Sunday, July 25 2021
Did you receive your ballot email from the Carolina Beach Music Academy? If you didn't receive it, be sure to contact Bo Gilbert by email or by calling: 843-280-9000 and let him know. The deadline to submit your nominations is August 13, 2021.
**Please note at the bottom of this page the venues, people and/or entities listed below that are not longer eligible to be nominated"
Below you will find the categories available for the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards along with their descriptions!
- 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
- Music Video of the Year
- Event of the Year
- Shag Club Event of the Year
- Concert Series of the Year
- Club/Mobile DJ of the Year (Richard Nixon Award)
- Club of the Year (Bill Griffin Award)
- LIVE Music Venue of the Year (Cecil Corbett Award)
- Radio Station
- Radio DJ (Ted Bell Award)
- Syndicated Radio Show of the Year
- Radio Show of the Year (Steve Hardy Award)
- Internet Radio "Show"
- Internet Radio "Station"
- Internet Radio DJ
**The following people venues or entities are NOT ELIGIBLE for nomination due to withdrawing their names or because of a Hall of Fame induction.**
AM Radio DJ
FM Radio DJ
FM Radio Station
AM Radio Station
Event of the Year
Internet Radio DJ
Internet Radio Show
Syndicated Radio Show
Tuesday, July 13 2021
if you were planning to join the Carolina Beach Music Academy and you'd like the opportunity to nominate your favorites in the various categories, time is running out. Thursday, July 15, 2021 is the final day to join in order to be eligible to nominate for the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards. You can join online by visiting the CBMA website and we also have links setup on the CBMA page here on our website.
Let's make 2021 one to remember and invite your friends to join. Introduce them to the various events throughout the industry and of course the one and only Cammy Weekend in November. Last year was tough for so many within our industry so let's bring everything together for 2021 and have the largest membership to date. We look forward to seeing everyone soon and we thank you for supporting Beach Music and the Carolina Beach Music Academy.
Tuesday, June 22 2021
On June 22, 2021, the Associate of Beach and Shag Club DJ's (ABSCDJs) shared the sad news of the passing of Mike Little on their Facebook page. Their post reads: "We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of member Mike Little. Mike contributed to our Association as well as to the greater "shag", "music", and "dance" world for many many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends in the times ahead." Friends of Mike are sharing stories and memories on their own social media accounts and we've even read some on Mike's Facebook page. Here at Flip Flop Live, we'd like to extend our condolences to Mike's family and his friends during this time.
If service information is shared, we'll be sure to update this page with that information.
We found the following information on the Carolina Beach Music Academy (CBMA) website:
Mike resides in Anderson, South Carolina with his wife Barbara. He has three grown, married sons and four grandchildren. He is retired from Electric City Printing Company in Anderson, South Carolina where he last served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Electric City Printing Company. He served as Chairman of the Printing Industry of the Carolinas and President of the Printing Industry’s Foundation Board. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Program (EDP) of the Printing Industries of America and served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of EDP.
He is a graduate of Erskine College and is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Anderson and has served as a Deacon and an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and is a past president of the Men of the Church of Central Presbyterian Church.
Mike has served on the Advisory Board of Wachovia Bank and Bank of America in Anderson and is Advisory Board Emeritus for Anderson College. He also served on the Foundation Board of Tri-County Technical College. In addition, he has served as Chairman of The Foothills United Way and was Campaign Chairman of that organization in 1995. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Anderson, South Carolina and served as President of the organization and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He served over the years as a member and held offices in the local, state and national organizations of the Jaycees. He was local President and State President of the South Carolina JCI Senate.
He is a Master Mason in Hiram Lodge No. 68 in Anderson, South Carolina and a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Greenville, South Carolina.
Sunday, June 20 2021
Beach Party Radio has been added to our station list! They broadcast in Canada and the United States twenty-four hours per day and we've been enjoying their programming. Be sure to stop by their Facebook page and visit their website for their program schedule, contact information and their streaming player. You can also listen on the Live365 app and on your Amazon echo device by saying: "Alexa, play Beach Party Radio".
Be sure your favorite stations and DJ's are listed in our directory!
Sunday, June 20 2021
On June 3, 2021 we told you about an upcoming release from Lesa Hudson titled: "Sunny Days". On June 18, 2021 they hosted a preview party at Duplin Winery early in the afternoon. At 7:00PM they presented the world premiere on the Rick Strickland Facebook page. We were tuned in during the premiere and we have to say we thoroughly enjoyed the new song and so far it looks like it's receiving a great response from those in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for SOS Spring Safari. We've included the premiere video below along with a couple of others. Congratulations Lesa!
Sunday, June 20 2021
On Sunday, June 20, 2021 Cat5 announced the addition of a new bassist starting July 1, 2021. We'd like to wish Billy all of the best in his future endeavors and we'd like to say congratulations to the newest member, Allan Royal, II.
Last week we had the opportunity to audition three very talented and capable Bass Guitar players for the Cat5 Band. All three bring characteristics with them that are unique to the position. And we want to Thank each one of these guys for taking time out of their schedules to share their musicianship with us. It was an honor and a blast to play music with each one of you.Each one was very capable of filling the Bass Guitar Position with Cat5.
But a decision has been made.Storm Chasers, We are truly excited to welcome the newest addition to the Cat5 Band.Mr. Allan Royal II. Allan comes to us from the triad area of Winston Salem.Some of you might remember Allan from his days with Allie Privette in Midnight Allie or on stage with Gary Lowder and Smoking Hot.
His expertise in the studio and on stage brings a new dimension to Cat5 and we are very happy to have him on board. In my opinion Allan is one of the most underrated Bass Players on the East Coast and also a very talented guitarist and singer. Allan’s first show with Cat5 is July 1st so be sure to welcome him into the camp when you see him. We know you are going to love him.For more information on dates near you, check out our Website at www.cat5live.com Thank you for your continued support of the Cat5 Band. We truly appreciate you.Tim Sidden"
We've included the band's original post below and be sure to like/follow them on Facebook and you can also join their private Facebook group: "The Storm Chasers"
Wednesday, June 16 2021
Spring SOS is upon us and we know many bands, DJs and shaggers that have been waiting for this! Beautiful weather, the best music in the world and great friends. That's what Beach Music and SOS are all about. We know the information is out there for the various clubs and events but as always we try to make things a little easier for you. Just like in years past, we've created the "Flip Flop Live SOS Guide" to help you easily find the events you're interested in for various events in N. Myrtle Beach.
If you have our mobile app downloaded to your mobile device, the guide is preloaded and you'll see it as soon as you open the app. If you do not have the app and you'd like to download it, you can search your Google or Apple store for "Flip Flop Live" and download it there, and we also have the links for you here!
If you'd like to download and/or print a copy, we have this available for you here, on the Spring SOS page.
We hope you will find this information helpful as others have in the past. Thank you for supporting Beach Music and we look forward to seeing everyone this summer up and down the East Coast. Be safe and we're looking forward to seeing all of your pictures and videos.
Tuesday, June 15 2021
- The Pointe at Lake Gaston
Local restaurant and live music entertainment venue located on Lake Gaston in Littleton, North Carolina is seeking help from their patrons. If you'd like to see them continue to have events like their 2021 concert series, you'll be interested to read the notice below from the Warren County Board of Commissioners. After just six hours since their post on the venue's Facebook page, it has recieved over one hundred shares throughout Facebook and numerous comments from people voicing their opinion on the notice. The Pointe hosts various events just like their 2021 Beach Music series including: The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, the Band of Oz, The Castaways, Cat5, The Tonez, Blackwater, Jim Quick and Coastline, North Tower and this Sunday with Gary Lowder and Smokin' Hot. We support all venues that continue to bring Beach Music to the loyal fans up and down the East Coast.
"NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
All interested citizens are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Thursday, June 03 2021
UPDATE: June 10, 2021
Lesa Hudson is scheduled to release a new song in the coming weeks titled, Sunny Days and we're looking forward to hearing it. Once an official release date has been set, we'll be sure to provide an update. Be sure to visit Lesa's Facebook page and website.
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!
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.
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!
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: email@example.com or by clicking here to take care of it online today.
August 20th - Warm Up Party and open dancing with DJ Butch Davidson
Original Facebook Post:
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.
Academy Member - JOIN TODAY!
Academy Member A: (CBMA Weekend Attendee Membership)
Associate Member A: (Non-Weekend Attendee)
"No one person may hold multiple memberships levels in the same year"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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