ARTS & EVENTS

Drew Brophy Mixed media on canvas, 36” x 48”
“…and all the men and women merely players.” Shakespeare knew the value of theatrical performances, and so do the thespians of the Grand Strand. Dinner and a show this summer might include a musical, a play (drama or comedy) or even a little big city-styled improvisational theater. Here are a few places to look for a show to intrigue, inspire, amaze or amuse.
Few places offer as much live music diversity and density as does the Grand Strand. From acoustic soloists to screaming rock ’n’ roll bands, along with Americana, top 40 dance, classic rock, big bands and country crooners, there’s live music (usually presented for free) on stages both outdoors and indoors at more than 100 Grand Strand bars and restaurants. Larger venues offer ticketed shows from top names on tour, variety shows from professional companies and up-and-coming acts.
The Nitro Circus Next Level Tour brings extreme sport thrills to the beach
Don’t miss Brookgreen Gardens’ new Summer Lights Festival
The Plein-Aire Wet Paint Day and Craft Show returns for its fifth year
Looking for a way to spend your July Fourth holiday? Check out these happenings...
Tony Morano, First place, Wildlife Category, Winyah Rivers Foundation 2016 photo contest
The Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival celebrates its 10th year
The Horry County Fair returns for a 10-day stay at the Myrtle Beach Speedway
The North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival celebrates its 30th year
The Avett Brothers book three nights at the House of Blues
Beloved animal ambassador Jack Hanna brings his experiences to the stage