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Tribute bands cover the hits at Grand Strand clubs

By Steve Palisin
spalisin@thesunnews.com
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By T. Brenizer -
Michael Sokolik Jr. of Socastee, S.C., rocks as Buddy Holly with the Mister Fifties Band, among his tribute acts across the Grand Strand.

Tribute shows continue holding, if not gaining, footing in the world of concerts – especially in Myrtle Beach, where Legends in Concert has made a name in tribute entertaining on the Grand Strand since 1995.

Care for some oldies fun at the beach? Here’s where to go:

House of Blues, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. All shows $10 and at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 23: Dave Matthews Tribute Band; Aug. 30 Departure (Journey); Sept. 11: Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd); Sept. 19: American Floyd (Pink Floyd); Sept. 27: KISS Army (KISS). Details: www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.

Legends in Concert, at 29th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass, next to Planet Hollywood. Aug. 18-31: 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Admission starts at $42.95 for 17 and older. The lineup through Aug. 31: the Blues Brothers (Jake and Elwood Blues, portrayed by Dan Meisner and Russ Peterson, respectively), Michael Jackson (Aiken, S.C., native Jimmy Lucas), Madonna (Kimberly Goltry), Elvis Presley (Leo Days), and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler (Chris Van Dahl). Details: www.legendsinconcert.com.

Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard, 7-10 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays through August. Free. “Boardwalk Elvis” by David Chaney of Myrtle Beach ( www.davidchaneymusic.com). “Boardwalk Elvis” also Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in front of Boardwalk Coffee House and The Bowery, Ninth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. Details: www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com.

Kingston Plantation, 9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Michael Sokolik Jr., of Socastee, S.C., plays Buddy Holly, late leader of the Crickets of 1950s fame, in the Mister Fifties tribute band up and down the Grand Strand; check http://events.myrtlebeachonline.com for calendar listings. Sokolik is also known for doing tributes to Elvis and Johnny Cash. He has a free-admission “Elvis and Friends” show 6-9 p.m. Aug. 30 at Kingston Plantation, 9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach.

Pawleys Island Tavern, 10635 Ocean Highway (U.S. 17), Pawleys Island, S.C. 7-11 p.m. Aug. 31. Free. Rachel Ayers Tipton of Pawleys Island leads “Maybe Angels: A Tribute to Sheryl Crow.” Details: www.pawleysislandtavern.com.

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