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New Music from Christina Black
Thursday, April 29 2021

This will be Christina Black's first release since her husband Tommy Black passed away on July 17, 2019. You will have a couple of different options to hear the new single this weekend. Your first chance will be Friday, April 30, 2021 at 1:30PM on 94.9FM The Surf as Christina joins DJ Mike Worley at HOTO's in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you're in the N. Myrtle Beach area and you aren't able to catch Mike's show, you can stop by Castaway Beach Bar and Grill on S. Ocean Blvd. at 4:00PM. 

Saturday you can watch the YouTube Premiere (video below) at 10:30AM right here on Flip Flop Live. You will also have another chance at 3:00PM to catch Christina at the Marina Bar on Bridgeview Court in N. Myrtle Beach. The song was written by Charlie Sattenfield and produced by Tim Sidden and we're certainly looking forward to hearing it. Be sure to stop by Christina's Facebook page and like/follow for all updates!

You will able to play this video at 10:30AM, Saturday, May 1, 2021

Lake Life Live Moves Start Date
Tuesday, April 27 2021

The Lake Life Live Summer Concert Series held in Clarksville, Virginia was scheduled to kick of their 2021 series on May 1st with North Tower however the plans have changed. On April 23, 2021, Lake Life Live announced the need to push back the opening date due to restrictions the state has in place.

Venue's Original Post
"Due to current crowd restrictions set forth by the State of Virginia, we find it necessary to move the start date for Lake Life Live to June 5, 2021. The Governor’s new executive order going into effect on May 15th will allow us to accommodate ALL of our sponsors and patrons safely in June. We have moved the North Tower concert originally scheduled for May 1, 2021 to Saturday, September 18, 2021.We will kick off 2021 with local favorites The Feature Attraction Band and The Konnection Band. SAVE THE DATE... SATURDAY, JUNE 5th... LIVE MUSIC IS BACK.... AT LAKE LIFE LIVE!!"

If you're interested in attending the events in Clarksville, we can promise you will not be disappointed. They bring the best Beach Music to the lake and they're Virginia's only lakeside town. On their website you will find accomodations, links and more. Visit: Located just 64 miles from Raleigh, 158 miles from Virginia Beach, 51 miles from Danville and 115 miles from Charlottesville, their events bring people in from all over Virginia and North Carolina. Spend the day or the entire weekend and soak up some of that smalltown Southside, Virginia southern hospitality and experience what lake country has to offer. We'll see you there!

2021 Concert Series Features:
- June 5, 2021 (Feature Attraction and Konnection)
- July 3, 2021 (Band of Oz)
- August 7, 2021 (Blackwater)
- September 5, 2021 (JB &  the Get Down Browns w/ The Embers feat. Craig Woolard)
- September 18, 2021 (North Tower)
- October 2, 2021 (Cat5)

CAT5 Releases New Single
Tuesday, April 27 2021

Their first studio release in two years for Cat5 debuted on Friday, April 23, 2021 on 94.9FM The Surf and followed that up with a party at Deckerz in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The new single titled " The Beach and the Boulevard" has already begun to receive reviews from industry professionals that you can read below the video. Great job guys, we wish you all the sucess and we can't wait to see you live in 2021.

Official Video:


From Pat Gwinn:
In the 20 plus years of Pat Gwinn At The Beach, I have always worked to "celebrate the music!"  Celebrate the artist! Celebrating the lifestyle and culture...
Occasionally,  across my desk comes a release that stands out.  Something fresh. Not a tired remake.  A sound that solidifies what summer, the beach, late night neon and music captures. Cat 5 has brought the storm... a storm of music that picks you up and makes you feel good!    Since the formation of the band I have watched the group methodically navigate the market. Cope with a pandemic that closed the world for a year and the loss of a band member Hugh “Tuff” Blanton.  It was an emotional year.  But... the darkest hour is just before dawn... new light and life in music. Beach and The Boulevard is a combination of everything an experience at the beach should be and always has been.  A chance meeting. Drinks. Music. Connections.  How easy it has been for any DJ to look to other's lists and play songs... some claim to have a top 100... 200...  This new "number one with a bullet" features the incredible story telling through song by G T.  Forget Olivia! This is the real GT.  GT found a soulful tone deep within as though he lived it.  He took me to the bar. But that too... " is between her me, the beach and the boulevard." Hold Up!  Cat 5 is the real deal."
Pat Gwinn - Pat Gwinn At The Beach


From Fred Rouse:
"First off, no one generally asks me to truly review a song because they are afraid that I will give them my honest opinion of it. Well let's start here, being a radio DJ, most are on the air a few hours a week, so you better make those 12 songs an hour count.  
The Writer of B&B Buddy Owens has penned a number of great songs for Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert and many others. He along with Producer Tim Sidden that features the lead vocals of Glen Tippett along with a great bunch of musicians/vocalist including the late great Tuff Blanton on bass, have hit gold with this song...  How could you go wrong?  Is it all about beach and shag? No. Is it all about the beach and taking you away to a place in time that no one else can relate to? Absolutely.   
Kid Rock had "All Summer Long", Scotty McCrery had Barefootin’, The Catilinas had Summertime Is Calling Me. And when you hear this song, I want you to roll the windows down, turn the volume up and remember the first time you were out on the town with your significant other, whether you just met them or you were celebrating your 50 year anniversary reminiscing at the beach. That's what this song is all about.  Bottom Line, there have been very few songs that have sparked my interest in the last year or so, however, we are on the horizon of summertime and THIS WILL BE the new summertime staple song.  Personally, I can't think of anything better to come out of a pandemic than with one hell of a Cat5 Storm and B&B is it! I mean, The Cat5 Band together is probably some of the most talented individuals I have ever seen share the stage. And as the song goes,  Always be a gentleman and stand up and wish them goodnight, but whatever happens after that is between her, me, and “The Beach And The Boulevard”.  ENJOY!!!!"
Fred A. Rouse, Jr - Beach Boogie & Blues Radio Network

Steve Owens and Summertime News!
Sunday, April 25 2021

Many people are asking when we'll see Steve Owens and Summertime on stage again. COVID has affected every aspect of our industry in one way or another and it continues to do so today. For Steve and the band this is especially true! They want you to know where they're at and what they're planning for the future. There will be an official interview released here on Flip Flop Live. Steve will sit down with our very own Andy Lucy to address the questions everyone has been asking. We will announce the exact date that the interview will be relased so be sure to watch our news feed on our website and mobile app.

Be sure to stop by the band's Facebook page and follow them to keep up with the latest news! If you'd like to see photos of Steve Owens and Summertime, be sure to visit our YouTube Channel.

New Music from The Tonez
Friday, April 23 2021

The Tonez announced they will be debuting their new song Saturday, April 24, 2021 on WDZD 99.1 "The Fun One" during the New Wave Countdown with Eric Bowman from 10:00AM until 1:00PM. You can stream the show by visiting their website.

We're looking forward to hearing the new song and we've included the band's original post below so be sure to visit their Facebook page and click that "follow" button to keep up with everything happening in the world of the Tonez!


TONEZone: TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY! Make sure to tune your radio to WDZD 99.1 FM THE Fun One at 10am. It’s The Wave -...

Posted by The Tonez on Friday, 23 April 2021
Congrats to the 2021 Inductees
Friday, April 23 2021

Mike Worley and Peter Carpenter announced the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame Inductees today on 94.9FM The Surf in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. These individuals will be inducted Friday November 12, 2021 at 6pm in the Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort Ballroom. We'd like to say congratulations from your friends at Flip Flop Live to these three deserving individuals.

- Doug Winstead
- Rick Lee
- Curtiss Carpenter

Take part in the celebration in N. Myrtle Beach and support your favorite bands, artists, DJ's, shag clubs, venues and the entire industry by joining the academy today! The biggest Beach Music party of the year is coming November 11th - 14th in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the 27th Annual Carolina Beach Music Awards. For more details stop by the Carolina Beach Music Academy website.

CBMA Hall of Fame LIVE
Friday, April 23 2021

Stream the Hall of Fame show below starting at 12:00PM


Having trouble with the player? You can also stream the show here!

Carolina Beach Music HOF 2021
Friday, April 23 2021

We'll be streaming the show LIVE right here on Flip Flop Live!

Today (Friday, April 23, 2021) join DJ Mike Worley and Peter Carpenter at 12:00 Noon as they announce the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame Inductees LIVE on 94.9 The Surf. Tune in and be the first to hear! These individuals will be inducted Friday November 12th at 6pm in the Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort Ballroom. Also support your favorite bands, artists, DJ's, shag clubs, venues and the entire industry by joining the academy today! The biggest Beach Music party of the year is coming November 11th - 14th in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the 27th Annual Carolina Beach Music Awards.

You can listen to the broadcast live on the Surf's website and we'll also have it available for you here on our homepage. If you're unable to listen live, we'll be sure to post the inductees afterwards here and on our mobile app.

View past inductees here

Jim Quick's Swamp Soul Show
Sunday, April 18 2021

The launch of Jim Quick's new "Swamp Soul Show" is quickly approaching. Jim announced the new show in a live Facebook video on March 11, 2021 and recently we've seen announced where you'll be able to tune in weekly. The show launches on April 30, 2021 on the Surf and on May 1, 2021 on Jukin' Oldies. We'd like to congratulate Jim on the new show and we're looking forward to it and be sure to boomark the two links below.

94.9FM - The Surf - Fridays at 5:00PM
Jukin' Oldies - Saturdays at: 3:00PM

Fat Harold's Announces Opening Date
Tuesday, April 06 2021

On April 6, 2021 big news for shaggers and Beach Music fans came in the form of a Facebook post from Lulu Quick-Rigsby. The post read: "BIG ANNOUNCEMENT 🤓🤓🤓...As I’ve been saying the minute I find out the SAVE THE would be the first to know. Get those calendars out and dust off your shoes...The House The Fat Man Built will open the doors on Thursday, April 22nd at 4pm. I’m so excited, I’m shaking in my shoes"

At the time of this article, the post on the Fat Harold's Facebook page had been shared 285 times and followers of the page were commenting in celebration of the announcement. The club closed it's doors on March 18, 2020 by orders of the Governor of South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we're so happy to see they're going to be able to re-open the doors in just a couple of weeks. Be sure to head over to their Facebook page and follow them for club updates.


Inside The Music with Craig Fleming
Tuesday, April 06 2021

There's a new feature on BeachMusic45 that features Craig Fleming. His first article titled "Inside the Music" was released on April 5, 2021 and it focused on all of the music released thus far in 2021. Craig said he "will be providing various content which will probably vary from month to month. My main focus will be providing information on new music being released into the market, but I don't want to lock myself into a particular category of information. I simply want to provide content that is relevant and promotes this music we all love! This first edition of Inside The Music is dedicated to the memory of three of my greatest supporters of this website: Neal "Soul Dog" Furr, Paul Craver, and Bobby Simmons. I know these dear friends of mine are grooving together in Beach Music heaven! I would love to be a part of that party!"

This is great news and we're looking foward to reading the articles and if you'd like to read his first edition, you can view on their website. Congratulations to Craig and what a great job Pat and Robin have done with the recent upgrades on the website.

Update on Johnny Hopkins
Saturday, April 03 2021

We have great news to pass along about North Tower member Johnny  Hopkins. On Saturday, April 3, 2021 Larry Dean shared the following: "To all of our North Tower friends and Johnny Hopkins friends I’m happy to report that Johnny returned home from the hospital today.I’m glad to see that big smile.Keep Johnny in your prayers as he continues his recovery. In the immortal words of Chuck Berry “Go Johnny go go go”

We'll continue to keep Johnny in our prayers here at Flip Flop Live as will so many others. Such great news on Easter weekend!


To all of our North Tower friends and Johnny Hopkins friends I’m happy to report that Johnny returned home from the...

Posted by Larry Dean on Saturday, 3 April 2021
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