Myrtle Beach’s best entertainment bets for Independence Day weekend

July 2, 2014 

Sunny Ledfurd. Courtesy photo.

THURSDAY

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans hit the big time tonight as the hometown nine’s game against the Winston-Salem Dash at TicketReturn.com Field will be televised nationally by the CBS Sports Network - oh yeah, and it’s also Thirsty Thursday featuring beer for a buck. The Pelicans are a high Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, and the Dash hope to one day don the pale hose of the Windy City. The first pitch is slated for 8:05 p.m. A post-game Independence Day fireworks show is also on tap (since the team will be on the road on July 4). Select Budweiser and Bud Light draft is $1 from 6-8 p.m. Advance 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.

THURSDAY

Shine little glow worm, glimmer…

Put on your white or neon-colored duds and head to Rodeo Bar & Grill to get doused with a patriotic blend of red, white and blue hues as the Glo Paint Party Tour pulls into the Celebrity Square hot spot, hosted by former “Welcome to Myrtle Manor” cast member Taylor J. Burt, and featuring DJ Supaskip, DJ Dirty and DJ Hek Yeh on the wheels of steel. The par-tay is from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Advance tickets are $25, $35, $40 and $45 available via www.eventbrite.com. Call 888-523-9076. Rodeo Bar & Grill is at 1318 Celebrity Circle, Celebrity Square, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach.

FRIDAY

It’s ‘Murica’s birthday, and we like things that go “boom.” So, if you want to celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic bang, there’s plenty of public explosions planned up and down the Grand Strand on Friday night. In North Myrtle Beach, Summerfest Fireworks are set for 10:15 p.m. at Barefoot Landing. Also in North Myrtle Beach, a 4th of July fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Cherry Grove Pier. At Broadway at the Beach in central Myrtle Beach, the annual Fireworks Extravaganza is slated for 10 p.m. Friday over Lake Broadway. Also in Myrtle Beach, 4th of July fireworks are set for 10 p.m. Friday at 2nd Avenue Pier. In Murrells Inlet, there’ll be the traditional fireworks display over the marsh and MarshWalk area at 10 p.m. Friday.

SATURDAY

“Gonna smoke me a joint when I get there/gonna drink a cold beer when I get there...Goddamn, I love Myrtle Beach.” So it’s about that time for laid back, party-vibe hick-hop artist Sunny Ledfurd to return to our sandy shores with a gig Saturday at Pirate’s Cove Lounge. Ledfurd immortalized Myrtle Beach with his redneck anthem, appropriately titled “Myrtle Beach,” and you’re sure to hear that ode, and plenty more party lifestyle call to arms on Saturday from the North Carolina native. The party gets started at 8 p.m. Saturday. Advance tickets are $12, available via www.showclix.com. Pirate’s Cove is at 205 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach. Call 249-8942 or visit www.piratescovelounge.com.

MONDAY

With World Cup mania at a fever pitch and the local populace’s appetite heightened for soccer, the Grand Strand’s semi-pro futbol team, the Myrtle Beach Mutiny, takes on the Wilmington Hammerheads at Ashley Booth Field on Monday. Game time is 7 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for kids, available in advance via www.mbmutiny.com. Ashley Booth Field is at 3205 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach. Call 424-1574.

WEDNESDAY

Melodic hard rock band Trapt burst onto the scene with its self-titled major label debut in the early 2000s spawning the radio hits “Headstrong,” “Still Frame” and “Echo” and the group will make a victory lap performing that album in its entirety Wednesday at the House of Blues. Also on the bill are The Veer Union, Righteous Vendetta and Shallow Side. Doors open at 7 p.m. Wednesday, the show starts at 8. Tickets are $24.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.

Kent Kimes, Editor

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