Researchers have found that familiar music is one of the most powerful ways to spark favorite memories from a person’s past. For example, hearing a classic summer song that enhanced a memorable beach trip might instantly usher in recollections of toes in the sand and good times spent on the shoreline. Hearing the tune that served as the soundtrack to the first dance at your wedding might bring back fond remembrances of the big day, when your closest friends and dearest family members celebrated the beginning of your and your spouse’s new adventure together. And similarly, hearing a particular favorite album might summon fond thoughts of a dear friend who attended one or two of the artist’s performances with you.
So it stands to reason that, if you’re looking to make an already amazing vacation even more memorable, attending a great concert during the getaway is a sure-fire way to do it. And on the Grand Strand, the opportunities to experience some stellar shows abound.
During your next getaway to the Myrtle Beach area, consider seeing a favorite artist or other highly talented performer in concert at one of these Grand Strand music venues:
Alabama Theatre: Found at popular North Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment complex Barefoot Landing, this entertainment venue started by legendary country-music group Alabama presents a regular schedule of musical performances, many of them spotlighting country artists. Popular draws here include ONE the Show, which in 2019 is celebrating its 25th year of delighting audiences with its mix of country, gospel, pop, rock, Broadway and family-friendly comedy. The upcoming concert calendar here includes The Oak Ridge Boys on March 16, Three Dog Night on April 6, The Midtown Men on April 13, and Josh Turner on June 15.
Explore all of the upcoming Alabama Theatre events at alabama-theatre.com.
House of Blues: Another Barefoot Landing attraction, this nationally renowned, juke joint-inspired music venue hosts house-rocking concerts throughout the year, regularly featuring national and regional touring acts, as well as an assortment of talented homegrown artists. Upcoming highlights on the 2019 music lineup here include Dropkick Murphys on March 8, Walker Hayes on March 15, Buckethead on March 22, the Marshall Tucker Band on March 29 and Scott McCreery on March 30. April sees Chase Rice, Lil Baby and Blue October take the stage, while Shinedown and Parkway Drive are set to rock the house in May.
Check out the HoB’s full concert lineup at houseofblues.com.
Carolina Opry: Located just off Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach next to the Pirates Voyage dinner & show venue, singer/producer/entrepreneur Calvin Gilmore’s Carolina Opry hosts a full schedule of popular performances throughout the year. Among them, the award-winning, namesake Carolina Opry variety show brings together 35 talented performers to present a crowd-pleasing mix of high-energy music, comedy and dance. Other regular shows on tap here include the Time Warp live musical performance that brings back the biggest hits of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s; the Thunder & Light dance, laser and Magic show; and the Pure Magic show featuring amazing illusionists The Wagsters.
See the full Carolina Opry schedule at thecarolinaopry.com.
These are just a few of the many venues that regularly bring high-end live entertainment to the Grand Strand — other opportunities to catch live shows in the Myrtle Beach area abound. When you’re ready to soak up some coastal sun, fun and music Grand Strand-style, book your getaway at The Strand Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. With our long list of luxurious accommodations and range of fun on-site amenities, we’ve got everything you’ll need to break away from the daily grind and make some melodic memories during your Myrtle Beach area vacation.