Myrtle Beach’s best entertainment bets for June 12-17


Former “American Idol” contestant Emily Minor, a North Carolina native, brings her contemporary Nashville country sounds to Rodeo Bar & Grill for a performance Friday night. Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday, the show starts at 10 p.m. There is no cover charge before 10 p.m. Rodeo Bar & Grill is at 1318 Celebrity Circle, Celebrity Square, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. Call 315-0120 or visit


There’s a new opportunity to stalk the rich, famous and athletic along the Grand Strand as former MLB star Reggie Sanders and NFL standout Andre Davis team up for the inaugural 2 Live Beyond Celebrity Golf Tournament set for Saturday at the Grande Dunes Resort Course in Myrtle Beach. The event, which benefits the Reggie Sanders Foundation and Africa New Life Ministries, has commitments from former MLB players Bobby Bonilla, Kenny Lofton, Ken Griffey, Sr. and Hall of Famer Eddie Murray, along with ex-NFL players Matt Turk and Olindo Mare and many more. It’s a 10 a.m. shotgun start, and spectator tickets are $25 for general admission and $100 for VIP packages. Grand Dunes Resort Golf Course is at 8700 Golf Village Lane, Myrtle Beach. For more information, go to


It’s time to celebrate the salt life as Native Sons hosts the 2nd annual Salt Games all-day Saturday and Sunday on the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion site, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, and the nearby beachfront, featuring a variety of competitions - from fitness and lifeguard challenges to surfing, tug-of-war and beach volleyball to a bikini contest - as well as live music and food and beverages. Event hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 448-0585 or visit All the action is free for spectators. For a preview of the Salt Games and schedule, turn to page 8.


Two days of head-banging metal mayhem is planned stretching across two different venues as Summer Slayer Fest is slated to pummel your sensibilities Saturday at Suck Bang Blow Original and the Island Bar and Grill’s Surfside Beach location on Sunday. The fest features a whopping 24 hours of live music and more than 20 bands and artists, along with vendors, raffles, libations and food. Day 1 begins at noon Saturday at SBB, and includes performances by Prowler, The Day of Night, Awake in Khaos, Dreams of Burning, Nothing A.D., Thou Shall Burn, Falkreath and Necrocosm. Day 2 will be a bit more on the lighter side inside Island Bar and gets started at 1 p.m., featuring acoustic performances by The Dissents, Ricky Lee, The Melatonins, 12-FT Rabbit, Jesse Uzzel, Jentry Rose, Nick Cheri, Silver Screen Orchestra and Tommy Street. There is no cover charge. Slayer Fest is from noon to 2 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. SBB Original is at 3393 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Call 651-7960 or visit Island Bar and Grill is at 2272 Glenns Bay Road, Surfside Beach. Call 650-3157 or visit


Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha you gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? When you hear Inner Circle’s “Bad Boys,” you immediately think of the long running Fox show “COPS,” but this well-respected reggae act is far from a one-trick pony and you can find out for yourself Sunday when the Jamaican masters rock the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway as the Boathouse’s Backyard Summer Concert Series continues. Also on the bill is local reggae artist Ras Bonghi. The party gets started at 5 p.m. Sunday. There is no cover charge, that means it’s free, mon. The Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill is at 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call 903-2628 or visit


Grouplove is not a swingers convention, but you can swing none-the-less to the quirky pop-rock sounds of this quintet on Tuesday night at the House of Blues as you’re sure to hear “Itchin’ on a Photograph,” “Colours,” “Tongue Tied” and “Ways To Go.” Fun fact: Grouplove drummer Ryan Rabin is the son of former Yes guitarist/songwriter Trevor Rabin. Sleeper Agent, tabbed by Rolling Stone as a “band to watch,” is also on the bill. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $32.50 and $45. 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.