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Best Places for Live Music in Myrtle Beach


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Though Myrtle Beach is most well known for the sandy shores and wide array of family friendly events and entertainment, few are aware of the exciting live entertainment scene that this area presents. Whether you are seeking something that the whole family can enjoy together or are sneaking off for a couple’s night on the town, you are sure to find plenty of live entertainment options to keep you busy.

Seeking the best spot for live music? If so, look no farther than the Myrtle Beach House of Blues, conveniently located right across the highway from Ocean Creek Resort at Barefoot Landing. This bustling venue attracts national acts while still supporting local and regional artists and is known as the area’s top spot for live music. Recent performers include Corey Smith, Fitz and the Tantrums, Rush, JJ Grey and Mofro, and even standup by Dave Chappelle. The House of Blues also hosts free concerts every Sunday on their spacious rooftop deck during the summer.

If you are looking for a place that the whole family can enjoy live entertainment together, check out the Palace Theatre. This Broadway at the Beach attraction is known for their award winning magic show, Illusions of Magic, in the summer and their show stopping “Hot Jersey Nights” performance during the fall and winter months. Illusions of Magic features house magician, Peter Gossamer, as he showcases his magic skills in addition to guest performances from a tiger tamer, human cannonball, and Ben Blaque form America’s Got Talent. The Hot Jersey Nights Show, on the other hand, takes a trip back in time with amazing renditions of well known selections from Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons. Both shows are very family friendly not to mention affordable!

Perhaps you are in the mood for something a little different. Broaden you live entertainment horizons with a show at Carolina Improv. This theatre features local cast members that are trained in the ancient art of improve. We promise you won’t leave with a dry eye after one of these hilarious shows. The talented performers base the show off suggestions from the audience; every show is completely different! Carolina Improv offers both family friendly shows and shows that are more adult friendly. You can be sure that a night at Carolina Improv will be one to remember!

What about performances from idols like Elvis, Madonna, and Michael Jackson? Can it be? It absolutely can! Just check out one of the lively shows at Legends in Concert. Located right across from Broadway at the Beach, Legends is a well known national brand that features only the highest quality impersonators. The shows change seasonally so you will always have something new and exciting to look forward to each year. This season’s lineup includes performances from Adele, Barry White, Johnny Cash, Blues Brothers, and the King himself – Elvis.

How about dinner and a show? What could be better than watching a spectacular live performance while you are served a decadent dinner? This dream can become a reality at Pirate’s Voyage! This thrilling, one-of-a-kind show is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat as the crimson and sapphire pirate battle for the hidden treasure. The act includes expertly choreographed dance routines, spectacular air and water stunts, colorful costumes, an original score from Dolly Pardon, special appearances from live animals, and even visits from the friendly mermaids. During the show, guests are treated to a four course meal fit for a captain. A trip to Pirate’s Voyage is perfect for a family outing or for the adults who want to reconnect with their inner child.

As you can see, there are plenty of places to get your fill of exciting live entertainment while you are at the beach. Family friendly fun and date night appropriate selections are both bountiful and located within a short drive of Ocean Creek Resort. Check with your reservations specialist at the front desk for more information on any of these shows, and more, and be sure to ask about any applicable VMB Card discounts!


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