One of the most anticipated announcements for both local and visiting music fans in Myrtle Beach is the House of Blues - North Myrtle Beach's release of the upcoming year's concert schedule. While dates are added throughout the year, the House of Blues recently released the meat of its musical lineup for 2015, and this year's schedule is as solid as ever.
Featuring appearances by legendary acts like Styx, Tesla and The Wailers alongside emerging artists such as Blackberry Smoke, Flogging Molly and Kongos, the House of Blues brings an eclectic mix of musical genres to cater to all kinds of crowds.
House of Blues' concert hall in Myrtle Beach — Photo courtesy of House of Blues
Make your plans to attend your favorites before they sell out:
Feb. 6 - Kongos: This South African alternative act brings a unique sound to the main stage. Consisting of four brothers, this band's tight sound is quickly gaining ground in the US.
Feb. 20 - Sam Hunt: Kick on your cowboy hat and two-stepping boots for this country music solo artist. Hailing from the border state of Georgia, Hunt is sure to draw a hometown crowd.
Feb. 21 - The Wailers and Rusted Root: This eclectic combination of a legendary reggae group from Jamaica and a Pittsburgh-based alt-rock outfit should make for quite a duo show and a memorable encore.
March 6 - Bush: Just in time for spring break, this alternative rock act is a big hit with the college crowd and older hipsters who are still young at heart. Get your tickets early, because this will be a sellout.
March 12 - Styx: This popular 1980s band is back on the road and still selling out mid-sized venues with longtime fans who know their hits by heart, like "Babe," "Mr. Roboto" and more.
April 10 - Tesla: "Sign, sign, everywhere a sign . . . " If those lyrics sound familiar, then you might recognize the name of this 1980s rock outfit and their oft-covered anti-establishment anthem.
April 13 - Hootie & the Blowfish and Friends: The absolute toughest ticket in town features an all-night jam with the South Carolina pop band and celebrities who play in their annual Monday After The Masters tournament.
April 17 - moe.: The Buffalo-based Indie rock outfit is a local favorite at this House of Blues, always packing them in for their all-out performances and knack for getting the crowd rocking.
April 18 - Blackberry Smoke: These Southern rock/country hippies are touring in support of Holding All the Roses, their debut album since splitting with Zack Brown's record label.
May 8 - Flogging Molly: This Irish folk/rock act brings its high-energy style to the main stage just in time for the college crowds to invade the beach after final exams.