Myrtle Beach area’s best bets for Aug. 15-21

August 14, 2013 

Dropkick Murphys. Courtesy photo.

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

Not long ago we noted that the House of Blues was having one of those weeks like a big city club, well guess what? Here comes another one - starting Thursday.

•  Reggae-rock-hip-hop act Slightly Stoopid, discovered by Sublime’s late leader Bradley Nowell, returns to the House of Blues on Thursday for some pro-bong partying and laid back vibes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.

Up and coming country crooner Brett Eldredge (“Don’t Ya”) performs Friday night in the concert hall, with Old Dominion also on the bill. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Friday, the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $12.

The Motor City Madman, aka Ted Nugent, known more these days for his disdain of liberals than for his music, returns Sunday for a gig that’s sure to include the classics “Stranglehold,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Wango Tango” and “Free For All.” Laura Wilde, who was also The Nuge’s opening act last time he rolled around, is on the bill again. Show time is 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $26-$64.50.

•  Celtic punk rock act Dropkick Murphys look to dropkick you in the gut with musical tales of Beantown on Monday, with opening acts Swingin’ Utters and BarRoom Heroes. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Monday; the show starts at 8:30. Tickets are $25-$38.

•  Erstwhile Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland brings his solo band to town for a performance Tuesday focusing on the STP albums “Core” and “Purple.” Show time is 8 p.m. Tuesday and tickets are $28-$68.50. See our home page for a conversation with Weiland.

At 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Pauly “The Weasel” Shore returns to tickle your funnybone (and perhaps other parts) in the concert hall. Tickets are $27.50 and $30.

House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.

SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY & TUESDAY

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans kick off a rare five-game set Saturday against the Lynchburg Hillcats at TicketReturn.com Field starting with the continuation of a suspended game from June 30. The suspended game starts at 6:05 p.m. Saturday and will go 7 innings, followed by another 7-inning matchup 30 minutes later. Game times are 6:05 p.m. Sunday and 7:05 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Fireworks follow Sunday’s game, and Tuesday it’s Two for Tuesday, featuring $2 select craft beers. Tickets are $8, $11 and $13, available at the stadium box office, online at www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com or by calling 918-6000. TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark is at 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach at the intersection with Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach.

SATURDAY

We’re not so sure about the wisdom of screening a flick revolving around a menacing sea creature right on the beach, but what the hell… Huntington Beach State Park hosts its second – and last – outdoor movie of the summer on Saturday evening and it’s a doozy – the 1975 Steven Spielberg classic “Jaws” featuring the fearsome man-eating great white shark that terrorizes the fictional resort town of Amity Island. So bring a lawn chair or blanket and plenty of bug spray to the beach access near Shelters 1 and 2 – refreshments are available at the gift shop. Show time is 8 p.m. Saturday. The movie is free with park admission, which is $5 for adults,$3 for children age 6-15; kids younger than 6 get in free. Huntington Beach State Park is at 16148 Ocean Highway (U.S. 17), Murrells Inlet. Call 237-4440 or visit www.southcarolinaparks.com.

SUNDAY

Yeah, enigmatic frontman Sebastian Bach who sang the band’s biggest hits (“I Remember You,” “18 and Life,” “Youth Gone Wild” and “Monkey Business”) is no longer with Skid Row, but the hard-rocking group has soldiered on with lead singer Johnny Solinger and comes to town for an outdoor show Sunday at the Boathouse. The party gets started at 5 p.m. Sunday with opening act Machine Gun. There is no cover charge. The Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill is at 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call 903-2628 or visit www.boathousemb.com.

Kent Kimes, Editor

Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.

Kent Kimes, Editor

Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.

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