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Your Coastal Carolina concert connection

Wanna see a show?

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


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T-Pain cranks up his auto-tune for the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on Aug. 14. Bando Jonez and Rich Kidz are also on the bill. Tickets are on sale now for $25.

This is no low-rent scam – the members of Cheap Trick wants you to want them when they come to HOB on Oct. 3. Tickets are on sale now and range between $29.50 and $56.50.

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


No, Florence Civic Center isn’t infested with rodents. It’s just Disney On Ice presenting one of its seven Treasure Trove performances, from Oct. 9 to Oct. 12. Ticket prices range from $20 to $40 (kids tickets are $10) and are available at the box office, online at or by phone at 800-745-3000.

N. Charleston

Actor Gary Sinise probably doesn’t have any problems with you saluting him when he plays with his band, the Lt. Dan Band, at the Lt. Dan Weekend 5 Veteran Benefit Concert at the North Charleston Coliseum on Sept. 20. Ticket prices range from $26 to $126 and are available at the box office,, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Widespread Panic kicks off its fall tour by playing two shows at the North Charleston Coliseum on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4. Tickets are $47.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office, online via, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Wilmington, N.C.

Why can’t we be friends with our neighbors to the north? One new reason to venture across state lines is the Cape Fear Blues Festival on July 25 – 27. The Festival will be highlighted by a performance by Lee Oskar and Friends at The Art Factory (under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge at 721 Surrey Street, Wilmington). Oskar was a founding member and the lead harmonica player for the ’70s funk/jazz/blues band, War. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and can be ordered online at Check the Web site for additional festival details or call 910-399-3793 or 910-350-8822.

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

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 at HOB, as he supports his new mixtape, “The Drive In Theatre,” on July 27. 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 come to foul up HOB on July 30. Tickets are $29.50 to $56.50. Pepper and Aer will help get things untidy.

Nice shot man - Filter hits the House of Blues on Aug. 1 with Helmet and Local H. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $17.50 to $47.50.

Big Smo keeps it real and lives it up, kuntry style, at HOB on Aug. 3. Tickets are on sale now for $15.

Jesse McCartney comes to HOB on his In Technicolor Tour with Guinevere on Aug. 6. Tickets are $25.

Part theater/part stand-up – “ Men are from Mars, Woman are from Venus – Live” brings the battle of the sexes to HOB on Aug. 8. Tickets are $50.

Jason Michael Carroll comes to tell the Myrtle Beach Speedway Amphitheatre that he can sleep when he’s dead on Aug. 8. Tickets are on sale now for $20 at the box office, online at or by calling 704-886-2407.

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

Slightly Stoopid and Stephen Marley bring their Summer Session Tour to HOB on Aug. 10. Tickets are $35.

Right-winger extraordinaire Ted Nugent blasts onto HOB’s stage after opening act Pistol Day Parade on Aug. 11. Tickets range from $23.50 to $44.50.

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

Fitz and The Tantrums are going to throw a fit at HOB on Sept. 5. Ticket 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 range from $25 to $47.50.

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

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

Ziggy Marley keeps the summer vibe bumping at HOB all the way to Oct. 16. Tickets are on sale now, prices range from $26 to $48.50.

Alt-rockers Brand New mark a brand new date on their calendar at HOB for Oct. 28. Tickets are on sale now, prices range from $26 to $46.

And on Nov. 7, Kip Moore comes looking for some “Beer Money” at HOB on his Up In Smoke Tour. Charlie Worsham and Sam Hunt are also on the bill. Tickets range from $35 to $67.50.

But you won’t need tickets for The Boathouse’s free Backyard Summer Concert Series. This month, the Boathouse ensures Sunday parties of all types. Reggae act Natty Vibes is playing on July 27, and the ever-enduring country act, Little Texas, performs on Aug. 3. Jerryfest makes it return on Aug. 10. For more info, go to

Ron White mixes up some tater salad with scotch and a cigar at The Palace Theatre on Oct. 11. Prices range between $60 and $80. Tickets are available at the box office, online via and 888-841-2787.

Derrick Bracey, for Weekly Surge