Vibes And Vocals
Local musician Marci Shore takes a tour through Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island live music hotspots to bring you the lowdown on the vibes and vocals to be found on the sea islands this season. Photo by Steve Rosamillia.
thebananacabanasc.com, 1130 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, 843.886.4360
Beachfront with an authentic island vibe. e Banana Cabana, opened in 1990, is family friendly, and has something for everyone, serving up seafood, classic American cuisine, quesadillas, pizza, and festive, frozen cocktails.
Live, acoustic music outside by the bar, just steps away from the beach. Call for schedule.
coconutjoes.biz, 1120 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, 843.886.0046
Location, Location. Coconut Joe’s is beachfront on Isle of Palms, and serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner, and breathtaking views of the beach and sunsets from its rooftop tiki bar. Under the same ownership, Island Joe’s, in front of Coconut Joe’s, serves up fun, fair-like foods such as ice cream, coffee drinks, funnel cakes, and hot dogs.
For their 15th season, Mystic Vibrations will be on the rooftop bar on Sundays for “Reggae on the Roof” from 1:30 – 5 p.m. Local group, Flying Buganskis, play throughout the season alongside other artists on the rooftop, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
THE DINGHY TAPROOM AND KITCHEN
dinghyiop.com, 8 J C Long Blvd., Isle of Palms, 843.242.8310
Key West meets the Isle of Palms. Sharing the same owners as e Windjammer, e Dinghy is a proud dive bar that has come into its own in its first few years of operation. e kitchen slings out a tasty variety of seafood, appetizers, salads and sandwiches.
Live, acoustic music most nights of the week in season, 7 - 10 p.m. ese artists are among the lineup: Donnie Polk, Craig and Je , Gracious Day, Sun owners and Sin and Josh Hughett. Check the website for full schedule.
MORGAN CREEK GRILL
morgancreekgrill.com, 80 41st Ave., Isle of Palms, 843.886.8980
Waterfront dining beside the Isle of Palms Marina. Family friendly location for ne dining and fabulous views on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Some of the best local musical talent perform at Morgan Creek on Friday, Saturday, some Sundays usually starting at 5 p.m. Songwriter Thursdays May-July feature all original music.
therefugeiop.com, 1517 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 843.242.8934
Gourmet fare at reasonable prices in an elegant setting. Coffee bar, bagels, pastries and breakfast sandwiches in the morning, creative sandwiches by day, upscale menu and cocktails by night. Located in the same shopping center as the Harris Teeter grocery store.
Live acoustic music for Sunday brunch and most Wednesday-Saturday evenings 7 - 10 p.m.
the-windjammer.com, 1008 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, 843.886.8596
No frills — no problem. Always a Jam Good Time to be had at this Isle of Palms Institution. It’s a favorite with locals and tourists alike, since 1972. If you’re staying on Front Street on Isle of Palms, the Windjammer is within walking distance.
Acts scheduled for this summer include: Sister Hazel, Cowboy Mouth, Edwin McCain, e Groovy Cools.
DUNLEAVY’S IRISH PUB
dunleavysonsullivans.com 2213 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, 843.883.9646
Celebrating 25 years in business. Visit this family operated pub for your x of Irish fare and frivolity. Large booths make it a great setting for groups.
In season, there likely will be music Friday, Saturday nights, and some Tuesdays, featuring local acoustic and blues musicians.
HOME TEAM BBQ
hometeambbq.com, 2209 Middle St., Sullivan's Island, 843.883.3131
High energy, buzzing crowds and nationally acclaimed BBQ. Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island has become a hub for the locals and tourists, and a popular spot for watching whatever sport is being hyped at the time.
Music starts late, 10 p.m. most Friday and Saturday nights. Check the online schedule. You’ll likely hear blues, bluegrass or Americana/rock/country by national, regional and local touring talent. Selwynn Birchwood, Matt Woods w/Je Shepherd, Indecision, Davis Coen, Danielle Howle, Five Shot Jack, Ken Chappell, Another Country, Shonu, Monjah, Marvelous Funkshun, Locust Honey, e Low Counts and Bonnie Blue, are among the lineup for this summer.
MEX 1 COASTAL CANTINA
mex1coastalcantina.com/sullivans-island, 2205 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, 843.882.8172
New kid on the island. Inside is an inspired ‘come as you are’ atmosphere — a vibe that embodies the sur ng and coastal lifestyle of the Baja Peninsula culture. TexMex cuisine, with locally sourced produce, creative margarita menu.
Live acoustic music featuring local and regional talent, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings, 8 - 11 p.m.