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April 2016

Shake, Rattle & Roll: Elvis Festival Sanctioned By Graceland Comes To Legends In Concert April 28 – May 1

If you're an Elvis fan, it's now or never to get your 2016 tickets to one of the best events held in Myrtle Beach all year. Surrender to this opportunity to watch performers do classic Elvis songs from his Jailhouse Rock days through the Vegas years. Let yourself be transported as you savor an extraordinary sense of deja vu.

After an Opening Celebration at the beach on Thursday, the festival moves to the Legends In Concert Theater at Broadway at the Beach. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29, there will be performances by Elvis tribute artists from around the world. It's Round 1 of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Once the show starts, you'll be saying that's alright! And, don't even entertain a suspicion that these performances will be anything but fun.

This event has both professional and nonprofessional divisions, so if you're an amateur who channels Elvis, you can even get in on the action.

This quest for glory continues at Legends In Concert from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The cumulative scores from Friday and Saturday actually determine who goes on to the finals on Sunday.

You'll have another opportunity to get all shook up by Elvis tunes when you attend the two headline shows on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

A special "Elvis Festival Edition" of the Legends in Concert show will rock the house on Friday night. Backed by the incredible Legends In Concert Band, 2014's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Jay Dupuis will perform as Elvis, while others pay tribute to Barry White, the Blues Brothers, George Strait, and Taylor Swift.

The party continues Saturday night when more artists put on their blue suede shoes and hi-heel sneakers for the 2016 edition of "Elvis Presley, The Legend."

2011 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, Cody Ray Slaughter, will perform as the early Elvis. Last year's Elvis Festival Champion Di Light is coming all the way from Brazil to pay tribute to Elvis' Vegas years. Jay Dupuis joins in, along with World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist Michael Chambliss. They'll be backed by the Change of Habit Tribute Band.

Lawdy Miss Clawdy! If you're a true Elvis fan, you'll be crying in the chapel by Sunday morning if you miss out on these two great evenings!

Don't fret, there will be one more chance to see some great tributes to Elvis, the guitar man. On Sunday, the quest for the 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist continues. Five finalists from each division will perform. At stake: prize money and the chance to represent Myrtle Beach at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held during Elvis Week in Memphis.

This is an unbelievable weekend that no true Elvis fan should miss. Suspicious minds might think that tickets aren't available. But you can still get in on the fun. Call for tickets at 888-406-5885.

And, don't be cruel. Invite your friends to come along.

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Love Singing In The Shower? Take It To The Stage At Broadway Louie's During National Karaoke Week!

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Do you have a song inside you that's just bursting to get out? Do you find yourself singing along with the radio as you head to work? Have you ever imagined yourself as the lead singer on the track of your favorite tune? This is the week to take your fantasies to the next level and your voice where it can be heard.

Through April 23, people across the country are celebrating National Karaoke Week. So there's no better time to stop singing in the shower and move your act to center stage. Head to Broadway Louie's for Jake's All-Star Karaoke Show where the atmosphere screams show biz and the mood is set with professional lighting and swirling fog. Imagine a DJ cuing your performance. It's your moment to shine!

Voted "best place on the beach for karaoke" for 12 years running, Jake's supports each performance with a sound system that has 10 speakers and four enormous state-of-the-art woofers. Ready for prime time or just taking a shot, performers can select from a library of more than 40,000 songs and channel their inner rock stars. Non-singers can have fun just enjoying the show.

What began as in-home musical entertainment for party guests in Japan, has spread across the world since the 1970s when karaoke machines were introduced. If you haven't treated yourself to watching or singing in this popular everyman's form of entertainment, give it a try.

There's no better place to celebrate National Karaoke Week than Jake's All-Star Karaoke Show at Broadway Louie's at Broadway at the Beach.

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Come See Our New Shops, Eateries & Attractions At Broadway!

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There's a reason that Broadway at the Beach is South Carolina's number one tourist attraction.
Every year, we search the country for new and exciting experiences to add to our line-up of unique shops, outstanding restaurants and great attractions. And, while we're lining up new additions, those who've already made Broadway their home keep sprucing up in preparation for the summer season.

Right now, some of our guests' favorites are renovating and remodeling their stores for the upcoming season. If you're a fan of Klig's Kites, Senor Frogs, Crocodile Rocks, Pepper Palace, Tiki Jim's, The Fudgery, Build-A-Bear Workshop, or Fat Tuesday, you'll want to check out their new looks when you come to Broadway.

This year, those long-time favorites are being joined by some brand new shops, eateries and attractions. Some are already open, and some are still under construction.

Here's a look at the variety of unique taste treats and fun experiences coming to Broadway this year:

NBC Nightly News called it "the gourmet snack a lot of people are chewing on." If you love beef jerky, or just want to know why jerky is the hottest snack craze crisscrossing the nation, head to the Beef Jerky Store in Heroes Harbor near Margaritaville. You can sample some of the 200 varieties of premium beef jerky offered at the store, and your tastebuds are guaranteed to find something that thrills them. The store also has other snacks including flavored popcorn, chocolates, dried vegetables and candies.

When a store's sign says "sweet in every sense since 1947," it's a sure bet you'll find something special inside. Originating in the great state of Michigan, the very first Kilwin's in the Myrtle Beach area is making Broadway at the Beach its coastal Carolina home. Renowned for its great customer service and even greater confections, Kilwin's candy-making methods were originated by Don Kilwin. Ever since, Kilwin's has promised that "each and every piece is touched by workers who care and take pride in making a high quality product just for you." So next time you're at Broadway, head over to the Caribbean Village and enjoy Kilwin's down-home confections and ice cream made fresh from original recipes.

Over at Broadway's New England Fishing Village, Master's Edition Fine Art Gallery will be offering "the very best in limited edition works of art" from nationally-known artists. You'll be captivated by the distinctive impressionistic style of Robert Finale; awed by the grandeur of paintings by Wildlife artist (and winner of the prestigious Illinois State Duck Stamp competition) Abraham Hunter; and inspired by the works of Mark Keathley, who creates outdoor scenes that encourage contemplation and tranquility.

Three other intriguing stores have also joined the Broadway lineup. The new Hollywood Heroes & Villains is the place for movie, TV or comic book lovers in search of memorabilia, t-shirts and more. The fun at Pick A Pearl starts when you choose an oyster and keep the pearl inside, then use the pearl to make your own unique piece of jewelry. For cellular phone accessories, small electronic accessories or portable DVD players, there's the new Tech Stop. You can find the locations of all of these on our property map.

The nightlife scene is changing at Broadway. This year a unique new club called Oz has opened. Its ever-changing interior transforms to a different locale and theme each night, providing endless possibilities, enhanced by amazing sound, lighting, and visual effects.

While our newest offerings are ready and waiting for you, we also have news about more to come. New shops, MyCup, Flashy Feet and Christmas At The Beach are all scheduled to open later this spring.
We're also adding a new attraction. The folks at Backstage Mirror Maze are developing Backstage Escape Games, an escape room concept featuring various scenarios where guests can work in teams to solve clues, crack codes and conquer challenges. It will be located next door to Backstage Mirror Maze, and is set to open late spring/early summer.

Our guests are always on the hunt for new taste experiences. This year, a new eaterie, Extreme Pizza, will be opening its first Myrtle Beach location at Broadway in late spring/early summer. Be sure to check out their innovative pizza combinations that are "extreme, not mainstream" and their subs, calzones, fresh salads, and desserts.

For over 20 years, Broadway at the Beach has been the center of fun for Myrtle Beach. And, we keep working hard to bring you fresh and new experiences as you return to enjoy your long-time favorites.

Hope to see you soon!

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Renowned Independent Film Festival Returns To Broadway This April

Movie makers and film fans are heading to Broadway at the Beach this month for the 11th Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (MBIFF) at Carmike Cinemas, April 20-23, 2016.

The East Coast's answer to the Sundance Film Festival, MBIFF has an international reputation for screening outstanding feature and short films from up-and-coming filmmakers. Film International ranks MBIFF as one of the best film festivals in the world, and MovieMaker Magazine has MBIFF on its list of the Top 25 "film festivals to submit to."

Many of the films this year feature actors familiar for roles in some of the top television and box office successes, including Bruce Davison (X-Men, Last Resort), Peri Gilpin (Frasier, CSI), Janine Turner (Northern Exposure, Friday Night Lights) and Melissa Leo (Wayward Pines, The Big Short).

With many of the filmmakers planning to be in attendance, the festival provides a unique opportunity to ask questions about their films through organized Q & A sessions.

You can sample some of the films for just $10, which gets you an individual ticket for a two-hour block of screenings. Devoted film fans can see all the films and attend the social events that are part of the festival for the price of an All Access Pass ($50). Tickets are not available at the Carmike Box Office. For this special festival, please visit or call 843-497-0220.

There's no better time of year to go to Broadway at the Beach for dinner and a movie. You might even meet a celebity or two along the way.

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