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Firefighter Helps Beach Music celebrity
Tuesday, March 31 2020

If you've ever been to the Virginia Beach oceanfront during the Beach Music events, Travis Thereault is certainly no stranger. Travis is a local celebrity in Virginia Beach and can be found hanging out with the bands and bringing them on stage throughout the Summer.  When local Fire Captain Bill Roestenberg heard Travis' new bike was stolen he "jumped into action". You can watch the story below from WTKR. We also included a few more stories of Travis that were previously featured on the station.

 

 
 
 
 
NEW WEBSITE!
Saturday, March 28 2020

We've launched a brand new website for Flip Flop Live Radio

We put together the first Flip Flop Live Radio show last weekend to give everyone something a little different on a Saturday night with the ability to have a live request show. Due to the overwhelming messages and emails we've received to continue the show, we've decided to move forward with FFL Radio. This is something we've wanted to do for quite some time and with your support and with the tremendous support from our title sponsors "Hite's Clothing and Skelton Speed Shop, we're staying on the air. 

We'll continue with our "Saturday Night House Party" and we'll branch out with more shows with a few surprises PLUS we're looking to move into a twenty-four hour format. More content will be added to our new website as we grow and our original "Flip Flop Live" website will remain geared to the Beach Music community. Also we're working on something GREAT that will be released shortly for all of the beach fans! 

Be sure to tune in tonight from 7:00-11:00 with your host, DJ Andy Lucy by visiting our NEW WEBSITE and you'll have the ability to join our chat with the other listeners, request your songs and hang out for the Saturday Night House Party. You can request everything from Beach, Blues, Boogie, Country, R&B along with Classic and Southern Rock. This show is tailored to play the current and classic hits making it a party for everyone. Relax on the porch, pop open a cold beverage of choice and forget the craziness happening in the world for a few hours. 

Did we mention we have a new FACEBOOK PAGE as well? Be sure to give us a like and thank you for your continued support!

Artists go LIVE at home
Wednesday, March 25 2020

Like we've always said, there's no other community like the Beach Music community. So many people have been affected in just the past few weeks and we have a long ways to go according to the health professionals. So many have come up with unique ways to keep the music alive and one special feature has been the artists and bands going live from home and we've included them for you below with more to come. If you know of someone that's not included, please let us know and we'll be sure to add them.


LIVE VIDEOS:

 

 

Posted by Steve Owens on Monday, 23 March 2020

 

Posted by Jimmy Weaver on Monday, 23 March 2020

Rick & Lesa's Quarantine Tour - Event 1

Posted by Lesa Hudson on Sunday, 22 March 2020

All my friends in Nashville, I love y'all. I'm gonna join in with your #livefromhome but I'm gonna send it to my beach music community... I love you and miss y'all so much. Stay home and stay safe!

Posted by Jim Quick & Coastline on Sunday, 22 March 2020

Hotel Room Impromptu Mini Concert

Posted by Randy Clay on Monday, 23 March 2020

Hope this is uplifting!!!!

Posted by Barry Duke on Sunday, 22 March 2020

Acoustic blues 2020- quarantine style

Posted by Cory Luetjen & The Traveling Blues Band on Monday, 23 March 2020

News Bulletin from SOS
Saturday, March 21 2020

Fellow Stranders and Friends,

Just wanted to give you all an update about ACSC/SOS Functions. Currently as many of you know many restaurants and bars, etc. at N. Myrtle Beach are closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. I know that some of you were planning on still going to the beach during the 10 days of SOS even though it still remains cancelled, however there is so much uncertainty about the virus and the longevity of it, that no one knows for sure how long this will go on. You may want to re-consider your travel plans, condo rentals, hotel rentals, etc.


The Board is currently working on plans for Fall Migration, with DETAILS to follow as they are known. We have been in contact with the City of N. Myrtle Beach about POSSIBLY having the parade at Fall Migration. Nothing has been confirmed at this time, but as Ron said “we are keeping our fingers crossed” and hoping for the best. Ron has been working tirelessly for SOS, with the city, all our club partners, and all of our supporters.
We will keep you posted as things develop and hoping things start to turn around for all of us.
It remains important right now that we all remain safe and abide by the rules of the CDC concerning this pandemic. We remain confident that we will get past this and we can return to the lifestyle that we all love and live our life for.

Respectfully,

Ron Whisenant, SOS President (803-371-4731)

Ronnie Gregory, SOS Board Chair (336-213-7053)

Robin Morley, ACSC Chairman (828-443-5995)
 

Free Online Shag Lessons
Friday, March 20 2020

Sam and Lisa West are trying to bring some normalcy to the shag community during the COVID-19 pandemic. They offered free shag lessons on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and with the feedback received they've decided to continue this on Sundays and Thursdays following the same format which includes the following: 

7:00 Music and Warm-up
7:10 Beginner Class
7:50 Music and Break
8:00 Intermediate Class

If you'd like to make a donation you can do so at Venmo, Cash App, or PayPal by using the email: lisaswing@aol.com - Be sure to send them a note thanking them for doing this. We think it's great and we wanted to share this with all of you. If you'd like to join in the fun, visit their Facebook page

See the video below from the March 19th lesson. Awesome job Sam and Lisa!

 

Flip Flop Live Radio Launch
Thursday, March 19 2020

We're excited to announce our newest feature on our platform, "Flip Flop Live Radio". Our debut show will feature host DJ Andy Lucy (co-owner of Flip Flop Live) for the Flip Flop Live Saturday Night House Party. The show will air from 7-11PM on Friday, March 21, 2020 on the radio page. You can also listen via the Live365 Radio App and on their website. We have a new dedicated website that will be launched in the coming weeks and another special surprise currently in the works. We hope you will join us for the debut show and as always we appreciate your support.

 

Covid-19 & Beach Music
Tuesday, March 17 2020

March 17, 2020

The Beach Music Community has been heavily affected by the Covid-19 outbreak in the recent weeks and from the looks of things this will be the norm for quite some time. The industry has seen events both postponed and canceled and this will have an impact on everyone from the venues, DJ's, bands, shag clubs, venues, charity organizations and events. This is our time to shine as a community and we can still enjoy everything about Beach Music and support those who keep the industry alive.
 

  • DJ's and Beach Radio
    Tune in and call your favorite DJ's and stations and request your favorite songs. Most do it for the love of the music but operating a station and/or show can become costly and they rely on their sponsors to keep things going. The sponsors want listeners to hear their ads so the more we can increase their numbers the more it can help. Show them love on their social media pages and keep in touch as you can always find the greatest music on earth playing on one of the great stations available to us. If you haven't tried streaming shows outside of your normal listening area, try it on apps such as Tune-In, IHeartRadio and Live365. Several stations also have apps you can download specifically for their broadcast.
     
  • Bands and Artists
    The many artists and bands will see a huge impact from the Covid-19 outbreak with attendance becoming limited in an attempt to control the spread. Shows have been canceled or postponed from Virginia to South Carolina and for many bands and artists this is their only source of income. Interact with the bands online to keep their social media pages active and let them know how much you appreciate what they do everyday. You can also purchase their music from outlets such as BuyBeachMusic, Judy's House of Oldies and other streaming sources such as iTunes, Amazon Music, GooglePlay and more. What a great time to go through your phones and upload some of the videos and photos and tag the bands and even invite your friends to like their page. They're just as eager as you to get back on the road and let's do what we can to help promote their brand and music.
     
  • Shag Clubs
    Although we may not be able to come together and our way of life has come to a screeching hault, that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy sharing and fellowship online. Working on new moves at home? Share it online! Check out the many shag groups available online, meet new friends and invite others to join in the lifestyle. The world may stop but the music never does and anything we can do to promote it will keep things going during this difficult time while putting a smile on our faces.
     
  • The Industry
    If you haven't renewed your membership for the Carolina Beach Music Academy, take the time now to download and print the forms and/or pay online. With everything being affected, we assume the United States Postal Service could also see a decrease in speed so it's best to get your CBMA forms in the mail today instead of waiting. Don't forget, you can also purchase your CBMA Award show tickets on the Alabama Theatre website. We know many wait until the last minute but we encourage you to secure your seats because after this hiatus, everyone will be ready for some fun in N. Myrtle Beach.
     
  • The Venues
    Venue owners and management probably don't have a lot of time during their normal business hours to respond to emails and inquiries but now would be a good time to thank them for supporting live music, dance events and of course Beach Music. Maybe there's a band you'd like to see at their club that hasn't been included in their lineup. Why not let them know? The venues which also includes restaurants and bars will also be hit pretty hard with this along with their employees. If they're able to still offer curb-side and carryout, please support these local people who support the lifestyle we enjoy. Without the venues where will we go to continue the tradition?


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire country and we hope that each of you and your families will remain safe. There's no other community like ours and this is the time we need to come together, support one another until this storm has passed.

Andy Lucy & Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe
Flip Flop Live

 

CDC Recommendation on Large Gatherings
Sunday, March 15 2020

March 15, 2020

The CDC updated their recommendation for large gatherings earlier this evening. See the information below that was found on their website. 


Guidance as of 3/15/2020
Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.

Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populationshand hygiene, and social distancing.  When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.

This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus.  This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.

Saturday, March 14 2020

March 14, 2020

Hip Pocket announced on their Facebook page earlier today that Jaron Bradley “Breeze” (Drummer) is no longer with the band. We wish Breeze the best of luck on his future endeavor and we look forward to hearing what's next from him and Hip Pocket. 

 

NC Governor Issues Mandatory Order
Saturday, March 14 2020

From WBTV

(WBTV) - Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order to halt mass gatherings in North Carolina for an indefinite period of time to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Cooper identifies a mass gathering of 100 or more people.

For everyone venturing out, be sure to follow the recommended guidelines to keep yourself safe. 

 

NC Governor Cooper, health officials providing update on COVID-19

NC Governor Cooper, health officials providing update on COVID-19 WATCH LIVE: Gov. Roy Cooper has urged against gatherings of more than 100 people. Cooper is asking businesses to allow eligible employees to work from home while also urging anyone sick to stay home. THE LATEST: wcnc.com/coronavirus

Posted by WCNC Charlotte on Saturday, 14 March 2020
SOS Spring Safari Canceled
Friday, March 13 2020

Win Tickets to Shaggin' for a Cause
Wednesday, March 11 2020

How would you like to win a pair of tickets to the first annual "Shaggin' for a Cause" event
in South Hill, Virginia? If you know the answer to the following question, click the link below
to the contest page

What does the acronym "C.B.M.A." stand for?  **Hint** You can find a link with the answer
somewhere on our homepage.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ANSWER!

This Week in Beach Music - 03/10/2020
Tuesday, March 10 2020

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North Carolina

Tues. March 10th
Shag Class
BrioLive Ballroom – Concord

Wed. March 11thLive Music
ACC Men’s Basketball Tailgate
The Embers feat. Craig Woolard
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Greensboro

Thurs. March 12thLive Music
RAYz Deck Party
Steve Owens and Summertime
TJ’S Night Life – Raleigh

Sat. March 14thLive Music
St. Paddy’s Day Weekend Party
Cat5 Band
Copperhead Road – Ronda

Sat. March 14th
Sandhills Shag Club Monthly Party
DJ Gene Sistare
Hamlet

Sat. March 14thLive Music
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Cory Luetjen & the TBB
Raleigh

Sun., March 15th
- Shagging Sundays
Garage Tavern – Greensboro

Sun. March 15thLive Music
Celebration Free Concert
Steve Owens and Summertime
E-Club – Emerald Isle

 

South Carolina

Thurs. March 12th
2020 National Shag Dance Champ.
Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort
N. Myrtle Beach

Fri. March 13th
Riptide Radio Deck Party
Deckerz Bar & Grill
N. Myrtle Beach

Fri. March 13th  – Live Music
Beach Music Shaggers Revue
Band of Oz w/ DJ Butch Davidson
American Legion Post 7
Lexington

Fri. March 13thLive Music
Lucky Shamrock Street Festival
Blackwater Band
Florence

Fri. March 13thLive Music
Cat5 Band
Deckerz – N. Myrtle Beach

Sat. March 14thLive Music
St. Patty’s Beach Blast
Blackwater Band
Too Much Sylvia
HOTO’s – N. Myrtle Beach

Sat. March 14thLive Music
Funky Leroy Harper Jr’s All Starz
Wild Wing Cafe – N. Myrtle Beach

Sun. March 15th – Live Music
South Strand Shag Club Event
The Embers feat. Craig Woolard
Murrels Inlet


Virginia

Wed. March 11th
Carolina Shag Dance Lessons
Northern Virginia Shag Club
Arlington—Fairfax Elks Lodge 2188
Arlington

Thurs. March 12th
Free Beginner Lessons
by the Richmond Shag Club
Visions – Richmond

Thurs. March 12thLive Music
Aubrey’s Concert Series
Jim Quick and Coastline
Old Towne Civic Center
Petersburg

Friday. March 13th
Boogie on the Bay Shag Club Social
Big Woody’s – Chesapeake

Friday. March 13th - Live Music
The Embers feat. Craig Woolard
Club Midway – Mechanicsville

Sat. March 14thLive Music
Shaggin’ for a Cause
Konnection Band
The Castaways
JB & the Get Down Browns
DJ Ray Melton and more…
The Exchange – South Hill

Sat. March 14thLive Band
The Ocean Breeze Band
Aragona Moose Lodge
Virginia Beach

Sat. March 14thLive Band
The Embers feat. Craig Woolard
N. Street Press Club - Farmville

News from the SOS Officers
Sunday, March 08 2020

March 7, 2020

Fellow Stranders, SOS Spring Safari will be soon upon us and we know that you are all looking forward to coming down to the beach. The SOS Board has been monitoring the current situation with the coronavirus (covid-19) and it is our responsibility to keep you informed on our current situation and ask your help to avoid as much of a risk as we can. There have been a few cases reported in some states but at this point no real threats have been reported. In accordance with the recommendations set forth by the CDC, we implore you to honor and help by doing some of the following things:

  • Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue or sneeze into your elbow
  • Try not to touch your face
  • Wash your hands frequently with hot water and soap for 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer as much as possible
  • SOS will be providing the clubs and the SOS Company Store with hand sanitizer at all entrances


Please no handshakes or hugging and kissing, instead do an elbow bump We are an older group and this virus seems to be affecting us the most. We are asking that if you are sick or have cold symptoms to stay home or in your condo and do not come out around everyone else. Hopefully, things will get better but we have to be responsible and we are asking you for your help. We will keep you advised of as much information as we can as we get closer to SOS. Your safety is our main concern.

If you have any questions, please call.
Ron Whisenant, SOS President (803-371-4731)
Ronnie Gregory, SOS Board Chair (336-213-7053)
Robin Morley, ACSC Chairman (828-443-5995)

This information is shared on their website, you can check for updates as we get closer to Spring Safari. 


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NEW RELEASE- Too Much Sylvia AND Blackwater
Thursday, March 05 2020

March 5, 2020

Official Release from Green Dot Records

Picture this: four guys from two of our Carolina Beach Music Bands meet at a K&W Cafeteria in
Burlington, North Carolina. The purpose of this lunch, which last 2.5 hours, was to discuss some
of the “business arrangements” for their December 2020 Cruise together out of Miami.
Now, guess what specific subject do these guys wind up talking about? Yep, MUSIC!
After an hour or so, they toss around this idea: “How cool would it be to record a song,
TOGETHER?”

Three weeks later, The Blackwater Band and Too Much Sylvia would like to introduce you to
their studio collaboration of, “THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN!”

We see many singers record songs with other singers and bands. But, this is TWO BANDS
actually recording one song together and featuring TEN different lead vocalists. This unique
arrangement combines elements from two totally different songs of the same name, by bands
known as The Bus Boys & Thin Lizzy.

Blackwater and Too Much Sylvia are working on playing a few shows together this year and
giving everyone a preview of their “Blackwater on Bluewater Cruise”.

Expect a forthcoming compilation CD, including “THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN” and other
new music from Carolina artists very soon!

GREEN DOT RECORDS
“It’s all about the MUSIC!


You can listen to the song below thanks to brioLIVE's youtube channel:

This Week in Beach Music 03/3/2020
Monday, March 02 2020

March 3, 2020 – March 9, 2020

NORTH CAROLINA SCHEDULE
March 3rd
Shag Class w/ Lynne Parker
BrioLive Ballroom – Concord
March 5thLive Music
RAYz Deck Party w/ The Entertainers
TJ’s Night Life – Raleigh
March 5th Live Music
The Ember’s featuring Craig Woolard
Dunn Shrine Club – Dunn
March 6th Live Music
Cat5 - Brunswick Sheriff’s Charity
Southport
March 6thChili Cook-off
Bopper’s Shag Club
DJ Curtis Treece
Mecklenburg Shrine Club – Charlotte
March 6th – Gathering of the Trash
DJ’s Betty Brown, Rodney Holmes,
Jerry Burrage, Ervin Ellington,
Randy Strum and Sid Pruitt
Loafers Beach Club – Raleigh
March 7th – Gathering of the Trash
DJ’s Betty Brown, Rodney Holmes,
Jerry Burrage, Ervin Ellington,
Randy Strum and Sid Pruitt
Loafers Beach Club – Raleigh
March 7th Live Music
The Pink Slips Band
Rumba on the Lumber Festival
Downtown – Lumberton
March 7th Live Music
Randy Clay Band
Copperhead Road – Ronda
March 8st – Shagging Sundays
Garage Tavern – Greensboro
March 8th Live Music
Cat5 Band
Pittsboro Roadhouse – Pittsboro


SOUTH CAROLINA SCHEDULE
March 5thLive Music
The Holiday Band
Ducks - N. Myrtle Beach
March 5th – DJ Throwdown
N. Myrtle Beach
March 5th Live Music
The Catalinas
Ducks – N. Myrtle Beach
March 6th – DJ Throwdown
N. Myrtle Beach
March 6th Live Music
Band of Oz
Spanish Galleon – N. Myrtle Beach
March 6th Live Music
Jim Quick and Coastline
Fat Harold’s - N. Myrtle Beach
March 7th Live Music
Beaufort Charity Oyster Roast
The Embers featuring Craig Woolard
Live Oak Park - St. Port Royal
March 7th – DJ Throwdown
N. Myrtle Beach
March 7th Live Music
Blackwater Band
Spanish Galleon – N. Myrtle Beach
March 7th Live Music
The Entertainers
Fat Harold’s - N. Myrtle Beach
March 7th Live Music
The Temptations
Francis Marion Uni. – Florence
March 9th Live Music
Funk Leroy Harper Jr’s All Starz
Star Tavern – Little River

VIRGINIA SCHEDULE
March 4th
- Carolina Shag Dance & Lesson
Northern Virginia Shag Club
Arlington – Fairfax Elks Lodge No. 2188
March 5th Live Music
Band of Oz
Old Towne Civic Center - Petersburg
March 6thShag Club Social
Boogie on the Bay Shag Club
Big Woody’s – Chesapeake
March 7th – Seafood Festival
YMCA Fundraiser with DJ Andy Lucy
Greensville Ruritan Club – Emporia
March 7th Live Music
Breadwine & Blooze Band
Roger Brown’s - Portsmouth
March 8th Live Music
The Embers featuring Craig Woolard
Old Beach Tavern – Virginia Beach
March 8th Live Music
Changes in Latitudes Buffet Tribute Band
The Tin Pan – Richmond

 

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