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Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 28 2019

Win from Ms. Jody
Wednesday, November 27 2019

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How would you like the chance to win an autographed CD and a personal phone call from the one and only
Ms. Jody? She just launched a new giveaway and we have the details for you on our giveaway page.

**Flip Flop Live is not responsible for this contest**

This Week in Beach Music - 11/26/2019
Monday, November 25 2019

Each week we highlight the upcoming events from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.


North Carolina

11/26 – Shag Class at the BrioLive Ballroom – Concord
11/26 – Christmas with The Embers feat. Craig Woolard at the Temple Theatre Co. – Sanford
11/27 - the Embers feat. Craig Woolard at the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center – Fuquay-Varina
11/27 – Turkey Ball w/ Band of Oz and DJ Shaun Lamm at Mad Boar Restaurant – Wallace
11/29 – Hip Pocket at The Deck at River Twist – Jamestown
11/30 – Fall Beach Bash w/Band of OZ & DJ Justin Rouse at Whiskey Bravos – Cape Carteret
11/30 – The Konnection Band at Rack and Rolls – Burlington
11/30 – Townsend Link at R&R Brewing – Mount Olive
12/01 – Christmas with the Embers feat. Craig Woolard at TJ’s Night Life – Raleigh
12/02 – Christmas the Embers feat. Craig Woolard at Randleman Elementary - Randleman

South Carolina
11/29 – Too Much Sylvia – Duck’s – N. Myrtle Beach
11/30 – Timmy Ray’s 12th Annual Oyster Roast – N. Myrtle Beach
12/1 – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot at Ducks Beach Club – N. Myrtle Beach


11/30 Christmas with the Embers feat. Craig Woolard at The Rex Theater – Galax
11/27 – N. Virginia Shag Club Dance and Lesson – Arlington Fairfax Elks Lodge – Fairfax


#FFLBEACH #FlipFlopLive #BeachMusic #EverythingBeachMusic #TheEmbers #BandofOz #JimQuickandCoastline #ShagDance #Shagging #TimClarkBand #GaryLowderandSmokinHot #Thanksgiving


All photos and logos shown belong to the respected bands, venues and/or organizations.

New Member for the Tim Clark Band
Sunday, November 24 2019

November 24, 2019 - Logo property of the Tim Clark Band

In a Facebook post earlier tonight, Wyatt Thomas (current bassist for Lee's Cut) announced that starting in 2020 he will be the new bassist for the Tim Clark Band. We had the opportunity to see them live during Cammy weekend at the Spanish Galleon in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and they didn't disappoint. We also had the pleasure of seeing Wyatt as he was filling in at the Farm at 42 with Blackwater during the Fall Breeze event. We can't wait to hear the band with Wyatt and we congratulate him and wish him nothing but the best. For those who may not know Wyatt, is the son of Dan Thomas, drummer for Gary Lowder and Smokin' Hot. Congratulations Wyatt! 

Dancing with the Stars - Carolina Style
Friday, November 22 2019

Fifteen time National Shag Champion Sam West recently travelled to Denmark for Dancing with the Stars. Popular on the East Coast for their shag instructions, Sam and wife Lisa host various workshops during events such as SOS held in N. Mytle Beach, South Carolina and according to their website they've even held workshops in "France, Spain, England, the Netherlands and aboard cruise ships." Be sure to catch one of their workshops coming up!

You will find a few videos below from the Denmark's Dancing with the Stars series as shared by Lisa on their Facebook page as well as a few videos found on various YouTube channels that we've included below. According to Lisa's Facebook post, the show aired in Demark on Friday, November 15, 2019.

Their website features various videos for purchase, online lessons, dance floor rentals, shag events and even cruises. You can visit their website here: Sam and Lisa West 

Denmark's Dancing with the Stars

Other various videos


Flip Flop Live did not record and/or publish these videos. Photo property of Denmark's Dancing with the Stars!

New Compilation Released
Wednesday, November 20 2019

Cape Fear Studio in Wilmington, North Carolina released their latest compilation titled "Cape Fear Beach Sessions Vol. 1" and it was released on Saturday, November 9, 2019 during the Carolina Beach Music Awards weekend in N. Myrtle Beach. Currently the CD is available for purchase at Judy's House of Oldies in N. Myrtle Beach and can also be ordered directly from owner, J.K. Loftin by using the information below. 

Track Listing
-Two More Bottles of Wine - Dan Thomas and Sylvia Johns Ritchie
- True Love - Russell Henry
- I Don't Care Who Knows  (I Love my Baby) - Syliva Johns Ritchie
- Call Me - Feature Attraction Band
- Lost in the Shuffle - Johnny Cob, Jerry McCoy
- I Just Wanted You to Know - Feature Attraction Band

Purchase Information:
Judy's House of Oldies

Direct from Cape Fear Studios:
Price $10.00 plus tax
Shipping: $5.00
Tax: $0.70
Total: $15.70
Mail a check made out to: Cape Fear Studio
906-C Litchfield Way, Wilmington, N.C. 28405

Wednesday, November 20 2019

The Steve Hardy tribute CD can now be pre-ordered online. There will be a limited number distributed! This would make a great Christmas gift for those Beach Music fans. Cost of the CD is $25.00 (this includes shipping) plus any applicable sales tax.


Order by mail:
Make checks payable to: Steve Hardy Tribute CD
Britt Hardy
461 Brevard Road
Winterville, NC 28590

Order by phone:
Kim Jones - 252-413-8273

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this CD will go to Steve and his family to help offset rising medical expenses. 

Album artists include:
Mark Black
Band of Oz
The Embers feat. Craig Woolard
The Entertainers
Jackie Gore
Main Event Band
The Band Punch
Teresa James & Big Joe Turner
Sammy O'Banion
Saints of Soul
John G. Franklin
Russel Tompkins Jr.
Steve Owens and Summertime
The Catalinas
Chairmen of the Board
North Tower
and more!

Don't forget that Steve's Annual "Thanks for listening Christmas party" is coming up Thursday, December 19, 2019 and we have the details about tickets etc in our earlier story, Click Here for more information!

This Week in Beach Music - 11/19/2019
Tuesday, November 19 2019

This week in Beach Music - November 19th - 25th

North Carolina
11/20 - The Embers feat. Craig Woolard at Bralie's 2 in Durham
11/21 - Embers at TJ's Night Life - Raleigh
11/22 - Line Dance Thursday’s - Memories Beach Club - Atlantic Beach
11/22 - Embers at Waverly Place - Cary
11/22 - Shagsgiving Sugarfoot Shag Club w/ DJ Ken Jones - Goldsboro
11/22 - Bounce - Party Band - Hot Tin Roof- Hillsborough
11/23 - Lake Tillery Shag Club w/ DJ Chigger Woods - Mount Gilead
11/24 - Band Of Oz & Jim Quick & Coastline at TJ’s - Raleigh
11/24 - Christmas w/ the Embers feat. C.Woolard Paramount - Goldsboro

South Carolina
11/20 - The Holiday Band at Ducks
11/21 - Randy Clay Band at Deckerz
11/23 - Split Shot - Deckerz

11/20 - Northern Virginia Shag Club Dance & Lessons - Fairfax
11/22 - Band of Oz - Club Midway Mechanicsville
11/23 - KOS Band - Westchester Commons - Midlothian
11/23 - En’Novation - Club Midway - Mechanicsville
11/23 - The Manhattans feat. Gerald Alston at the Beacon - Hopewell

If your event(s) are not listed, contact us on our website:

#FFLBEACH #FlipFlopLive #BeachMusic #EverythingBeachMusic #TheEmbers #BandofOz #JimQuickandCoastline #BouncePartyBand #HolidayBand #RandyClayBand #SplitShot #ShagDance #Shagging

New Feature for Flip Flop Live
Saturday, November 16 2019

We're excited to announce a new feature on Flip Flop Live. If you've been to Beach Music events, most likely you've
seen Rickie Lipscomb moving throughout the crowd capturing photos. Rickie is nice enough to make these
photos available to those wishing to view them. You can even purchase high quality, professionally enhanced
photos seen in his albums.

Rickie's photos will now be available on our website making it easy for everyone to view and/or order individual
photographs. We look forward to this partnership with Rickie!

2019 CBMA Winners!
Monday, November 11 2019

What a great weekend in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina topped off with an excellent show on Sunday at the Alabama Theatre. The party started on Thursday, November 7, 2019 and lasted into the early morning hours of Monday, November 11, 2019. We'd like to send our congratulations to all of the winners below!

Female Vocalist
Rhonda McDaniel

Male Vocalist
Craig Woolard

Rising Star
Cat5 Band

Song of the Year
"We Ain't Leaving Carolina"
Too Much Sylvia

National Dance/Shag Song
"I Ain't Leaving Mississippi
Jaye Hammer

Group Album of the Year
"Band of Brothers"
Blackwater Band

Solo Album of the Year
"Make Your Mark"
Mark Black

Entertainer of the Year
Craig Woolard

Smoothie of the Year
"The Rest of Me"
Rick Strickland

Compilation Album of the Year
"I Count the Tears"
Patman and Robin Records

FM Radio DJ (Larry Crockett Award)
Mike Worley 94.9 FM WVCO

AM Radio DJ
Elizabeth Carlene 770AM WLWL

Internet DJ
Ray Scott - Riptide Radio

Syndicated Radio Show
"On the Beach with Charlie Brown"
Charlie Brown

Internet Radio Show
"Carolina Beach Party"
Johnny B.

Internet Radio Station

Club (Bill Griffin Award)
OD Arcade - N. Myrtle Beach

Show Club (Cecil Corbett Award)
Deckerz - N. Myrtle Beach

Event of the Year
Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival
N. Myrtle Beach

Shag Club Event of the Year
Jr. SOS Brunch 2018
OD Shag Club - N. Myrtle Beach

Group of the Year
Too Much Sylvia

Club/Mobile DJ
Mike Worley

FM Radio Station
WSGE 91.7 FM
Dallas, NC

AM Radio Station
Burlington, NC

Rick Lee
"We Ain't Leaving Carolina"
Too Much Sylvia

Rick Strickland
"The Rest of Me"
Rick Strickland

Collaboration or Duo
"Don't Fight It"
Phil Wilson & Blackwater Band

Song Writer(s)
Rick Lee, John Ward, John Cummings, Steve Long
We' Ain't Leaving Carolina"
Too Much Sylvia

Michael Branch Award
Andy Lucy & Jonathan Sharpe
Flip Flop Live

Cameron Dudley - Drums
Cat5 Band

Live Production
Bob Blair
Embers feat. Craig Woolard

Shad Alberty
Mary Elizabeth Jacobs and Jackson Batten

Radio Show
Surf Countdown
Mike Worley

Concert Series
Music on Main (Horseshoe)
N. Myrtle Beach

Industry Appreciation
David Shaw

CBMA Appreciation
Jeff and Wanda Mills

Fans of the Year
Gene and Mary Kay Cox
Four Oaks, North Carolina

Amateur Shag Contest First Place
Terry Turbyfill & Debra Green

Jr. 1 Amateur Shag Contest First Place
Billy West (Hamlet, NC)
Brooke Farrior (Hope Mills, NC)

Jr. 2 Amateur Shag Contest First Place
Mack West (Hamlett, NC)
Trinity Davis (Albermarle, NC)
Listen LIVE today!
Sunday, November 10 2019

Listen LIVE to the CBMA Awards Show results right here on Flip Flop Live.  Mike Brooks and Big Allan D from US98.3 FM will be broadcasting live from the Alabama Theatre today, Sunday November 10, 2019. To listen CLICK HERE!

LIVE Band Weekend Events
Thursday, November 07 2019

So much talent from all of the artists and musicians throughout the Carolinas and Virginia! From the countless miles driven yearly, the release of new music and the true talent presented on stages throughout the South keeping the classics alive. If you visit the "Band Page" on our website, take a look at the talent that makes up our industry. Many spend days and/or weeks away from their families while performing multiple shows daily with the shows being hundreds of miles apart. Thank you for your dedication to the industry, keeping the classics we love alive and bringing us new music to enjoy for years to come.

If you love listening and/or dancing to the bands, you will find  LIVE events listed below scheduled for the upcoming weekend. All events can be found in our "CBMA Weekend Guide" for easy accessibility from your mobile device, tablet, PC and of course you're more than welcome to print it as well.

Thursday, November 7, 2019
 4:00 PM - Deckerz: Rick & Lisa Duo
 8:00 PM - Deckerz: The Castaways
 9:00 PM - HOTO's: Sand Band & Special Guest
 9:00 PM - Ducks: Rhonda McDaniel & Carolina Coast feat. Kendrix Singletary

Friday, November 8, 2019
 8:00 PM - HOTO's: Sea Cruz / Jim Quick & Coastline
 8:00 PM - Deckerz: Big Time Band
 9:00 PM - Spanish Galleon: Envision Band
 9:00 PM - Fat Harold's: Cat5
 9:00 PM - Ducks: The Entertainers

Saturday, November 9, 2019
12:00 PM - HOTO's: Feature Attraction Band (FAB)
12:00 PM - TIKI Bar: Track Artist Showcase
  3:00 PM - Spanish Galleon: Industry Awards - Various Artists Performing
  8:00 PM - Deckerz: Rhonda McDaniel & Carolina Coast
  8:30 PM - HOTO's: Sand Band / The Castaways
  8:45 PM - Spanish Galleon: Tim Clark Band
  9:00 PM - Fat Harold's: Steve Owens & Summertime
  9:00 PM - Ducks: Hip Pocket

Sunday, November 10, 2019
12:00 PM - Alabama Theatre Parking Lot - Tailagate Party
  3:00 PM - Alabama Theatre: 25th Annual CBMA Awards Show - Various Artists (see list below)
  8:30 PM - Ducks
  9:00 PM - Spanish Galleon: Embers feat. Craig Woolard
  9:00 PM - HOTO's: Band of Oz

Scheduled artist/band lineup for the awards show:
Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot
Bo Schronce
Too Much Sylvia
Jaye Hammer
Rick Strickland and Lesa Hudson
Sand Band
Terri Gore
Rhonda McDaniel
Ms. Jody
Sea Cruz
Jim Quick & Coastline
Embers feat. Craig Woolard / Jimmy Hall
Tim Clark Band


CBMA Awards Results LIVE show!
Wednesday, November 06 2019

As you' probably already know, the biggest party in Beach Music is happening this weekend in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you're unable to attend, you can still listen to the results as they're announced LIVE on US98.3 FM with Mike Brooks and Big Allan D.  They're taking their weekly show "Carolina Ocean Drive" on the road to N. Myrtle Beach. To listen, be sure to visit our website on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM where you can stream the show LIVE. Mike and Allan will be backstage while keeping you updated on the results.

We'd love to have you join us in person and there's still time but if you can't, be sure to tune-in on Sunday!

New Music - Main Event Band
Wednesday, November 06 2019

Earlier today the Main Event Band posted on their Facebook page that we can expect new music from the band coming soon! We will keep you posted once we know more!

Shag Weekend Events
Wednesday, November 06 2019

One thing we love about CBMA weekend is the inclusion of the various areas of the Beach Music industry. So many help make up the lifestyle we love and cherish. One big part would be the shag clubs, shaggers, instructors, clubs and organizations that support shag events. For the shag fans you'll have several chances to enjoy events throughout the weekend. We've included those events for you below:

Friday, November 8, 2019
12:00 PM - OD Cafe: Shag Lessons (Easy Shag Steps) w/ Sam & Lisa West - $10
  2:00 PM - OD Cafe: Line Dance Lessons with Rebecca Lapping - Free
  3:00 PM - Spanish Galleon: 7th Annual CBMA Amateur Shag Contest with Guest Judges
Amateur Shag Contest Application - Click Here!

Saturday, November 9, 2019
10:00 AM - Fat Harold's: First Annual Junior Shag Contest w/ Celebrity Judges
Junior Shag Contest Application - Click Here!
12:00 PM - OD Cafe: Line Dance Lessons with Rebecca Lapping - Free
  2:00 PM - OD Cafe: Shag Lessons (Pivots & Social Patterns) with Same & Lisa West - $10
  3:00 PM - Spanish Galleon: 2019 CMBA Industry Awards Show

Sunday, November 10, 2019
3:00 PM: CBMA Awards Show including: National Shag Champions and Shag Time 2

You can keep track of every event by downloading our "CBMA Weekend Guide" and it includes all times and events. Don't miss the various bands and DJ's that will be in town to entertain us all. Show off those dance skills throughout town and keep that shag tradition alive, well as we pass it down to future generations. We will see you in just a few days!

Andy Lucy & Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe
Flip Flop Live

This Week in Beach Music - 11/5/2019
Tuesday, November 05 2019

North Carolina
11/6 - Band of Oz - Greenville
11/8 - Cory Luetjen & the TBB - Asheboro
11/9 - Brushy MTN Charity Auction - Wilkesboro
11/9 - Cory Luetjen & the TBB - Winston Salem

South Carolina
11/7 - Rick and Lesa - N. Myrtle Beach
11/7 - The Castaways - N. Myrtle Beach
11/7 - Sand Band - N. Myrtle Beach
11/7 - R. McDaniel & Carolina Coast - N. Myrtle Beach
11/8 - CBMA Amateur Shag Contest - N. Myrtle Beach
11/8 - Hall of Fame Inductions - N. Myrtle Beach
11/8 - CBMA Amateur Shag Contest - N. Myrtle Beach
11/8 - Sea Cruz - N. Myrtle Beach
11/8 - Jim Quick and Coastline - N. Myrtle Beach
11/8 - Too Much Sylvia - N. Myrtle Beach
11/8 - Envision Band - N. Myrtle Beach
11/8 - Cat5 - N. Myrtle Beach
11/8 - The Entertainers - N. Myrtle Beach
11/8 - Big Time - N. Myrtle Beach
11/9 - CBMA JR. Shag Contest - N. Myrtle Beach
11/9 - Track Artist Showcase - N. Myrtle Beach
11-9 - CBMA Scholarship BBQ - N. Myrtle Beach
11-9 - Feature Attraction Band - N. Myrtle Beach
11/9 - R. McDaniel & Carolina Coast - N. Myrtle Beach
11/9 - Sand Band - N. Myrtle Beach
11/9 - The Castaways - N. Myrtle Beach
11/9 - Tim Clark Band - N. Myrtle Beach
11/9 - Steve Owens & Summertime - N. Myrtle Beach
11/9 - Hip Pocket - N. Myrtle Beach
11/10 - Blackwater - N. Myrtle Beach
11/10 - 25th Annual CBMA Awards - N. Myrtle Beach
11/10 - Hayes Jewelers After Party - N. Myrtle Beach

11/7 - Embers feat. Craig Woolard - Richmond
11/8 - Steve Bassett & Cornel Jones - Powhatan
11/9 - JB & the Get Down Browns - Farmville
11/10 - The Drifters - Hopewell
and the winner is...
Saturday, November 02 2019

Congratulations to Diana McLeod! She won a pair of tickets to ECSC Fall Breeze happening tomorrow, Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Farm at 42 in Selma, North Carolina. Diana we will be in touch with you about your tickets and we're looking forward to attending the event tomorrow. Be sure to come up and say hello!

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