There’s no excuse to hear, “There’s nothing to do” between May and September on the Grand Strand.
Music on Main and Sounds of Summer provide non-stop family entertainment to look forward to every Thursday and one Friday a month in North Myrtle Beach.
Each concert is from 7-9 p.m., is free, and features a different band.
“Music on Main stays true to its name and takes place Thursdays on Main Street,” Angel Rabon with the City of North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation, said in a prepared statement.
That’s in the downtown district of North Myrtle Beach with, as she said, “The ocean as the stage’s backdrop.”
Specifically, Music on Main is at the Horseshoe at 1 WW South Ocean Blvd.
Guests are encouraged to bring a chair to relax in or even their golf cart and take advantage of downtown shopping and dining while enjoying the music.
Generally, there are between 3,700 and 4,000 people at each Music on Main concert.
The Sounds of Summer happens every third Friday at the 162-acre North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex and is enjoyed by more than 500 people each month.
Specifically, that’s at the Sandhills Bank amphitheater in the McLeod Seacoast Meadow at 150 Citizens Circle, Little River.
“Being in an open grass area surrounded by trees, this venue offers a completely different live entertainment experience,” Rabon said.
“The serene setting of the amphitheater makes for a perfect backdrop for the Sounds of Summer and is a perfect showcase for the big-name bands scheduled to perform.”
The Music on Main schedule is:
Thursday, May 16: Envision which plays beach and Motown music;
Thursday, May 23: The Tim Clark Band which plays a variety of styles;
Thursday, May 30: Hip Pocket, which also plays a variety of styles.
Thursday, June 6: Painted Man which plays a variety of music;
Thursday, June 13: The Entertainers who play beach music;
Thursday, June 20: Black Glass, which plays ‘70s and ‘80s arena rock;
Thursday, June 27: The Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band which plays beach music and blues;
Thursday, July 4: Tru Sol which brings a variety of music including dance music;
Thursday, July 11: Quick Jim & Coastline which brings a variety of music;
Thursday, July 18: Bullfrog Band, bringing classic and modern rock;
Thursday, July 25: Too Much Sylvia which brings a variety of musical styles;
Thursday, Aug. 1: Craig Sorrells Project, bringing classic rock and variety;
Thursday, Aug. 8: Silk Groove bringing Motown and beach music;
Thursday, Aug. 15: The Tonez who play a variety of music;
Thursday, Aug. 22: Part Time Party Band playing beach and a variety of music;
Thursday, Aug. 29: Chocolate Chip playing the Top 40.
Thursday, Sept. 5: Chairmen of the Board bringing beach music;
Thursday, Sept. 12: Band on Fire playing a variety;
Thursday, Sept. 19: The Embers bringing beach music;
Thursday, Sept. 26: NTranze playing a variety of music, including dance.
The Sounds of Summer schedule is:
Friday, May 17: Empire Strikes Brass bringing brass and rock;
Friday, June 21: Simply Tina which is a Tina Turner tribute;
Friday, July 18: Andrew Thielen Band;
Friday, Aug. 16: The Tams playing beach music; and
Friday, Sept. 20: Mr. Holland’s Oats which is a Hall & Oats tribute.
For last minute event weather information, call the Rec Check hotline at 843-280-5594 ext. 3.
“Although in different locations, Music on Main and Sounds of Summer both serve the same purpose within North Myrtle Beach,” Rabon said.
That purpose, she said, is to be a positive contribution to the community.
She added, “The 2019 summer season continues to prove that the concerts are a welcomed attraction for all that live in or visit North Myrtle Beach.”