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Top 10 Places for Live Music in Myrtle Beach

  By  Visit Myrtle Beach

If it's nightlife and live music you are looking for - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina always has something to offer for everyone! To get you started with some ideas of where to go for live music, we've got a list of 10 favorites. 

No matter where you choose to go for live music in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area - don't forget to savor the flavor of delicious food, drink responsibly and enjoy!

local's fav The Bowery
1. The Bowery

Since 1944 The Bowery music hall has entertained millions with its southern hospitality flair. Open 7 days a week, with cold drinks and live music. The world-famous Bowery is where the band "Alabama" got their start!

local's fav Dead Dog Saloon
2. Dead Dog Saloon

One of the biggest draws on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk for great live music is Dead Dog Saloon. Enjoy the delicious homestyle seafood and great southern cuisine with inspiring views of the Inlet. There's a large bar, open-air dining area and a great waterfront stage that plays home to some of the top acts on the Grand Strand including great rock, soul, funk and blues bands.

local's fav 3001 Nightlife
3. 3001 Nightlife

For over 40 years, 3001 has been one of the top spots for nightlife and live music at The Beach. With three different venues inside this massive complex, visitors can choose from Club Rewind, Bourbon Cowboy or Envy Nightlife and get unique experiences at each stop. Check out some of the best rock, pop and country cover acts in town live on stage here and dance the night away to great live music, or enjoy DJs and other special entertainment events.

4. Ocean Annie's

What locals have known for about 32 years is that Ocean Annie's is the hottest party in Myrtle Beach at the Sands Ocean Club Resort in North Myrtle Beach. Ocean Annie's features live entertainment, frozen drinks, and a party atmosphere!

local's fav House of Blues
5. House of Blues

Want something really amazing in the way of national rock, blues, and contemporary music? Come to the House of Blues, in North Myrtle Beach, which also offers staged plays, and tribute concerts galore!

local's fav The Pier At Garden City
6. The Pier At Garden City

The Garden City Pier is consistently known for its karaoke and live entertainment. This is known as the party pier! The Pier is also family-oriented and has a fun arcade the kids will love! It's the happening place to enjoy the ocean and just relax along the Atlantic!

featured The Hangout
7. The Hangout

New to The Beach, The Hangout is a massive family-friendly spot to hear some live music and enjoy a meal and beverages right in Broadway at the Beach. The staff at The Hangout encourages guests to get up on the tables and dance to the music - it really is a place where you can be your best self! 

featured Crooked Hammock Brewery
8. Crooked Hammock Brewery

Located in Barefoot Landing, Crooked Hammock Brewery is the spot to relax, listen to some live music, and enjoy a locally brewed beverage. There are cornhole games and wide open space for the kids so you can sit back and stay a while. Did you know that Myrtle Beach now has 6 breweries and counting? Learn more about them in our blog post. 

9. The Landing at The Boathouse

On the Intracoastal Waterway is the popular Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grille with live music and nationally-recognized bands entertaining in an outdoor amphitheater setting right on the water.

local's fav Tin Roof
10. Tin Roof

If you are looking for live music AND ocean views, Tin Roof is the spot for you! With live music performances almost every day of the week, Tin Roof offers a variety of music options for you to choose from. 

Ashley Daniels

Ashley Daniels of Myrtle Beach is a full-time freelance writer, editor, wife, and mother of three sons (not necessarily in that order), and two fur babies. A native of Eastern PA, Ashley received her bachelor’s in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and her MA in Writing from Coastal Carolina University. Today, her folio boasts nearly 25 years of regional and nationally published printed magazine features, blogs, and web copy for a lineup of clients on the East Coast, and ADDY award-winning copywriting. For more info, visit