Quench your thirst for cheap brewskis and minor league baseball as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans get back in action after the All-Star break to take on the Wilmington Blue Rocks at TicketReturn.com Field, and oh yeah, it’s also Thirsty Thursday featuring $1 beer. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. Select draft beer is one measly buck from 6-8 p.m. A fireworks show will follow the game. Advance tickets are $8, $11 and $13, available at the stadium box office, online at www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com or by calling 918-6000. TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark is at 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach at the intersection with Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach.
It’s a full night of reggae-rock headed up by Rebelution, which returns to the House of Blues on Thursday promoting its brand new release “Count Me In,” along with an undercard that features popular sunshine reggae act Iration, Stick Figure and Hawaii-based sextet The Green, whose “Hawai'i '13” album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard’s Reggae Chart last summer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the incense starts burning at 7:30. Tickets are $31.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
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Local Mixed Martial Arts promotion Warfare MMA returns Friday to the House of Blues with its 12th installment dubbed Rise of the Champions, featuring several title bouts in the Barefoot Landing venue’s main concert hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. Friday, and the fisticuffs begin at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $100 available in advance at www.warfaremma.com. You can also get the updated fight card on Warfare’s Web site. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
Are you fired up about World Cup Soccer action? You can get into the futbol spirit as our local semi-pro team the Myrtle Beach Mutiny takes on FC Carolina Discoveries on Friday at Ashley Booth Field. So far on the season, the Mutiny has compile a 2-4-1 record, and needs to beat the Discoveries on Friday to remain in the playoff hunt. Match time is at 7 p.m. Friday. Adult tickets are $7, available in advance at www.mbmutiny.com. Ashley Booth Field is at 3205 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach. Call 424-1574.
Sublime tribute Badfish is no stranger to the Grand Strand, but this time the reggae rock outfit is taking its homage to Bradley Nowell and Co. to more intimate quarters as this trio (which also does its own material as Scotty Don’t) invades Pirate’s Cove Lounge on Saturday. Expect to hear Sublime classics such as “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Wrong Way,” “Smoke Two Joints” and the track from which this tribute got its name, “Badfish.” Advance tickets are $15, available via www.showclix.com. Shrub is also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday. Pirate’s Cove is at 205 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach. Call 249-8942 or visit www.piratescovelounge.com.
A new festival makes its debut Saturday as the 5 Points Business Association hosts the inaugural 5 Points Spring Fling in downtown Myrtle Beach focused on the Broadway Street corridor featuring “art exhibits, a dessert tasting, live music, a bake sale, a cake walk, food vendors and a sidewalk sale,” according to a press release. The event is intended to showcase the eclectic shops and businesses that have sprung up in the historic area which many tourists and even locals don’t even know about. The event begins at noon Saturday. Admission is free. The festival site is bounded by Sixth Avenue North, from Alder Street to Broadway Street, to Fifth Avenue North, from Alder Street to Maple Street in Myrtle Beach. For more information, go to www.5pointsmb.com.
At the dawn of the new millenium it was nearly impossible to escape the hummable post-grunge rock of Fuel songs such as “Shimmer” and “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” and “Falls on Me.” After a breakup, Fuel lead singer Brett Scallions reformed a new version of Fuel which returns Sunday to the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway as the Boathouse’s Summer Backyard Summer Concert Series continues. Interesting tidbit: Doors guitarist Robby Krieger played on the title track of Fuel’s latest album, “Puppet Strings,” which was released in March. Oh yeah, and did we mention that it’s free? The Sunday Funday party begins at 5 p.m. 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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