Are you ready to rock out during your next Myrtle Beach vacation? The Myrtle Beach area has plenty of opportunities to do just that and can be found up and down the coastline. Whether you prefer an indoor venue with a great atmosphere and amazing acoustics or an outdoor venue with the sun on your shoulders and the wind blowing through your hair, the Grand Strand can accommodate.
Consider these top 5 locations for catching a live musical performance on the Grand Strand:
The Bowery — A downtown Myrtle Beach icon, this oceanfront bar & restaurant located just north of Bay View Resort along the Boardwalk. The Bowery is currently celebrating 75 years of bringing good times and great music to the Grand Strand. Known as the launching pad for legendary country band Alabama back in the early 1970s, The Bowery today keeps its country music tradition alive by hosting house band The Bounty Hunters six nights a week from March through October, with special guest bands playing on many Sunday nights. When hunger sets in, the kitchen can serve up an extensive menu of burgers, wings, appetizers and other bar food. To learn more, visit www.thebowery.com.
Bourbon Street Bar & Grille — Located next to Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach, about 3 miles north of Bay View Resort, this North Kings Highway bar & grill/music venue is a top choice among local music lovers. Offering a smoke-free atmosphere and serving a menu of tacos, quesadillas, sandwiches and appetizers until late in the evening, Bourbon Street also hosts free live music five nights a week. To learn more, visit www.bourbonstreetmb.com.
The Boathouse — Home of “the Best Backyard in Town” and found about 5 miles inland, this bar & grill located on the Intracoastal Waterway just off Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach is known for its free summer Sunday Concert Series regularly featuring “up and coming” country artists from across the region and nation, as well as tribute bands, rock acts and more. The Boathouse also offers an extensive menu highlighted by burgers, sandwiches, seafood and surf & turf items. The venue’s fall 2019 lineup includes Friday shows with Outshyne, Ryan Trotti, Whiskey Run, Gary Alexander & the Blackheart Brotherhood, Trey Calloway, Tyler Hammond and Josh Phillips. For more information, visit www.boathousemb.com.
House of Blues — Found about 12 miles north Bay View Resort at North Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment complex Barefoot Landing, this Mississippi Delta juke-joint inspired music hall hosts a regular schedule of national touring acts. The 59,000-square-foot venue sets the mood with a unique collection of contemporary folk art on display, and when all that rocking gets you and your concert crew hungry, Southern staples such as Shrimp & Grits, Jambalaya and Baby Back Ribs can be found on the dining menu. The HoB’s fall 2019 concert lineup includes Alter Bridge, Rick Ross, Theory of a Deadman, Candlebox, Boney James, Incubus and more. Local acts are also regularly featured on the venue’s outdoor deck. For more info, visit www.houseofbluesmb.com.
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk — Found on the southern end of the Grand Strand about 15 miles south of Bay View Resort, the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk features a collection of bars and restaurants, all connected by a half-mile wooden boardwalk overlooking a scenic salt marsh. Favorite spots for catching some live tunes here include Dead Dog Saloon, Drunken Jack’s, Wahoo’s and Wicked Tuna’s Tuna Shak — but the list keeps on going from there. Explore all of the options available at www.marshwalk.com.
While these five venues are among the top in the area, there are plenty more awesome options for catching live music on the Grand Strand during your next stay at Bay View Resort in Myrtle Beach!