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House of Blues, the Soul Food You Have Been Missing

When you are planning your family vacation, you have one end in mind, fuel for the soul.  What better place to do this then at the House of Blues in Barefoot Landing just a short drive from The Strand Resort in Myrtle Beach.  Inspired by traditional juke joints and the music of the rural South, the House of Blues is located less just about 10 minutes north of The Strand and offers the perfect mix of delicious cuisine and superb live entertainment.

One location offers so much for you to experience, whether it is a soulful breakfast, or a Gospel Brunch, maybe a Murder Mystery Dinner or drinks on the back deck.  Or maybe, you are stopping by for dinner before the live show of one of your favorite performers.  House of Blues in Barefoot Landing has you covered.

Head there for a filling breakfast before hitting the shops or a satisfying dinner after a day on the beach, the House of Blues restaurant and bar is sure to please all your VIPs. The menu features a delicious mix of American and international dishes, so there is something for every taste. A top-notch Southern breakfast is served from 8 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there’s a special surprise - the Character Breakfast Buffet! Introduce your little ones to their favorite superhero on Tuesday, or attend a very Royal Breakfast on Thursday. It’s just $19.99 per person to dine on made-to-order omelets from the all-you-can-eat buffet and get a photo with the characters.

Maybe you want to enjoy your morning meal with a side of music, check out the Gospel Brunch. Local talent performs traditional and contemporary Gospel music as you savor an all-you-can-eat buffet with carving stations, signature Chicken and Waffles, and mouthwatering desserts. But this isn’t a typical sit-down affair. By the end of the meal, you may find yourself so moved by the music and fun-loving atmosphere that you’re waving a napkin on stage. This toe-tapping good time occurs every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Word travels fast, so reservations are recommended.

Maybe you just want to enjoy the day lounging at the pool or beach at The Strand Resort and want to try an exciting dinner to wrap up the perfect end the day. The House of Blues’ Murder Mystery Dinner Theater puts you in the middle of an interactive “whodunit” where everyone is a suspect. Do you have the wits to snoop out the culprit? The best detective may win a prize, but all investigators will delight in the reward of an included three-course meal.

This captivating mystery theater is only the tip of the entertainment iceberg at the House of Blues. The venue was founded to bring the sweet sounds of Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Jazz and roots-based Rock & Roll to the Grand Strand. It delivers daily with concerts on The Deck or in the one-of-a-kind Concert Hall. The Deck at the House of Blues hosts free live music Monday through Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. Lounge under the stars by the fire pit and enjoy delicious bites from the Smokehouse. Nothing beats a cold beer or cocktail, great music, and bonding time with family, friends and fellow music lovers on The Deck.

Just beyond The Deck, the unique Concert Hall is sheathed in tin from an authentic tobacco farm in Jackson, Mississippi, and has the ambience of an old Mississippi Delta juke joint. Rumor has it that a box of Mississippi Delta mud is welded to the structure beneath the stage to ensure all performing artists have the spirit of the South beneath their feet. Everyone from tribute bands to big names like the Eli Young Band have rocked out on the hall stage with the spirit of the Mississippi cheering them on.

“Pass the Line” is the best way to get priority entrance to a House of Blues concert. A purchase of $20 or more per person from the restaurant and bar gets music lovers a pass. Or, you can spend your $20 on anything from a travel flask to a T-shirt in the House of Blues Gear Shop - and voila, your receipt is your fast pass into music heaven. However, be sure to call ahead - “Pass the Line” is offered on a show-by-show basis. General admission for the House of Blues Concert Hall is standing room only - this venue is meant for dancing and rocking out. However, VIP seating is available in the balcony.

Grab that culture your body has been craving and feed the soul with some great food, entertainment and live music at the House of Blues.  After some great soul food, head back to The Strand Resort where you will continue your vacation fun.