The 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 places to hear live music on Hilton Head Island.
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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 music venue on Hilton Head. Rooftop Bar is a popular spot for well known tribute bands, but on any given night you might also catch live country, Salsa, 80s, rock, national touring acts and more.
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.
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."
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.