Concerts on the Coast brighten nights on the beaches

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Bring your dancing shoes and lawn chairs to the week’s latest Concerts on the Coast.

Billy Scott & the Party Prophets will perform their trademark beach music from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, June 27, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot, 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

The Used-To-Be’s will play 1950s and 1960s music from 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at the end of Jordan Boulevard in Holden Beach.

Billy Scott & The Party Prophets are widely known for beach music classics including “I Got The Fever,” “California,” “Beach Trip,” “Roll Around Rockin’,” “Rockin’ Good Way,” and the smash No. 1 hit song on the Rhythm ‘N’ Beach Top 40 Chart, “My Kind Of Girl.”

The group has been a main staple on the southeastern party and event circuit for more than 30 years. The award-winning seven-piece dance and show group plays a variety of music including beach, blues, Motown, retro, funk and oldies, and are in constant demand.

The Use-to-Be’s are a rock ‘n’ roll band with a repertoire of more than 250 songs. It was launched in 2005 by guitarist George Babbis and keyboardist Bill Parilla, who re-discovered their mutual professional musical talents after both retired to St. James.

Other members of the group include drummer Marty Evans of Boiling Spring Lakes, saxophonist Paul Wood of St. James and vocalist Jim Maglio.

The free concerts are co-sponsored by the Ocean Isle Beach Property Owners Association, the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association and Brunswick County Parks & Recreation with a grant from Brunswick Arts Council.

The concerts are canceled if it’s raining.

For more information, call 253-2670 or (800) 222-4790.