Music On Main

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Laidback life in North Myrtle Beach (NMB) means starting your weekend on Thursday. The Music on Main Concert Series turns Main Street into the main place for live music. Locals and visitors alike come to the Horseshoe, find their spot, and dance the night away.


Relaxed and chill vibes take over downtown NMB. Starting around 4 pm, Ocean Boulevard to McMillan Road is blocked off as beach traffic is replaced with a growing buzz of people gathering. Get there early to find your place and layout your beach chair or towel. You can also pull up in style. There are plenty of parking spaces for golf carts.

Music on Main will be one of the highlights on your trip to to NMB. It’s always free and the shows start around 6 pm. While the road may be closed the shops are open, so once you’ve got a spot to watch the show, wander around and grab some refreshments at the restaurants. While you dine, you may hear the bass player hit a couple of notes while warming up or a cymbal ring out while the drum set is put in place, reminding you that the start of a fun evening is just minutes away.


There are plenty of places to explore while waiting for the music to start. Flynn’s Irish Tavern is a great place to grab a pre-show drink and soak in some Irish flavor. If you’re looking for some dessert before dinner you can stop by Main Sweets, Melt, or Butter & Whisk for a sweet treat. After all, who doesn’t want dessert first.

For some of the most authentic seafood around, grab a bite at Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar & Grill. Oysters, wings, and seafood tacos are great to grab and take back with you to enjoy during the show. Hoskins Restaurant has been serving up seafood and more since 1948 and is a great way to connect with NMB’s local culinary culture and history.

What Are You Waiting For?

Once you have a beverage, a treat, and mouthwatering food, get ready to tap your toes, nod your head, or even get up and dance. The bands are as diverse as NMB itself. One Thursday you could be jamming out to classic rock, the next week a chilled-out beach band may be on center stage. One week a cool country act will inspire you to get up and two-step and the next week an old school big band will blare out the American Songbook. 

Music on Main is a great way to experience NMB and is one of our favorite summer events. These are the types of shows you’ll post videos right away and relive the memories for years to come. There’s lots going on other nights of the week, so make sure you check out our full calendar of events.

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