Myrtle Beach Rocks to a Unique Beat, with Theaters, Beach Music, Honky-Tonks

No matter your musical tastes, you are sure to find something that strikes a chord with your ear drums in Myrtle Beach. Beach music, country/western, show tunes and good ol' rock 'n roll are always on the musical menu at the theaters and nightclubs in and around Myrtle Beach. The Grand Strand is home to several performance theaters and concert halls that attract touring acts, such as the Alabama Theater and the House of Blues. A more casual, grass-roots variety of music is on full display at a host of Myrtle Beach night clubs. Multiple options let you tap into the venues that 10Best readers favor, like Crocodile Rocks Dueling Pianos, or you can get a taste of the city's offerings by visiting places like the Boathouse, which is known for its rock music. If country-western music is more your speed, check out the legendary Bowery in the downtown Myrtle Beach district or Rodeo's in the popular Broadway at the Beach Celebrity Square area. While many venues on the local music scene are clustered in the Broadway area, know that terrific places to hear live music can be found throughout the Grand Strand.From the beach-music bars in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach to the waterway-front rock clubs in the tiny fishing village of Murrells Inlet, you can find a band with the perfect soundtrack for your Myrtle Beach vacation.


The name says it all for this casual, come-as-you-are bar and grill, where patrons often stroll up from the beach with sand on their feet for a bite to eat and a cold one. Ocean views, frozen concoctions, live music and great food is what it's...  Read More

Rising high above the complex at Broadway at the Beach is the shining Palace Theatre, which hosts some of the top concerts and off-Broadway productions in the Southeast. This elegant theatre has hosted such talent as Aretha Franklin, Kenny...  Read More

Crocodile Rocks Dueling Pianos

A unique and fun entertainment experience featuring your requested songs performed by some of the coolest and funniest piano players anywhere. Enjoy your favorite libation, sing-along and join in the fun. In fact, don't be surprised to find...  Read More

Legends In Concert

Like something straight out of Vegas (actually, it is!), this five-concert impersonator show is so good that a lot of patrons admit these performers do the songs as well as (in some cases better than) the originals. If you're thinking, "No way!"...  Read More

Stroll down the waterfront of this sleepy fishing village along the only stretch of town that doesn't go to bed early. The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk weaves along a path that backs up to a dozen bars and restaurants, most featuring outdoor decks...  Read More

Carolina Opry

In 1986, Calvin Gilmore unveiled his Carolina Opry, which brings to the Grand Strand area some of the industry's top dancers, musicians, and singers for shows that dazzle audiences with their unique blend of music and comedy. Two decades later...  Read More

The Bowery

Don't miss the chance to see where country music super group Alabama got its start back in the 1970s, and little has changed at this hole-in-the-wall honky-tonk since those days. The house band kicks out live music six days a week and visiting...  Read More

Froggy Bottomz Live
Photo courtesy of Broadway at the Beach

The house band at Froggy Bottomz, Illuzion, is sure to bring down the house with an awesome repertoire of pop music covers. From your favorite classic rock tunes to current hip-hop chart toppers, Illuzion puts on a dynamic show that never fails...  Read More

Alabama Theatre

Named for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Grammy Award-winning group that got its start on the Grand Strand, the Alabama Theatre stands as a testament to the band's roots. Live concerts and regular theater performances keep the action hopping...  Read More

This restaurant/concert hall attracts great live music performed by nationally and internationally known rock, folk, blues, jazz and blues bands. The 2,000-person venue attracts many mid-major level touring acts as well as smaller regional...  Read More


Meet Terry Massey

It's no surprise that journalist Terry Massey is credited with creating the word 'stay-cation.'  He considers the past 18 years in Myrtle Beach a vacation.

He and his wife Stephanie were...  More About Terry

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