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Stream the CBMA Show!
Thursday, September 17 2020

It's hard to believe but it's time for the 2020 Carolina Beach Music Academy Nomination Show. 2020 has certainly been interesting and we've missed seeing all of our friends this Summer and we can't wait to get together with everyone. Today let's celebrate what we love, Beach Music! So many work behind the scenes daily keeping our tradition alive and this is our turn to show them how much we appreciate what they do. Once you receive your ballots to vote for the nominees announced today be sure to watch for the notification email or notice in the mail advising how to complete your ballots and the deadline for submission. Good luck to everyone!

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Happy National Radio Day
Thursday, August 20 2020

August 20, 2020

Happy National Radio Day from Flip Flop Live!
While it's not a nationally sanctioned holiday, we love to celebrate the invention of the radio on August 20th each year. What would the world be like without Radio? It brought us closer together as a nation including use in government operations, news and music distribution and many other uses that are widely used today. Celebrate radio each and every day because we certainly do!

Think about the careers that were made possible throughout the radio industry and what about the fame some achieved in the early days while families sat around listening to radio programs. Not only should we celebrate the radio itself but support your favorite DJ's, the stations and the sponsors who help keep these stations on the air. You can't have one without the other and these talented guys and gals keep the music playing twenty-four hours a day for our enjoyment. Certainly technology has advanced where we now have satellite and internet radio and while they may not transmit across the same airwaves, they still derive from the original radio and they have become part of our everyday lives.

Thank you to all of our DJ friends, station owners and sponsors! If you'd like to discover new shows, stations and DJ's be sure to check the radio schedule on our homepage and also our DJ and Radio listing pages and connect with new friends.

 Covid-19 / The 2020 CBMA's
Wednesday, July 08 2020

July 8, 2020

In three emails shared earlier today, they've released information on Cammy weekend in November along with an extended nomination window due to COVID-19.  We have information from all of the messages below. **Please note** as of right now (Wednesday, July 8, 2020), Cammy weekend HAS NOT been canceled. They're not making the determination at this time but they do plan on announcing the plans during the nomination announcement show that will broadcast live on 94.9 FM The Surf on Friday, September 25, 2020. Stay tuned for more updates!  Also if you haven't joined the academy yet, you can visit this link for more information.


EMAIL #1

Covid-19 / The 2020 CBMA's

Due to the Covid19 pandemic, it does not look like the 2020 CBMA Weekend will be taking place due to the rising surge in the virus and the age demographic of many of our supporters.

Currently, we are still planning to do the nomination and voting process and to have some sort of either small scale event at OD Resort and/or a virtual event in November to present the awards.

We are not making a final decision at this time for the weekend but plan on making an announcement during the September Nomination Announcements on 94.9FM The Surf on Friday September 25th as to what type and kind of event we will have in November.        

We are extending the Nomination window this year until July 31st for availability for a project to be nominated due to the virus. Ballots will be mailed and/or emailed around July 20th so you can have some time to get them filled out and back in by the August 14th Deadline.

 ****There have been some changes on this year’s ballots in the following categories,

1.) All projects must now be released “and charted” by the deadline. In prior years, the project was eligible if released “and played” by the deadline on at least 3 or more shows.

2.) FM & AM Radio DJ have been combined to Radio DJ of the Year. We will allow up to 7 Nominees in this one category. This change came about as of a result of the many networks doing shows on many different formats which made the category hard to define fairly.

3.) Rising Star has changed the Eligibility period from 3 years to 5 years due to the lack of new artist entering the industry.

We here at CBMA are keeping a close eye on the Covid-19 situation and hope and pray that this pandemic will end soon and we can all get back to the Live Carolina Beach & Shag Music we love so much!!

Please support your local businesses that are struggling to stay afloat and make sure that when the time comes to patronize those establishments that keep our music and dance alive.

Last year with the help and direction of Bo "The Web Guy" Gilbert, we found out it is possible to do the Nominations and Voting online which we might have to do 100% this year due to the Coronavirus and postal restrictions.


Renew Your Membership today Online below

Click Here

You can still join online by postal mail using this link to copy and print out the form and mail in with a check or credit card info.

Click Here for Application

Industry Members can join above online or using the link below to download the application and mailing it in

Industry Application


If you have a group of individuals that love Carolina Beach Music such as a Fan Club, a Night Club, Radio Station, etc...

You can join as a group and get a discount to join by using the link below

Organization Membership App

 

 

EMAIL #2

Covid-19 / The 2020 CBMA's

Deadline to Join and be able to

"Nominate your favorites" Is July 15th!

So time is running out,

Join Today!!


You can still join the academy

up to September 15th!

and be able to "Vote" for the nominees!

 

Renew Your Membership today Online below

Click Here

You can still join online by postal mail using this link to copy and print out the form and mail in with a check or credit card info.

Click Here for Application

Industry Members can join above online or using the link below to download the application and mailing it in

Industry Application

If you have a group of individuals that love Carolina Beach Music such as a Fan Club, a Night Club, Radio Station, etc...

You can join as a group and get a discount to join by using the link below

Organization Membership App

 

 

EMAIL #3
 

2020 CBMA Not Cancelled Yet!!

We are not making a final decision at this time for Cancelling the Weekend but plan on making an announcement during the 2020 Nomination Show on 94.9FM The Surf on Friday September 25th as to what type and kind of event we will be able to have in November.

(This show is when we announce who is nominated in each category for the November Awards)

 

**It all depends on the Virus and the Restrictions we must follow in November!!

More info to follow in the coming weeks!!

Please check www.cammy.org for the latest info!!

Renew Your Membership today Online below

Click Here


You can still join online by postal mail using this link to copy and print out the form and mail in with a check or credit card info.

Click Here for Application

 

Industry Members can join above online or using the link below to download the application and mailing it in

Industry Application

 

If you have a group of individuals that love Carolina Beach Music such as a Fan Club, a Night Club, Radio Station, etc...

You can join as a group and get a discount to join by using the link below

Organization Membership App

 

Beach Music Event Reminder
Friday, June 19 2020

We do our best here at Flip Flop Live to keep our event calendar updated but of course like most bands, artists, DJs, shag clubs and venue calendars, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the way we do things the past couple of months. We HIGHLY encourage you to check with the venue or entertainer listed on any event on our calendar to confirm it will still be held as scheduled. While we do list/create many of the events on our platforms, the majority are hosted by others are updated on their end and we have no control over the information listed.

At times it seems as though some areas on the East Coast are getting back to "normal" but plans are changing quickly and we try our best to keep things updated daily but it's not getting any easier. Should you need the address or phone number to the various venues we have those available on our Venue Page. If you're a venue owner and you're not listed here, please contact us today so that we can add your information for our visitors.

Stay safe, keep supporting Beach Music and we hope to see everyone soon!

Andy Lucy and Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe
Flip Flop Live

Save Our Stages
Friday, May 15 2020

Thanks to Jim Quick for sharing the post below:

" The future of our music industry is in dire straits. I understand that there are a lot of serious issues at hand today. However, when this is all over we may have a crisis in the music world. Small music venues are the foundation of live performing artists. Without them there is no musical expression. From small clubs to amphitheaters, they complete the circle that is the relationship between the artist and the music lover. We as the writers, singers, and performers have been most creative during these insane and most unusual times. But, we need to be mindful of the dormant structures that we all call home for the healing with sounds of soul. Please go to saveourstages.com and write a letter to legislators asking them to save our independent music venues.
#saveourstages"

 

Beach Music Newsletter
Wednesday, May 06 2020

Distributed to our mailing list on Saturday, April 25, 2020.
Join our mailing list today to receive the updates first!

Beach Music Loses Another Legend
DJ Steve Hardy

This past year has been filled with so much news surrounding legendary Beach Music contributor and DJ, Steve Hardy. From the announcement of his retirement, to the release of the “Party for a Lifetime” CD, his final farewell during his “Thanks for Listening Christmas Party” and now to the sad news of his passing. The Hardy family members have been through a lot but the love shown throughout various areas of the industry for Steve and the family surely is a blessing. We will continue to keep them in our prayers as they move forward with the arrangements and final preparations.

COVID-19
We hope you and your family are staying safe during the recent health issues facing our country and the rest of the world. We know everyone is ready to get back to the clubs and events and we’re praying for the bands, artists and venues who are feeling the biggest effect of the shutdown. We’re so thankful for the connections we still have with everyone because of technology and we’re at least able to see each other online.

CBMA NEWS
2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

Did you catch the 2020 Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame Inductee show on 94.9FM The Surf with Mike Worley and Peter Carpenter? Congratulations to all of the inductees and we can’t wait to see you in November in N. Myrtle Beach.

Inductees

  • Wilson Howard.
  • Pat Christie
  • Steve Davis
  • Eddie Cogle
  • Johnny B Barkley
  • Fred Foxx
  • Neal "Soul Dog" Furr
  • Bob Collins and the Fabulous 5
  • Loafers Beach Club in Raleigh, NC
  • WNCT 107.9FM in Greenville, NC
  • Jim Quick


Reminder to Renew your CBMA membership
Let’s make a big push for new and renewing CBMA members. No matter your role in the industry whether you’re a fan, music lover, band, DJ, artist, venue or shag club, invite your family and friends to join. Single memberships start at only $25.00 for the year and couples start at $40.00. We have all of the information for you on our website: www.flipfloplive.com/cbma In order for our industry to grow and to increase votes for your favorites during the awards show it takes members to make it count. Every vote counts!


UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
July 15, 2020 – Deadline to join the CBMA and be eligible to nominate
September 15, 2020 – Deadline to join the CBMA and be eligible to vote
November 12-15, 2020 CBMA Weekend and Award Show

 


BAND / ARTIST NEWS

Blackwater Band / Too Much Sylvia
The Boys are Back in Town

Back in March, Green dot records released “The Boys are Back in Town featuring Blackwater and Too Much Sylvia. Expect a forthcoming compilation CD, including “THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN” and other
new music from Carolina artists very soon!

Hip Pocket
Band Member Lineup Changes
Through a Facebook post on March 14, 2020, the band announced that Jaron Bradley “Breeze” was no longer with the band. No other information was offered at that time and we haven’t been notified of any further updates to their lineup. We wish the band and Breeze nothing but the best going forward.

Bands/Artists Perform Live Online
Several bands and artists are using the internet and social media to continue to entertain their fans. We’ve shared several videos on our website from these sessions and we will continue to add them as we receive the submissions. This is the dedication and creativity that we love in our industry. So many refuse to take a break and they keep the music playing and we’re loving it and so are many others.

Swingin’ into a New Website
The Swingin’ Medallions announced April 17, 2020 that they’ve launched their brand new website and they also provided updates to their upcoming shows. We have the video posted on our website news feed if you have a few minutes and would like to watch.

Rick, Lesa and Mike Debut New Music
On April 20th, Rick Strickland, Lesa Hudson and Mike Taylor announced the release of a new song “A Little More Love”. It was released on April 19th during a worldwide Facebook Live event where Rick and Lesa were joined via webcam by Mike as they discussed the details and allowed viewers the chance to preview the new track. We have more details and the video posted on our website news feed.

Randy Clay Band Release New Song
The Randy Clay Band’s new song “Tip the Hat” debuted today, (Saturday) on Eric Bowman’s show on WDZD 99.1FM The Wave. On their announcement they state; “Get ready line dancers! This is one you’ll love”. We have the full store along with links to Eric’s live stream and the band’s website. Be sure to tune in Saturday to hear the new release.

 


INDUSTRY NEWS

Beach Music and Covid-19
Let’s all support the industry during this period…  

On March 17, 2020, we posted on our website an article on what we felt everyone could do to help the industry continue to thrive during the pandemic. You can read the full article on our website newsfeed but some of the ideas were to call your favorite DJs and while we’re at home support their shows. We suggested how you can interact with the bands and artists online helping boost their exposure as well as buying merchandise to help support them financially. We also included shag club, venue and industry ideas. If you have a few minutes, you can the entire article that goes more in-depth.

Good News Anyone?
Firefighter helps a Virginia Beach Music celebrity

Have you ever visited the Virginia Beach oceanfront during one of their Beach Music events? If so, chances are you’ve seen or met Travis Thereault! You will usually find him announcing the bands, helping with equipment or hanging out backstage. Travis is a local celebrity and friends to all of the Beach Music bands. A local firefighter heard that Travis’ bike was stolen and he jumped into action. You can watch the heartwarming news segment on our website. We were so happy to finally hear good news for once in the past few weeks.

FFL Launches Online Station
Flip Flop Live Radio

On Thursday March 19, 2020, Andy Lucy and Jonathan “JJ” Sharpe announced the newest addition to the FFL platform, Flip Flop Live Radio. We’ve been planning to launch an online station for some time but we ushered in the idea several months early with the launch of a new website and radio show. Currently Andy Lucy is hosting a weekly show every Saturday from 7:00-11:00PM called the “Saturday Night House Party” which is an all request show playing a wide array of genres. For more information you can visit: www.FlipFlopLiveRadio.com  Last weekend we also debuted the “Flip Flop Live Radio Show” on WEVA 860AM in Emporia, Virginia. A twenty-four hour format is planned with several featured shows in the works. Thank you to everyone for your support and join us on Saturday evening where you can text your requests and join our live chat!


Johnny Draper Blasts into Saturday Nights
Host of the weekly show “Friday Beach Blast”, Johnny Draper launches a new show on Saturday on 107.7 FM The Lake based out of South Hill, Virginia. His Friday night show can also be heard on 107.7 along with WTRG 97.9FM, EARL 98.3FM based out of Weldon, North Carolina. Johnny plays a great mix of music including a weekly tribute to Charlie Byrd who was host of “The Charlie Byrd Beach Blast”. Congratulations Johnny!

 

Highway 17 with Ben Morris
Beach Shag Rhythm and Blues Radio

On April 20, 2020, Beach Shag Rhythm and Blues Radio announced the addition to their current lineup as they announced “Highway 17 with Ben Morris. Loving music from an early age, Ben talks about when he was around seven years old, “I was taken back by the sounds of those old Brunswick labeled records and I was hooked on the R&B music sounds.” Also he recalls “my Mom singing to Far Away Places, Washed Ashore and other songs that eventually woke me up to Beach Music.

 


SHAG NEWS

Society of Stranders Make Tough Call
SOS Spring Safari Canceled

The ACSC/SOS Board members made a tough decision to cancel SOS Spring Safari due to the coronavirus. Nobody likes to cancel or reschedule events and surely an event like SOS that impacts so many, it makes the decisions even harder. In their release it stated: “it is our responsibility for your safety and well-being, as we are an older group and it seems to affect our group the most. Your understanding of the situation will help us get through this.” They are talking about planning for an expanded Fall Migration in which we hope the Covid-19 situation will not be of any concern.

Online Shag Lessons
Sam and Lisa West

In an attempt to bring some normalcy to the shag community, Sam and Lisa West offered online shag lessons and we think that’s a great idea! After their first lesson the response was so positive they’ve decided to continue the classes on Sundays and Thursdays and includes; Music and Warm-up, Beginner Class, Music and Break followed by an Intermediate Class. They also started a “Virtual SOS” on YouTube for $75.00 for a single and $100.00 for a couple/household. Visit their website or Facebook page for details and you can find those links on our website news feed.


HAPPENING AT FLIP FLOP LIVE
Flip Flop Live Tests New Feature

We’re getting closer to the launch of a brand new feature for Flip Flop Live. We’ve been working on this feature for several months and we’re now in the final testing stages before our official launch. We hope to release more details in the next couple of weeks on the official announcement.

Lake Life / Salt Life…..does it matter? Give us water and Beach Music!
Lake Life Live and Flip Flop Live are teaming up for something special and we plan on bringing you this announcement this weekend or at least by early next week. Stay tuned!

 



WE NEED YOUR SUBMISSIONS
Bands, DJ’s, Shag Clubs, Venues, Radio

We have lists organizing the various aspects of the industry by category. Now is the perfect time to make sure your organization is listed on our website and make sure we have the correct details and links. If your band, club, venue, station or organization is hosting a beach/shag event, send us the details to: events@flipfloplive.com  The industry is made up of so many aspects within the Beach Music community and we want your information included and all details to be listed correctly. You can also join the members in the “Flip Flop Live Shaggers” group on Facebook. Share your information, events, photos and anything else you’d like once we get back to normal.

THANK YOU!
Thank you to Skelton Speed Shop in Brodnax, Virginia, Hite’s Clothing in Clarksville, Virginia, Brian Parks with Virginia Farm Bureau of Boydton, Virginia, Butch Halpin and the Carolina Sounds Beach Show, John Hall from Johnny’s Jukebox, Scott Walker from the Thursday Night Beach Therapy and Townsend Link from the Beach Bound and Down Radio Show. They’re all sponsors of Flip Flop Live and we can’t thank them enough for enabling us to take our platforms even further.

Also to the following: Sunset Sounds Concert Series, Lake Life Live Concert Series, ECSC Fall Breeze, Cabin Fever Throwdown, Hope Abounds East Coast Shag Classic, Julian B. Fowler and the We Be Jammin’ Concert Series for allowing us to partner with you on the promotion of your events.




Submit your news!

We work hard finding the latest and most up to date information pertaining to the Beach Music industry. If you have anything that you feel our visitors would find interesting or if you have an upcoming announcement etc, we want to know about it. If you have something you’d like to include, you can contact us on our website or send an email to: webmaster@flipfloplive.com
 
We have one goal at Flip Flop Live and that’s to be your one stop destination for EVERYTHING Beach Music. Our platform is not focused on one artist, band, venue, station, shag club or DJ, we're here to promote Beach Music in its entirety. We've built our website around the "community" and the only way we will be able to grow is with your input, suggestions, and submissions. Thank you for the emails we currently receive and we look forward to growing with all of you.

Do you know someone that would like to receive our emails? Forward this to them and
they can also sign up at: www.flipfloplive.com


Andy and Jonathan “JJ”
Your Flip Flop Live Team!

 


 

New Daily Radio Show Schedule
Tuesday, April 28 2020

We've been working on adding another feature to our platform and we thought this would be a great time to announce it with everyone being close to their radios and mobile devices in lieu of attending live events. What a great time to discover new stations, shows and DJ's. Just like we pulled all of the live events together into one calendar we wanted to do the same for the DJ's and radio stations who offer streaming in conjuction with their regular broadcasts. We want to help you reach new listeners so we're announcing the FFL Streaming Radio Schedule.

You will find it on our homepage and it will update throughout the day as shows cycle through and you can also view a full page version here. If your show isn't listed we invite you to submit your details to us and if you  need to make a correction to a listing you can also do that on the same form. We've compiled our current list from various station and show websites listed on our website. Is your favorite show or station not included? Let us know because we want everyone listed!

Thank you for your continued support for Flip Flop Live and the Beach Music Industry! We want our information to be correct and complete to make your experience on our platforms easy to navigate and reliable.

Your Flip Flop Live Team!

Full page view of the schedule Click Here!

Hall of Fame Show LIVE
Friday, April 24 2020


#cbmahof

Inductees

  • Wilson Howard.
  • Pat Christie
  • Steve Davis
  • Eddie Cogle
  • Johnny B Barkley
  • Fred Foxx
  • Neal "Soul Dog" Furr
  • Bob Collins and the Fabulous 5
  • Loafers Beach Club in Raleigh, NC
  • WNCT 107.9FM in Greenville, NC
  • Jim Quick
We lost a legend this morning
Thursday, April 23 2020

We lost a Beach Music legend this morning as Steve Hardy passed at 3:05AM. Our prayers go out to the entire family and Beach Music community during this time. Once arrangements have been made we’ll be sure to share those for you here on Flip Flop Live.

NEW SHOW - Beach Bound and Down
Sunday, February 16 2020

February 16, 2020

Beach Shag Rhythm and Blues Radio is excited to announce the addition of a new weekly live radio show! Starting Tuesday, February 18th we are ‘’BEACH BOUND AND DOWN with Townsend Link’’! They invite you to join Townsend EVERY Tuesday night from 7-10pm on Beach Shag Rhythm and Blues Radio! You can listen on their website or by downloading the LIVE365 app on your IOS or Android devices! This will be a live weekly show and will play the best in beach music and all your requests! Be sure to give the Beach Bound and Down with Townsend Link Facebook page a “like” so you can stay up to date with all the happenings and send him messages with your requests! Townsend is looking forward to this new venture and is excited to spend his Tuesday’s with you!

 

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