Saturday, September 04 2021
Chase Given has released his new single "Bootyshaker" and we've included a video below that was uploaded by DJ Ray Melton if you'd like to listen. Be sure to call your favorite DJs and radio stations and request it. You can visit Chase's Facebook Page and visit his website for his calendar, music, videos and more.
Saturday, September 04 2021
Lesa Hudson will have the honor of singing the National Anthem at the Darlington Raceway on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 1:30PM for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff. You can tune in on FOX SPORTS / FS1. Way to go Lesa!
Thursday, September 02 2021
On August 27, 2021, JD Cash shared information on his Facebook page about a procedure that he recently had and also shared a GoFundMe campaign setup to help with the medical expenses. Please read his story below and if you're able to give, you will find the link to the fundraiser page.
I also had to have a Defibrillator attached to my heart to maintain a heartbeat. The Defibrillator is set on 80 Beats Per Minute. This Device is designed to shock you back into rhythm and revive the heart if it stops. There is a constant monitor in my house that my cardiologists use to monitor my heart rhythms. The surgery changed my life for good as far as not walking and breathing as well as I would like to and not being able to work very much limiting what I am physically able to do. I now suffer from Severe Heart Failure.
About 3 months ago , I started receiving phone calls and messages from my Doctors telling me my heart was constantly racing up down which is very dangerous and can cause a stroke or cardiac arrest leading to death. I was referred to a great surgeon, Dr. Winterfield at MUSC Hospital in Charleston. He specializes in performing High-Tech procedures inside the heart called a Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation which if successful will stop the heart from racing up and down. My heart was racing from 80 up into the 200 range and above. This surgery sometimes works but in some cases , it has to be repeated. Dr. Winterfield said he was pretty certain he solved the problem.
In Charleston, I had to have two surgeries. First they performed a left/right heart cath to check the inside of the heart for blockages, fluid & pressure to make sure it was safe to proceed. I had to wait a couple of days for the 2nd surgery due to fluid on the heart. On Aug. 19 last week I was operated on for the main procedure, a Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation. It was a very long procedure but hopefully successful.
When I got home, I discovered I Have Massive Blood Bruises Across Both Groans Where The Four Catheters Went In To Insert Cameras and to work inside my heart performing the Ablation. I will be moving slow for a quite a while and could some assistance while getting back
on my feet. All donations would be appreciated.
To Mail Your Donation Directly To Me, My Mailing Address Is: J.D. Cash, PO Box 4034, N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29597."
Click Here to Donate Online!
Tuesday, August 31 2021
If you've noticed on various photos that were recently shared of the Embers featuring Craig Woolard, you may have noticed a difference face sitting behind the drums. On August 30, 2021, Rita Free made a post on Facebook regarding Wayne Free and his recent procedure. Wayne told us earlier today "I’m recovering great, driving Ree up the wall" and went on to talk about how supportive and understanding the band has been. He appreciates all of the messages they've received! We know he's ready to get back on the road doing what he loves and we'll continue our prayers for Wayne.
Wednesday, August 25 2021
On August 24, 2021 Tim Morris posted an update on his Facebook page. This is great news and we can't wait to see Tim back on the road full time. We will continue to keep him in our prayers.
"Thank you everyone for your prayers, calls, messages and donations. You have made this terrible health setback much easier to go through. I am still recovering and have 2 more procedures that will take place in the coming weeks to months, but I am feeling so much better! I am feeling well enough to hit the stage again with BOZ this week. I will be taking it slow and it will take some time to rebuild my chops, but I am excited to do what I love once again and to see you all!! Thanks to everyone!!!♥️♥️♥️"
Monday, August 23 2021
On Sunday, August 22, 2021 the Battlefield Boogie Club posted on their Facebook page to "brush off your dancing shoes" as they begin hosting their weekly dances again. We've included their original post below with all of the details.
"WE'RE BACK Brush off your dancing shoes.
The BBC is back to hosting our weekly dances at Moose Lodge 1655, 11917 Cherry Rd, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407, starting Wed Aug. 25th from 7pm to 9:30 pm. Dance lessons are free.There are a few changes to our venue this year. We are able to dance weekly, as opposed to bi-weekly. In addition, this year, all participants need to enter by the front door. If you are not a Moose Member then one of our BBC members (who are Moose Members) will sign you in as a guest. This is a requirement of the Moose Lodge and needs to be adhered to. Hope to see everyone there.
Sunday, August 22 2021
On August 21, 2021 the Roanoke Valley Shag Club shared on their Facebook page that their monthly dances will resume in October. This will be their first dance since February of 2020. Some things have changed including the venue and having a cover charge and we've included that information below.
"Hey everybody, finally some good news to share, our monthly dance schedule will resume in October. This will be our first dance since February of 2020. As previously stated, your 2020 membership is still good for the rest of the year. 2022 membership information forthcoming.
Since losing our home base, Billy's Barn, we have been researching various locations. As most of you are aware, Billy never charged us to use his place but now we are back to the good old days of having to rent a venue.
With the rental, deejay fee & ABC license we are forced to have a cover charge again ($10 members, $15 non-members) We will need at least 60 members per dance just to break even. The future of our club will depend on your participation. We will be going back to BYOB & bringing a snack to share days.
We have selected to return to the American Legion on Sunday afternoons & their only Covid rule is a temperature check @ the door, no mask needed. Of course, we all know that could change but that is the current plan.
Mary Beth Layman & her team have come up with some exciting ideas for our 3 dances. We hope & encourage everyone to be a part of the fun. The club will have a information tent @ Party in Elmwood on Sept. 2 (Embers). We hope to pick up new members or have some former members return. Anyone joining now will be able to attend the last 3 dances of 2020 as a new 2022 member. We have selected 3 outstanding deejays for your entertainment.
Our schedule: Sundays 3:00-6:00
Party info to come:
October 17 - Tailgate Party - DJ Larry "Bigfish" Calhoun, Kingsport, TN
November 14 - RVSC "BAMMYS" Awards Party - DJ Larry & Cindy Black, Virginia Beach, VA
December 12 - Holly Days Party - DJ Frank Price, Rock Hill, SC"
Wednesday, August 11 2021
The deadline to submit your nominations for the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards is Friday, August 13, 2021. You should've received your nomination ballot information and if not, we encourage you to reach out to the Carolina Beach Music Academy at: 843-280-9000 or email Bo Gilbert. Also be sure to check your junk email folders just in case. Good luck to all of the industry members and we can't wait to see everyone in November in N. Myrtle Beach.
For full information on the Carolina Beach Music Academy or to become a member, please visit: www.Cammy.org
Sunday, August 01 2021
On July 29, 2021 Dino Fair announced on his Facebook page the end of Sea-Cruz. His post reads:
"IMPORTANT!!! After twenty years I am closing the book on Sea-Cruz. I have re-injured my right arm lifting band equipment. For those that remember, I injured my neck, shoulder, elbow and hand two years ago just before “The Making Waves Cruise” with “Craig and The Embers”. I’m sure they remember me sucking on their stage. I opted not to have surgery because I was not ready to leave the stage. I dealt with my issues long and hard and now I have added a possible detached retina in my future. This decision breaks my heart. You that really know me will realize that this decision does not come easy but it is one that I alone have to make. I have had the honor of working with the best, first 19 years in “The Fantastic Shakers” and lately 20 years with “Sea-Cruz”. I will cherish my memories for the rest of my life. Thanks to Molly Askins Ford and Allie Privette this transition will be somewhat easier because they both want the best for myself and my recovery. Molly and I have been through so much together and I am going to miss backing her as well as Allie. They both “ROCK”. I want to thank all of our clients from all the past years especially “Creek Ratz” who kept us every week for twenty years. I would also like to thank all of you that came to see both bands do our thing. You included us in your families. You invited us to your homes. We played your weddings and you invited us when a loved one passed away. In other words you appreciated us not just by your presence at a performance but you included us in your lives. While I recover know that I am surrounded by friends and family but especially Debbi Bridges Fair, Megan Croft, my two Grandaughters, my Mom and my best friend “Cruz”. On a good note “Mental Case” is recovering nicely and I hope to spend more time with the company and I plan on studio time at home and at “Mental Trax” in Nashville. I feel like the luckiest guy on the planet because of my experiences with all of you and I look forward to an Incredible future with Debbi and Cruz. I love you all and wish you all the brightest of futures. Dino"
We wish him all of the best in his future endeavors as well as his health and we've included his original post below if you'd like to comment on it to send him your well wishes.
From the Sea-Cruz website:
Wednesday, July 28 2021
Little John Thompson has released a video for his new song, "No Matter (Cause Life Has Never Been Better)" that was released previously with Forevermore Music. According to the President of Forevermore (Christopher Biehler), John produced the video and what a great job he did! We've included it for you below and be sure to call your favorite DJs and stations and request the song and to view more music offerings, visit the Forevermore website.
Sunday, July 25 2021
Did you receive your ballot email from the Carolina Beach Music Academy? If you didn't receive it, be sure to contact Bo Gilbert by email or by calling: 843-280-9000 and let him know. The deadline to submit your nominations is August 13, 2021.
**Please note at the bottom of this page the venues, people and/or entities listed below that are not longer eligible to be nominated"
Below you will find the categories available for the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards along with their descriptions!
- Producer of the Year
- Michael Branch Award
- Song Writer of the Year
- Female Vocalist of the Year
- Male Vocalist of the Year
- Entertainer of the Year
- Song of the Year
- Group of the Year
- Rising Star Award
- Smoothie - Ballad
- Collaboration of the Year
- Group Album of the Year
- Solo Album of the Year
- Compilation Album of the Year
- National Dance Song
- Live Production Award
- Instrumentalist of the Year
- Music Video of the Year
- Event of the Year
- Shag Club Event of the Year
- Concert Series of the Year
- Club/Mobile DJ of the Year (Richard Nixon Award)
- Club of the Year (Bill Griffin Award)
- LIVE Music Venue of the Year (Cecil Corbett Award)
- Radio Station
- Radio DJ (Ted Bell Award)
- Syndicated Radio Show of the Year
- Radio Show of the Year (Steve Hardy Award)
- Internet Radio "Show"
- Internet Radio "Station"
- Internet Radio DJ
**The following people venues or entities are NOT ELIGIBLE for nomination due to withdrawing their names or because of a Hall of Fame induction.**
AM Radio DJ
FM Radio DJ
FM Radio Station
AM Radio Station
Event of the Year
Internet Radio DJ
Internet Radio Show
Syndicated Radio Show
Tuesday, July 13 2021
if you were planning to join the Carolina Beach Music Academy and you'd like the opportunity to nominate your favorites in the various categories, time is running out. Thursday, July 15, 2021 is the final day to join in order to be eligible to nominate for the 2021 Carolina Beach Music Awards. You can join online by visiting the CBMA website and we also have links setup on the CBMA page here on our website.
Let's make 2021 one to remember and invite your friends to join. Introduce them to the various events throughout the industry and of course the one and only Cammy Weekend in November. Last year was tough for so many within our industry so let's bring everything together for 2021 and have the largest membership to date. We look forward to seeing everyone soon and we thank you for supporting Beach Music and the Carolina Beach Music Academy.
Tuesday, June 22 2021
On June 22, 2021, the Associate of Beach and Shag Club DJ's (ABSCDJs) shared the sad news of the passing of Mike Little on their Facebook page. Their post reads: "We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of member Mike Little. Mike contributed to our Association as well as to the greater "shag", "music", and "dance" world for many many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends in the times ahead." Friends of Mike are sharing stories and memories on their own social media accounts and we've even read some on Mike's Facebook page. Here at Flip Flop Live, we'd like to extend our condolences to Mike's family and his friends during this time.
If service information is shared, we'll be sure to update this page with that information.
We found the following information on the Carolina Beach Music Academy (CBMA) website:
Mike resides in Anderson, South Carolina with his wife Barbara. He has three grown, married sons and four grandchildren. He is retired from Electric City Printing Company in Anderson, South Carolina where he last served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Electric City Printing Company. He served as Chairman of the Printing Industry of the Carolinas and President of the Printing Industry’s Foundation Board. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Program (EDP) of the Printing Industries of America and served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of EDP.
He is a graduate of Erskine College and is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Anderson and has served as a Deacon and an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and is a past president of the Men of the Church of Central Presbyterian Church.
Mike has served on the Advisory Board of Wachovia Bank and Bank of America in Anderson and is Advisory Board Emeritus for Anderson College. He also served on the Foundation Board of Tri-County Technical College. In addition, he has served as Chairman of The Foothills United Way and was Campaign Chairman of that organization in 1995. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Anderson, South Carolina and served as President of the organization and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He served over the years as a member and held offices in the local, state and national organizations of the Jaycees. He was local President and State President of the South Carolina JCI Senate.
He is a Master Mason in Hiram Lodge No. 68 in Anderson, South Carolina and a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Greenville, South Carolina.
Sunday, June 20 2021
Beach Party Radio has been added to our station list! They broadcast in Canada and the United States twenty-four hours per day and we've been enjoying their programming. Be sure to stop by their Facebook page and visit their website for their program schedule, contact information and their streaming player. You can also listen on the Live365 app and on your Amazon echo device by saying: "Alexa, play Beach Party Radio".
Be sure your favorite stations and DJ's are listed in our directory!
Sunday, June 20 2021
On June 3, 2021 we told you about an upcoming release from Lesa Hudson titled: "Sunny Days". On June 18, 2021 they hosted a preview party at Duplin Winery early in the afternoon. At 7:00PM they presented the world premiere on the Rick Strickland Facebook page. We were tuned in during the premiere and we have to say we thoroughly enjoyed the new song and so far it looks like it's receiving a great response from those in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for SOS Spring Safari. We've included the premiere video below along with a couple of others. Congratulations Lesa!
Sunday, June 20 2021
On Sunday, June 20, 2021 Cat5 announced the addition of a new bassist starting July 1, 2021. We'd like to wish Billy all of the best in his future endeavors and we'd like to say congratulations to the newest member, Allan Royal, II.
Last week we had the opportunity to audition three very talented and capable Bass Guitar players for the Cat5 Band. All three bring characteristics with them that are unique to the position. And we want to Thank each one of these guys for taking time out of their schedules to share their musicianship with us. It was an honor and a blast to play music with each one of you.Each one was very capable of filling the Bass Guitar Position with Cat5.
But a decision has been made.Storm Chasers, We are truly excited to welcome the newest addition to the Cat5 Band.Mr. Allan Royal II. Allan comes to us from the triad area of Winston Salem.Some of you might remember Allan from his days with Allie Privette in Midnight Allie or on stage with Gary Lowder and Smoking Hot.
His expertise in the studio and on stage brings a new dimension to Cat5 and we are very happy to have him on board. In my opinion Allan is one of the most underrated Bass Players on the East Coast and also a very talented guitarist and singer. Allan’s first show with Cat5 is July 1st so be sure to welcome him into the camp when you see him. We know you are going to love him.For more information on dates near you, check out our Website at www.cat5live.com Thank you for your continued support of the Cat5 Band. We truly appreciate you.Tim Sidden"
We've included the band's original post below and be sure to like/follow them on Facebook and you can also join their private Facebook group: "The Storm Chasers"
Wednesday, June 16 2021
Spring SOS is upon us and we know many bands, DJs and shaggers that have been waiting for this! Beautiful weather, the best music in the world and great friends. That's what Beach Music and SOS are all about. We know the information is out there for the various clubs and events but as always we try to make things a little easier for you. Just like in years past, we've created the "Flip Flop Live SOS Guide" to help you easily find the events you're interested in for various events in N. Myrtle Beach.
If you have our mobile app downloaded to your mobile device, the guide is preloaded and you'll see it as soon as you open the app. If you do not have the app and you'd like to download it, you can search your Google or Apple store for "Flip Flop Live" and download it there, and we also have the links for you here!
If you'd like to download and/or print a copy, we have this available for you here, on the Spring SOS page.
We hope you will find this information helpful as others have in the past. Thank you for supporting Beach Music and we look forward to seeing everyone this summer up and down the East Coast. Be safe and we're looking forward to seeing all of your pictures and videos.
Tuesday, June 15 2021
- The Pointe at Lake Gaston
Local restaurant and live music entertainment venue located on Lake Gaston in Littleton, North Carolina is seeking help from their patrons. If you'd like to see them continue to have events like their 2021 concert series, you'll be interested to read the notice below from the Warren County Board of Commissioners. After just six hours since their post on the venue's Facebook page, it has recieved over one hundred shares throughout Facebook and numerous comments from people voicing their opinion on the notice. The Pointe hosts various events just like their 2021 Beach Music series including: The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, the Band of Oz, The Castaways, Cat5, The Tonez, Blackwater, Jim Quick and Coastline, North Tower and this Sunday with Gary Lowder and Smokin' Hot. We support all venues that continue to bring Beach Music to the loyal fans up and down the East Coast.
"NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
All interested citizens are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Thursday, June 03 2021
UPDATE: June 10, 2021
Lesa Hudson is scheduled to release a new song in the coming weeks titled, Sunny Days and we're looking forward to hearing it. Once an official release date has been set, we'll be sure to provide an update. Be sure to visit Lesa's Facebook page and website.
Friday, May 28 2021
Since April, Gary Barker of the Catalinas has been sick with COVID and so many prayers have been extended over social media as well as through cards and other sources. His wife Cyndy made the following post on May 12, 2021; "Thank you all for Garys cards! He will enjoy them all! And thanks for my cards too! Thank You for the prayers and support! We love you all!!!"
Johnny Barker setup a GoFund me to help offset the medical bills for Gary's treatment. The GoFundMe page reads: "Gary Barker has been the glue and driving force that has held The Catalinas together since 1965. He had never missed a job in his 56 years with the band until Friday May 14, 2021. His dedication to his craft is unquestionable. Gary has spent the past month in the hospital fighting Covid-19. Now we need your help. Rehabilitation is only covered by insurance for 3 weeks. After that you're on your own. As you know, medical bills are astronomical. Also you may send donations to Cynthia Barker, 230 Houpe Rd., Statesville, NC, 28625. Thank you!"
If you'd like to donate, we encourage you to visit the GoFundMe page or mail donations to the address above. Our continued prayers are with Gary and the family as he continues to fight to regain his strength. Thank you for anything y you're able to give!