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5 must-see bands along the Grand Strand this pre-4th of July weekend

Looking for some excitement before the Fourth of July? The Grand Strand will be celebrating all weekend long with an amazing live music selection. No matter what you are in the mood for, you are sure to find a band to make you feel like dancing. Here are the top five local bands playing this weekend along the Grand Strand.

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To kick off the holiday weekend, Myrtle Beach’s own Tru Sol will be performing at Wahoo’s Fish House in Murrells Inlet on Friday, July 30. Tru Sol will be playing hits from the 70’s, 80’s up to the present with a mix of Hip Hop, R&B and Motown. They will hit the stage at 8 p.m. Wahoo’s Fish House is located at 3993 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet.

If Rock n Roll is what makes you see fireworks, head over to Suck Bang Blow (SBB) on Saturday, July 1. SBB will be hosting Red, White and Bang, a benefit event for the South Carolina Biker Hall of Fame. The event takes place from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Sunday morning and features our next top band Power Born Rebellion. Murrells Inlet’s own Power Born Rebellion is all about hard rock. In 2014, they were voted the best local band and are sure to rock the house. Suck Bang Blow is located at 3393 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet.

Also on Saturday, July 1, Signal Fire will take the stage at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill beginning at 9:30 p.m. The reggae/rock band out of Wilmington, NC will have you swaying to the rhythm. Since putting out their first album in 2013, Signal Fire has shared the stage with musicians such as Collie Buddz, The Wailers and The Movement. Bourbon Street Bar and Grill is located at 5307 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach.

Sunday Funday brings even more excitement to the Grand Strand music scene. The Rock n Roll band The Clarks will hit the backyard, waterway stage at Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill on Sunday, July 2. The Clarks formed in 1986 in Pennsylvania and nearly thirty years later decided to revisit the music which inspired them to start a band. Their album “Rewind” features covers of R.E.M., The Replacements and The Rolling Stones so feel free to sing along. The show will begin at 5 p.m. Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill is located at 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd, Myrtle Beach.

Of course we can’t forget the country music fans. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Corey Smith will be performing at House of Blues Myrtle Beach on Sunday, July 2. Native of Jefferson, GA, he put out his first album in 2003 and has most recently put out his 10th album “While the Gettin’ is Good” in 2015 which he wrote entirely. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and the show will begin at 9 p.m. Ticket prices range from $17.50-$30.00. House of Blues Myrtle Beach is located at 4640 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach.