Thursday, October 31 2019
October 31, 2019
Wednesday, October 30 2019
As many have noticed, Hugh "Tuff" Blanton hasn't been performing with Cat5 including the video we posted earlier this month. Tuff was diagnosed with cancerous tumor in his liver. A GoFundMe account has been setup to help offset the cost of medical expenses and if you're able to donate, it would be greatly appreciated. Tuff is a great person and we're so sorry to see him having to go through this. We've provided the GoFundMe information below.
Wednesday, October 30 2019
On October 13, 2019 we told you about Steve Hardy's retirement announcement and mentioned his upcoming annual Christmas party on our news story. The sponsor locations have been updated and the bands have been confirmed and we have that information for you below.
Tickets will be available at these locations:
Only 4 tickets per visit. These will NOT be available until next week.
Lots of surprises in store that night. Tribute CD's and commemorative t-shirts for sale.
Donations appreciated for the Hardy family.
Tuesday, October 29 2019
October 29, 2019 marks a milestone for one radio station, WLWL 770AM Big Wave that's located in Rockingham, North Carolina. On October 29, 1969, the station signed on for the very first time. In celebration they aired a previously recorded broadcast by the previous station owner, Bob Perkins during their show on October 29, 2019. Recipients of numerous awards from the Carolina Beach Music Academy which include years: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2009 along with Hall of Fame in 2005 and 2013 with an induction into the Hall of Fame according to their Facebook page.
Tuesday, October 29 2019
Your chance to win a pair of tickets to Fall Breeze, Sunday November 3, 2019.
Join us on Sunday, November 3 from 1-6 PM and support a great cause. Hope Abounds supports cancer patients and their families through their cancer journey through advocacy, education and financial support. It promises to be a wonderful afternoon with good music and fun. Please share with your friends. There are two reserved tables left and general admission tickets available as well.
Tickets will also be available at the door. Doors open at 12:30 PM.
Sunday, October 27 2019
In October we launched an online Beach Music auction on our website that was hosted by the Cindy Hite Memorial Golf Tournament in Clarksville, Virginia. Dale Hite from the Lake Live Live Concert Series approached us about participating and of course we were all in. In addition to the online auction they also hosted a silent auction, golf tournament and concert afterwards with J.B. and the Get Down Browns on October 18th and 19th at the Kinderton Country Club in Clarksville, Virginia.
It was announced that proceeds for this event totaled over $70,000 for the weekend event and all going to the Mecklenburg County Cancer Association. This event was started by members of the Hite family to honor Cindy who passed from cancer in 2011. The Clarksville and Southside, Virginia residents have such giving hearts and they also happen to be tremendous Beach Music fans with their concert series growing year after year.
Thank you to everyone that participated in the event, all of the businesses and entertainers who donated items for the auctions and for the volunteers who gave their time. This is an annual event and we hope to be part of this great event in 2020.
Sunday, October 20 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Earlier tonight it was announced that Jackie Gore's contribution to the Steve Hardy tribute CD would be his take on the Jerry Butler hit, "Dream Merchant". The song was produced by Freddy Tripp and Chris Biehler for the project. The song made it's debut on Steve Hardy's Original Beach Party and you can also hear Jackie's interview in the video below. Also for more informaiton on how you can help Steve's family along with the original announcement on this special project, click here!
Saturday, October 19 2019
The first single from their tenth studio album which is set to be released in 2020 already has fans talking. "Her Love is Killin' Me" has the traditional Huey Lewis flair and is sure to recieve chart action in the coming motnhs. Now available on streaming services and with your favorite DJ's and stations be sure to call and request it. Personally we love their music and we've already add it to our own playlists. Check it below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Monday, October 14 2019
Earlier today, October 14, 2019 the Carolina Beach Music Academy announced on their Facebook page that the deadline for your ballot to be postmarked would be extended until tomorrow, October 15, 2019 due to the closure of post offices in observance of Columbus Day. If you like living on the edge and haven't mailed yours, you have one more chance. Good luck to all of the nominees and we're looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks.
Monday, October 14 2019
Bidding is now open on the Beach Music Merchandise Silent Auction. The auction includes items from: The Embers feat. Craig Woolard, Cat5 Band, Blackwater, Feature Attraction (FAB), Steve Owens and Summertime, Jim Quick and Coastline, Preppy Pirate Outfitters and Flip Flop Live! CD's, DVD, Shirts, hats and more PLUS more items are on the way and will be included throughout the week.
Sunday, October 13 2019
**Logo property of Steve Hardy's Original Beach Party**
During the Sunday, October 13, 2019 show, Steve, his son Britt and wife Hope announced Steve's retirement and released information on an upcoming CD, "Party For a Lifetime" that will feature a host of artists and bands performing some of Steve's favorite songs throughout the years. Britt credited Craig Woolard from the Embers in orchestrating the lineup. Craig also called in to talk about the project and once released, all proceeds from the sale of the CD's will go to Steve and the family. He mentioned how so many people were willing to donate their time as well as services to complete the album. One of the artists that will be included is Mark Black from the East Coast Party Band. His contribution is on the Jackie Wilson classic, "Whispers" (Gettin' Louder), which was also recorded and released by the Isley Brothers. Mark's version is sure to get chart action as he did a great job as always. The song is currently available for purchase on iTunes and all proceeds will also go to Steve and the Family. You can view the promo below!
Every year people look forward to Steve's annual Christmas event called the "Thanks for Listening Christmas Party" which hosts several bands, free food and a Christmas toy drive for the Toys for Tots organization. His wife Hope mentioned during the show on Sunday that the 2019 Christmas party would probably be Steve's last appearance at the event. Everyone is invited but you must have a ticket to attend. In lieu of the toy drive, they're accepting donations this year to help with medical expenses and Steve's retirement. Tickets will be distrubuted to the local sponsors around the first of November. The current lineup for the party includes: The Mighty Saints of Soul, Band of Oz, Steve Owens and Summertime, Main Event Band and other special guests. Tickets and sponsor information will be announced soon!
Keep the family in your prayers! We're more than happy to offer our services in helping anyway possible here at Flip Flop Live.
Andy Lucy and Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe
Tuesday, October 01 2019
The annual Cindy Hite golf tournament will be taking place on October 18, 2019 at the Kinderton Country Club in Clarksville, Virginia. Entertainment for the after party will be JB and the Get Down Brown's. If you'd like to participate or provide sponsorship we have all of the details available here on Flip Flop Live. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.