The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill is one of the best live music venues in Myrtle Beach, with its backyard stage and Summer Concert Series every Sunday.
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10 Great Venues for Live Music in Myrtle Beach

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May 5, 2016

Nothing completes a visit to the beach more than a little dinner, dancing, and live music. The Grand Strand is loaded with hundreds of venues, large and small, offering everything from singer/songwriter soloists to full Broadway-styled reviews. In between you’ll find duos and trios, rock ‘n’ roll bands, and something for just about every taste.

Here are our picks for the Top Ten places to hear live music along the Grand Strand.

Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

Waterfront, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

The undisputed king of Grand Strand live music is not one club but some half-dozen venues along the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, waterfront in Murrells Inlet. The Dead Dog Saloon offers live music nearly 7-nights per week covering all genres from soloists to country, funk, and old school classic rock ‘n’ roll. The Dead Dog is one of the many outstanding live music locations all walking distance from one another located on the Marsh Walk. Also try the Marsh Walk’s Bubba’s Love Shack, Creek Ratz, and Wahoo’s Fish House.

House of Blues

4640 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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This internationally known venue has been entertaining crowds at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach since its opening in 1992. Its large music hall is worth a visit just to see the collection of American folk art. The HOB showcases the hit-makers of every genre at the 2,500-seat music hall, and the outdoor (seasonal) stage and bar called “The Deck,” offers the best live music available from local, regional and national acts.

Pirate's Cove

Pirate's Cove

This is the place where the hip rock ‘n’ rollers (and their fans) of the North end hang out. Often showcasing the best local, regional and occasional national acts; Pirate’s Cove specializes in reggae, and alternative rock. An outdoor, rooftop venue features soloists in season.

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

This smaller venue features acts of many genres including open mic acoustic guitar nights to large rock, country and alternative acts. A local’s hangout, Bourbon Street is a neighborhood pub with a focus on quality live music, four to six nights per week. Also a plus, is that right next door is Pine Lakes Tavern, another popular neighborhood bar that offers live music utilizing local and regional talent. You'll find many patrons that travel back and forth in the course of an evening to catch two or more bands.


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