MYRTLE BEACH (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Hundreds of visitors and local residents found shelter at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach after being evacuated from their homes in the face of an approaching wildfire.
Fire and police officials from the city approached HoB's General Manager Jackie Tedesco about using the venue as a Red Cross shelter on Wednesday night and since then, two to three hundred evacuees have found refuge at the venue.
"Local police and fire officials reached out to Jackie when she was on her way home after a show on Wednesday night." HoB's Dave Fortin said. "She immediately turned around and went back to the venue to set things up."
A number of shows that had been planned for the weekend have been canceled or postponed, including Longwave w/ Blue October and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.
"We'll continue to make the facility available to those in need for the next few days." Fortin added. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers