Myrtle Beach’s best entertainment bets for Aug. 7-13

August 6, 2014 

Kick: The INXS Experience. Courtesy photo.

THURSDAY

On separate occasions, Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Famers Heart and Aussie pop-rock sensation INXS have performed at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach before, but on Thursday they’ll get the tribute treatment together as Heart Brigade, an homage to the Wilson sisters, and KICK - the INXS Experience, bring a cavalcade of hits to the Barefoot Landing venue. Expect to hear Heart hits such as “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Even It Up,” “All I Want to Do Is Make Love to You,” “Never,” and “Crazy On You” along with INXS smashes “The One Thing,” “Elegantly Wasted,” “Devil Inside,” “Never Tear Us Apart,” “Need You Tonight,” and “What You Need.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the show starts at 8:30. Tickets are $13. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

You like the circus, right? And you like water? Well, the two combine under the big-top this weekend as the traveling Cirque Italia, an European-style circus show employing a 35,000-gallon water stage, sets up shop on site of the former Myrtle Square Mall, across from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The show includes performances by clowns, a mermaid, jugglers, and the type of aerial acts popularized by Cirque du Soleil. Show times are 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m Friday, 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $10-$50 (but keep an eye out for free kids’ tickets at local businesses). The circus site is at 2501 N. Kings Highway (and accesible via Oak Street), Myrtle Beach. For more info, go www.cirqueitalia.com or call 941-704-8572.

SATURDAY

Grammy-nominated R&B diva/reality TV star Keyshia Cole brings her “Point of No Return” tour to the House of Blues on Saturday, supporting her 2014 album of the same name, and its recently released single, “She,” sporting a sultry video that has spawned lesbian rumors - which Cole summarily dismissed. Adrian Marcel is also on Saturday’s bill. Tickets are $42.50, $73.50, $78.50, $83.50 and $88.50. Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 9. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.

SUNDAY

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 20 years since Jerry Garcia checked into the Great Terrapin Station in the Sky, and almost harder to believe that JerryFest, the annual Myrtle Beach ode to Garcia and the music of the Grateful Dead, will celebrate its 10th incarnation on Sunday at The Boathouse. This year’s tie-dyed lineup begins outdoors with Dose Hermanos, featuring former Dead family members Tom Constanten, the band’s keyboardist from 1968-1970, and Bob Bralove (Garcia’s Midi guitar tech), both of whom will also perform with Chicago-based Dead tribute Terrapin Flyer. Next up will be Ohio’s self described “Trashgrass” outfit Rumpke Mountain Boys, playing a 90-minute acoustic/bluegrass set of Dead covers, followed by a 90-minute electric set of Dead material by Terrapin Flyer. The action then shifts indoors for a set by local singer-guitarist Billy Wright followed by Wilmington, N.C.’s The Possums. The party gets started at 4 p.m. And admission is free, exactly the way Jerry would want it. The Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill is at 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call 903-2628 or visit www.boathousemb.com.

MONDAY

Known more these days for his mouth, political views and his bow-hunting skills than his guitar playing, classic rocker Ted Nugent returns to the House of Blues on Monday, and you’re sure to hear “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Stranglehold,” “Hey Baby,” “Wango Tango,” “Free For All” and material from his brand spanking new release “Shut Up and Jam!” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Monday and the show starts at 7. Tickets are $32.50, $54.50, $59.50, $65.50 and $70.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.

TUESDAY

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans return from a short roadtrip to the friendly confines of TicketReturn.com Field to kick off a three-game set against Carolina Leauge foe the Carolina Mudcats starting on Tuesday, which also happens to be $2sday Brewsday, featuring $2 craft beers from 6-8 p.m. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. The series continues at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, and Thursday, Aug. 14. 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.

Kent Kimes, Editor

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