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Did you receive your ballot?
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!

- Engineer of the Year
This award goes to a person who is responsible for engineering recording sessions that yield a specific single or album. This award is also based on final sound quality. You MUST list song title/ project, artist and engineer:

 

- Producer of the Year
This award goes to the person who is responsible for the style and/or arrangement of a specific recording, either single recording or album.
You MUST list song title/ project, artist and producer:

 

- Michael Branch Award
This award is presented to a company or individual who has made a significant contribution to the promotion and advancement of Carolina Beach Music. Recipient can be a booking agency, agent, personal manager, paid-promoter, record label, label promotions person, or music distributor

 

- Song Writer of the Year
This award goes to the person or persons who write songs targeted at the beach music industry. You MUST List writer and song title:

 

- Female Vocalist of the Year
This award goes to the individual female artist based on her recording or in-person performance.

 

- Male Vocalist of the Year
This award goes to the individual male artist based on his recording or in-person performance.

 

- Entertainer of the Year
This award goes to the individual that goes above and beyond to promote and entertain the public as best he/she can during live performances.
You MUST list artist name and group affiliation if any:

 

- Song of the Year
This award goes to a group or individual based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, production and engineering.
You MUST list song and artist:

 

- Group of the Year
This award goes to a group that exudes excellence and pure love for Carolina Beach Music during performances. The group must consist of three or more persons that normally perform live or record together.

 

- Rising Star Award
This award goes to an individual or group, involved in Beach Music for “5” years or less, that has recorded a song that has been verifiably played in regular rotation “AND” charted on our Beach Music Air Force and/or individual Beach Music charts or compiled charts like Beach Music 45.com.

 

- Smoothie - Ballad
This award goes to a group or individual based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, production and engineering. A smoothie is classified as a "shag" song that has a "soft" edge to it and ranges from 90-110 beats per minute (bpm), but not limited to such. A ballad is classified as a slow dance song.
You Must list Song Title & Artist:

 

- Collaboration of the Year
This award goes to the artists (male, female or group) who have collectively recorded an album or single release, featuring at least two artists that normally do not record together. This award is based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, production, and engineering.
You MUST list song title and artists:

 

- Group Album of the Year
This award goes to a group of performers based on vocal and/or instrumentation, performance, song selection, production, artwork, liner notes, and engineering for a Compact Disc / DVD release of five songs or more. You MUST list title and artist:

 

- Solo Album of the Year
This award goes to an individual based on vocal and/or instrumentation, performance, song selection, production, artwork, liner notes, and engineering for a Compact Disc / DVD release of five songs or more. The primary artist must be featured individually on 60% or more of the tracks. You MUST list title and artist:

 

- Compilation Album of the Year
This award goes to the company for the release of a specific Beach Music compilation containing songs from at least three different artists or groups. You must list CD title and Production Company:

 

- National Dance Song
This award goes to the group or individual based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, production and engineering. The award goes to a song that has been released nationally and received national airplay. You MUST list title and artist:

 

- Live Production Award
This award goes to the individual that shows outstanding service in the Live Performance area. This award can go to a Sound Tech, Light Tech, Road Manager or any other live support staff. You Must List Name & Band Affiliation

 

- Instrumentalist of the Year
This award goes to the individual that has perfected his or her ability to play an instrument above and beyond others in their chosen field
Please list name, instrument played and band

 

- Music Video of the Year
This award goes to a group or individual based on vocal performance, instrumentation, song selection, video production and engineering.
You MUST List Song and Artist

 

- Event of the Year
This award goes to the promoter of a single show or concert that includes three or more acts performing live with a band or music tracks.
You must list event name & City:

 

- Shag Club Event of the Year
This award goes to the "Shag Club" or promoter of a single event dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the dance, “The Shag". Please List Event, Club & City:

 

- Concert Series of the Year
This award goes to an organization or event that presents a series of live beach music concerts. The series must consist of at least 4 concerts in a calendar year. Must List Name, Location & City of Series

 

- Club/Mobile DJ of the Year (Richard Nixon Award)
This award goes to a DJ who is known primarily for playing or supporting Carolina Beach Music in a club setting or during mobile performances.

 

- Club of the Year (Bill Griffin Award)
This award goes to the club that primarily uses and promotes Recorded Music and DJ’s throughout the year
Must list Entire Club Name and City located

 

- LIVE Music Venue of the Year (Cecil Corbett Award)
Formerly Show Club of the Year
This Award goes to the club that primarily promotes live artists and bands throughout the entire year. Must list Entire Club Name and City located:

 

- Radio Station
This award goes to the FM or AM radio station that has or is providing airplay of Carolina Beach Music in a regular rotation or with specialty programming.
You must list station frequency and City:

 

- Radio DJ (Ted Bell Award)
This award goes to the radio DJ that best promotes Carolina Beach Music and the industry in general on a daily or weekly broadcast.
**This award is for DJ’s that originates from a terrestrial broadcast, streaming of the DJ and/or Show is not a factor in consideration for this award You must list DJ name, station frequency & City

 

- Syndicated Radio Show of the Year
This award goes to the DJ that is featured weekly on more than one radio station with a single or multiple recorded or live produced program(s). Simulcasts are not eligible. You must list Name of Show and Host:

 

- Radio Show of the Year (Steve Hardy Award)
This award goes to the DJ & Radio Station for the best produced weekly terrestrial Radio Show. This show can be simulcast and streamed but must be done simultaneously on all stations. You must list show title, station and host:

 

- Internet Radio "Show"
This award goes to the “Internet Only” Individual Radio Show that runs on a schedule and best promotes Carolina Beach Music and the industry in general. This award does not apply to shows that are also broadcast terrestrially. You must list show title, host:

 

- Internet Radio "Station"
This award goes to the "Internet Only" Radio Station that streams 24/7 - 365 days a year and best promotes Carolina Beach Music and the industry in general. This award does not apply to shows that are also broadcast terrestrially. You must list full station website address:

 

- Internet Radio DJ
This award goes to the “Internet Only” DJ that best promotes Carolina Beach Music and the industry in general. This award does not apply to persons that also broadcast “terrestrially”. You must list DJ Name & Show or Station Name:

 

**The following people venues or entities are NOT ELIGIBLE for nomination due to withdrawing their names or because of a Hall of Fame induction.**

Club
Fat Harold's - Withdrew

Show Club
Fat Harold's - Withdrew

Club/Mobile DJ
Gary Bass - Hall of Fame
Chad Sain - Withdrew / HOF
Ray Scott - Withdrew / HOF

AM Radio DJ
Charlie Brown - Withdrew

FM Radio DJ
Ray Scott - Withdrew
Charlie Brown - Withdrew
Ted Bell - Withdrew

FM Radio Station
WRDX 106.5 FM - Hall of Fame
WVCO 94.9 FM The Surf - Hall of Fame
WNCT 107.9 FM - Hall of Fame

AM Radio Station
WLWL 700AM Big Waves - Hall of Fame

Event of the Year
Carolina Beach Music Awards - Withdrew 1996

Male Vocalist
Craig Woolard - Withdrew 2019

Internet Radio DJ
Ray Scott - Withdrew 2019

Internet Radio Show
Ray Scott Live - Withdrew 2019

Syndicated Radio Show
Carolina Sounds Beach Show, Butch Halpin - Withdrew 2019

 

CBMA Deadline is Here!
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.

Community Mourns the loss of Mike Little
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 Little is a member of the Electric City Shag Club in Anderson, South Carolina and the Carolina Shag Club in Greenville, South Carolina. He hosted for 3-1/2 years The Saturday Morning Beach Party on WANS, 1280 AM in Anderson, which was rated by Arbitron as the highest rated AM show listened to and number three overall for that time slot. He is a regular columnist for the newsletters of the National Association of Rhythm & Blues Dee Jays and the Association of Beach & Shag Club DJ’s, as well as the web site, beachmusic45.com and Care Free Times, the official publication of Society of Stranders (SOS) and the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs. He serves on the Board as an Advisory Member of the Carolina Beach Music Awards. Mike also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Rhythm & Blues Dee Jays.

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.

Beach Party Radio Added
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!

Lesa Hudson Releases
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!

 

Cat5 Adds New Member
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.

Their post reads:
"Important update!

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"
 
 

2021 Spring Safari is Here!
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.

Lake Gaston Venue and Live Music!
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.
 

Facebook:
On The Pointe's Facebook Page they posted earlier today, June 15, 2021: 

 


Notice from Warren County
Posted June 14, 2021 on the Warren County North Carolina website:

"NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING     
Notice is hereby given that the Warren County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6:15 p.m. at the Warren County Armory Civic Center. The purpose of this Public Hearing is: To hear citizens comments regarding an appeal filed by neighboring property owners of The Pointe Café, LLC in reference to the Permit for Temporary Variance from the Warren County Noise Ordinance previously granted by the Noise Control Board. This appeal voids the granted permit. Following the Public Hearing, the Warren County Board of Commissioners will determine if the permit should be granted or denied. Questions or comments should be directed to:      County Manager Vincent Jones at 602 W. Ridgeway Street Warrenton, NC 27589   vincentjones@warrencountync.gov   252-257-3115      

All interested citizens are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Tare “T” Davis, Chairman     
Warren County Board of Commissioners"

 

 

 

New Music Coming from Lesa Hudson
Thursday, June 03 2021

UPDATE: June 10, 2021
Lesa posted this on the evening on June 10th: "Well it's a good sign when you're working on your new soon to be released song and your hubby walks by and says "hey I like that one!" 😁  We had a little set back this week on recording due to the cold crud this week! But I'm feeling better and definitely ready for "Sunny Days" ahead! Hopefully will have it done next week! Thanks for all the prayers!"

 

 

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.

 

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
New Music from Christina Black
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

 

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