Summer along the Grand Strand is now in full swing, and this weekend the Carolina Country Music Fest takes place, drawing tens of thousands of festival goers to watch three days of country music's biggest stars. But the music scene along the Grand Strand doesn't stop there, and even better, many of the concerts around Myrtle Beach are absolutely free to enjoy! From North Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet, no matter where you are along the Grand Strand, you'll have plenty of great ways to enjoy live music on your summer vacation. Be sure to check out some of these rockin' concerts on your upcoming Myrtle Beach vacation.
Music on Main
Each Thursday night during the summer, a great variety of live music acts will take part in the Music on Main concert series in North Myrtle Beach. Located at the Horseshoe oceanfront on South Ocean Boulevard, guests can bring a beach chair or blanket, grab a spot around the stage and enjoy the sounds of R&B, rock and, of course, beach music. Local favorite bands like the Tim Clark Band, Tru Sol, the Fantastic Shakers and Painted Man are among the scheduled acts that will delight guests from 7 PM to 9 PM each week.
Hot Summer Nights at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Morning, noon or night, there is no bad time to visit the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. But under the stars and the vibrant lights of the Myrtle Beach Skywheel, it's tough to beat a night out on the Boardwalk. That is especially true during summer when the Hot Summer Nights festival rolls along for the entire season. Nightly from Monday through Saturday, a cavalcade of strolling entertainers and live music acts will perform at the I Love Sugar stage in Plyler Park. Enjoy live music and cool ocean breezes and then check out all the great attractions of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk after.
The Boathouse Summer Concert Series
The Boathouse has built a reputation as the place to be on Sundays in summer with their amazing Summer Concert Series. Packing in spectators on their lawn overlooking their waterfront stage, The Boathouse offers the Grand Strand's best assortment of big acts and the nation's top tribute bands. With recent concerts featuring Colt Ford, Sir Mixx a Lot and Blessid Union of Souls, the rest of the summer is jam packed with great acts, leading all the way up to their famous Jerryfest concert, an all-day celebration of the Grateful Dead on August 5th.
Brookgreen Gardens Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series
For something a little more laid back among a lush, floral setting, the Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series at Brookgreen Gardens is a perfect choice! Located in Murrells Inlet, these concerts provide a fun night out while you explore all that the southern end of the Grand Strand has to offer. Concerts take place each Sunday evening all summer long from 7 PM to 9 PM and are free to attend after paying the park's normal admission fee. Bring a lawn chair, find a nice shady spot under one of Brookgreen's live oaks and enjoy the live music.
With so many great free concert options, a Myrtle Beach vacation is sure to be music to your ears. And if you have not planned your trip to Myrtle Beach yet, there is still time to book with the amazing properties of Beach Vacations! From modern golf course villas at Barefoot Resort to oceanfront Myrtle Beach condos at Atlantica Resort or Myrtle Beach Resort, we have the perfect spot for your upcoming Grand Strand getaway! Book today and don't miss out on all the fun!