The Rebelution will not be televised…unless you count the closed circuit monitors at the House of Blues. You’ll have to see ‘em in person as chart-topping SoCal reggae act Rebelution – which is more Marley than say Sublime on the Rasta scale – headlines the House of Blues on Saturday, with like-minded acts Passafire and Through the Roots. Rebelution’s latest disc, “Piece of Mind” hit the Top 20 of Billboard’s Top 200 chart when it was released in January. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 8:30. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
They’ll sell no wine before its time. Well buck up, Orson, it’s time. Yes, vino connoisseurs, cleanse your palates because the 3rd annual Myrtle Beach Wine Festival is set for Saturday at Valor Park at The Market Common, featuring more than 100 varieties of Jesus Juice to sample, food, vendors and live music. It’s like the chick version of Beer Fest. The festivities are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free if you’re not sampling the spirits, but for the imbibers, its $5 for a Wine Fest sampling glass, and pay-as-you-go for two-ounce samples. Valor Park is off of Farrow Parkway at The Market Common, on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, between U.S. 17 Bypass and U.S. 17 Business, south of Myrtle Beach International Airport. Call 839-3500 or visit www.MarketCommonEvents.com. See page 10 for a guide to the 3rd annual Myrtle Beach Wine Festival.
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It makes us smirk like Joe Biden when folks don’t know what chicken bog is.
Get your edumacation on this local poultry-sausage-and-rice delicacy as the town of Loris hosts the 33rd annual Bog-Off Festival on Saturday, featuring a chicken bog cook-off, craft, retail and food vendors, a tractor show, kids games and a headlining performance by Southern rock/country act Parmalee which is expected to hit the stage at 9 p.m. The festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday followed by fireworks and the concert. There is no admission charge. The festival site is in downtown Loris, which is roughly 20 miles north of Conway up U.S. 701. For more information, call 756-6030 or visit www.lorischambersc.com.
Hey man, mellow out as gourmet ‘za/craft brew haven Mellow Mushroom celebrates the 3rd annual Mellowpalooza, a salutation of food, beer, and bands set for Saturday at the Myrtle Beach pizzeria. You can bring the tykes because there will be an inflatable jump-y house on hand to amuse them. The band lineup includes Below the Bassline, Broken Strings, The Mobros and The Mullets. There is no admission charge. The festival starts at 3 p.m. Saturday. Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is at 1571 21st Avenue N., Myrtle Beach. For more information, call 444-1120 or visit www.mellowmushroom.com.
There’s pre-buying, pre-ordering, pre-screening and pre-everything-else-under-the-sun. So why not do some pre-Halloween creeping as The Burning Menagerie Artist Guild hosts the Nightmare Panoply Art Event on Saturday at Borgata, featuring a skeletal fashion show, displays of macabre artwork, live music an d deejays. We have to admit that we had to look up the word “panoply” - and think the definition “any complete or magnificent array” is applicable, but we guess it could also mean, “a complete suit of armor.” In any event, entertainment includes performances by local rock acts Wicked Gift, Strike-O-Matics, and Misfits homage to Danzig-era Mizfits, and DJ Instigator will man the decks. There is no cover charge, but…party-goers are asked to bring at least one non-perishable food item which will be collected and donated to Help-4-Kids. The event starts at 7 p.m. Saturday and runs until 2 a.m. Borgata is at 813 Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach. For more information, call 213-1761.
Next up in the Boathouse’s Fall Wednesday Night Concert Series is a headlining performance by Baltimore-based reggae/rock/hip-hop Fiction 20 Down, which has rocked the Grand Strand many times before. Much as Amazon.com recommends songs and books you may like based on the things you have purchased from the online retailer, Noisetrade.com says if you like Maroon 5, Dirty Heads, 311, Bruno Mars, and Sublime, then Fiction 20 Down is right up your alley. Bruno Mars? “Jordan Lally is a great vocalist and the band has a good mix of originals and does some kick ass covers as well,” says Jason Black, the Boathouse’s general manager. “I encourage anyone who likes 311, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Biggie and the like to come check out this band.”
Like the venue’s Sunday afternoon Outdoor Summer Concert Series shows, Wednesday’s gig is free – unlike those Sunday soirees, it’s inside the friendly confines. The show starts at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday. The Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill is at 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call 903-2628 or visit www.boathousemb.com.
Kent Kimes, Editor
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