The former Sugar Shack deck at the House of Blues has been rechristened as simply The Deck, and although it’s already been kickin’ the official kick-off is slated for Friday with Summer Soundfest a summer-long promotion featuring live music, deejays, games, contests and drink specials. Gone is the shanty look, replaced by a beachy theme with surfboards, etc. Performing on Friday is Long Reef, an Australian rock quartet that moved to the U.S. a couple of years ago, starting at 8 p.m. Long Reef plays The Deck again at 8 p.m. Saturday as well. There is no cover charge and parking is free, too. The Deck at the House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
Meanwhile, Friday night over at the House of Blues’ main concert hall, you can see the future…or Future, that is. Rapper Nayvadius Cash, who goes by the stage name Future who dropped the hot single/”Scarface” ode “Tony Montana,” co-headlines a bill with fellow hip-hop artist and Kanye West label mate Pusha T at the House of Blues. Doors open at 8 p.m. Friday, the show starts at 9. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
“Look at all these rumors surroundin’ me every day…” OK, with all apologies to Timex Social Club, there’s a new gay social/dance club opening in downtown Myrtle Beach and it’s not a rumor. Well, actually it is…sort of. It’s true, Ru Mors at Kono Lounge hosts its grand opening on Friday in the former spot of Tunnel Lounge, and a whole slew of other clubs and nightlife ventures that have occupied the spot on N. Kings Highway. Touted as “upscale gay nightlife,” Friday’s shindig features a performance by Sonique Love of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame. The $10 admission charge will also nab you a VIP card for the club, if you have a local ID – and if you’re 21 or older. Ru Mors opens at 9 p.m. Friday and closes at 3 am.
Ru Mors at Kono Lounge is at 1901 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Call 855-878-6677 or visit www.rumorsmyrtlebeach.com.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans begin a four-game set Monday at TicketReturn.Com against a team with which it shares some history. You see, prior to two seasons ago, the Pelicans were a high Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. But that distinction now belongs to the birds’ opponent, the Lynchburg Hillcats. The Bravos moved their affiliate to the mountains of Virginia mere days before the Pelicans announced that they’d become a Texas Rangers farm club. Got that? Anyhow, if you’re a son or daughter of the South who grew up on Skip and Pete on TBS this is your chance to see the Baby Braves in action. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Monday (and 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 7 as well). Tickets are $8, $9 and $11, available at the stadium box office, online at www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com or by calling 918-6000. TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark is at 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach at the intersection with Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach.
If you’re a fan of all that goes crash and smash, then check out Wheels of Destruction featuring stunts, monster trucks, bus racing, freestyle motorcycles and fire, fire, fire…whoa there, Beavis – opening Wednesday at the recently revamped Myrtle Beach Speedway. The thrill show features stunts by Chris Moreno and freestyle motorcyclist Clint Esposito and ends with a fireworks display. The grand stands open at 5 p.m. Wednesday and the show starts at 7. Admission is $15 for adults, $6 for kids. Myrtle Beach Speedway is at 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, off of U.S. 501 near the Tanger Factory Outlets. Call 877-RACE-LAP or visit www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com.
Kent Kimes, Editor
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