Beachin’ Fridays started in 2015, bringing the beach music scene to Mauldin. People come from all over the Upstate to converge on the Mauldin Cultural Center’s outdoor amphitheater for evenings of shag dancing, food trucks, and craft beverages. The final night always features a special performance and fireworks. All shows are FREE of charge, so grab your dancing shoes and bring your energy!
• All shows are FREE of charge and general admission.
• Lawn chairs and/or blankets are welcome for all outdoor shows.
• Outside food and beverages are prohibited.
• Food and beverage vendors will be on-site.
• Leashed dogs are allowed.
Jim Quick & Coastline | May 18, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Artist or in person, Jim Quick is the kind of guy you genuinely want to call a friend. With the charm only a true Southerner can possess, he brings his talent to the stage with a quick-witted, knee-slapping sense of humor coupled with the clear sincerity of his love for his craft.
Quick’s been touring the Southeast for more than 20 years, playing nearly 250+ shows per year, and has released more than 11 albums including his newest, Down South. Originally introducing their music as the Coastline Band—a band of friends who played the Carolina beach bars day in and day out—the group pushed Quick to the forefront and naturally transformed into Jim Quick & Coastline. Known for his all-out performances and deliberate, off-the-cuff wisecracks, Jim has been a gracious recipient of the Carolina Music Awards “Entertainer Of The Year Award” – sixteen times.
Quick’s most recent album, Down South, is poised to become a best-selling musical novel. With songs such as “I’m A Dog” and “Don’t Shoot The Snake,” Quick segues the comic relief of Rodney Dangerfield and Barney Fife to teddy bear tenderness in “Hurt That Bad” and “Forever Man.” The composition is the kind of music that makes you want to get up and dance, grab a beer (or four), and cut-up with your friends. A melding of the genres that make up the musical culture of the South, including Country, Blues, Soul, Southern Rock and Jazz, Quick’s take on music is not to be tuned out.
Abridged from article by Kat Atwood, Music City News
The Sand Band feat. Terri Gore | May 25, 2018 | 7 p.m.
It’s all about a good time! The Sand Band is a six-piece dance & show band, performing your favorite hits from a variety of musical genres.
A little about Terri Gore: When your first public appearance is at age 5 and the backing band is the legendary Joe Pope & the Tams, and your father is Jackie Gore, the man known as the “Father of Beach Music,” it is almost certain that your destiny is to become the all-time most popular and recognized female vocalist in the Carolinas.Known throughout the world as the “Original Carolina Girl,” Terri possesses a rare vocal ability that distinguishes her both as a top performer and recording artist.
Terri has been awarded 8 CAMMY Awards. She was voted Female Vocalist of the Year 5 consecutive times from 1996 to 2000. Terri has won two “Solo Album of the Year” awards for both her “Carolina Girl” and “It Don’t Get Better Than This” CDs on Forevermore Records. Terri has recorded with artists such as the Embers, Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The Stylistics, Jay & the Techniques, Danny & the Juniors, Softones, Legendary Dukes, Jim Quick, the Catalinas, the Holiday Band, General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board and Jackie Gore and the Legends of Beach. In 2003, Terri was the first female vocalist in the Carolinas to score two songs on the All-Time Carolina Top 40 Christmas Chart with two original songs “All Around The World” and “Carolina Christmas.”
In 2003, General Johnson and Surfside Records Terri signed Terri to a one-song deal, the first female vocalist ever for the label, and recorded the beach music hit “Sugar Daddy,” on the Surfside release “Beach Music Mermaids.”
In 2009, Terri’s song “Ten Kisses,” part of the Forevermore compilation “Summer Soultice,” stayed 13 weeks in the number one position making it the longest held number one song by a female artist for the decade. Her two follow-up singles “It May Be Winter Outside” and “Supernatural” both went to #1.
Terri is married to Daryle Lemonds of the Sand Band and frequently appears with them throughout the Carolinas.
Rhythm City Band | June 1, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Rhythm City Band is the Upstate’s most versatile band performing music from all genres.
The Shag Doctorz | June 8, 2018 | 7 p.m.
By way of the fresh water coast,The Shag Doctorz hail from the Upstate South Carolina,in and around the Greenville-Spartanburg area. A favorite among the shaggers and beach music crowd,this five piece band pumps out live Carolina Beach Music and some of your favorite oldies. From Edisto Island to Myrtle Beach and all around North and South Carolina,The Doctorz are out trying to do their part in preserving and keeping this music alive.
The Shag Doctorz have been nominated twice for the “Rising Star” award by the CBMA (Carolina Beach Music Association). The band members are a diversified group of musicians who love to entertain and, along with their sound production crew Music Maker, are ready to see you smile and shag the night away!
“We don’t have fans we have friends.” — The Shag Doctorz
Carolina Coast Band feat. Rhonda McDaniel | June 15, 2018 | 7 p.m.
The Carolina Coast Band evolved in 2013 from the efforts of six of the eight former members of The Out-Of-Towners Band as well as other well-known regional beach music bands from the Upstate. The band delivers a combined 90 years of experience in Beach, Motown, R&B, and Oldies music to satisfy the demands of today’s party requests. Their popularity continues to grow as they span the East Coast performing and promoting Carolina Beach Music.
The band is a member of the Carolina Beach Music Association, (CBMA), and several band members have been nominated for awards by CBMA during past years. The Carolina Coast Band travels with a seven piece band, which includes an award-winning horn section that has backed artists such as Chicago and the Temptations. They provide an action packed, high-energy stage presence along with great entertainment.
This year, they’ll be accompanied by five-time Carolina Beach Music Awards female vocalist of the year, Rhonda McDaniel.
The Holiday Band | June 22, 2018 | 7 p.m.
For those who haven’t seen The Holiday Band, you don’t know what you are missing. They’ve experienced a few changes over the last few years, but are the strongest they’ve ever been. The band is standing tall with Mike Taylor (Vocals, Guitar & Keyboards), Bob Martin (Saxophone), Tim Taylor (Vocals, Bass Guitar), Ronnie Farrington (Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keys, Guitar), Wayne Moore (Drums, Vocals), and Lucas Cook (Keys). They’ve recently added Chase Given (Vocals, Trumpet, Keys, Guitar) and Maurice Leggett running sound. This line-up provides the strongest and most diverse band that the Holiday Band has seen ever, and it shows in the faces that see the band play.
East Coast Band | June 29, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Details coming soon.
The Embers feat. Craig Woolard | July 6, 2018 | 6 p.m.
There are many bands and groups today, yet few are considered a musical institution. The Embers have solidified their position as a thriving musical entity leaving their mark on listeners for decades.
The Embers boast numerous albums and single releases that span decades and all the crazes, continuing to exhibit top quality showmanship, musicianship and professionalism. Having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and most recently the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers are honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music. They have traveled the country and the world and have performed for every event imaginable from the highest dignitaries to the hottest back yard frat parties. The Embers were also honored to travel throughout South Korea to perform their Christmas special ‘Christmas with the Embers’ on American Military bases for America’s troops in December of 2007 and 2008. They were awarded Military Coins of Excellence for their distinguished service.