TOP TEN PLACES TO HEAR
LIVE MUSIC IN HILTON HEAD
Hilton Head Island is packed with places to see live music, offering everything from singer/songwriter soloists to full on rock bands. In between you’ll find duos and trios, reggae, jazz, blues, and other genres that can satisfy just about any musical taste.
Here are our picks for the Top Ten places to hear live music on the island.
*Specials, events, business openings and other details may change. We recommend calling ahead to confirm.
Tiki Hut's slogan is "Toes in the sand, drinks in hand", and this sums up the experience without mincing any words. A favorite venue for vacationers, locals and Lowcountry musicians and bands alike, Tiki Hut is hands down the best place on the island to experience live music with a *true* island vibe. You can catch FREE shows both afternoon and evening throughout a good portion of the year.
Sunset views, live entertainment, dancing, a great bar and in-house DJ make the Rooftop Bar a go to venue. Rooftop Bar is an extremely popular spot for well known tribute bands, but on any given night you might also catch live country, Salsa, 80s, rock and more. Local favorites like OCD, Deas Guyz, Whitley Deputy frequently play The Rooftop Bar, and they occasionally bring in national touring acts.
Adjacent to Black Marlin Bayside Grill on the waterside, Hurricane Bar is a favorite outdoor music venue among locals and visitors. Come early for the show to enjoy happy hour. Try their signature drink, the Hurricane... but be careful, these babies are strong!
Entering The Jazz Corner is like taking a step back in time. A step back to dine in an authentic big city nightclub atmosphere. The room is low lit, intimate, elegant and sophisticated. The music is hot and exciting. The Jazz Corner showcases excellence. It is the safe repository for the great American art form of jazz, played close to the original melody.
The Boardroom is live music at its best. Great place to catch your favorite game, enjoy an excellent Happy Hour and dance through the night to some of the area's best local talent. The Boardroom is located in the Barmuda Triangle - Reilley's Plaza - Hilton Head Island's center for great entertainment.
33 Office Park Road, Suite 213 - Park Plaza
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Yes, Charbar Co. wins awards left and right for their burgers, but they also do well with the local live music scene a few nights a week. The outside bar area and patio with firepit is a nice spot to relax to some tunes from local favorites like Pretty Darn and Zack Stiltner.
BIG BAMBOO CAFE
Just steps from Coligny Beach, escape to the South Pacific themed Big Bamboo Cafe. They describe themselves as "A Locals Restaurant & Live Music Venue featuring Carolina Seafood, Sensational Salads, “build your own” Burgers & Grillers, Exotic Margaritas and a large selection of Craft Beers from around the Carolinas." Be sure to check out the long standing Reggae Night (Wednesdays), and also Open Mic Night (Thursdays) and Beagles Play Beatles (Fridays).
During the busy season you'll usually find live music seven days a week to soundtrack your dinner or happy hour with one of the best views on the island at Skull Creek Boathouse. It's also one of the more family friendly places to catch live music during dinner where the the kids can play at their huge playground.