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Myrtle Beach Entertainment: Live Music Spots

A trip to Myrtle Beach wouldn’t be complete without a little live entertainment and Beach Cove Resort is close to plenty of action! From popular local bands to exclusive national acts, and everything in between, you can find just about anything in Myrtle Beach. Check out some of the top spots for live music along the Grand Strand and make plans to hit the dance floor at some point during your beach getaway:

Harold’s on the Ocean

Located just up the road along the sandy shores of Cherry Grove Beach, Harold’s on the Ocean (affectionately referred to as “HOTO’s”) has been an area tradition for more than 20 years. This casual beach bar and grill serves up some of the best beach food and coldest drinks around, not to mention a calendar jam packed with live entertainment throughout the year. That’s right – Harold’s is open 365 days a year, weather permitting, from 11am – 2 am. They host live music every single day throughout the summer and several bands throughout the week during the off season. Harold’s is the ideal place to grab a few snacks and beverages after a long day at the beach or to settle in for a night of dancing under the stars. Call (843) 249-5601 for more information.

House of Blues

The Myrtle Beach House of Blues is the Grand Strand’s premier live music venue. With an eclectic mix of local / regional artists and national attractions, the House of Blues features shows for varying tastes and their schedule stays full throughout the year. Popular past performers include 311, Rush, Neon Trees, and Corey Smith, to name a few. They also attract an array of tribute bands which are perfect for those who want to see their idols but are on a budget. Other popular music events include free concerts on the popular outdoor deck during the summer and a lively gospel brunch every Sunday from 11am – 2pm. The House of Blues also boasts a recently revamped on-site dining facility which makes it easy to enjoy dinner and a show. Call (843) 272-3000 for more information.

The Boathouse

Located along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway, The Boathouse is a summertime favorite among locals and visitors alike. Travel by car or by boat to this live music hotspot and take advantage of their satisfying grub, scenic views, and popping concert schedule. Visitors can expect live entertainment Thursdays – Sundays and other exciting events throughout the week. The Boathouse is most known for their Summer Concert Series which attracts talent like The Movement, Fuel, Tru Sol, DangerMuffin, and more. Call (843) 903-2628 for more information.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Guests seeking an uber family friendly environment to catch live tunes will want to head south to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is known for their Hot Summer Nights promotion that includes free live entertainment throughout the summer. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights will host free seaside concerts from 8pm – 11pm at Plyler Park; each night will feature a different local or regional artist from varying genres. Stop by the boardwalk on a Friday or Sunday evening to see the king himself, Elvis, perform from 8pm – 10pm. Always fun and always family friendly, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the ideal place to enjoy free live entertainment with family and friends.

Murrells Inlet MarshWak

Located just south of Myrtle Beach in the quaint town of Murrells Inlet, the popular MarshWalk venue is a great place to catch live entertainment. This venue features nine local restaurants that are all connected via an inlet front boardwalk. Many guests head to the MarshWalk to enjoy the spectacular local cuisine and then stick around as each restaurant switches into night mode. The bands vary from small acoustic acts to popular local bands and the inlet front boardwalk makes it easy to hop from one place to another. Popular music spots along the MarshWalk include Wahoo’s Raw Bar, Bubba’s Love Shack, and Dead Dog Saloon.

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