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Band of Oz Welcomes New Members
Tuesday, February 28 2023

The Band of Oz has welcomed three new members to their lineup. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 the band posted: "Help us welcome these seasoned and incredible musicians to the Band of Oz family! Doug Winstead, Tim Clark and Jody Bundy. We are having so much fun and the energy is contagious. You gotta check our calendar at and come see for yourself!"

We've watched several videos of the band that include the new members and we're looking forward to catching a live show soon. We've included the band's original post below along with a post from Tim and Doug from their pages about their new venture.


From Tim Clark

From Doug Winstead

Holiday Band Announces New Member
Friday, February 24 2023

On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, the Holiday Band announced a new member to their lineup. Their release reads: "THE HOLIDAY BAND welcomes STEVE EDMUNDS to the group!! Steve is a soulful singer and a multi instrumentalist. He will be playing keyboards and singing lead and backing vocals. Steve has been a member of the beach music community for quite some time. He has played with The Castaways and Hip Pocket. He recently had a beach music hit with Gary Lowder with a duet release of the Hall And Oates song Kiss On My List. Steve is also a producer and songwriter. The Holiday Band is excited to join forces with Steve and continue to play the music we love."

Conratulations to Steve and the band and we hope to see you on the road very soon!


2023 Laurinburg After 5 Lineup Announced
Wednesday, February 22 2023

Downtown Laurinburg, North Carolina has released their 2023 Laurinburg After 5 band lineup. The series will begin on April 28th and end September 14th. You will find the band lineup below along with the poster from their original post on their Facebook page. 

April 28, 2023
- New Local

May 19, 2023
- Pizazz

June 16, 2023
- Heads Up Penny

July 21, 2023
- Embers feat. Craig Woolard

August 17, 2023
- Tru Sol

September 14, 2023
- Jim Quick and Coastline



2023 Sounds of Summer Lineup Announced
Sunday, February 19 2023

The Bessemer City 2023 Sounds of Summer Concert Series lineup has been announced. The season will kick off on Saturday, April 22, 2023 and run through Saturday, September 23, 2023. All events will be held at Centennial Park located at 114 W Virginia Ave in Bessemer City, North Carolina. Please find the lineup below and on our beach music calendar located on our website and mobile app. Please note that all events are subject to change without notice.

Saturday, April 22, 2023 – Cat5 Band 

Friday, May 12, 2023 – East Coast Party Band (Down Home Festival)

Saturday, May 13, 2023 – Dirty Grass Soul (Down Home Festival)
Fireworks Show

Saturday, May 27, 2023 – Gary Lowder/Smokin’ Hot 

Friday, June 16, 2023 – ACE Party Band (Juneteenth Festival)

Friday, June 30, 2023 – Too Much Sylvia (Fourth of July Celebration)
Fireworks Show

Saturday, July 22, 2023 – Jim Quick and Coastline Band

Saturday, August 26, 2023 – The Extraordinaires

Saturday, September 23, 2023 – On The Border (Brew & Que Festival)

2023 Surry Arts Council Lineup
Friday, February 17 2023

The dates and bands for the 2023 summer concert series by the Surry Arts Council at Blackmon Amphitheatre have been posted to their website and they've also been added to the Flip Flop Live beach music calendar. They have a tremendous lineup that you should check out and we've included those for you below. If you're interested in attending multiple events, you may want to consider the current sale they have on their annual pass.

The Surry Arts Council announced their 2023 annual pass and the sale they're currently running. The pass is on sale right now for $150 + tax. The post reads: "This pass will give your sweetheart admission to over 50 concerts at Blackmon Amphitheatre and admission to The WPAQ Merry-Go-Round every Saturday morning at The Historic Earle Theatre & Old-Time Music Heritage Hall."

We're not aware when the sale will end but if you're interested in purchasing a pass you can visit their website or evenbrite for full details. We've also included the scheduled bands for their summer series at Blackmon Amphitheatre below and you will also find the events listed on our beach music calendar.

Scheduled 2023 Concerts

April 29, 2023

May 4, 2023
- Embers feat. Craig Woolard
May 5, 2023
- Magnificents Band
May 6, 2023
- Holiday Band
May 12, 2023
- Envision
May 18, 2023
- Band of Oz
May 19, 2023
- The Tonez
May 20, 2023
- Cat5
MAy 26, 2023
- Cassette Rewind

June 1, 2023
- The Catalinas
June 2, 2023
Too Much Sylvia
June 3, 2023
- Extraordinaires
June 8, 2023
- Legendary Motown Revue
June 9, 2023
- North Tower Band
June 10, 2023
Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
June 15, 2023
Blackwater Band
June 16, 2023
June 17, 2023
- The Magnificents
June 22, 2023
- Kids in America - Totally 80's Tribute
June 23, 2023
- The Konnection
June 24, 2023
- Part Time Party TIme Band
June 29, 2023
- Jim Quick and Coastline
June 30, 2023
- The Extraordinaires

July 1, 2023
- Holiday Band
July 6, 2023
- Phatt City
July 7, 2023
- North Tower Band
July 8, 2023
- Blackwater Band
July 13, 2023
- Embers feat. Craig Woolard
July 14, 2023
- Castaways
July 15, 2023
- Ryan Perry Band
July 20, 2023
- Legacy Motown Review
July 21, 2023
- Main Event Band
July 27, 2023
- Elkin Big Band
July 28, 2023
- Entertainers

August 3, 2023
- Liquid Pleasure
August 4, 2023
- Part TIme Party TIme Band
August 5, 2023
- Phatt City
August 10, 2023
- Embers feat. Craig Woolard
August 11, 2023
- Envision
August 12, 2023
- Kids in America - Totally 80's Tribute
August 17, 2023
- Band of Oz
August 18, 2023
- Extraordinaires
August 19, 2023
- Chocolate Chip and Company
August 24, 2023
- Liquid Pleasure
August 25, 2023
- Too Much Sylvia
August 26, 2023
- Castaways
August 31, 2023
- Jim Quick and Coastline

September 1, 2023
- Jukebox Rehab
September 2, 2023
- Holiday Band
September 8, 2023
- North Tower Band
September 15, 2023
- Blackwater Band
September 16, 2023
- Cassette Rewind
September 19, 2023
- Mayberry Days Concert with Envision
September 20, 2023
- Embers feat. Craig Woolard
September 21, 2023
- Band of Oz
September 29, 2023
- The Tonez

October 6, 2023
- Entertainers
October 13, 2023
- Runaway Train
October 14, 2023
- Craig Southern & Phoenixx

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2023 DJ Hall of Fame Inductees
Wednesday, February 15 2023

Jim Rose shared a post on the ABSCDJs Facebook page announcing the 2023 DJ Hall of Fame Inductees. The induction ceremony will take place on Friday during DJ Throwdown in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The DJ Throwdown dates are March 2nd through 4th at Fat Harold's Beach Club and you can check our calendar for full details for that weekend. We'd like to congratulate the inductees!

2023 Inductees
- Gary Gibson from Raleigh, North Carolina
- Bobby Vaughn from Spartanburg, South Carolina
- Tommy Samole from Gastonia, North Carolina

2023 Honorary Inductees
- Milford and the late Becky Powell

Jim's original post:

It gives me great pleasure to announce and congratulate the following DJ’s on their being inducted into the Beach Music DJ Hall of Fame. Their induction will be on Friday at DJ Throwdown held at Fat Harold’s The first weekend in March.
Gary Gibson from Raleigh, NC
Bobby Vaughn from Spartanburg SC
Tommy Samole from Gastonia, NC
The Honorary Inductees are Milford and the late Becky Powell.

Please congratulate these deserving DJ’s on their accomplishment and induction.
ABSCDJ Top 50 of 2022
Monday, February 13 2023

The Association of Beach and Shag Club DJs announced their top 50 shag songs of 2022 as voted on by it's members. We've included a copy of the chart by clicking on  the photo below.

Sunset Sound Waves 2023 Concert Series
Saturday, February 11 2023

The Town of Sunset Beach, North Carolina have released their 2023 Summer Concert Season band lineup on their website. The concerts will be held every Wednesday beginning June 7th located in the Town Park at 206 Sunset Blvd. North. All events will run from 6:00PM until 8:00 and they have a great lineup that you will find below! They also created a printable calendar by month that you can download here!

- June 7, 2023
The Entertainers

- June 14, 2023
North Tower Band

- June 21, 2023
Jukebox Rehab

- June 28, 2023
Blackwater Band

- July 5, 2023
Too Much Sylvia

- July 12, 2023
Julio & the Saltines

- July 19, 2023
Chocolate Chip and Company

- August 2, 2023
Cat5 Band

- August 9, 2023
Jan Michael Fields Band

- August 16, 2023
JB & the Get Down Browns

- August 23, 2023
The Tonez

- August 30, 2023
The Extraordinaires

OD Beach Music Festival 2023 Announced
Thursday, February 09 2023

If you're a member of the Surf Text Club with 94.9FM you should've recieved a message about the 2023 Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival coming up May 6, 2023. We've included the details for you below and you will also find the information on our beach music calendar here on the website and on our mobile app.

Details below from the Surf's website - 02/04/2023:


Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival 2023

Surf Text Club Members
Please read carefully

Tickets for the 6th Annual Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival presented by Carolina Outdoor Power Equipment, 94.9 The Surf and the City of North Myrtle Beach are NOW on Sale. The Current Line-up Scheduled to Perform is

Band of Oz
T. Graham Brown
Jim Quick & Coastline

Host DJ/Emcee is Chad Sain to be joined by the Surf DJ Team.
Gates Open at 10am for the Event at 1st Avenue South Parking Lot in North Myrtle Beach

Reserved Tent Spaces - A Limited Number of Reserved Tent Spaces will be released on April 1st. Festival Sponsors and Surf Advertisers get First Priority on Tent Space Locations. You can add your name to the Interest List and we will contact you about available spaces on April 1st.

T-Shirts - We will have a preview of the T-Shirts on the website very soon - You will be able to pre-order those shirts at a special price less than the day of the event.

Official Friday Night Kick-Off Party
The OD Arcade will feature Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot on Friday Night, May 5th, 2023 - Look for more details as we get closer to the event

The return of the OD Beach Music Festival Shag Contest will be at Fat Harold's on Friday Night brought to you by Charlie and Jackie, Expect awesome prizes and fun for Contestants and Winners.

Sponsors - If you company would like to sponsor the festival this year, please indicate below and we will be in touch with the details.

Thanks for being a member of the Surf Text Club - We look forward to another Great Day in Ocean Drive on May 6th, 2023
Lake Life Live Series Lineup Announced
Tuesday, February 07 2023

This past week the Lake Life Live organizers released their 2023 band lineup that will be held at their outdoor stage located at 416 Virginia Avenue in Clarksville, Virginia. Lake Life Live is a family friendly event held from May until October each year and they were nominated for "Concert Series of the Year" in 2020, 2021 and 2022 by the Carolina Beach Music Academy. They always have a great lineup and this year is no exception! DJ Andy Lucy from Flip Flop Live and Flip Flop Live Radio will be providing the break music between band sets at every event this year so be sure to come up and say hello. Check out the lineup below and make plans to visit Clarksville - "Virginia's Only Lakeside Town".

- Saturday, May 6, 2023 - $10.00 admission
  Buggs Island Beach Music Festival
  Konnection, Castaways & North Tower

- Saturday, June 3, 2023 - $5.00 Admission
  Swingin' Medallions

- Saturday, July 1, 2023 - $5.00 Admission
  Band of Oz

- Saturday, August 5, 2023 - $5.00 Admission

- Sunday, September 3, 2023 - $5.00 Admission
  Embers featuring Craig Woolard

- Saturday, October 7, 2023 - $5.00 Admission
  Blackwater Band

You can keep up with everything happening with this series on their Facebook page, instagram and on their website. Dining, shopping, fishing, swimming and beach music all from this community in Southside, Virginia. Make plans to stay at an area hotel or campground and enjoy these events all summer long.

Rockin' on Raiford Concerts Announced
Sunday, February 05 2023

Selma Parks and Recreation announced their Rockin' on Raiford 2023 band lineup. For each event, the bands perform from 6:00PM until 8:30PM with food trucks operating from 5:30PM until 8:30PM. The events will be held  on Raiford Street in historic downtown Selma, North Carolina. Find the bands listed below along with their Facebook announcement. We have the event details on our website and mobile app calendars as well.

March 16th:
North Tower Band

April 20th:
Sting Rayz

May 18th:
The Switch Band

June 15th:

July 20th:
Wild Ride

August 17th:
Jim Quick & The Coastline Band

September 21st:


Pat Gwinn Celebrates 45 Years!
Friday, February 03 2023

In a Facebook post on Monday, January 30, 2023, Pat Gwinn poated the following: " Wow! So soon? From the ‘70s at WBCU RADIO "UNION COUNTY'S RADIO STATION" through today… now in New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, London, Toronto and many more! Thanks for the memories!!"

Congratulations Pat for years of continued success and thank you for everything you do to support the beach music community.

Original post:

Concerts in the Park Lineup Announced
Wednesday, February 01 2023

On January 30, 2023, the South Hill, Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced their 2023 Concerts in the Park band lineup. The events are held annually at the centennial park amphitheater at 225 E. Danville Street in South Hill. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to sit comfortably on the lawn while enjoying a large outdoor dance floor. Food and beverage vendors will be on location. Gates open at 5:00PM and the band starts at 6:30PM. Make plans to attend!

May 19, 2023 - The Pink Slips Band
June 16, 2023 - too MUCH SyLviA
August 18, 2023 - Gary Lowder and Smokin' Hot
September 15, 2023 - Randy Atwood & the Renegades

For more information be sure to visit the chamber's Facebook page or their website.

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