Monday, March 14 2022
March 14, 2022 - In a Facebook post on March 12, 2022, Jim Stoudemire updated everyone on his recent medical procedures and his current condition. We've included the post for you below along with a link to a GoFundMe that has been setup to help with medical bills not covered by insurance. We send our well wished to Jim and we look forward to your return to the stage.
Thursday, February 24 2022
Next week, many will be headed towards N. Myrtle Beach to take part in the 31st Annual DJ Throwdown presented by the Association of Beach and Shag Club DJs. The event will be held March 3rd, 4th and 5th at Fat Harold's Beach Club. This will be a free event! In a recent post, the ABSCDJs stated: "This is a 3 day event in Ocean Drive beach and is dedicated 100% to preserving the origins of the Shag. We will be going back to basics with 2 afternoons (11 hours) of Vinyl music! There will be 70+ DJs playing all of your favorite songs by the original artists! The Beach Music DJ Hall of Fame inductions will occur on Friday night, Shag lessons with Mandy Holt and River Harmon on Saturday morning and FREE FOOD on Saturday afternoon. We hope to see you in the Fat Man's House!"
Wednesday, February 16 2022
On February 15, 2022 WIZS radio announced on their website the Granville North Carolina Chamber of Commerce had released their 2022 band schedule for the Alive After Five series. The article noted: "The 2022 season kicks off Thursday, April 28 in downtown Oxford when the Carolina Soul Band comes to town. Downtown Creedmoor will host The Pizazz Band at the second concert on Thursday, June 9 and the final concert of the series will be Thursday, Sept. 22 back in downtown Oxford. The band will be announced at a later date, according to Chamber Executive Director Lauren Roberson."
Tuesday, February 15 2022
On Friday, February 11, 2022 the South Hill, Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced their 2022 lineup for their "Concerts in the Park" series held annually at Centennial Park. As in years past, you certainly don't want to miss the entertainment scheduled and admission for each event is only $5.00 per person. The outdoor event features live music, a large dance area in front of their amphitheater along with food and beverage vendors. The bands for 2022 include:
April 1, 2022 - Band of Oz
May 20, 2022 - Bantum Rooster
June 17, 2022 - Cat5
August 26, 2022 - Pizazz Band
September 16, 2022 - The Tonez
October 29, 2022 - Teaze
For more information you can find out details on each event on our mobile app and by visiting the Chamber's website or their Facebook page.
Friday, February 11 2022
On February 5, 2022, Gary Alexander released a new single, "You're the One I've Been Dreaming of" and it's currently available on all of the major streaming platforms and available for purchase for $0.99. We've included Gary's original post below along with the video from YouTube. Great job Gary, we've been looking forward to hearing more from you since your previous release. Be sure to call you favorite Beach radio stations and DJ's to request it!
Wednesday, February 09 2022
The Junior Shag Association provided an update for the upcoming Junior SOS event in July 2022. The update reads:
"The Junior Shag Association is actively planning for this year’s Junior SOS. We are excited to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the largest junior dance event in the world! The 2022 dates for Junior SOS are July 12-17th. In order to honor the history and traditions of our past, we must thoughtfully prepare for the future. To set up all generations for success, The Board will finalize this year’s Junior SOS plans under the guidance of the most up-to-date healthcare standards. The format (in person or virtual) will be announced in April. If we are able to have an in-person event, the OD Beach and Golf resort will be our host for this week-long event. Please follow our social media for the most up-to-date information and announcements."
Be sure to like and/or follow their page on Facebook to keep up with the latest information and of course as soon as we hear anything we'll be sure to update you here on Flip Flop Live. We've provided their original post below and link to their Facebook page. You can also visit their website here!
Monday, February 07 2022
On Sunday, February 6, 2022, Mark Black shared that he would be releasing his new single "Let Me Make Love to You" on Saturday, February 12, 2022. You will have two chances to hear it on Beach Music radio Saturday morning. Your first chance will be with Justin Rouse around 10:40AM during his show "On the Boardwalk" on Beach, Boogie and Blues. and then again with Eric Bowman on his show around 11:30AM on WDZD The Wave countdown. We've provided the links for both shows below along with Mark's post and a preview of the song.
Sunday, February 06 2022
On February 1, 2022 the Farm announced their lineup for the 9th Annual Beach Fest presented by YETI. The event is coming up April 30, 2022 at the Farm at 95, located at 215 Batten Rd. in Selma, North Carolina. The lineup for 2022 includes:
The information below can be found on the event page on Facebook and we encourage you to check that page prior to attending as details could change that aren't mentioned in this article. For full details or to purchase your tickets, please visit the Farm's website.
ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 11 AT 10AM
Valentine's Weekend Special: Early Bird Tickets only $15! (expires at 11:59PM on February 14)
General Admission: $25
Premier Parking (LIMITED AVAILABLE): $10
Tent Space: $10 per 10x10 tent
-There will be no tailgating allowed in parking areas
-We're asking everyone to enter the gates of the venue as soon as they park and gather their items
-Tent spaces will be $10 and will be allowed along the right side (facing the stage) and back of the field. Each tent must have a ticket. Tent spaces are first come, first serve.
-Anyone using an umbrella must be in the tent area or have the umbrella down while bands are playing
-Coolers are allowed, but NO glass allowed anywhere on the property, including parking lots
-Blankets and chairs are allowed
-NO RE-ENTRY, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please make sure you have your ID and anything else you might need before you get to the gates.
-Show is rain or shine
-All ages are welcome
-Kids 5 and under are free
Saturday, February 05 2022
Late Friday, February 4, 2022, the Coastal Shag Club announced the closure of their club. Reason for the closure was stated because members were asked "to take positions on the Executive Board, but we have not had one volunteer for any position." The post stated the club is no longer in compliance of their by-laws and following the requirements of the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs (ACSC).
We're so sorry to post this news because we love to hear when organzations within the industry are growing and thriving. We send our best to the club members and we've included their original post below.
Monday, January 31 2022
On Sunday, January 30, 2022 Mike Brooks of the Konnection band announced the addition of the newest member of the band. Mike's announcement stated: "The Konnection would like to officially welcome Micah Berman to the band! Micah will help out on lead/backing vocals, guitar, and trumpet. We invite you to come check out the new guy soon!"
Photo property of The Konnection Band