DarielB – Flying Under the Radar

Yes, Oh Yes, It’s S.O.S.

Posted in Music Stories by darielb on April 8, 2009

It’s that time of year when over 10,000 shag dancers descend upon the Ocean Drive
section of North Myrtle Beach for ten full days of barbecue, beach time, silliness, catching up
with old friends, live music … and above all, shagging (and no, I’m not talking about the
British version, although I’m not discounting it either).

This year’s Society of Stranders (S.O.S.) Spring Safari officially begins Friday, April 17
and runs through Sunday, April 26. Don’t forget, you need to renew your S.O.S. membership
to attend events at the sanctioned S.O.S. lounges: Ducks and Ducks Too, Fat Harold’s,
the O.D. Arcade, O.D. Resort and Pirate’s Cove.

If you’ve never experienced a Spring S.O.S parade before, it’s not to be missed. Adults
gone wild, and it’s a blast. Head on over to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach on
Saturday, April 25. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Lots of folks like to close out the weekend
with the Camp Kemo event, held at Fat Harold’s. There are live performances, auctions
and more – all to send kids with cancer to camp for a week, so they can remember what
it’s like to be a kid again. This year’s event is being dedicated to the memory of saxman
Johnny Cox, who lost his own fight with cancer earlier this month. It won’t be the same
without people stuffing bills into Johnny’s horn. Word has it, though, that Johnny’s son
Scott Cox, will be there to do the honors. Bring your Kleenex.

One last thing, welcome and thank you to all the deejays who’ll be spinning tunes around
the clock!

Workshops
Sam West– Upstairs in the O.D. Resort
Ballroom
Charlie & Jackie – Ducks
Judy Duke – Fat Harold’s
Ellen Taylor – O.D. Arcade
Live Music
Friday, April 17
Spanish Galleon 7 p.m., Tommy Black and
Blooz
2001 Nightclub, 7 p.m., Craig Woolard
Band (no S.O.S. card needed)
Chasers Beach Club, 9 p.m. Castaways (no
S.O.S. card needed)
Saturday, April 18
Fat Harold’s, 1-5 p.m., Sea-Cruz
Pirate’s Cove 2 – 6 p.m. The Poor Souls
Spanish Galleon 7 p.m. The Entertainers
with guests Vicki Skinner, Bobby Smith and
Paul Craver
2001 Nightclub, 7 p.m., Tim Clark Band
Sunday, April 19
Fat Harold’s, 1-5 p.m.,Holiday Band
HOTO’s, 1 p.m. Mark Roberts & Breeze
(no S.O.S. card needed)
Spanish Galleon, 7 p.m. Band of Oz
Monday, April 20
Spanish Galleon, 7 p.m. Embers
2001 Nightclub, 8 p.m. Jim Quick &
Coastline
Tuesday, April 21
HOTO’s, 3 p.m. King Tyrone & the
Graveyard Ramblers (no S.O.S. card needed)
Spanish Galleon, 7 p.m. Mark Roberts &
Breeze
2001 Nightclub, 7 p.m., Sea-Cruz (no
S.O.S. card needed)
Wednesday, April 22
Fat Harold’s, 1-5 p.m., Jim Quick &
Coastline
Spanish Galleon, 7 p.m., Sammy O’Banion
& Mardi Gras
2001 Nightclub, 8 p.m. Legends of Beach
(no S.O.S. card needed)
Thursday, April 23
Fat Harold’s, 1-5 p.m., Craig Woolard Band
Spanish Galleon, 5 p.m. Pre- release party,
various artist. Band of Oz follows.
2001 Nightclub, 8 p.m. Mark Roberts &
Breeze (no S.O.S. card needed)
Friday, April 24
Fat Harold’s, 1-5 p.m., Fantastic Shakers
Spanish Galleon, 4 p.m.New music release
party, followed by Holiday Band
Papa’s Pizza Wings & Things, 8 p.m.
Rickey Godfrey (no S.O.S card needed)
2001 Nightclub, 8 p.m., Craig Woolard
Band (no S.O.S.card needed)
Saturday, April 25
Avista Resort, 12 p.m. Big Time Party
Band (no S.O.S. card needed )
Spanish Galleon, 7 p.m. Rick Strickland
Band, Bobby Smith & the Poor Souls
Papa’s Pizza Wings & Things, 2 – 5 p.m.
Rickey Godfrey (no S.O.S card needed)
Sunday, April 26
Fat Harold’s, 1- 5 p.m. Camp Kemo, various
artists.

A version of this post will run in Beach Newz in Coast Magazine and Alternatives NewsMagazine, issue April 9 – 23, 2009, p. 24.

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