On the Fly for June 7, 2012


The Myrtle Beach Pelicans finish off the last of a four-game set against the Lynchburg Hillcats Thursday at Field, and yeah, it’s also Thirsty Thursday, featuring frosty draft brewskis for a measly buck. The Hillcats are high Class A affiliates of the Atlanta Braves, and our hometown Pelicans are, of course, affiliated with the Texas Rangers. The $1 beer deal is from 6-8 p.m. Game time is at 7:05. Look for Surge’s table in the stadium concourse, grab some schwag and pose for Party Pix. Tickets are $8, $9 and $11, available at the stadium box office, online at or by calling 918-6000. Field at Pelicans Ballpark is at 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach at the intersection with Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach.


Billed as a band, it’s really just two dudes, but the dudes in the Atlanta-based Jason Connolly Band make a heck-of-a soulful, acoustic rock noise and the boys bring it to Fresh Brewed Coffee House on Friday. “Listen to their music without seeing them live and you’ll be surprised that the Jason Connelly Band is only two guys: band-namesake Jason Connelly, responsible for acoustic guitar and lead vocals, and drummer/percussionist/songwriter Keith Hirsch,” wrote Christina Knauss in our fifth annual Surge Must-See Summer Concert Preview. Show time is 8 p.m. Friday. There is a $5 cover charge. Fresh Brewed Coffee House is at 933-A Broadway, Myrtle Beach.

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She struck a chord with Wal-Mart-panty-wearing chicks back in 2004 with the chart-topping country smash “Redneck Woman,” and whereas Gretchen Wilson hasn’t quite duplicated that success again she’s still kickin’ it, including a headlining gig Saturday at the House of Blues. Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 9. Tickets are $27-$66.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit


Bust out your hula skirts and most hideous Hawaiian shirts, it’s time again to get lei’d at the 7th annual Makai Lua set for Saturday outdoors at the Hot Fish Club. The event, which benefits the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, features live music, an ugliest Hawaiian shirt contest, best lei contest, limbo contest, food buffet, locally-brewed New South beer, and an ass-kicking concoction known as Surfer’s Punch. Da Howlies from Wilmington, N.C. are back again to play a Southern-fried twist on Hawaiian music and Chief Sam Kamu will perform his fire and hula show. The party gets started at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple available via Hot Fish Club is at 4911 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Call 357-9175 or visit


As if seeing Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes and his bluesy/jam rock band Gov’t Mule wasn’t enough on Tuesday evening at the House of Blues, the bill also includes swampy/funky New Orleans voodoo rocker Dr. John (“Right Place, Wrong Time”) to boot. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the show starts at 8:30. Tickets are $32.50-$77.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit


Like a grown-up nightclub version of Nickelodeon’s “You Can’t Do That On Television,” the Dayglow – Life in Color touring paint party invades the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday. Dayglow began on college campuses and the show features deejays, aerial acts, contortion artists, fire, stilt-walkers and the crowd gets doused in florescent paint – like a merging of a high-tech circus and an electronic music festival. “We have rented two halls in the convention center, have a capacity of up to 10,000, and will be launching thousands of gallons of paint over the audience,” says event promoter Taylor J. Burt. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $43.60-$76.30 available via Myrtle Beach Convention Center is at 2101 N. Oak Street, Myrtle Beach.

Kent Kimes, Editor

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