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Mauldin’s Beachin’ Fridays continues through July 6

The History

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!

The Scoop

• 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.

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.

The East Coast Band was formed in 1982 and has performed throughout the Southeast for festivals, conventions, country club events, wedding receptions, and more.  With two albums on the John Hook Rhythm and beach charts, the East Coast Band creates fun music that pleases the most demanding audiences. The band members are Bailey Johnson (Vocals, Guitar), Tony Morgan (Bass), Ric Sarmiento (Vocals, Guitar), Johnny Gooch (Vocals, Drums), Bobby Roupe (Vocals, Keyboards), and Robert Taylor (Vocals, Saxophone).

The Embers – featuring Craig Woolard July 6, 2018  6:30 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.♦

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