Wanna see a show?
Get off your duff and make plans now for these sizzling acts coming to the Grand Strand and the Carolinas.
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Tickets remain for several concerts associated with the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art, including noted jazz vocalist Steve Tyrell on Saturday ($25 and $35) and Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues on Sunday ($25). Both shows are at The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island. Tickets are available online at www.pawleysmusic.com or via phone by dialing 626-8911.
The year of our lord 2012 is rapidly coming to a close, so it’s never too early to plan your New Year’s Eve revelry, right? If you’re a plan-ahead type, then note that indie folk/country/rock artist Corey Smith will once again headline the House of Blues NYE bash on Dec. 31 and tickets got on sale at noon Saturday.
American Aquarium is also on the bill. Prices range from $31 to $52.50, available at the venue box office, online at www.livenation.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
The Dayglow Life in Color Tour - the self-proclaimed World’s Largest Paint Party - returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center for a Halloween-themed rave on Oct. 31 and tickets are on sale now. They’ll set you back $32 for general admission and $65 for VIP, available at www.ticketfly.com.
The next South By Southeast Music Feast is set for Oct. 13 at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot featuring Georgia-based soulful, rootsy/southern-influenced rock act Davin McCoy and the Coming Attractions, and ticket reservations are still available. It’s $20 for SXSE members, $25 for non-members and includes pot-luck supper and locally-brewed New South beer - hence the term “feast.” To reserve a ticket, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Howard Stern co-hort Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling returns to The Comedy Cabana to tell his notoriously dirty jokes Oct. 11-13 and advance tickets ($22-$25) are available via www.comedycabana.com.
Fresh off the Vans Warped Tour, indie rock singer/songwriter Koji heads up a bill Oct. 24 at The Sound Hole also featuring Central Oregon’s punk/bluegrass outfit Larry and His Flask, along with local acts Bamboo Forest and Sleeping Policeman and tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Advance tickets are available at The Sound Hole, 1004 Chester Street, Myrtle Beach, and online at http://siwr.bigcartel.com.
You won’t need tickets for this one because national touring acts Tim Galliher and Americana/folk rock band be the moon have an Oct. 26 gig at Berni’s Cafe in Conway.
Want to party like an animal and drink like a fish? No, seriously. Tickets are on sale for the inaugural Brew at the Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens’ Lowcountry Zoo set for Oct. 27 featuring craft brews, appetizers and a performance by local folk rock act Bullfrog. Tickets are $40, or $35 for Brookgreen members, available at www.brookgreen.org or by call 235-6016. You’ll be able to sample more than 30 regional and national craft beers in your signature tasting glass (which is included in your admission charge.)
If you were hoping to have a funky Halloweekend, sorry, but George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic’s Oct. 27 gig at the House of Blues has been cancelled. The reason given? The tried and true “due to unforeseen circumstances.” Anyhow, if you bought tickets, refunds are available at point of purchase. And in that Oct. 27 spot is the return of Canadian modern rockers Three Days Grace (“I Hate Everything About You,” “Riot,” “Break,” “Animal I Have Become”). Tickets range from $30-$53. Get tickets at the venue box office, at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, online at www.livenation.com, or by dialing 800-745-3000.
Tickets still remain for The Who’s first-ever concert in the Palmetto State as the legendary U.K. band’s surviving members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey bring the 1973 rock opera “Quadrophenia” - plus an encore of hits - to life Nov. 8 at the BiLo Center. Tickets range from $94.50 to $148.35, available via www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Kent Kimes, Editor