Usually, the only time Gospel music mixes with scrambled eggs and bacon is at a church breakfast.
And, unless your church is having breakfast every week, it is only a special treat people get every once in a while.
If you are craving that feeling of great music paired with delicious food without having to wait for the church luncheon, why not stop by the House of Blues Myrtle Beach’s Gospel Brunch.
A staple in Myrtle Beach since 1997, the House of Blues Gospel Brunch has recently undergone a transformation.
Dawn Temples, brand marketing manager for the House of Blues Myrtle Beach, said world renowned, Grammy award winner Gospel singer Kirk Franklin helped revamp the weekly brunch.
“For a long time, it wasn’t consistent and all of the House of Blues locations did things a little differently,” she said. “House of Blues wanted everything to be the same down to the timing of the sets and so Mr. Franklin came in to help us do that.”
Since Franklin joined the team, each band plays the same songs, with a little variation, at the same time.
However, the group playing is usually local.
In Myrtle Beach, the group that performs is called “Glory.”
“They have been performing for us for many years and Mr. Franklin liked them that he had them stay,” Temples said.
The food was also revamped.
“We now have a more consistent menu so that people who have a favorite item can come back knowing it will be there,” she said.
The Gospel Brunch buffet often includes southwest style scrambled eggs, chicken and waffles, salad, fruit, an omelet station, bacon, sausage, biscuits, Asian salad, roast pork, gravy, syrup, jambalaya, peel-and-eat shrimp, grits, macaroni and cheese, potatoes and homemade desserts.
There is also a Bloody Mary bar and mimosas for a small fee. Tea and coffee are included in the buffet price.
Temples said the revamped Gospel Brunch launched in May.
“Since then, we have had so many people come in and tell us they love the changes,” she said. “We have visitors that come every year around the same time and locals who come all the time. It is great to see familiar faces and welcome the new ones.”
Diners are encouraged to eat as much food as they want and stay to enjoy an entire set of music.
“People love to get up and dance along with the band or sing along,” Temples said. “It is an interactive show and people love it.”
House of Blues Myrtle Beach is located at 4640 U.S. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach.
Call (843) 272–3000. The Gospel Brunch is held every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.