Whether you're sad to see 2010 go or eager to put it all behind you, chances are you'd like to celebrate the start of 2011 with a bang this Friday night. Luckily, even in the midst of our town's winter lull, there's a ton of great musical events and other parties set to help you do just that this New Year's Eve.
Here's a look at everything we know so far, if you've got a show or party happening and don't see it listed here, please make sure to contact us and let us know. And in the meantime, if you're looking for something to do in the days leading up to New Year's, check out our events page.
Barefoot Barista, 267 Willbrook Blvd., Pawleys Island (Next to Quigley’s), Low Country Dubsteb presents New Year’s Eve Bass Drop featuring DJs Fudda, Wallstreet, Ikaris and Equilibrium, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Visit http://barefootbarista.com/ or Facebook Event.
Beaver Bar, 3534 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, Ten Toes Up performs at 10 p.m. Call 843-357-6969 or visit http://beaverbar.net/.
Boom Boom’s Raw Bar, 13th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, New Year’s Eve Celebration with The Poor Souls and Sammy O’Banion and Night Shift. No Cover. Reservations requested. Call 843-427-7304 or visit http://boomboomsrawbar.com/
Buddha Lounge & Grill, 1711 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, Russian New Year’s Eve featuring live performances by Nataliya Smeltz ad DJ Slippy Slow. Full party experience features three-course meal, champagne toast at midnight, two drink tickets, games and prizes for $50 per person. “Drinks Only” package for $20 (guys) or $15 (ladies). Limited seating. Call 843-330-0627 or visit Myspace or Facebook event.
Buzz’s Roost, 715 Front St., Georgetown, Blue Shell Suicide (Rock) will perform on New Years Eve from 10 p.m. until close. Shot specials, free champagne toast, door prizes, dancing, food and fun with a giveaway of $100 gift certificate. Call 843-545-1595 or visit http://www.buzzsroost.net/
Celebrity Square, Broadway at the Beach, Ring in the New Year with Celebrity Square, Doors Open at 7p.m., $30 Per Person, Featuring balloon drops, confetti cannons, champagne toast, a DJ in Celebrity Square, simulcast with Times Square and and admission to all clubs. Entertainment is as follows:
- Revolutions: DJ Rich, mixing up the best of the 80's and beyond
- Crocodile Rocks: dueling pianos playing requests and popular hits
- Froggy Bottomz: live music by Diversity band
- Broadway Louie's: All-Star Karaoke
- Malibu's Surf Bar: DJ Kyle
- Blarney Stone's Pub & Cigar Bar: Live music by Black Label
- Club Boca: DJ Bada Bing
Crafty Rooster Bar & Grill, 1125 Third Avenue, Conway, Rockin’ Blues New Year’s Eve featuring Southern Blue performing from 9 p.m. to midnight. No Cover. Call 438-8330 or visit http://www.craftyrooster.com/.
Fontinzellos and Daly’s After Dark, 3956 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, New Years Eve Bash at Daly's After Dark beginning at 8 p.m. Featuring food, a champagne toast, a large dance floor and 100 years of music. Lineup includesBenny June And The Aces, Smoking Joe And The Bliss Band, and a great floor show. Call for tickets 357-6227 or visit http://www.fontizellos.com/
Dead Dog Saloon, 4079 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, New Year’s Eve Bash, $34.95 per person, includes three-couse meal, champagne, and live music from the Grand Strand’s greatest band, The Mulletts beginnning at 9 p.m. Call 843-651-0664 or visit http://www.deaddogsaloon.com/.
Drink!, 503 8th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, Drink! New Year’s Eve Bash begins at 4 p.m. featuring live music from Freak Tent (Funk/Jazz/Rock), SuperBOB (Rap/Rock/Metal) Below The Bassline (REggae/Rock), Lunar Fizz (Rock/Experimental) and Some Ambulance (Altnernative/Indie). Champagne Toast, giveaways, contests and more. Call 916-BARS or visit www.drinkmbsc.com.
Garden City Beach Bar, 120 Atlantic Ave., Garden City Beach, New Year’s Eve Birthday Show with Singer-songwriter Angie Capone celebrating here birthday and performing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Call (843) 651-4766 for details.
Hard Rock Cafe, 1322 Celebrity Circle, New Year's Eve Bash, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., $20 per person (21+). Includes the Grand Strand's largest balloon drop, confetti cannons, champagne toast, live music by Black Glass, an “After Midnight” dessert station and party favors. Call (843) 946-0007 or visit http://www.hardrock.com/myrtlebeach.
HB Spokes Saloon, 1111 S.C. 9 E, Longs, HB Spokes Saloon Annual New Years Eve Bash!, 9 p.m. Couples dinner for $29.95, Live music by Longshot, Beverage Specials, Champagne Toast at Midnight and Complimentary Breakfast. Party continues Saturday night with live music from Scott 3 starting at 9 p.m. Call (843) 399-2453 or visit http://www.hbspokes.com/
Holiday Inn West, 101 Fantasy Harbour Pkwy., New Years Eve Masquerade Ball “Bowtie & Roses,” 9 p.m to 2 a.m. Gold Key Jazz Society features a live jazz and R&B Band. Cost includes hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, carving station, masks, Party favors, Champagne toast and more. Call Emanuel Simmons at 910-467-7825 for more information on packages.
Hot Fish Club, 4911 S.C. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, New Year’s Eve Party featuring Painted Man (funk/soul/jam) performing at 9:30 p.m. The Gazebo will host the biggest party of the year with a massive bon fire, champagne toasts and drink specials. Call (843) 357-9175 or visit www.hotfishclub.com.
House of Blues, 4640 U.S. 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, New Year’s Eve Concert with Corey Smith & American Aquarium, 9:30 p.m. (Doors at 8:30). Tickets $19.50-50. Also, New Years Eve Dinner & Dance with N'TRANZE! Ticket price includes four-course dinner, live music with N*TRANZE, New Years Eve party favors, a gift certificate for a 2011 concert of choice and more! 9 p.m. (Doors at 7 p.m.) Tickets $69.95. Call 272-3000 or visit http://www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.
Jasper’s Sport Grille, 1125 Dick Pond Road, Surfside Beach, A Refried New Year’s Eve featuring Re-Fried Blues performing from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Call 843-238-2255 or visit Facebook Event.
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, 1114 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach, Ring in the New Year at Margaritaville, party starts at 9 p.m., $10. Includes party favors, live music from The Necessary Band and margarita shooters at midnight. Call 448-5455 or visit http://www.margaritavillemyrtlebeach.com/
Pawleys Island Tavern, 10635 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, New Year’s Eve Party featuring live music by The Freeloaders who will perform three sets of rock, funk and soul reminiscent of the days of old. The band will also perform Saturday. 9 p.m. each night. No Cover. Call 237-8465 or visit http://www.pawleysislandtavern.com/.
Remedies Bar & Grill, 4803 U.S. 17 Bypass S., Myrtle Beach, Remedies New Year’s Eve Bash, Tickets are $50 per person or $100 per couple and tickets required in advance for this closed party. Features first class buffet dinner including hors d’ouevres, prime rib, top shelf open bar from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., cahmpagne toast at midnight with commemorative engraved champagne glasses, party favors and live DJ. Call 206-3724 for details or Facebook event.
Ron Jons Beer & Burgers, 3218 Waccamaw Blvd., New Year’s Eve Bash Free Pour Extravaganza, Free pour from 9-10 p.m. Four bands performing live including DJ QP and Shamroc at 9 p.m., Bitterseed (Hard Rock) at 10 p.m., Prowler (Metal) at 11 p.m. and Flick-It (Rap/Rock) at midnight. Call (843) 236-8001 or visit http://ronjonsbeerandburgers.com/ or Facebook Event.
Suck Bang Blow, 3393 S.C. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, No Cover. Suck Bang Blow New Years Eve Party with live music beginning at 8 p.m. with local rock band Mafia who will perform everything from Jewel to Tool and from Katy Perry to AC/DC. Call (843) 651-7960 or visit http://www.suckbangblow.com/.
The Marlin, 614 Atlantic Ave., Garden City Beach, New Year’s Eve Party featuring The Sea-Cruz Band playing a variety of covers and beach music. Call 843-357-7220 or visit http://www.gardencitymarlin.com/.
Thee Pour House, 1537 U.S. 17, Little River, White Out New Year’s Eve Free Pour Party, “Club Pour” presents this frozen free pour event from 9 to 11 p.m. hosted by DJ Greg. “Hell Freeze Over” afterparty will follow with DJ Empire spinning House, Dance and Trance with shot and drink specials all night long. No cover for free pour, $10 for afterparty (free if dressed in all white). Dress to impress, this is a formal event. Call 843-280-7687 for details or visit Facebook event.
Tommy Bahama Restaurant, 3044 Howard Avenue, The Market Common, New Year’s Eve Island Style, 9 p.m. to midnight with food specials and music by TJ Walsh. Call (843) 839-0880 or visit http://www.marketcommonmb.com/
Travinia Italian Kitchen, 4011 Deville St., The Market Common, Ring in the New Year at Travinia Italian Kitchen! Enjoy live music with Marcel from 6 to 9 p.m., and the Eason Duo beginning at 10 p.m. Complimentary Champagne Toast at midnight, Reservations will begin at 5 p.m. Call (843) 233-8500 or visit http://www.traviniaitaliankitchen.com/
Wahoo’s Raw Bar, 3993 U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet, New Year’s Eve Celebration, No Cover. Ring in the New Year on the inlet with live music from DeVille Street Parking from 8 p.m. to midnight and help the band bid farewell to guitarist Nate Sierralta. Call (843) 651-5800 or visit http://www.wahoosbar.com/
Carolina Opry Theater, 8901 U.S. 17 N., Myrtle Beach, Friday and Saturday are you’re last chances to catch The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, featuring a blending beloved holiday classics with great new favorites, all bound together by fresh comedy and breathtaking dance. 7 p.m. each night. Tickets $39.95-$54.95. Call (843) 913-4000 or 1-800-843-6779 or visit http://www.thecarolinaopry.com/.
Children’s Museum of South Carolina, 2501 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, Noon Year’s Eve Party, $6 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bring the kids to ring in the NOON YEAR! A celebration filled with games, crafts, and a balloon drop and kid-friendly toast at NOON! Call 843-946-9469 or visit http://www.cmsckids.org
Comedy Cabana, 9588 U.S. 17, Myrtle Beach, Comedy Cabana’s New Years Eve Extravaganza, $40-45, Triple headlining show featuring Big Ed Caylor (HBO, John Boy & Billy), Richie Minervini (King of Queens, Paul Blart Mall Cop) & D Cameron (Nationally Touring Headliner). New Years Package includes reserved seating, autographed photo, gift certificate for future show, party favors and noise makers, champagne toast and balloon drop. Call 449-HAHA or visit http://www.comedycabana.com.
Island Bar & Grill Surfside, 2272 Glenns Bay Rd., Surfside Beach, Ring in the new year with Joey D Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 650-3157 or visit http://islandbarandgrill.com/
Myrtle Beach Marriott and Spa At Grande Dunes, 8400 Costa Verde Dr., New Years Eve Gala Dinner Show, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Grand Strand Dinner Theater Presents The Godfathers Mesuggener Wedding Comedy New Years Eve Gala Show. See the hit show from NY followed by a New Years Eve countdown party with champagne toast, hats, noisemakers, dancing. Call 1-800-733-0604 or http://www.grandstranddinnertheater.com/
Molly Darcy’s On The Beach, 1701 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, New Year’s Eve Party, 8 to 11 p.m., No cover (21+), DJ Johnny at 10:30 p.m., champagne toast at midnight,
Call (843) 272-5555 or visit http://www.mollydarcy.com/
Ripley's Aquarium, 1110 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Kids-Only New Year's Eve Bash, 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday, $69.99 plus tax per child. Fun-filled way for kids to ring in the New Year and for parents to have a night out. This overnight program for children between the ages of 6 and 12 provides pizza and hours of action-packed activities, including karaoke, games, crafts, movies, music and an opportunity to toast to the new year as the Ripley's big ball drops at midnight. After all the festivities, kids will camp out surrounded by captivating marine life. Call (843) 916-0888 or visit http://myrtlebeach.ripleyaquariums.com/.
Stand Up Carolina, 3140D U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, New Year’s Eve Bash, Two of the biggest names in local comedy come together as Carolina Improv Company performs at 8 p.m. ($15) and Stand Up Carolina presents Todd Yohn and Jeff Martin at 10 p.m. ($25). Combo tickets are $35. Two drink minumum at each show. The 10 p.m. show will also include a midnight dinner buffet, champagne toast and balloon drop. Call 651-7819 or visit http://www.standupcarolina.com/
Surfside Bowling Center and Brickhouse Lounge, 510 Highway 17 N., Surfside Beach, “Dance to the HEAT of the BEAT!" Salsa & Latin New Year's Eve Party, $15 per person. Includes one hour group lesson, at 8:30 p.m., buffet dinner from 8:30 to 11 p.m., Champagne toast, hats & noise makers, balloon drop & door prizes. Music by DJ V from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Reservations Required. Call (843) 808-1634 or visit www.letsdancemyrtlebeach.com.