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Gary Barker Fundraiser
Friday, May 28 2021

Since April, Gary Barker of the Catalinas has been sick with COVID and so many prayers have been extended over social media as well as through cards and other sources. His wife Cyndy made the following post on May 12, 2021; "Thank you all for Garys cards!  He will enjoy them all! And thanks for my cards too! Thank You for the prayers and support!  We love you all!!!"

Johnny Barker setup a GoFund me to help offset the medical bills for Gary's treatment. The GoFundMe page reads: "Gary Barker has been the glue and driving force that has held The Catalinas together since 1965.  He had never missed a job in his 56 years with the band until Friday May 14, 2021. His dedication to his craft is unquestionable. Gary has spent the past month in the hospital fighting Covid-19. Now we need your help. Rehabilitation is only covered by insurance for 3 weeks. After that you're on your own. As you know, medical bills are astronomical.  Also you may send donations to Cynthia Barker, 230 Houpe Rd., Statesville, NC, 28625. Thank you!"

If you'd like to donate, we encourage you to visit the GoFundMe page or mail donations to the address above. Our continued prayers are with Gary and the family as he continues to fight to regain his strength. Thank you for anything y you're able to give!

 

 
Rick Strickland Releases Video
Thursday, May 27 2021

Rick Strickland released his new music video for the single "Dream Come True" on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00PM on the Rick Strickland Band's Facebook page. The video was produced, edited and filmed by Lesa Hudson and we must say she did a great job. We always love it when Rick and Lisa team up for a collaboration and now with the video. Great job guys and we're looking forward to see what the rest of 2021 holds for all of you. 

You can watch the video below and be sure to head over to their social media pages below to like and/or follow to keep up with them. 

 

Rick Strickland Band Facebook

Lesa Hudson's Facebook
 

New Music from the Catalinas
Tuesday, May 25 2021

On March 15, 2021 The Catalinas released their new single: "Just a Little Misunderstanding" featuring Barry Duke. It was originally released in 1966 by the Contours and composed by Stevie Wonder.  Your favorite DJ's and stations have the song so be sure to call and request it. As always, the Catalinas have done a phenomenal job on this release and you can stop by their Facebook page and drop them a note once you've heard it. We look forward to seeing all of the members of the band on the road this summer!

Catalina's Website
Catalina's Facebook

 

SC Shaggers HOF Induction Ceremony
Sunday, May 23 2021

The South Carolina Shaggers Hall of Fame announced the dates to celebrate the 2020 inductees that they had to postpone last year due to COVID-19. The dates will be August 20th and 21st and we have the details listed for you below. You will need to RSVP to Becky Coley (864) 915-9850 or by email: bcoley60@live.com or by clicking here to take care of it online today.

August 20th - Warm Up Party and open dancing with DJ Butch Davidson
August 21st - Private Party 6:00-10:00PM - $5.00
August 21st - Induction Ceremony - 8:00PM
Savilles on 2nd Avenue, N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
All Weekend  - Cash Bar - NO CREDIT CARDS

Your 2020 Inductees are:
Pat Creech - Columbia
Garrett Humphries - Columbia
Norfleet Jones - N. Myrtle Beach
Linda Walker - Charleston
Jeff and Dede Ward - Greenville
 

Original Facebook Post:

Time to Join or Renew with the CBMA
Sunday, May 16 2021

The deadline to renew and/or join the Carolina Beach Music Academy is fast approaching. You can take care of your membership and tickets to the 27th Annual CBMA Awards Show and Weekend online today. The CBMA announced new membership levels for 2021 and we have those details for you below. Now would be a great time to also invite family and friends to join and this would make a great gift for that music lover. For full details on memberships we encourage you to vist the CBMA website and to purchase your tickets to the awards show, visit the Alabama Theatre website.

**Please note**
None of the CBMA memberships below include tickets to the awards show at the Alabama Theatre. Be sure to purchase your tickets seperately by using the link above!

 

Membership Levels:

Academy Member - JOIN TODAY!
For CBMA Weekend Attendees

Academy Member A:  (CBMA Weekend Attendee Membership)
Cost: $70.00 for individual or $120.00 for Couples
Advantage: Nominating and Voting Privileges
Deadline: (Join to be eligible to Nominate July15, 2021)


This level is primarily for the "Hard Core" beach music fan that wants to participate in the Nominating & Votingprocesses of the awards. Requirements for becoming an Academy Member is the payment of the $70 annual dues and you must be at least 16 years of age.

Membership Benefits:
Receive registered and numbered Membership Card (Weekend Pass for CBMA Weekend)
Membership Card is your Weekend Pass (Gets you into all events at OD, Does Not cover Sunday Show
**Nominating & Voting privileges in all voted awards categories
Preferred seating at the Awards Show if tickets are purchased by June 1, 2021
Semi-annual newsletter
Free Admittance to All Participating Clubs & Industry Awards for Entire Weekend
Discounts at select vendors throughout the Southeast (Check Website for preferred Vendors)


Academy Member B:  (CBMA Weekend Attendee Membership)
Cost: $60.00 for individual or $100.00 for Couples
Advantage: Voting Privileges ONLY
Deadline: (Join to be eligible to Vote September 15, 2021)


Membership Benefits:
Receive registered and numbered Membership Card (Weekend Pass for CBMA Weekend)
Membership Card is your Weekend Pass (Gets you into all events at OD, Does Not cover Sunday Show
**Voting Only privileges in all voted awards categories
Preferred seating at the Awards Show if tickets are purchased by June1st, 2021
Semi-annual newsletter
Free Admittance to All Participating Clubs & Industry Awards for Entire Weekend
Discounts at select vendors throughout the Southeast (Check Website for preferred Vendors)


Associate Member - JOIN TODAY!
For Non-Weekend Attendees

Associate Member A:  (Non-Weekend Attendee)
Cost: $35.00 for individual or $60.00 for Couples
Advantage: Nominating and Voting Privileges
Deadline: (Join to be eligible to Nominate July 15, 2021)

Membership Benefits:
Receive registered and numbered Membership Card
**Nominating & Voting privileges in all voted awards categories
Preferred seating at the Awards Show if tickets are purchased by June 1, 2021
Semi-annual newsletter
$5Discount on Weekend Passes(Max 2per membership)
Discounts at select vendors throughout the Southeast (Check Website for preferred Vendors)


Associate Member B:  (Non-Weekend Attendee)
Cost: $25.00 for individual or $40.00 for Couples
Advantage: Voting Privileges ONLY
Deadline: (Join to be eligible to Vote September 15, 2021)

Membership Benefits:
Receive registered and numbered Membership Card
**Voting Only privileges in all voted awards categories
Preferred seating at the Awards Show if tickets are purchased by June 1, 2021
Semi-annual newsletter
$5Discount on Weekend Passes (Max 2per membership)
Discounts at select vendors throughout the Southeast (Check Website for preferred Vendors)


Industry Member - JOIN TODAY!
For Industry Professionals


Industry Member:
Cost: $50.00  per person
Advantage: Nominating and Voting Privileges
Deadline: (Join to be eligible to Nominate July15, 2021

To be an Industry Member you must be an Industry Professional with legitimate ties to Carolina Beach Music (Artist, Band, DJ, Record Company, Booking Agency, Sound & Lighting Technician, Promoter...etc.)(Deadline to join to be eligible to nominate July 15th **(All Industry Professionals or Organizations must be a member of the Academy to be nominated for an award or to participate in the Awards Weekend.) (Industry, Organization & Band Membership Application can be obtained from the CBMA website.

Membership Benefits:
Receive registered and numbered Membership Card (Card Serves as Weekend Pass for CBMA Weekend)
Membership Card is your Weekend Pass (Gets you into all events at OD, Does Not cover SundayShow
Nominating & Voting privileges in all voted awards categories
Preferred seating at the Awards Show if tickets are purchased by June 1st 2021
Semi-annual newsletter
Free Admittance to All Participating Clubs & Industry Awards for Entire Weekend
Discounts at select vendors throughout the Southeast (Check Website for preferred Vendors)

"No one person may hold multiple memberships levels in the same year"

JOIN TODAY!


 

The details above are subject to change without notice. Flip Flop Live, it's employees nor agents shall be held responsible for any incorrect information or details associated with the CBMA memberships, awards show tickets, travel or overnight expenses. We're not responsible for any cancellations, refunds or payments. We're promoting this informaiton as a courtesy to the Beach Music industry and the Carolina Beach Music Academy. For rules, regulations, payments and refunds you would need to seek that information on the CBMA and Alabama Theatre websites as we're not selling any of the above.

Single and Like to Shag? - New FB Group!
Saturday, May 08 2021

Are you single and like to shag - If you're in the N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area there's a new Facebook group that you'll want to visit: "The Beach Shagging Singles". Visit the group and join if you'd like to keep up with the discussions and announcements.

Condolences to the family of Janis Sistare
Friday, May 07 2021

Our prayers go out to the family of Janis Sistare as we learned about her passing from the Sand Hill Shag Club announcement. Her Celebration of Life Service will be at 3:00 PM on Monday, May 10, 2021 at The Chapel of Burgess Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service. We've included her full obituary below and if you'd like to send your condolences to the family, please visit the funeral home website.

OBITUARY:

LANCASTER, SC ~ Janis Melita Hegler Sistare, age 73, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House, Rock Hill, SC.  A native of Lancaster, Janis was born on June 11, 1947 to the late Roachel Hegler and Willie “Melita” Dunn Hegler. Janis will be remembered for her passion of Shag for over 40 years.  She shared this passion with her husband Gene as Shag instructors for many years.  Janis was the recipient of the 2004 Icon Shagging Award and served as a past president of the Lancaster Shag Club.  Janis retired from Springs Industries as a Purchasing Agent.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and her dog, Bella, and loved spending time at the beach.

Janis leaves to cherish fond memories her husband of 29 years, Gene Sistare, who was the light and love of her life; four children, Rachel Ray of Lancaster, SC, Jason Ray (Richard Louie, Jr.) of Charlotte, NC, Dayna Schock (Andy) of Pottstown, PA, Gene Sistare, Jr. of Fort Myers, FL; a brother, Ernest Hegler (Helen); three sisters, Shirley Mackey, Vicki Vincent (Danny), and Kathy Harrison; five grandchildren, Triston, Corey, Skylee, Chevy, and Millie Joan; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Hegler and Bobbie Hegler.

Janis was preceded in death by her parents, Roachel and Melita Hegler; two brothers, Bruce Hegler, and Charles Hegler; two brothers-in-law, Sonny Mackey and Ken Harrison; and her dog Charlie. The Celebration of Life Service for Janis will be at 3:00 PM on Monday, May 10, 2021 at The Chapel of Burgess Funeral Home.  Services will be officiated by Rev. Dr. Bennie L. Stinson. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 pm, one hour prior to the service, Burgess Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box, 22478 or American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231.

 

Jonathan
Monday, May 03 2021

On Friday, April 30, 2021 the Feature Attraction Band announced on their website and Facebook that their guitarist and vocalist, Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe had submitted his resignation with the band. JJ started performing with the members of FAB back when they were called "Overtime" until his return in 2017 when he rejoined the band members after the name change to "Feature Attraction Band".

Their post reads: "OFFICIAL RELEASE: Jonathan JJ Sharpe, guitarist and vocalist for The Feature Attraction Band announced his resignation on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.We've traveled a lot of miles with JJ over the years including with the Overtime Band and we will miss his playing, singing and fellowship in the band. His wife Shanon and children J.W. and Miranda will also be missed at the summertime events we have planned this year. Thank you for everything you've done to move the band forward as FAB wouldn't be where we're at today without your hard work and dedication. We love you brother and we'll miss you!"

Jonathan is also co-owner here at Flip Flop Live and in response he says: "Thank you to everyone that has called, sent a text or messaged me via social media. It's so special to know that I've made so many friends because of my time performing live music. Giving my notice with the Feature Attraction Band was bittersweet and I will always cherish my time with such a great group of talented individuals and close friends. I look forward to seeing them on the road soon during a Flip Flop Live road trip and of course I live within mintues of most of the members so I will still be able to see them often and we still text daily.  They have a talented guitarist coming on board so stand by because he will be a great asset to the band.  So many people have asked what I will be doing and as of right now I will be getting settled at my new office as I'm transferring to another location with my employer and I will be enjoying a little more family time. I'm not removing music from my life as I have Flip Flop Live, I'm working on personal recordings here at home and you just never know where you may see me doing in the near future so I will just say stay tuned."

We've included the band's original post below and we encourage you to visit them on Facebook and give their page a like/follow. You can also keep up with band news by visiting their website.

 

OFFICIAL RELEASE: Jonathan JJ Sharpe, guitarist and vocalist for the The Feature Attraction Band announced his...

Posted by The Feature Attraction Band on Friday, 30 April 2021
Large Crowd for OD Beach Festival
Saturday, May 01 2021

A large number of Beach Music lovers showed up on a beautiful day in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the 4th Annual Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival on Saturday, May 1, 2021. We've seen several photos, videos and posts and it looks like everyone is having a great time and things are starting to get back to normal for the Beach Music community. The event today was hosted by Mike Worley and Chad Sain and featured musical entertainment from Too Much Sylvia, Band of Oz and Jim Quick and Coastline. The content below does not belong to Flip Flop Live and remains property of the person(s) that posted.

 

Posted by 94.9 The Surf on Saturday, 1 May 2021

OD Beach Music Festival!

Posted by 94.9 The Surf on Saturday, 1 May 2021

A view from the Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival thanks to Flip Flop Live contributor Chris Lilley! too MUCH SyLviA LIVE on stage! https://www.facebook.com/100042899631546/videos/486854979421152/

Posted by Flip Flop Live on Saturday, 1 May 2021

News from Archie Bell
Saturday, May 01 2021

In a recent post on Archie Bell's Facebook page, Randy Overton updated the fans on Archie. You will find the original post below along with Archie's mailing address to send him cards, lettters etc. We send our love and prayers to Mr. Bell and we look forward to hearing good news throughout his recovery.

Original Post:
"This is Randy Overton for Archie Bell. This message goes out to all of you around the world who are Archie Bell fans, and facebook friends. Back on March 11, 2021, Archie had a light stroke. We kept this quiet per family request until now. He was in the hospital for a week and then 2 weeks in rehab. He went back into the hospital this past Thursday due to an infection from a pressure ulcer/bedsore. The Dr's said his prognosis for recovery is very good. He will be going to another rehab center once he leaves the hospital early this coming week. He could be there 1-2 months until he gets back to normal. His stroke was on his right side. Dr's said this was a blessing for him. Since he is left-handed and your voice comes from the left side of the brain, he has a lot to be thankful for. He should be Tightening Up again in the near future.

I just spoke to Archie and he would love to hear from his friends. If you could send him a postcard, note, a get well card, anything for him to catch up with his fans/friends and cheer him up would be appreciated.
Please send to:
Mr. Archie Bell
PO Box 24334
Houston, Texas 77229 USA"

Like/Follow Archie on Facebook
 

Let’s send Archie some good vibes!

Posted by Flip Flop Live on Saturday, 1 May 2021
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