Myrtle Beach’s best entertainment bets for June 5-11


Dy-No-Mite! Legendary stand-up comedian Jimmie “J.J.” Walker, who rose to fame in the classic ‘70s TV sitcom “Good Times,” brings the good times back to Comedy Cabana, headlining a three-night run at the Restaurant Row laughaporium. Todd Link and Sean O’ Neil are also on the bill. Show times are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday with additional 10:15 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20 and $22. Comedy Cabana is at 9588 N. Kings Highway in the Restaurant Row section of unincorporated Myrtle Beach. Call 449-4242 or visit


It’s a Lazy i reunion of sorts as some musicians who used to operate and perform at the tiny underground music club on Seaboard Street that is now Brian McKenzie’s Music Factory reconvene for performances on Friday. According to last week’s Music Notes column, “On the bill: M is We (Michael Wood guitar/vocal, guitarist McKenzie, Drew Jacobs on bass, Claudia Gregory additional vocals), along with McKenzie’s Electric Bird Noise, Treyverb (Trey McManus of the Drag and King of Prussia doing solo atmospheric guitar work), and Feel No Other (Gregory / McKenzie duo). A late-night dance party follows the bands.” The party gets started at 8:30 p.m. Friday. There is no cover charge. Brian McKenzie’s Music Factory is at 700G Seaboard Street, Myrtle Beach. For more information, go to


The inaugural Brews ‘N the Boulevard, an event under the umbrella of Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival invades Plyer Park in downtown Myrtle Beach on Friday, featuring samples of popular craft beers, food and a performance by local act The Revival. Advance tickets are $15 per person, or $12.50 per couple available via The event is from 5-9 p.m. Friday. Plyler Park is located oceanfront in downtown Myrtle Beach on Ocean Boulevard at the end of 10th Avenue South (Mr. Joe White Avenue) next to the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.


The high-flying Myrtle Beach Pelicans return to Field for a three game set against the Frederick Keys kicking off Friday. The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday. A post-game concert by contemporary Christian pop singer Jonny Diaz is scheduled for Sunday. Advance tickets are $8, $11 and $13, 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.


Down and dirty sons of the Dirty South, the critically-acclaimed alt-country/rock outfit Drive-By Truckers wheel into town Saturday for a stopover at the House of Blues in support of the brand spanking new disc “English Oceans.” The band first gained widespread attention with its 2001 release “Southern Rock Opera,” a double album that looks at life in the South in the ‘70s as filtered through the lens of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Got that? Twangy trio Water Liars, from Oxford, Miss., is also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 9. Tickets are $31.50 and $46.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit Turn to page 9 for an in-depth look at DBT’s legacy and imprint on the South.


Is Future the future of hip-hop and rap? Find out Wednesday as the Atlanta-based emcee brings his “Honest” tour to the House of Blues stage.Also on the bill are Casino and Rico Love. Doors open at 7 p.m. Wednesday, the show starts at 8. Tickets are $34-$86. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit

Kent Kimes, Editor

Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.

Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.