Thursday, May 30, 2013

Flowers, History, Art, Science, Nature: Spend a Day Visiting Brookgreen Gardens

Beautiful bronze sculptures adorn every corner
of the Gardens

 Another amazing way to spend the day while in Sunset Beach is at Brookgreen Gardensjust an hour's drive  from our condo, Sunset Beach Bliss.   It is well worth the drive, because it offers far more than just gardens - and the gardens are amazing - but also has a great zoo and opportunities to learn a little American history, while enjoying the beautiful grounds and sculptures.

Monday, May 20, 2013

2013 Sunset Beach Concert Series: Summer Fest Starts At The End of May!

Drive towards towards the gazebo (across from Fibber McGee's) in Village Park at Seaside Village in Sunset Beach, NC, and you'll notice some Summertime celebration, with fine music, dancing, and an all-around good time.

A Summer Fest Concert Series revs up in Sunset Beach, starting at 6:30 p.m. on May 29th, with The Fat Jack Band.  Then music lovers can expect free live music at the same time every Wednesday evening for the rest of the Summer (weather permitting, which it usually does!).  Sponsored by local businesses and the Town of Sunset Beach, these gatherings help to raise money for local charities, while they raise our spirits with good music.

So come on out with your beach chair, get some sand between your toes, then (once the music moves you) get up and join the groove with a smile!

You can keep up-to-date on the details at the Sunset Beach Concert Series Facebook page.

Concert Schedule

May 29th - Fat Jack Band

June 5th - Parrot Party

June 12th - Homemade Jam

June 19th - Carolina Breakers

June 26th - The Ginger Thompson Band

July 3rd - CC Martin

July 10th - The Mark Roberts Band

July 17th - Marsha Morgan Band

July 24th - Jim Quick & The Coastline Band

July 31st - Coco Loco

August 7th - Rodney Dane

August 14th - The Craig Woolard Band

August 21th - Hip Pocket

August 28th - The Fantastic Shakers

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series: May Brings The Entertainers to Ocean Isle Beach

Starting May 24th, 2013, the Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series begins anew with a series of free music concerts offering many different flavors of the best beach music, including shag, golden oldies, and classic rock and roll.  

These weekly free concerts are sponsored by the Town of Ocean Isle every Friday evening (from 6:30 until around 8:30 p.m.) through August 30th.  Held in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina, these gatherings are free of charge and family friendly.  It's a popular event, so we are advised it's a good idea to get there a little early for your best spot.  

The Season begins with The Entertainers, a favourite on the coast for their enjoyable mix of dance, beach, shag, & soul music.  And for each of the following weeks, we'll be treated to performances by many more quality acts: The Craig Woolard band, Band of OZ, and Blackwater Rhythm & Blues, just to name a very few.

Bring along your beach chairs, picnic blankets and coolers (but leave the alcohol at home, please), and come sit a spell (or just to rest between dancing to the music) and enjoy the atmosphere and smiles. 

And if you can't make it on May 24th, then there are plenty more Fridays to aim for the whole rest of the Summer!

Ocean Isle Beach 2013 Concert Series Schedule

5/24/2013           The Entertainers

5/31/2013           Continental Divide Band

6/7/2013             Blackwater Rythm & Blues

6/14/2013           Imitations

6/21/2013           Sea Cruz

6/28/2013          Mark Roberts

7/5/2013            Craig Woolard Band

7/12/2013          Holiday Band

7/19/2013          Legends of Beach

7/26/2013          Too Much Sylvia

8/2/2013            Atlantic Groove

8/9/2013            Carolina Breakers

8/16/2013          Steve Owens & Summertime

8/23/2013          Sea Cruz

8/30/2013          Band of Oz

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sunset Beach Bliss Newsletter: Subscribe and Keep In Touch!

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