When you’re ready to rock out, few things are better than catching some live music and dancing the night (or day) away. And in the Myrtle Beach area, the opportunities to do just that abound. Whether you prefer and indoor venue with a great atmosphere and amazing acoustics or an outdoor venue with the sun on your shoulders and the waves crashing nearby, the Grand Strand can accommodate.
Consider these top 5 locations for catching a live musical performance on the Grand Strand:
The Bowery — A downtown Myrtle Beach icon, this oceanfront bar & restaurant is currently celebrating 75 years of bringing good times and great music to the Grand Strand. Known as the launching pad for legendary country band Alabama back in the early 1970s, The Bowery today keeps its country music tradition alive by hosting house band The Bounty Hunters six nights a week from March through October, with special guest bands playing on many Sunday nights. When hunger sets in, the kitchen can serve up an extensive menu of burgers, wings, appetizers and other bar food. To learn more, visit thebowery.com.
House of Blues — The premier venue for catching live music at North Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment complex Barefoot Landing, this Mississippi Delta juke-joint inspired music hall hosts a regular schedule of national touring acts. The spaces in the 59,000-square-foot venue set the mood with a unique collection of contemporary folk art on display, and when all that rocking gets you and your concert crew hungry, Southern staples such as Shrimp & Grits, Jambalaya and Baby Back Ribs can be found on the dining menu. The HoB’s summer 2018 concert lineup includes Biz Markie, Collective Soul, Yacht Rock Revue, Drive-By Truckers, Jimmy Eat World and more. Local acts are also regularly featured on the venue’s outdoor deck. For more info, visit houseofblues.com.
Bourbon Street Bar & Grille — Located next to Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach, this North Kings Highway bar & grill/music venue is a top choice among local music lovers. Offering a smoke-free atmosphere and serving a menu of tacos, quesadillas, sandwiches and appetizers until late in the evening, Bourbon Street boasts a summer lineup including acts like The Travelin’ Kine, the Brad Long Band and Little Bird. To learn more, visit bourbonstreetmb.com.
The Boathouse — Home of “the Best Backyard in Town,” this bar & grill located on the Intracoastal Waterway just off Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach is known for its free Sunday Concert Series regularly featuring “up and coming” country artists from across the region and nation, as well as tribute bands, rock acts and more. The Boathouse also offers an extensive menu highlighted by burgers, sandwiches, seafood and surf & turf items. The venue’s summer lineup includes Abbey Road, Riley Green, Hudson Moore and Badfish — all appearing in late June alone. For more information, visit boathousemb.com.
Murrell's Inlet MarshWalk — Found on the southern end of the Grand Strand, the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk features a collection of bars and restaurants, all connected by a half-mile wooden boardwalk overlooking a scenic salt marsh. Favorite spots for catching some live tunes here include Dead Dog Saloon, Drunken Jack’s, Wahoo’s and Wicked Tuna’s Tuna Shak— but the list keeps on going from there. Explore all of the options available at marshwalk.com.
While these five venues are among the top in the area, there are plenty more options for catching live music on the Grand Strand. And with so many venues located nearby, guests at Caribbean Resort & Villas can find a show to satisfy most any musical craving that may strike during their beach getaway. Book your Myrtle Beach vacation today, and get ready to catch some of the amazing shows presented on the Grand Strand year-round.