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New Music - The Catalina's
Thursday, July 25 2019

The Catalina's announced the release of their new song featuring vocalist
Angela Resignalo. The release is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday July 26th.
You can watch for the release on their Facebook page and of course we will
update you here on Flip Flop Live once more information is available.

Catalina's Website: Click Here
Catalina's Facebook: Click Here

New Music - Feature Attraction Band
Tuesday, July 23 2019

The Feature Attraction Band announced last week they're headed back to the studio to record three original songs. On Sunday, July 21st they posted on their Facebook page they were at Cape Fear Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina with J.K. Loftin who also recorded and produced their last single "This One's for the People" that was included on the Cape Fear Compilation "Carolina Moon. When more information on the new music is made available, we will be sure to update that information here.

FAB website: Click Here
FAB Facebook page: Click Here
Cape Fear Studios: Click Here

In Loving Memory of Tommy Black
Wednesday, July 17 2019

**Photo was posted by the CBMA on their Facebook page**

Click here to read his obituary and to sign his online guest book

We received the news earlier today that the Beach Music community has lost another
member who was dearly loved by so many. Tommy was the manager and lead vocalist
for the "Tommy Black Band" along with playing guitar and harmonica and known for his
songwriting talents. Two of our favorites by Tommy are Shadow Shaggin' and Sabrina
among many others.

Thomas Black Sr.
July 12, 1942 – July 17, 2019
A memorial service will be held at 4 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Church of the Lost and Found, North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends and we will of course update this post
with service details if/when they're made available.

ACSC Summer Workshop
Thursday, July 11 2019

**Logo property of the Rock Hill Shag Club**

The Association of Carolina Shag Clubs (ACSC) will hold their 2019 Summer Workshop this weekend running July 12th - 14th. at the Renaissance Charlotte Suite Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.

For more information please CLICK HERE!

We'd Appreciate Your Nomination!
Wednesday, July 10 2019

If you're a member of the Carolina Beach Music Academy (CBMA) and if you feel as though we're deserving of your nomination for the "2019 Michael Branch Award", we'd certainly appreciate your support. This has been an exciting venture for us and we hope that you find the information that we share helpful as well as entertaining. Of course we love the feedback and/or suggestions that we receive and we do our best to implement each one to make Flip Flop Live the #1 source for Everything Beach Music.

The most important thing is that you're a member of the CBMA and that you take the time to nominate and vote for your favorites in each category because with your participation, that's what helps keep our industry in motion.

Thank you for your support!
Andy Lucy & Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe
Flip Flop Live

Junior Shag Association Interview
Wednesday, July 10 2019

HTC Inside Out interview - Video, Photos and Logos Propoerty of HTC TV

Diane DeVaughn Stokes from HTC Channel 4 talks with Hannah Surface about the Junior Shag Association SOS coming up July 16th - 21st at the Ocean Drive Resort in N. Myrtle Beach, SC. This event is for ages 7-20 and we have all of the details including the schedule, online registration and where to stay. Click Here for more info!


HTC Inside Out can be seen Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8AM, Noon and 8PM on HTC Channel 4.

2019 CBMA Nomination Information
Tuesday, July 09 2019

As of July 7, 2019 the CBMA nomination ballot emails have been sent out. The CBMA advises "If we have your correct email address on file then you should have received an email to nominate your favorites for the 2019 CBMA Awards. If you do not have an email address on file with us then a paper ballot will be mailed to your physical address".

Paper ballots were scheduled to start mailing on Monday, July 8, 2019 according to the email. The deadline to join and nominate is July 15, 2019. The deadline to join and vote is September 15, 2019.

To vote online you need to CLICK HERE to be redirected to the CBMA Ballot website.

2019 Categories

  • Engineer of the Year
  • Producer of the Year
  • Michael Branch Award
  • Song Writer of the Year
  • Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Entertainer of the Year
  • Song of the Year
  • Group of the Year
  • Rising Star Award
  • Smoothie - Ballad
  • Collaboration of the Year
  • Group Album of the Year
  • Solo Album of the Year
  • Compilation Album of the Year
  • National Dance Song
  • Live Production Award
  • Instrumentalist of the Year
  • Event of the Year
  • Shag Club Event of the Year
  • Concert Series of the Year
  • Club of the Year (Bill Griffin Award)
  • Show Club of the Year (Cecil Corbett Award)
  • Club/Mobile DJ of the Year (Richard Nixon Award)
  • FM Radio Station
  • AM Radio Station
  • FM Radio DJ (Larry Crockett Award)
  • AM Radio DJ (John R Award)
  • Syndicated Radio Show of the Year
  • Radio Show of the Year
  • Internet Radio Station
  • Internet Radio Show
  • Internet Radio DJ

** Important information from the CBMA Ballot FAQ page **

How can I get a Paper Ballot?

We ask that you vote online if at all possible, but if you have a problem with the online voting you can submit a paper ballot. Please contact us at 843-280-9000 and we will make sure you get a paper ballot to send in via mail.

How do you know my ballot is valid?

You should have received an email or card with your member id and secret code. These 2 numbers will be included with your ballot to validate it for this year’s total.

Should I send a Paper Ballot in via mail?

Only if you have problems with the online voting process. Please do not send your ballot in via mail if you have already voted online. They will not count twice.

What if I mess up on my ballot?

You can vote again. Your last valid ballot will be the only one that counts in this year’s totals.

How do I know this is Legit?

Every ballot is automatically submitted to Michael Teal CPA via email. He will validate all ballots with the member ID and secret code to confirm the totals that will be used to determine the winners this year.

Who can use this form to vote?

Only the validated ballots submitted from CBMA Members will be counted for the awards tally this year.


Mike Rink President of the ABSCDJs
Tuesday, July 09 2019

ABSCDJ's Logo and Photo below property of the Association of Beach and Shag Club DJ's

Mike Rink, President of the Association of Beach and Shag Club DJ's released a statement explaining the importance of the ABSCDJ's and becoming a member as a DJ, Shag Club, member, sponsor and/or subscriber. Members will recieve their newsletter, annual list of the top songs for the year and more. He also talks about the upcoming 2020 DJ Throwdown and mentioned that the 2020 throwdown will feature double the fun on many levels and that all music will come from DJ's (not bands). To read the entire release, see the photo below.

To join the ABSCDJ's, visit their website!

Various aspects of the Beach Music industry play a vital role in keeping the music and lifestyle that we all love alive including joining associations and groups such as the CBMA, ABSCDJ's, supporting your favorite bands and/or artists, radio stations and DJ's, mobile DJ's, shag clubs and purchasing music whether online or on CD's and supporting and participating in social media groups and visiting websites like Flip Flop Live. The Beach Music community is like no other and that's because we're a real community of friends who come together at various events throughout the year to celebrate the music we all love.


Shaggers Hardwood Championship Results
Monday, July 08 2019

Photo/logo propoerty of the SHC

2019 Shaggers Hardwood Championship Results as released on their Facebook page.

Junior I Division
1. Tucker Brown & Gracie Pandure
2. Billy West & Brooke Farrior
3. Zane Morgan & Maci Walters
4. Easton Brown & Genesis Beam
5. Connor Sanders & Capri Laughlin
6. Chase Collins & Olivia Gaddy

Non Pro Division
1. River Harmon & Madelyn Finley
2. Tony & Page Payne
3. Tommy Manibusan & Robbie Brunson
4. Clay & Cheryl Parker
5. Dennis Boudreau & Jennifer Bell

Senior Pro Division
1. Bill & Brenda Barber
2. Jesse Bradshaw & Pat Folds
3. Rusty & Donna Hosaflook
4. Jim & Dale Hern
5. Archer & Pat Joyce

Junior II Division
1. Jackson Batten & Kelsey Vaughn
2. Grayson Free & Bethany Forrest
3. Mack West & Trinity Davis
4. Trey Henley & Lizzie Batten
5. Conrad Haas & Brianna Taylor

Pro Division
1. Scott Campbell & Nikki Kontoulas
2. Sam West & Sydney West
3. Nick Weaver & Whitney Brown
4. Grant Garmon & Taylor Perkinson
5. Jeremy Webb & Mandy Holt

Gary Lowder and Smokin' Hot Debut New Song
Wednesday, July 03 2019

Gary Lowder and Smokin' Hot will debut a new song titled: "In Their Boots" tonight, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Spanish Galleon/Hoto's in N. Myrtle Beach, SC. The song was written by Sylvia Richie and produced by Gary Lowder and Tim Sidden at Sand City Productions also located in N. Myrtle Beach. Doors for the event open at 8:00PM.

In a message from Sylvia she advised that more information including where to purchase the song will be released shortly and she will provide us with that information once available. Also in her message Sylvia talked about the event tonight and said : "I'm playing for him ! I'm so honored and excited!!"

East Coast Rhythm and Blues Release New Song
Wednesday, July 03 2019

This past weekend, the East Coast RHythm and Blues Band released a new song titled: "Sunshine" and it features Kim Jones. The song currently isn't available for download but you can request it from your favorite Beach Music DJ and stations. Eventually the song will make it's way to YouTube according to the band and we will of course let you know once it has been uploaded.

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