Summer has returned to the Grand Strand, and the locals know that — in addition to bringing a run of splashing good times on the beach and carefree days spent soaking in the sun up and down the Carolina coast — the season’s arrival means a series of summertime shows is on tap at The Deck at the House of Blues.
Located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, the juke joint-inspired House of Blues hosts house-rocking concerts throughout the year in its indoor concert hall. But when summertime rolls around, daily performances are added to the mix on The Deck, a spacious outdoor patio featuring plenty of open space for cutting a rug, as well as cabanas, firepits, tables and chairs, and for those in the mood for a little friendly competition, even a pool table, a dartboard and cornhole setups.
Of course, The Deck features a full bar serving a long list of beers, wines and mixed drinks. And when hunger sets in, Smokehouse favorites like barbecue and nachos are up for grabs, along with more health-conscious options like salads, wraps and fresh fruit.
But the main attraction on The Deck is the music, which is presented daily at 6 p.m. Here’s a quick look at the upcoming schedule:
Sunday, July 8: Chocolate Chip & Company, a Myrtle Beach-based band specializing in rhythm and blues, soul, funk and classic rock and roll
Monday, July 9, through Saturday, July 14: Whiskey Kiss, a high-energy, fast-paced rock band from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, that plays a long list of originals, plus diverse covers from artists ranging from AC/DC and the White Stripes to the Beastie Boys and Tom Petty
Sunday, July 15: Imperial Eclipse, a Myrtle Beach-based roots, rock, reggae band with a focus on conscious lyrics, positive vibrations, and heavy riffs and leads
Monday, July 16, through Saturday, July 21: Saluda Shoals, a roots-rock band out of Charleston, South Carolina, that has won a number of performance competitions throughout the Southeast and was nominated for four Independent Tone Awards in 2016: Best Country Artist, Best Rock Artist, Best American Roots Artist and Best American Rots Original Song (for “I Fall”)
Sunday, July 22: Paperwork, a Myrtle Beach-based band that delivers its own brand of futuristic funk while paying tribute to some of the greatest artists of all time
Monday, July 23, through Saturday, July 28: Dumm, a central Pennsylvania-based foursome whose music straddles the lines of rock, modern rock, indie and alternative
Sunday, July 29: Ntranze, a Myrtle Beach-based party band offering hits from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and today, all spanning a range of musical genres including R&B, beach music, Motown and line-dance favorites
Monday, July 30, through Saturday, August 4: Rockforce, a Georgia-based foursome serving up iconic rock hits from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and 2000s
Sunday, August 5: Ntranze
Monday, August 6, through Saturday, August 11: Nowhere Slow, a Pennsylvania-based foursome offering originals and covers ranging from the Beatles and Billy Joel to Bruno Mars and the Foo Fighters
Sunday, August 12: Chocolate Chip & Company
Monday, August 13: Orphan Annie, a high-energy rock band out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, combining everything from sultry soul to rock & roll and covering artists ranging from Chris Stapleton and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Bill Withers and Aretha Franklin
Tuesday, August 14, through Sunday, September 2: TBA
When you’re ready to soak up some summertime sun, fun and music Grand Strand-style, book your beach getaway at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation. With our wide-ranging accommodations and luxurious amenities, we’ve got everything you’ll need to get away from the grind and make some lasting memories during your Myrtle Beach area vacation.