Tuesday, January 31 2023
On January 29, 2023 the Colonial Shag Club shared a post on their Facebook page showing the Certificate of Recognition presented to Lloyd "Scoop" Pitzen. The certificate reads: "Providing literacy excellence in publishing the Colonial Crier in 2022. Your efforts ensured members were informed of newsworthy events in our club and within the shag dancing community." The certificate is dated December 31, 2022 by Michael Dyson, President of the Colonial Shag Club. (See original post/photo below)
Congratulations Lloyd, it's never easy deciding what's newsworthy with all of the various topics available throughout the beach music community and our hats off to you. We've read many of the newsletters on your club website and we must say it's professionally organized and it looks great!
Based out of Newport News, Virginia, the Colonial Shag Club has a wonderful website that includes the above mentioned Colonial Crier along with photos, videos, club information, calendar and more. Use the links below to visit their Facebook page as well as their website.
Saturday, January 28 2023
On January 28, 2023 the South Carolina Shaggers Hall of Fame announced the 2023 Inductees to the hall of fame. The induction ceremony will be held, May 19th and 20th at the OD Arcade. Congratulations from Flip Flop Live and we've also included the original post below from their Facebook page. Be sure to give them a like or follow!
- Judy Duke
Tuesday, January 24 2023
The 21st annual Flem Whitt Beach Music Fesitval is coming up Saturday, August 12, 2023 in Roxboro, North Carolina at the Hyco Lake Recreation Area. The 2023 lineup is a great one that includes; The Castaways, Jim Quick and Coastline and The Tams. If you'd like a chance to win tickets, you can enter to win on the Flem Whitt Beach Music Festival Facebook Page. To enter, look for the video that we've posted below on the Flem Whitt page and you need to like, share and comment Jaycees. Be sure you visit their Facebook page to be entered. The winner will be drawn on Friday, January 27, 2023. Make plans now to attend, we went last year and we had a great time!
Monday, January 23 2023
The entertainment lineup for the ninth annual Atlantic Beach Music Festival has been announced. The event will be held Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 11AM until 6PM. on the boardwalk at The Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.
We've included additional event information below thart was published by the Carteret County News-Times on Friday, January 20, 2023.
ATLANTIC BEACH - With the ninth annual Atlantic Beach Music Festival on the horizon, the town of Atlantic Beach has released an event date and a schedule of performers. The festival is free to attend and will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20 on the boardwalk at The Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.
Featured this year are Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot from 11 a.m. to noon, The Band of Oz from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Jim Quick & Coastline from 2 to 3 p.m., I-42 Band from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and The Mighty Saints of Soul from 5 to 6 p.m.
Sponsors are invited to business after hours at the Doubletree by Hilton on Wednesday May 17 which will feature a performance by The Embers and a sponsor’s reception on Friday, May 19 at Memories Beach Club.
In addition to live music, a variety of food trucks will be on site. Food vendor applications are still being accepted, and preference will be given to Atlantic Beach businesses.
Free and paid parking will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis for those who wish to attend. Free parking may be found at The Carteret Community College and The Atlantic Beach Town Park. The DoubleTree by Hilton also has free parking for guests or $10 for non-guests. Other parking may be located at 3505 Arendell St., Morehead City; 915 W Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach; and 2717 W Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach. Limited parking spaces will also be available for $3 at The Circle. Free shuttles to and from the festival will be provided from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to any of the listed parking lots. Riders will be limited to coolers 32 quarts or smaller and may be subject to inspection. No open beverages will be allowed on the shuttle.
Pets and glass containers are not allowed, and there will be a limit of one folding chair per person.
Sunday, January 22 2023
On Saturday, January 14, 2023, Ray Scott of Riptide Radio announced that DJ Justin Rubow would be joining the Riptide family of DJs starting Thursday, March 2, 2023. Justin's new show, "Rhythm and Waves" will air from 7PM until 10PM every Thursday and you can stream the show on their website and on the TuneIn app. We've included the announcment video from the Riptide Facebook page below along with the new logo. Congratulations Rubow, we look forward to tuning in.
Saturday, January 21 2023
On Monday, January 16, 2023 the Pink Slips Band announced their new drummer Frankie Burney. If you were at the 2022 Carolina Beach Music Awards in November, you had the pleasure of hearing Frankie on stage with the guys. We've included the band's official release below and we'd like to congratulate Frankie and we look forward to seeing the guys on the road soon.
“RE”introducing FRANKIE BURNEY!
The Pink Slips Band is proud to “re”introduce you to Frankie Burney! Frankie is a very familiar face in the band as he has been our front of house sound engineer for the past 4 years. Recently our drummer, Billy Prease, decided to bid farewell to the band in order to spend more time with his grandchildren and travel with his lovely bride. With Billy’s departure, Frankie stepped up with interest in filling the spot of drummer with the band.
Frankie started showing signs of rhythm at a very young age, tapping on the dashboard, counter top, or anything else he was near while listening to music. His parents bought his first drum set when he was in the fourth grade. Frankie's inspiration as a child was Peter Criss, the drummer of the band Kiss. He liked Peter because he played drums and sang. Frankie played with too many bands to count from ages 15 to 30 including Catch 22, Scott Free, Atlantic Spotlight, several young garage bands, and was the original drummer for The Blackwater Band. In 2008, Frankie was in an auto accident that took half of his right arm. The loss of his arm hindered his drumming. With unmatched dedication, perseverance, and practice, he has developed a method of drumming that you would never know he doesn’t have 2 arms! After many years of not playing drums full time Frankie has stepped up to the plate, shown what he has to offer, and blown people away with his growth and abilities. We are beyond proud to announce that he is the new drummer for The Pink Slips Band.
Frankie worked as a specialist with autistic children, contracting with Whiteville City Schools, for 15 years until being forced into retirement in 2009 by the accident. He is a walking miracle and living proof that life can knock you down but as long as you're determined you'll come back swinging (or drumming) stronger than ever. When not with the band Frankie breeds and sells ball pythons, he is also the District Director for Dixie Youth Baseball in Bladen and Columbus County. Frankie and his wife, Christy, have 2 grown children, Whitney and husband BJ, and Sky. They have 3 amazing grandchildren, Riley Grace, Hunter and Aubree.
With this transition we will miss having Billy on the backline. Billy was essential in the formation of The Pink Slips Band and contributed in more ways than we can count. At the same time we know that Frankie is the perfect person to fill those shoes and we are beyond excited where he will take us in 2023 and beyond. Show Frankie some love and next time you see him at a gig make sure to say hey!"
Wednesday, January 11 2023
The town of Hillsville, Virginia has announced their 2023 Second Saturday Concert schedule and as always, admission is free! The concerts are located at Courthouse Square (corner of Court & Pine Street) and cruise-in on N. Main Street.
May 13, 2023 - Cat5
From the Town of Hillsville, Virginia - 2023 is going to be a great year of music and cars for Hillsville! Friends of Hillsville Inc. and the Town of Hillsville, VA present Second Saturdays beginning in May. Concerts are held at Courthouse Square (corner of Court & Pine St.) and start at 7:00 p.m. Admission is FREE. At 5:00 p.m. on N. Main St., Blue Ridge Summer Thunder - Carroll Cruisers has their cruise-in. Hot rods, antiques, classics...you'll see them in historic downtown.
Saturday, December 24 2022
On December 12, 2022 we shared information about the celebration of life for Charlie Brown (Ed Weiss) and we promised to update everyone once we had more information. The following photos were shared by Suz Weiss that contains information for both events.
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Also if you're looking for a special gift for a beach music fan, A Life "On The Beach" would be an awesome gift.
A Life "On the Beach" The Charlie Brown Story
Saturday, December 17 2022
Are you still on the hunt for that special gift for the person that has everything? We may be able to help with some ideas from the Beach Music community and they're sure to love it.
Carolina Beach Music Academy Membership
CBMA Awards Show Tickets
Shag Club and/or SOS Membership
Artist / Band / Industry Merchandise
Friday, December 16 2022
Deb Browning and Jim Quick released a Christmas single "Santa Claus is Back in Town" and it debuted on 94.9FM The Surf. Deb' also has a full Christmas cd, "Here Comes Christmas" that can be purchased directly from her website. The cd features ten songs including; Here Comes Christmas, All Over the World, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Jingle Bells, Winter Wonderland, Go Tell it on the Mountain, Blue Christmas, Santa Claus is Back in Town, Jingle Bell Rock and Slient Night.
We've included the YouTube video for you below but you can also hear the new song with Jim Quick on your favorite beach music stations so call your dj's and request it.
Wednesday, December 14 2022
The 2023 Keepers of the Dance contest is coming to Fat Harold's Beach Club on Friday, February 3, 2023 and Saturday, February 4, 2023 with total prize money of $5,000 +. On Friday it will be the qualifying contest for the Junior, Senior and Open Divisions. All sign up by 7:00PM and the Junior Division will begin at 8:00PM. Friday will cut to six in each division and pay the top three.
Saturday will be the finals contest and it will begin at 8:00PM. This will pay all six in each division with plaques to the top three.
In a recent post by Bob Myrick on the SOS Facebook group he advised: " Sponsor's needed for the best Boogie Woogie contest on the beach!!" To become a sponsor you can contact Bob at: 1203 Tarpon Pond Rd., N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582. Make checks payable to: Keepers of the Dance
There will be a Saturday afternoon party for sponsors, participants, judges and Keepers of the Dance from 2:00PM until 4:00PM. The Dewey Kennedy Eddie Monsour scholarship will be announced Saturday night.
For full details on this event and Keepers of the Dance, visit their official website here!
Monday, December 12 2022
A Celebration of Life Party for DJ Charlie Brown (Ed Weiss) is currently being planned for January 22, 2022 in Raleigh North Carolina and another at 333 in Burlington, North Carolina on January 29, 2022. When more information is released on these two events, we'll be sure to update this news article. Also if you're looking for a special gift for a beach music fan, A Life "On The Beach" would be an awesome gift.
A Life "On the Beach" The Charlie Brown Story
Sunday, December 11 2022
On November 21, 2022, Cat5 announced their upcoming Christmas release, "Little Drummer Boy". The band shared an update on Saturday, December 10, 2022 that the single is now available for download on their website.
From the Cat5 Website:
Great job guys and we've included a YouTube link for you below as well.
Thursday, December 08 2022
On Thursday, December 8, 2022, Doug Winstead announced on his facebook page, his departure from Blackwater. His post read: "I would like to thank Dale Edwards and the rest of the Blackwater Band, family, friends, & fans for putting up with me & my antics for the last 4 and 1/2 years! We made it through a lot of changes and also the pandemic. It is with mixed emotions and sadness that I'm announcing that I'm no longer in the Blackwater Band. Playing music & singing with these guys & cutting up on stage with Dale and everybody else has brought me much happiness and I wish nothing but the best and continued success in the future! I will still be available for a few remaining shows if needed. Thanks everybody!"
We wish you all the best Doug! You're always such a huge talent and fun to watch on stage while being the nicest guy off stage. We know your Blackwater family will certainly miss you.
Wednesday, December 07 2022
On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, TIm Clark of the Tim Clark Band announced on the band Facebook page that his final performance with the band will be December 31, 2022 at 3001 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We wish Tim all of the best in his future endeavors and we'll miss seeing the band. You will find his original post below:
Of course, I did not accomplish all of the above by myself. I have had the privilege of playing with some of the finest musicians on
the east coast. For several years now I have had my amazing son
Brandon in my band. His incredible talent and stage presence cannot be denied. He is truly a special talent on guitar. As well as the supporting cast Mark Grillo on Drums., Ruddy Ferreira on base
With Daved Kroll on Keys. Kathy Davey on vocals & Erik Davey Road Manager & Sound Engineer Awesome Group
You will be missed,
Saturday, December 03 2022
On Saturday, December 3, 2022 the Pink Slips Band announced the release of their new Christmas single which is an original song written by band member, David Howard Faircloth. It will be released, Monday, December 5, 2022 on Beach Waves Radio during the live show, Highway 17 with Ben Morris starting at 8PM. You can listen on their website, on their mobile app and on the Live365 app. We look forward to hearing it and we'll certainly be tuned in.
Tuesday, November 29 2022
On Sunday, November 27, 2022, David Hicks from the Band of Oz shared a message on his Facebook page that read: "I would like to quell a rumor before it gets spread. Rumor has it that we fired Dustin. This is completely false. Dustin has decided to pursue other interests in the coming year and we all remain good friends. We wish nothing but the best for Dustin and I am sure he wishes the same for the band."
Dustin also provided an update on his Facebook page which reads: "Some of you may have seen the news of my departure from Band Of Oz…I wanted to share from my heart about it for all the wonderful Carolina Beach Music family members I have met along the way… My decision to leave is one I sat on for months…it is not one I made hastily or easily…Read the full post below!
On Tuesday, November 29, 2022 David Franks also shared on his Facebook page about his retirement from the band. "Good morning beach music fans and friends of the Band Of Oz. I feel I must make a statement about my retirement and explain a few things. Let me say first that no, the band is not falling apart. It was quite a coincidence that Dustin and I both gave a notice to quit at the same time. We both will play till New Year's Eve. I cannot state Dustin's reasons for leaving, only mine. Over the last few years, I have started developing problems with my hands." Read the full post below!
We'd like to wish Dustin and David all of the best and we will certainly miss seeing them both on stage with BOZ. So much talent between the two and we know their band family will miss having them on stage and on the road. We had the pleasure of enjoying the band this past Sunday, November 27, 2022 at the Sunday after Thanksgiving Beach Music Festival where the Band of Oz closed out the show after the Feature Attraction Band and Blackwater. We know the Band of Oz will continue to do what they do best with the new additions to the band lineup and we can't wait to catch another show soon!
From David Hicks - I would like to quell a rumor before it gets spread. Rumor has it that we fired Dustin. This is completely false. Dustin has decided to pursue other interests in the coming year and we all remain good friends. We wish nothing but the best for Dustin and I am sure he wishes the same for the band.
I admire and respect how BOZ took a dream as teenagers in the 60s and turned it into a Carolina musical institution now in the NC Music Hall of Fame. I smile thinking about the joy BOZ has been bringing to so many people night in and night out. I will still be in North Carolina, and will not be a stranger. ￼ I hope to run into some of you at a future show I am attending in the crowd! ￼ I’m looking forward to this last handful of performances I have with the boys leading up to the end of the year. Thanks to all who have shown me love as well as my family. Sending Shama Lama love back to all of you…be good to yourselves and others…I’ll see you again somewhere over the rainbow
Thursday, November 24 2022
On Thursday, November 24, 2022 Rivermist announced the release of their newest single featuring Terri Gore and Doyle Wood titled: "Ocean Drive Christmas" on Daxwood Records. Be sure to check out the video release below and call your favorite djs and request the new single.
Rivermist feat. Terri Gore & Doyle Wood
Ocean Drive Christmas
Daxwood Publishing BMI
Produced by Doyle Wood for Daxwood Productions
Daxwood Records is very happy to release this fun Christmas song written by Allen Pier
(Pucker Up, Beach Life, Lucky Man) This was such a fun project! The best part is the friendship between Rivermist, Terri and Doyle! We all truly care about each other and our Families!
We also know and realize the true meaning of Christmas!
Allen Pier-Keys, Orchestration and Vocals
Greg Adair-Drums, Percussion and Vocals
Tony Harrison-Bass Guitar
Rick Starling-Percussion and Vocals
Tate Philips-Recording Terri's vocals at Red Radio Productions
Tuesday, November 22 2022
too MUCH SyLviA has released their newest single and it's a great song! We heard it during the 2022 Carolina Beach Music Awards show in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Sunday, November 13, 2022 along with the video that you will find below. Great job guys and we wish you all the best with this release!
Green Dot Records Presents…
Friday, November 18 2022
The beach music community continues to send prayers to guitarist for the Catalinas and everybody's friend, Donald Jordan. On November 9, 2022 Donald suffered a serious heart attack and his wife Beth has kept his friends and beach music family updated on his condition thanks to his Facebook page. On November 11, 2022 Beth shared that Donald was moved out of CICU and into a regular room.
Earlier today, Friday, November 18, 2022 Beth shared: "Please continue to pray for Donald. We are back at the hospital. They are doing some tests to see what’s going on." and she provided another update that reads: "He is stabilized and being admitted back into the hospital. Donald has wanted to respond to all of your messages, kind words, posts and prayers but he just has not had the energy to do so. I have assured him that all of you would understand that he is unable to reply. He and I are both eternally grateful for the massive outpouring of love and prayers. We would appreciate it if you would continue them, they have made all the difference.May God richly bless you all for your kindness. We love you all"
Thank you Beth for keeping everyone updated and we will continue to send our love and prayers to you both.
The Catalinas shared the following post at 8:40PM on Friday, November 18, 2022 on their Facebook page: "We are asking for prayers for our guitarist Donald Jordan tonight. As he is back in the hospital and struggling with pneumonia.