Research has found that hearing your favorite music is one of the most powerful ways to spark fond memories from your past. For example, listening to a classic summer song that played often during a memorable beach trip might instantly usher in memories of toes in the sand and good times spent on the shoreline. Hearing the tune that served as the soundtrack to the first dance at your wedding might bring back visions of the big day, when your closest friends and dearest relatives celebrated the start of your and your spouse’s new journey together. And similarly, hearing a favorite album might summon fond thoughts of a good friend who attended one or two of the artist’s live performances with you.
So it stands to reason that, if you want to make an already amazing vacation even more memorable, catching a concert during the getaway is a sure-fire way to do just that. And on the Grand Strand, the opportunities to experience some stellar live music abound.
During your next getaway to the Myrtle Beach area, consider catching a favorite artist or other highly talented performer in concert at one of these iconic Grand Strand music venues:
- Carolina Opry: Located next to the Pirates Voyage dinner & show venue just off Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach, singer/producer/entrepreneur Calvin Gilmore’s Carolina Opry hosts a packed schedule of popular performances throughout the year. Among them, the award-winning, namesake Carolina Opry variety show brings together 35 talented performers to present a crowd-pleasing combination of high-energy music, comedy and dance. Other regular shows here include the Time Warp live musical performance that brings the biggest hits of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s back to life; the Thunder & Light dance, laser and Magic show; and the Pure Magic show featuring amazing illusionists The Wagsters.
See the full Carolina Opry schedule at com.
- House of Blues: Found at popular North Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment destination Barefoot Landing, this nationally renowned, juke joint-inspired music venue hosts house-rocking concerts throughout the year, regularly presenting national and regional touring acts, along with an assortment of talented homegrown artists. Upcoming highlights on the HoB’s 2019 music calendar include Dropkick Murphys on March 8, Walker Hayes on March 15, Buckethead on March 22, the Marshall Tucker Band on March 29 and Scott McCreery on March 30. April events include Chase Rice, Lil Baby and Blue October taking the stage, while Shinedown and Parkway Drive are set to rock the house in May.
Check out the HoB’s full concert lineup at com.
- Alabama Theatre: Another Barefoot Landing attraction, this entertainment venue started by legendary country-music group Alabama offers a regular schedule of musical performances, many of them with a country flavor. Popular draws here include ONE the Show, which in 2019 celebrates its 25th year of delighting audiences with its mix of country, gospel, Broadway, pop, rock and family-friendly comedy. Alabama Theatre’s upcoming concert schedule includes The Oak Ridge Boys on March 16, Three Dog Night on April 6, The Midtown Men on April 13, and Josh Turner on June 15.
Explore all of the upcoming Alabama Theatre events at alabama-theatre.com.
These are just three examples of the live-entertainment hot spots on the Grand Strand — other opportunities to catch amazing performances in the Myrtle Beach area abound. When you’re ready to soak up some coastal sun, fun and tunes Grand Strand-style, book your getaway at Caribbean Resort & Villas on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. With our impressive range of comfortable accommodations and long list of fun on-site amenities, we’ve got everything you’ll need to get away from the daily grind and make some melodic memories during your Myrtle Beach vacation.