Myrtle Beach rocks to a unique beat with theaters, beach music, honky-tonks

Terry Massey

By , Local Expert, Myrtle Beach
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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...  Read more »

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    House of Blues

    National and international touring acts play only at the "HOB," the top music venue on the Grand Strand.

    Local Expert Tip: "Concert ticket-holders who dine at the House of Blues before the show get priority first seating to the concert hall."

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    Alabama Theatre

    From live theater to major concerts, the Alabama Theatre has a little something for everybody.

    Local Expert Tip: "Check in advance for an special live shows that comes to town, including regular visits from the theater's namesake - country super-group Alabama."

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    Froggy Bottomz Live

    The blues may have a "House" just down the road, but Froggy Bottomz is the home of the local blues scene.

    Local Expert Tip: "One cover charge includes admission to two adjoining clubs - Malibu's and Club Boca - good places to dance to DJs while the band is on break."

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    The Bowery

    Come see the same stage where Alabama played back in the day and some of the future stars of country musicians at The Bowery.

    Local Expert Tip: "Drink selection is very limited - Bud Light or house wine - but there are plenty of places to get a drink in the surrounding Myrtle Beach Boardwalk area."

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    Carolina Opry

    Every show Calvin Gilmore brings to the Grand Strand is a certified hit.

    Local Expert Tip: "Check with your hotel's front desk or local coupon dispensers for special discounts."

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    Fat Harold's Beach Club

    • Type: Dance Club
    • Neighborhood: North Myrtle Beach

    Some of the top beach music acts in the nation play at this Ocean Drive hot spot, particularly during the S.O.S. shaggers festivals.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't know how to shag? No problem. Fat Harold's offers free lessons every Tuesday night."

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    Legends In Concert

    You won't believe your eyes or your ears at some of the talented tribute artists who perform at Legends.

    Local Expert Tip: "Legends offers special "dinner and a show" tickets that include admission and dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants in the area."

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    Crocodile Rocks Dueling Pianos

    The pianists who work at "Croc Rocks" are some of the most talented musicians you'll ever see at a club.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you don't want to be a part of the show, keep your mouth shut. The performers are pros at making loud people look like fools, but it's all in good fun."

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    Palace Theatre

    The Palace has played host to some of the top musicians in the world, including Willie Nelson and B.B. King.

    Local Expert Tip: "Shows are held nightly, but occasional discounted matinees make it more affordable for the while family to catch the show."

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    Rodeo Bar & Grill

    Two-step the night away to the sounds of country and western at Rodeo.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't be afraid if you don't know how to country dance; free lessons are provided and the DJ also spins some non-country tunes."



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