9 things to do – from food fests to music – this Labor Day weekend in Myrtle Beach

The Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival was held Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in The Market Commons. The festival included a BBQ Derby where attendees sampled barbecue from competing teams by purchasing $1 sample tickets. In addition to the food, other entertainment included a car show, cornhole tournament and live music.

Labor Day is here, and instead of looking at it as the end of summer 2017, look at it as a way to continue to celebrate the summer.

Sure, the majority of our visitors love to come to the beach and are just looking for the beach access points in Myrtle Beach and along the Grand Strand.

Others enjoy being active. So, we put together a list of food festivals and concerts, as well as a Broadway Bucket List, to do during this Labor Day weekend.

Food Lovers

  • Seventh annual Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine Festival, at Broadway at the Beach, on 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach – “Chocolate Under the Moon” and moonshinme mixology competition, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1; “Brews ’N the Beach” with craft beer, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2; and “Grand Wine Tasting Event,” 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3. Advance only, at www.coastaluncorked.com: each event $25, or three-day pass $70, plus processing fees. More details at 843-626-9668.
  • 12th annual “Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival,” 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 and noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, outside Horry-Georgetown Technical College Grand Strand Campus Conference Center, 950 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach, near Myrtle Beach’s Grand Park, and The Market Common. Free admission. Buy food on site. 843-855-0527 or www.myrtlebeacheventinfo.com, and www.kcbs.us. Also: Myrtle Beach Car Club show, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, for $20 registration, benefiting charities (843-742-9802 or www.myrtlebeachcarclub.com).

Music Lovers

Kick off the Labor Day weekend with a Friday night Sister Hazel concert at the House of Blues. Show begins at 7 p.m.

The versatile Ben Miller Band, out of Joplin, Mo., will be bringing their elements of folk, bluegrass, blues and country to team up with bluegrass band the Grassabillies out of Shelby, N.C. The collaboration takes place on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Pirate’s Cove Lounge. The show will begin at 9 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase for $10. Pirate’s Cove Lounge is located at 205 Main St., North Myrtle Beach.

Also on Sept. 2, Barns Courtney will be performing at Boathouse
Waterway Bar and Grill. The singer, songwriter and musician is out of Aylesbury, England. He will be showcasing unique style of music with folk, pop, blues and rock influences. His hits include “Fire” and “Glitter and Gold”. The show will begin at 9 p.m.

Beginning at 5 p.m. on Sept. 3, The Movement will be taking over
the backyard, waterway stage at Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill. The reggae band out of Columbia, S.C., reached No. 1 on the iTunes reggae chart with their new single “Siren” featuring Stick Figure. Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill is located at 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd, Myrtle Beach.

Joe Santana’s Kingfish will be returning to the stage at Suck Bang Blow at 2 p.m. on Sept. 3. The band out of Jacksonville, Fla., will be performing a
mix of classic rock covers and their own original songs. Suck Bang Blow is located at 3393 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet.

If country music is what you’re in the mood for, Eli Young Band out of Denton, Texas, will be performing at House of Blues Myrtle Beach. With their hits like “Crazy Girl” and “Saltwater Gospel” they are definitely a band to look out for. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20-$45. House of Blue Myrtle Beach is located at 4640 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach.

At La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School: “Labor Day Saturday Music & Cookout,” noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, with The Stringwood Trio, 12:30-4:30 p.m., for $5, and “Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest,” Sept. 16, with The Don Colton Jazz Group and The Tammy’s Tangent Band, for $8. Also, bring two canned/dry-good items for area food banks and receive $3 discount. 843-399-9463 or labelleamie.com.

Broadway Bucket List

So, work got the best of you this summer and you didn’t get a chance to make it to Broadway as often as you wanted. Well, here’s a quick look at the new businesses in “The Avenue,” formerly known as Celebrity Square.

Hard Rock Cafe, American Tap House and Wahlburger’s

Dave & Busters

Paula Deen’s Restaurant




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