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Monday, December 30 2019

December 30, 2019

In a Facebook post today, Billy Darr (bassist) currently performing with Cat5 during Tuff's absence provided a postivie update to the fans and friends. From us here at Flip Flop Live, we're so happy to hear that he's doing better and we can't wait to see him back on stage. We had the pleasure of seeing Billy perform with Cat5 during the ECSC Fall Breeze event and he's doing a great job. In his post he mentioned " He sends his regards and wants everyone to know he will be back with Cat5 Band soon. He also wants to thank everyone for your prayers, text messages, cards and donations to help him and his family during this challenge in his life! God is great and in control". 

Facebook Post from Billy can be seen below!

National Shag Dance Championships Update
Monday, December 30 2019

December 28, 2019

The National Shag Dance Championships have extended their application deadline to January 2, 2020 for the following categories: Pro, Junior 1, Junior 2, and Masters. The event will be held, March 12, 2020 at the Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you or someone you know would like to sign up and for complete details, visit their website. 

SC Shaggers HOF Inductee Party
Monday, December 30 2019

December 30, 2019

The 2020 South Carolina Shaggers Hall of Fame Induction Announcement Party will take place on February 1, 2020. It's requested that you RSVP for this event. We have the event details below:

Yacht Cove Clubhouse
109 Shoreline Drive
Columbia, SC 29212

Doors open at 6:00PM


Additional Information:
Beer / Wine/ Mixers Provided, BYOB
Hor d'oeuvres served at 6:30PM
Music provided by HOF DJ Butch Davidson
Announcements of 2020 Inductees at: 8:30 PM

RSVP to: Becky Coley
(864) 915 - 9850

For any questions on this event please direct them to the phone and/or email address above for Becky.
Posted by Flip Flop Live and we're not responsible for any changes made to this event. Please confirm with the organizers prior to attending to confirm details. 

The Craig Woolard Show
Monday, December 30 2019

December 30, 2019

Yesterday was Steve Hardy's final show on WNCT after forty-five dedicated years on "Steve Hardy's Original Beach Party". It was announced earlier today by WNCT 107.9 FM that "The Craig Woolard Show"  would debut on Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 6:00-10:00PM. Based out of Greenville, North Carolina WNCT can be streamed from their website and on the Tune-in app. We're looking forward to hearing the new show and we'd like to congratulate Craig on his new venture.

Photo property of WNCT 107.9 FM

Steve Hardy's Final Show
Sunday, December 29 2019

Steve Hardy's final show on the air will take place later today, Sunday December 29, 2019 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM on WNCT 107.9FM and it's sure to be an emotional edition of Steve Hardy's Original Beach Party. If you're unable to listen to the station locally, you can easily stream it on Flip Flop Live by using the player below. We wish Steve nothing but the best and thank you for your many contributions to the Beach Music industry and community.  



A Facebook post on December 28, 2019 by Britt Hardy


Vote for John Roy Williford's Year End Chart
Friday, December 27 2019

Vote now for your favorite beach shag song of 2019. Results will be on the Year End Review Beach Party this Sunday from 1-4pm on Jukin Oldies Internet Radio. To vote comment, post, here or send message with your song choice. Click on the link below to vote:


New Year's Events
Thursday, December 26 2019

Listed below are the events for New Year's 2020 some of which include events happening prior to New Year's Eve but are part of the venue's New Year's celebration events. If your event isn't listed it's because it was not submitted to us to add to our calendar. Submit your event(s) by visiting our submission page or by emailing us. You can also add it to our calendar direct from your Facebook event, simply make us a "co-host" of the event and it will automatically appear on our calendar. 

North Carolina

Dec. 31st - NYE Celebration
Cat5 at Penrose Park Country Club
Dec. 31st - NYE Bash
Brushy Mountain Shag Club (SOLD OUT)
Dec. 31st - Myrick Farms (Private)
Feature Attraction & DJ Ray Ray
Dec. 31st - Memories Beach Club 
w/ DJ Bill Moore - Atlantic Beach
Dec. 31st - Party at the Pines
Band of Oz - Pinehurst Resort
Dec. 31st - NYE at the Farm
Jim Quick and Coastline - Selma
Dec. 31st - NYE Party
Steve Owens and Summertime
The Collective Center - Eden
Dec. 31st - NYE with the Catalinas
Wright Memorial Event Center - Eden
Dec. 31st - NYE at the Homestead
w/ the Castaways - Timberlake
Dec. 31st - Carolina Midnight NYE Ball
Main Event Band
Greenville Convention Center - Greenville
Dec. 31st - NYE at Bralies
Big Time - Durham
Dec. 31st - NYE at Cape Fear Winery
The Pink Slips Band

South Carolina

Dec. 26th - NYE Extravaganza (6 Days)
Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
Ducks - N. Myrtle Beach
Dec. 27th - NYE Extravaganza (6 Days)
Blackwater - Ducks - N. Myrtle Beach
Dec  28th - NYE Celebration (4 Days)
Cat5 - Spanish Galleon - N. Myrtle Beach
Dec. 28th - NYE Extravaganza (6 Days)
Tim Clark Band - Ducks - N. Myrtle Beach
Dec. 28th - New Year Extravaganza (4 Days)
DJ Larry Calhoun - OD Arcade & Lounge
Dec. 29th - NYE Celebration (4 Days)
Band of Oz - Spanish Galleon
N. Myrtle Beach
Dec. 29th - NYE Extravaganza (6 Days)
Hip Pocket - Ducks - N. Myrtle Beach
Dec. 29th - New Year Extravaganza (4 Days)
DJ Larry Calhoun - OD Arcade & Lounge
Dec. 30th - NYE Celebration (4 Days)
Blackwater Band - Spanish Galleon
N. Myrtle Beach
Dec. 30th - NYE Extravaganza (6 Days)
Hip Pocket - Ducks - N. Myrtle Beach
Dec. 30th - New Year Extravaganza (4 Days)
DJ Larry Calhoun - OD Arcade & Lounge
Dec. 31st  - Shag-in New Years Eve
Embassy Suites by Hilton - Greenville
Dec, 31st - NYE Bash
Savilles on 2nd - N. Myrtle Beach
Dec. 31st - NYE Celebration (4 Days)
The Embers feat. Craig Woolard
N. Myrtle Beach
Dec. 31st - Avista New Year's Celebration
Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
Avista Resort - N. Myrtle Beach
Dec. 31st - NYE Extravaganza (6 Days)
Painted Man - Ducks - N. Myrtle Beach
Dec. 31st - New Year Extravaganza (4 Days)
DJ Larry Calhoun - OD Arcade & Lounge
N. Myrtle Beach
Jan. 1st - NYE Extravaganza (6 Days)
Too Much Sylvia - Ducks - N. Myrtle Beach


Dec. 29, 2019 - New Year's Eve, Eve
Ammons Allstars - The Banque
Virginia Beach

Flip Flop Live visits WLUS
Thursday, December 26 2019

On Sunday, December 22, 2019, Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe from Flip Flop Live and his wife Shanon attended the 20th annual Carolina Ocean Drive "Eggnog Edition" party at the WLUS 98.3FM studios in Oxford, North Carolina. DJ's Mike Brooks and Allan Daniel (Big Allan D) host their weekly show every Saturday and Sunday. Jonathan was interviewed on air to talk about his band, the upcoming "Shaggin' for a Cause" event with Flip Flop Live along with the success of Flip Flop Live over the past year. Also in attendance were members of The Castaways, Feature Attraction, The Konnection, JB and the Get Down Browns among other sponsors, event organizers and fans of 98.3FM. We'd like to personally thank Mike and Allan for allowing us to attend the event! 

Merry Christmas
Wednesday, December 25 2019

Merry Christmas! We wish nothing but the best for you and your family today and everyday. We’re blessed to have each of you in our lives and honored to be part of such a great community. Cherish the time spent with those you love today. Merry Christmas - Andy and JJ

Tuesday, December 24 2019

Tune in on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 for the 7th Annual Christmas Eve All Request Show on WEVA 860AM with DJ Andy Lucy.

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This Week in Beach Music - 12/17/2019
Tuesday, December 17 2019

This week in Beach Music throughout Virginia and the Carolinas!

North Carolina
DEC. 17th – Boone Shag Club Christmas Party
The Ridgeline – Blowing Rock
DEC. 17th – 107.9 WNCT’s Christmas Show with the
Embers feat. Craig Woolard - Reimage Church – Winterville
DEC. 19th – Line Dance Thursdays
Memories Beach Club – Atlantic Beach
DEC. 19th – Steve Hardy’s Annual Thanks for Listening Party
Greenville Convention Center – Greenville
DEC. 19th – Jim Quick and Coastline
TJ’s Night Life – Raleigh
DEC. 19th –  Embers feat. Craig Woolard Christmas Show
Andy Griffith Playhouse – Mount Airy
DEC. 20th –  Embers feat. Craig Woolard Christmas Show
AOP’s Turnage Theatre – Washington
DEC. 20th – Blackwater Band
Pittsboro Roadhouse – Pittsboro
DEC. 20th – Too Much Sylvia
Moochies Tavern – Matthews
DEC. 21st – Christmas Jamboree with DJ Justin Rouse,
Mighty Saints of Soul, Cat5 and The Konnection Band
Whiskey Bravo’s – Cape Carteret
DEC. 21st – Christmas Dance & Dinner w/ Night Moves Band
Catawba Valley Zodiac Club – Newton
DEC. 21st – East Coast Rhythm & Blues
Beechwood Country Club – Ahoskie
DEC. 21st – The Catalinas
American Legion Post #7 – Durham
DEC. 22nd – Ray’s 70th Birthday / TJ’s Christmas w/ Band of Oz
TJ’s Night Life - Raleigh


South Carolina
DEC. 21st –
Randy Clay Band
Deckerz – N. Myrtle Beach
DEC. 21st – BigTime Band
Ducks Beach Club – N. Myrtle Beach

DEC. 18th – N. Virginia Shag Club - Dance & Lesson
Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge – Fairfax
DEC. 20th – Boogie on the Bay Shag Club Social
Big Woody’s – Chesapeake
DEC. 20th – Christmas Bash with Band of Oz
Old Towne Civic Center – Petersburg
DEC. 20th – Breadwine and Blooze Band
Roger Brown’s – Portsmouth
DEC. 20th – KOS Band Christmas Show
The Tin Pan - Richmond

All logos and photos remain property of the respected owners and all events are subject to change without notice! We recommend contacting the venue and/or band to confirm before attending, Flip Flop Live is not responsible for any changes or errors. 

Special Christmas Gift Idea
Thursday, December 12 2019

Still looking for a gift for the person that has everything? Share your love of Beach Music by gifting a CBMA membership to that music lover in your life and let them experience the lifestyle and the community that we cherish. Membership start at only $25.00 and they offer specials for couples. Want to go the extra mile? Tickets for the 26th annual CBMA Awards Show are on sale now at the Alabama Theatre. Give them the ultimate package of a CBMA membership and tickets to the show! 

Associate Members: (Voting Privileges) 
$25.00 Single
$40.00 Couples

Academy Members: (Nominating and Voting Privileges)
$35.00 Single
$60.00 Couples

Member perks:

  • Nominating & Voting privileges in all voted awards categories
  • Preferred seating at the Awards Show if tickets are purchased by June 1 st 2020
  • Semi-annual newsletter
  • Receive registered and numbered membership card
  • $10 Discount on “Weekend Passes” (Limit 2 per member) (Nightly Passes excluded from discount)
  • Free Admittance to Wednesday & Thursday Night “Welcome Parties” w/ Current CBMA Academy Card
  • Discounts at select vendors throughout the Southeast (Check Website for preferred Vendors)

To join by mail or online today visit the CBMA Website
Purchase your awards show tickets from the Alabama Theatre


Logos are property of the CBMA and the Alabama Theatre

Hip Pocket Loses a Member
Tuesday, December 10 2019

December 10, 2019

On a Facebook post today, Dustin York announced he would be leaving Hip Pocket. On their website, Dustin is listed as providing vocals, guitar and drums. We were able to catch the band during CBMA weekend 2019 and they put on a great show. We'd like to wish Dustin all of the best in his future endeavors and we hope to see you back performing soon. 


This Week in Beach Music 12/10/2019
Monday, December 09 2019

December 10, 2019 - December 16, 2019


North Carolina

DEC. 10th – Shag Workshop w/ Don & Debbie
TJ’s Night Life - Raleigh
DEC. 12th – Line Dance Thursdays
Memories Beach Club – Atlantic Beach
DEC. 12th – Steve Owens and Summertime
RAYz Deck Party - TJ’s Night Life – Raleigh
DEC. 13th – Brushy Mountain Shag Club Christmas Dance
Holiday Inn Express - Wilkesboro
DEC. 13th – Listener Appreciation Christmas Party w/
Fred Rouse, Shaun Lamm, Cat5 and Steve Owens & Summertime
Lenoir County Livestock Arena – Kinston
DEC. 13th – Too Much Sylvia
Scallywag’s Bar & Grill – New London
DEC. 13th - Embers feat. Craig Woolard Christmas Show
Edna Boykin Cultural Center – Wilson
DEC. 14th – Twin Rivers Shag Club Christmas Party
Attitudes Pub & Grille – New Bern
DEC. 14th – Memories Beach Club Christmas Party
Memories Beach Club - Atlantic Beach
DEC. 16th - Embers feat. Craig Woolard Christmas Show
The Farm at 95 - Selma

South Carolina

DEC. 10th
- Embers feat. Craig Woolard Christmas Show
OD Beach & Golf Resort – N. Myrtle Beach
DEC. 11th – Fat Harold’s Customer Appreciation Party
Fat Harold’s Beach Club – N. Myrtle Beach
DEC. 1th - Embers feat. Craig Woolard Christmas Show
Bishopsville Opera House – Bishopsville
DEC. 14th – CSC Christmas Party w/ DJ David Hadden
Hejaz Shrine Recreation Club – Greenville, SC
DEC. 14th – The Legends of a Beach Music Christmas
Spanish Galleon Beach Club – N. Myrtle Beach
DEC. 14th – Legends After Party w/ Martin-Davis Band
Harold’s on the Ocean (HOTO’s) – N. Myrtle Beach


DEC. 11th – N. Virginia Shag Club - Dance & Lesson
Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge – Fairfax
DEC. 13th – Boogie on the Bay Shag Club Social
Big Woody’s – Chesapeake
DEC. 13th – Ohio Players
The Birchmere – Alexandria
DEC. 14th – The Original Rhondels
Roger Brown’s Restaurant – Portsmouth
DEC. 16th – ACSC Summer Workshop Planning Meeting
Zino’s Italian American Restaurant - Chesapeake

Embers & Band of Oz Christmas CDs
Monday, December 09 2019

Have you purchased the Embers or Band of Oz Christmas CDs? Just in time to purchase for that special Beach Music fan, each CD features twelve songs. You can view the track listings below and also find the links to both CD's that are sold seperately but available on Buy Beach Music

Band Of Oz - Christmas Present / Christmas Past
Track List:
1. I Want To Be Wrapped In Your Arms    Lead vocal  Scott Fine
2. Christmas Wish  Lead  Vocals Scott Fine, Tim Morris and Jerry West  
3. Boogie Woogie Santa   Lead vocals Jerry West
4. Christmas In Your Arms   Lead vocal Scott Fine
5. I’ll Be Home For Christmas    Lead vocal Jerry West
6. Please Come Home For Christmas   Lead vocal John Thompson
7. This Gift   Vocals Scott Fine, Tim Morris and Jerry West
8. Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer  Lead vocal Rick Sanders
9. The Meaning of Christmas   Lead vocal Jerry West
10. Jingle Bell Rock   Lead vocal John Thompson
11. Silent Night  Lead vocal Jerry West  feat. Reaves Houston
12.This is What We Say To You  Lead vocals Jerry West and Butch Barnes 

Item #: KHP1091

Embers feat. Craig Woolard - 2019 Christmas CD
Track List
1. All I Want for Christmas is You
2. Driving Home for Christmas
3. Deck the Halls
4. This Christmas
5. Ave Maria
6. Love don’t Come no Stronger Christmas Mix
7. Run Run Rudolph
8. Merry Christmas, Baby
9. Silly Holiday Song Medley
10. Santa Claus is Coming Again
11. Feliz Navidad Medley
12. Birthday of a King/O Holy Night

Item #: EmbersCMAS2019

This Week in Beach Music - 12/03/2019
Tuesday, December 03 2019

The following list is compiled from the events on the Flip Flop Live calendar. If your event(s) are not included, please be sure
to send us your information. This is a weekly feature on Flip Flop Live and we'd love to include yours as well. 

North Carolina

DEC. 3rd – Shag Workshop w/ Don & Debbie
TJ’s Night Life - Raleigh
DEC. 3rd – Shag Class
BrioLive Ballroom – Concord
DEC. 5th – Cat5 Band – RAYz Deck Party
TJ’s Night Life – Raleigh
DEC. 5th – Line Dance Thursdays
Memories Beach Club – Atlantic Beach, NC
DEC. 6th –Christmas Party w/ the Castaways
Kerr Lake Shag Club – Henderson
DEC. 6th – Konnection Band
Former Longbranch Saloon - Raleigh
DEC. 6th – Randy Clay Band
VFW Post 2031 – Statesville
DEC. 7th – Boppers Shag Club w/ DJ Gene Sistare
Mecklenburg Shrine Club – Charlotte
DEC. 7th – Too Much Sylvia – Holly Day Hop
Festival of Trees – Concord
DEC. 7th - Embers feat. Craig Woolard Christmas Show
WJ Barefoot Auditorium – Benson
DEC. 7th – Randy Clay Band
Redds on Union – Concord
DEC. 7th – The Castaways
Big Daddy’s Country Club - Rougemont
DEC. 8th - Embers feat. Craig Woolard Christmas Show
Finch T. Austin Auditorium – Thomasville
DEC. 8th – Jim Quick & Coastline w/ DJ Keith Waller
Sugarfoot Shag Club – Lane Tree Event Cntr – Goldsboro
DEC. 8th – Raleigh Shag Club Christmas Party
TJ’s Night Life  - Raleigh
DEC. 8th – Judie’s Christmas Party
DJ Johnny B, Rhonda McDaniel & John G. Franklin
Lynn’s Dance Club – Charlotte
DEC. 9th – Shag Workshop w/ Don & Debbie
TJ’s Night Life – Raleigh
DEC. 9th – MP Shag Night
73 & Main Restaurant – Mount Pleasant


South Carolina
No dates have been submitted for South Carolina this week


DEC. 4th – N. Virginia Shag Club - Dance & Lesson
Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge - Fairfax
DEC. 5th – The Entertainers
Visions Dance Club – Richmond
DEC. 5th – Embers feat. Craig Woolard Christmas Show
The Gretna Theatre – Gretna
DEC. 6th – Boogie on the Bay Christmas Dinner/Dance
Hilton Garden Inn – Chesapeake/Suffolk
DEC. 6th – Danville Shag Club Christmas Party
DEC. 6th - Embers feat. Craig Woolard Christmas Show
Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount
DEC. 6th – En’Novation
Visions Dance Club – Richmond
DEC. 7th – Delbert McClinton
Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount
DEC. 7th – Feature Attraction Band w/ DJ Andy Lucy
Elm Acres Club – Lawrenceville
DEC. 8th – Band of OZ
Larry’s Beach Party – Elevation27 Virginia Beach

Steve Hardy CD SOLD OUT!
Sunday, December 01 2019

December 1, 2019

It was announced today that the pre-orders for the Steve Hardy Tribute CD "Party for a Lifetime" has official sold out. More CD's will be available for purchase during the December 19th, "Thanks for listening Party" and if you haven't visited the sponsor locations to get your tickets, we'd probably make a visit sooner rather than later. You will find the list of sponsors below!

Christmas Party Information:
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
303 SW Greenville Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27834

Tickets will be available at these locations:

Grand Sponsors
Bailey's Fine Jewelry, all locations
Carolina Eagle/ Budweiser, Rocky Mount
Doug Henry Ford Ayden

Richie Ballance Flooring, wilson
Donald Kennedy Nationwide, Kinston
Bayer Crop Science/ Wyatt Richardson, Greene County
501 Flaire Boutique, Williamston and Washington
Sawyer Sign Company, Williamston
Suki, Inc, Pink Hill
Minges Bottling Company/Pepsi, Ayden
Greenville Pathology, Dr. Bill Ballance,Greenville
Furniture Warehouse, Tarboro and Farmville
Pitt County K9 Academy, Greenville
Greenville Convention Center, Greenville
PIP Printing, Greenville
Morehead Motor Company, Morehead City

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.


Shaggin' at Harold's
Sunday, December 01 2019

Shaggin' at Harold's during the Eddie Monsour Memorial Mixed Doubles Contest on November 29, 2019.The videos below were shared on Facebook by: Shelia Blazer and Alan Campbell. 



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