Surge’s scoop on Myrtle Beach-area concert tickets

Wanna see a show?

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


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 go on sale Friday at, prices range from $50 to $60. For more information, contact CCU’s Wheelwright Box Office at 349-2787.

Follow Uncle Kracker because he has no intention of letting his career drift away. The one-time DJ for Kid Rock, Kracker brings his blend of rap/rock/country back to the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on Saturday. Tickets, on sale now, range from $25 to $47.50. Jesse James Dupree & Dixie Inc are also on the bill.

Blackberry Smoke also stomps its way back onto the HOB stage on Tuesday. This southern rock band from Atlanta recently signed with Zac Brown Band’s record label Southern Ground. Tickets range from $25 to $47.50.

And the rest of May looks bright for HOB. Are you ready for some chainsaw rock from Myrtle Beach regulars, Jackyl? Jesse James Dupree and the boys will be cutting shit up on May 16. Tickets range from $25 to $47.50. Jamey Johnson brands May 17 as outlaw country night. Tickets are $28.00 to $53.50. Blue October returns on May 18 to “Say It.” Tickets range from $25 to $47.50. And rapper Future recently added HOB on his Honest Tour. Tickets are $25.00 to $47.50.

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

The Backsliders put the best foot forward at the South By Southeast Music Feast on May 31 at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot. Tickets are $20 for SXSE members, $25 for non-members and include potluck supper and locally-brewed New South beer. Tickets are on sale via or send an e-mail to:

You won’t need tickets for The Boathouse’s Backyard Summer Concert Series, because the shows are free. This month, the Boathouse rounds out the series with three diverse acts – Yung Joc (Georgia rapper) on Sunday, REHAB (country rap) on May 18 and Almost Kings (rock) on May 25. And upcoming acts ensure all kinds of parties with Shwayze (Malibu rapper) on June 8, Fuel (post-grunge rockers) on July 29, Fastball (longtime rockers and Grammy nominated) on June 29 and Jerryfest, celebrating the life and work of The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, returns on Aug. 10. For more info, go to


North Carolina soul singer Anthony Hamilton wants to give your mama a special Mother’s Day. The Grammy-Award winner will perform at the Florence Civic Center on Saturday. The Mother’s Day celebration will also include comedian Kevin “Damn Fool” Simpson. Tickets ($42-$72) are available at the Florence Civic Center box office, online at or by phone at 800-745-3000.

N. Charleston

If you need to keep on rolling, because you can’t fight this feeling anymore, then catch REO Speedwagon making a stop in North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Saturday. Tickets range from $39.50 to $59.50.

Indie folk band and Sub Pop band The Head and the Heart comes to North Charleston Performing Arts Center in support of their second album, “Let’s Be Still,” on June 12. Tickets are $30.

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 North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Aug. 12. Tickets range from $70 to $97.

Christian rock band Needtobreathe takes a deep exhale at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on their Rivers in the Wasteland World Tour stopping in on Sept. 18. Ticket prices range from $34.50 to $49.50.

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

Derrick Bracey, for Weekly Surge