Summer Light: Art by Night Is a Must-See at Brookgreen Gardens

Watch Brookgreen Gardens transform into a spectacle of lights. Summer Light: Art By Night happens Wednesdays and Saturdays through Aug. 13, from 6-10 p.m.

If you’ve experienced it, you’ve likely looked forward to its return. See the stunning grounds of Brookgreen Gardens in a whole new light. A staggering number of lights, in fact.

Brookgreen Gardens members get in for $20 (adults) and $12 (children). Member season tickets are $50, and you can buy them online.  Non-members can get into Summer Light: Art By Night for $25 and $15.

What is Summer Light: Art By Night?

It’s a meeting of nature, art, and light in 10 exclusive lighting techniques. Some 800 upcycled chandeliers and 900 wine-bottle alcoves are part of it. They illuminate Beyond the Garden Wall and Oak Allee in ways you’ve never seen before.

See the blooming flora collection and Conway Glass display, in the Children’s Garden. Enjoy live music and area food trucks each night, in various combinations.

Other events in Myrtle Beach

Dance the night away at a show or check out master craftsmen. All sorts of fun things come to the Grand Strand.

AMERICAN-JAMAICAN SINGER AND RAPPER SEAN KINGSTON

WHAT: The Road To Deliverance Tour

WHEN: Friday, June 29, 7-11 p.m.

WHERE: House of Blues, Myrtle Beach

OF NOTE: You know Sean Kingston by hit songs “Beautiful Girls,” “Fire Burning,” “Take You There,” and more.

EMPRESS OF SOUL GLADYS KNIGHT

WHAT: In concert for one night

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Carolina Opry

OF NOTE: This American singer and actress has won seven Grammy Awards. She has recorded hits throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s, including “Midnight Train To Georgia.”

AMERICAN PUNK ROCK BAND RISE AGAINST

WHAT: In concert for one night

WHEN: Aug. 5, 7 p.m.

WHERE: House of Blues, Myrtle Beach

OF NOTE: This Chicago band has rocked the nation since 1999. Come see the current iteration, with vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe, and drummer Brandon Barnes.

OCEAN LAKES PREMIER BLUEGRASS WEEKEND

WHAT: Two days of award-winning bands playing in air-conditioned comfort

WHEN: Aug. 26-27

WHERE: Ocean Lakes Campground

OF NOTE: Breaking Glass and The Cleverlys will play Friday. Saturday will feature New Dixie Storm, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, and more. Tickets are non-refundable. Must be a guest of Ocean Lakes to attend this event.

AMERICAN HIP HOP GROUP REHAB

WHAT: In concert for one night

WHEN: Aug. 7, 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Landing at the Boathouse

OF NOTE: This group out of Warner Robins, Ga., has recorded seven albums, for labels such as Epic, Universal Republic, and Average Joes Entertainment. You know them for their 2008 hit, “Bartender Song (Sittin’ at a Bar).”

2022 CRAFTSMEN’S SUMMER CLASSIC

WHAT: In concert for one night

WHEN: Aug. 7, 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Landing at the Boathouse

OF NOTE: This group out of Warner Robins, Ga., has recorded seven albums, for labels such as Epic, Universal Republic, and Average Joes Entertainment. You know them for their 2008 hit, “Bartender Song (Sittin’ at a Bar).”