

See the dolphins make Darius Rucker cry as he continues his second career on Aug. 23 with a show at Coastal Carolina University’s HTC Center. Tickets are on sale at, prices range from $50 to $60. For more information, contact CCU’s Wheelwright Box Office at 843-349-2787.

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe brings the funk and jazz to HOB on June 27. Tickets are $22 to $41.50. One-man-band Keller Williams is also on the bill.

Get out the hairspray and the picks – it’s teasing time, when Winger, Firehouse and Jack Russell’s Great White hit HOB’s stage on July 2. Tickets are $35 to $67.50.

Don’t say you “Ain't Going Out Tonight,” Corey Smith is at HOB on July 5. Tickets are $17.50 to $30. A Thousand Horses are also on the bill.

Nu metal band Trapt will rock its debut album live in its entirety at HOB on July 9. Tickets are $17.50, and the lineup also includes The Veer Union, Righteous Vendetta and Shallow Side.

Enjoy the “Blue Sky” and do a little midnight riding with Live at The Fillmore – A Tribute to the Allman Brothers on July 18 at HOB. Tickets are $10.

You don’t need to wait till the “First of tha Month” to meet these guys at “Tha Crossroads,” Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are laying down the “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” at HOB on July 19. Tickets are $27.

Feeling “All Mixed Up?” Don’t get “Down.” Get “Uplifted” with rap/rockers 311 at HOB on July 23. Tickets range from $45 to $87.50.

Bringing back their distinct blend of blue-eyed soul and swamp blues, JJ Grey and Mofro return to HOB on July 25. Tickets are $20 to $35.

Let it flow with Curren$y as he supports his new mixtape, “The Drive In Theatre,” on July 27 at HOB. Tickets range from $20 to $35.

A little bit reggae, a little bit ska, a little bit punk, and a whole lot of fun – Dirty Heads return to foul up HOB on July 30. Tickets are $29.50 to $56.50. Pepper and Aer will help get things untidy.

N. Charleston

LeAnn Rimes’ July 17 show has been canceled at the North Charleston Performing Arts.

He’ll do it with a little help from his friends when Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band perform at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Oct. 15. Tickets went on sale on June 13, and prices range from $59 to $250.

If “God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise” Ray LaMontagne will come to the Lowcountry in support of his new album, “Supernova,” on July 16 at the NCPAC. Tickets range from $35 to $65.

Songwriting legend John Hiatt and The Combo pairs up with the legendary Robert Cray Band on July 25 at the NCPAC. Tickets range from $39.50 to $59.50.

Soul superstar Maxwell unleashes his velvet pipes on his Summer Soulstice Tour on July 29 at NCPAC. Tickets range from $49 to $125.

Crosby, Stills and Nash have been melodiously mixing their golden pipes for four decades. The trio will lift those golden pipes and melodies over the Holy City on Aug. 12 at the NCPAC. Tickets range from $70 to $97.

The Grateful Dead are dead, long live Bob Weir and Ratdog. Weir, a founding member of the Grateful Dead, keeps the legacy “Truckin’” on Aug. 22 at the NCPAC. Tickets are $49.50.

On Nov. 8 at the NCPAC, legendary songwriter John Prine is coming and bringing with him the accomplished Jason Isbell (formerly of the Drive-By Truckers). Tickets range from $39.50 to $59.50.

Tickets for the North Charleston Performing Arts Center are available via or by calling 800-745-3000.

Derrick Bracey, for Weekly Surge