Choose from two free weekly concert series kicking off for summer in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., and Surfside Beach:
— “Concerts on the Coast,” 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays outside Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., with Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot on May 26, Bailout on June 2, North Tower June 9, Carolina Breakers June 16, Blackwater Rhythm & Blues June 23 and Sept. 8, Band of Oz June 30, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard July 7, Continental Divide July 14, Legacy Motown Revue July 21, The Attractions Aug. 4, Holiday Band Aug. 11, Steve Owens & Summertime Aug. 18, Too Much Sylvia Aug. 25, and The Entertainers Sept. 1. Free. Host site: 910-579-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org.
— Ninth annual “Surfside Sunday Serenades,” with acoustic musicians taking turns for about an hour each, 2-5 p.m. Sundays in gazebo at Surfside Beach’s Passive Park, near veterans memorial, at Surfside and Willow drives, by front of Horry County Memorial Library’s Surfside Beach branch. Starting May 28 (2-4 p.m., to accommodate town Memorial Day Cookout, 4-8 p.m. nearby at Surfside and Yaupon drives) with Glenn “Houndog” Hanson, Randall Hill, and Acoustic Johnny. Also, with Lola, Rich Johnson, and one artist to be announced, for June 4; Sudie & Da’blooze, Acoustic Johnny, and John Billigen on June 11; Dr. Joe Moyer, Randall Hill, and Grover Windham on June 18; and Hanson, Amanda Miele, and Zoey Lee on June 25. 843-450-7281