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Announcing The First Round of Guests for Annual Homecoming Show & Super Goo Jam!! 

Blue Dogs 4th Annual Homecoming & 28th Anniversary Concert and Super Goo Jam Special Guest Announcements!!

Let the countdown begin! Just over a month away from the best two shows of the year, Super Goo Jam and Blue Dogs 4th Annual Homecoming & 28th Anniversary Concert. We are very excited to announce that Shawn Camp & Cary Hudson of Blue Mountain will be joining us at The Charleston Music Hall this year!! So, mark your calendars for December 27th and 28th and join us for a fun-filled, two-night stand full of talented bands, charity, and camaraderie. The Super Goo Jam will kick off the first night at Music Farm Charleston on December 27th at 8PM, doors will be at 7PM, tickets are $10, and some of the bands that will be making the night memorable are Guilt Ridden Troubadour, Sally & George (featuring Joel Timmons of Sol Driven Train), Ward Buckheister, Finnegan Bell, Doug Jones, Danielle Howle, The Kenny George Band, and many more artists to be announced. Also, Cary Hudson of Blue Mountain will be doing a headlining set at the Super Goo Jam with Guilt Ridden Troubadour for all you Cary Hudson/Blue Mountain fans!!  

On December 28th, Charleston's country-rock band the Blue Dogs will once again take over the Charleston Music Hall along with some special guests and friends this year to celebrate 28 years of making music! This show marks their fourth "homecoming” and to solidify it as an annual affair; the band brought in the Medical University of South Carolina's Children's Hospital as a charity partner. Proceeds will benefit both the campaign for the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital AND the Press On Fund for pediatric cancer research. We are thrilled to announce that Shawn Camp & Cary Hudson of Blue Mountain will be our very special guests at this years Homecoming show. 

There will be more special guests announced for both shows, so stay tuned!  

From everyone here at the Kennel have a great Thanksgiving holiday and thanks in advance for all of your support!!  
We look forward to seeing y'all next month!​​

Shawn Camp 

Grammy award winning artist and producer Shawn Camp has earned wide respect as the top-tier penman behind #1 Billboard hits for George Strait (“River of Love”), Josh Turner (“Would You Go With Me”) and Brooks and Dunn (“How Long Gone”), in addition to the Brooks smash “Two Pina Coladas.” Camp frequently splits pages with legendary tunesmiths like Guy Clark (“Sis Draper,” “Magnolia Wind”) and Jim Lauderdale (“Forever Ain’t No Trouble Now). Shawn also penned Blake Shelton’s “Nobody But Me”. A true artist, Camp’s previous solo albums – including 1993’s Shawn Camp, 2004’s Live at the Station Inn and Fireball in 2006 – consistently have turned heads. The accomplished instrumentalist, who has accompanied luminaries including Guy Clark and John Prine, frequently backs seamless lyrics with his fiery fiddle, guitar and mandolin riffs. Shawn is also a talented producer; a skill that won him a Grammy nomination in 2013 and a Grammy win for 2014’s Best Folk Album of the Year (Guy Clark’s, My Favorite Picture Of You). Most recently, Shawn formed the band with NRBQ’s “Big Al” Anderson to make the World Famous Headliners (along with Pat McLaughlin, Greg Morrow and Michael Rhodes). Their debut album spent over 6 weeks in AMA’s top 20 and was named one of the Top 100 Americana Albums of 2012. 

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Cary Hudson 

Cary Hudson is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from the great state of Mississippi who resides somewhere between Memphis and New Orleans. While living in Venice, Cary worked in a deli and hung out with the guys in Weezer (fun), walked on Zuma Beach hoping to meet Neil Young, started a band called Blue Mountain with Laurie, and experienced the Rodney King riots (not fun). After moving back to Oxford in 1992, Blue Mountain began touring nationally, signed a deal with Roadrunner Records, and recorded their classic Dog Days album with producer Eric "Roscoe" Ambel. They went on to record more albums, played shows with Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, Wilco, The Jayhawks and Willie Nelson, were the cover story of the second No Depression magazine, and in 2011 were voted "Most Legendary Oxford Band" by the readers of The Local Voice. Cary has played guitar for Bobby Rush, RL Burnside, Big Jack Johnson, Shannon MacNally, Dayna Kurtz and many others in his close to thirty years on the road. He was chosen as one of the Top Ten Alternative Country Guitar Players by Gibson magazine, and his songs have appeared in TV shows and movies including the George Clooney film "Up in the Air". He recently released his sixth solo album, Town and Country (mixed by Multi-Grammy winner Trina Shoemaker). 

THIS WEEKEND: The Visulite Theatre, Charlotte NC 11/19/16 

Our next public show is coming up quick....we return to the Queen City of Charlotte on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, to THE VISULITE THEATRE--once our regular spot and a place we haven't visited in a few years--so we are fired up to return to this great venue (and one very convenient to many of our fans and friends). Get your advance tickets NOW as we have a great young band called THE VEGABONDS playing with us....so check out more information about tickets HERE!! See you on the 19th! 

Next Up: October 14-15 in Columbia SC & Spartanburg SC! 

So, it was just announced after our Music Farm show in Columbia on 9/16 that we would be returning to the capital city on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, this time to provide the entertainment for a cause near and dear to our hearts, pediatric cancer research, and one of the great foundations toward that end, Alex's Lemonade.....it's going to be a great event and will be a great time but will make your heart feel even better. THEN on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, we return to the upstate, this time to the great Sparkle City and for the 3rd Annual "Live on the Green," (following Bruce Hornsby and Lee Brice)--except that this time, we won't be "on the green," due to construction--we'll be inside the beautiful and sonically awesome theatre inside of the Chapman Cultural Center! See the "tour" page for more information including how to get your tickets now!

This Weekend: Mauldin's BBQ Fest, Rock Hill's Tap The Rock! 

We stay in SC this weekend for two great events having to do with two of our other favorite things...food and beer! 
Both events are relatively early in the day, and are family-friendly! Get the details below!
 
FRIDAY SEPT 23: MAULDIN BBQ COOKOFF 6:30pm
Mauldin Cultural Center
101 East Butler Road, Mauldin SC 29662
Music starts at 6:30pm!
https://mauldinbbq.com/

SATURDAY, SEPT 24: TAP THE ROCK CRAFT BEER FEST 1:00pm
The White Home Historic Rock Hill Museum
258 E. White St., Rock Hill SC 29730
1:00-5:00P​M
https://beerfests.com/events/tap-the-rock/

Back on the Road! THIS WEEKEND: Columbia & Raleigh! 

Join us for two great clubs in the twin Capital Cities of the Carolinas....first in Columbia on FRIDAY SEPT 16 AT THE MUSIC FARM COLUMBIA.....then in Raleigh on SATURDAY SEPT 17 AT THE SOUTHLAND BALLROOM RALEIGHWOOD. We will be joined on both shows by special guests and up-and-coming Charleston band the Dead 27s.....and on Friday in Columbia we'll also be joined by The Distributors! See the shows page for more of our busy upcoming schedule!!

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Previous events

May5

Wells Fargo Championships

Quail Hollow Country Club, 3700 Gleneagles Rd, Charlotte, NC

The Dogs will be performing on "Cinco De Mayo" during the PGA Wells Fargo Championships for the ticketed public outside near the 10th tee just as the last putt of the day drops...around 5:30pm....will break momentarily for the running of the KY Derby (on screens provided)...and will continue until about 7pm (then afterwards, for the members' party).

Apr28

Blue Dogs & Live Bait Outside at Mainland

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Mainland Container Co., 1528 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC

Blue Dogs headline an afternoon/early evening of music on the outdoor stage at Mainland...Music begins at 5pm, with our good friends and Charleston legends LIVE BAIT playing 5-6:30, and the Dogs big band will close the show with a 7-9pm set! Advance tickets ARE NOW available online by clicking here.

Apr27

Private Event

Mar9

Private Event

Charleston, SC

Mar3

RCSF Inaugural Oyster Roast & Pig Pickin'

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Hay Hill Events, 1625 Bluff Road, Columbia, SC

Join us and the Richland County Sheriff's Foundation for their Inaugural Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin' in support of the Foundation. Event goes from 1-5pm, with the Blue Dogs full band playing two sets of music. SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE. Info and Tickets at the Eventbrite site linked here.

Feb9

30th Annual Citadel Brigadier Foundation Blue & White Bash

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McAlister Field House, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC

The Brigadier Foundation's annual fundraiser with buffet dinner, open bar. silent & live auction items, and live music with the Blue Dogs Big Band! The event is in McAlister Field House on the Citadel campus.

There will be a silent and live auction, raffle boxes, wine raffle, and cash raffle at the event. Tickets available at the link provided. Come one and all! Go Dogs!

Dec28

Super Goo Jam!

Music Farm Charleston, 32 Ann Street, Charleston, SC

This is our "preview" show...our "night before the big show" when we bring in many of our old and new musical friends...most from Charleston...to hear some great music and have a little jam...tickets only $10 and go to our charity! Special guests tba!

Radney Foster w Bobby Houck & Finnegan Bell

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Woolfe Street Playhouse, 34 Woolfe Street, Charleston, SC

Join us for an acoustic evening with Radney Foster at the intimiate Woolfe Street Playhouse on November 16th, 2017. He'll be joined by Blue Dogs' Bobby Houck, and Finnegan Bell!

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

Tickets available at the link. $25 in advance | $30 Day of the show!

Nov9

EVG's Stand for Hope to Support Alex's Lemonade!

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701 Whaley, 701 Whaley Street, Columbia SC

Another wonderful opportunity to support PEDIATRIC cancer research in the capital city! STAND with us and be counted. Tickets available now!! Food, drink, music, fun....all is included.

SEALKIDS Swim Jam! ~new date~

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On the Dunes at The Windjammer, Front Beach, Isle of Palms, SC

Join the fun on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 for the Inaugural SEALKIDS SwimJam fundraiser- a 5k or 2 mile open water swim competition off the beach of Isle of Palms followed by a benefit concert and celebration hosted at The Windjammer.

SIGN UP TODAY for our Online Silent Auction- 100% of proceeds will benefit SEALKIDS. Auction goes LIVE on Monday 9/04. https://my.bidr.co/events/sealkids/items

The evening's events will feature live music from Charleston’s own Natty Grass Band, Triangle Bluegrass and, local favorites, the Blue Dogs as well as a Live Auction, activities, special Navy SEAL guests, 50/50 raffle and more!

Swim registration and benefit tickets are NOW ON SALE. 100% of profit will be donated back to SEALKIDS supporting children of our nation's Navy SEALs.

When Navy SEALs are given a task, they set immediately to work with a singular focus: completing the mission. Today’s mission is inviting you to help us support SEALKIDS with fun for the whole family.

Morning Schedule of Events: 8:00 am - Race Packet Pickup For Swimmers 9:00 am - Safety Brief 9:30 am - Warm Up 10:00 am - Swim Race Start 1:00 pm - Swim Race Finish 1:30 pm - Awards Ceremony

Evening's Events: 5:30 pm- The Natty Grass Band 6:30 pm - Triangle Bluegrass Band 7:30 pm - Live Auction / Raffles, and Giveaways. 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm - The BLUE DOGS Times are subject to change

Come enjoy this family-friendly event while supporting a great cause! To learn more about SEALKIDS please visit us at www.sealkids.org

Buckaroo!

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Atlanta Polo Club, 4563 Polo Lane, Atlanta, GA

Tickets on Sale NOW for Buckaroo!!! FACT Relief Foundation and Press On Fund have come together for the The 2017 Buckaroo Festival, featuring The Blue Dogs, the Joey Landreth trio and Eddie Smith, the Memphis Legend. Relax, play and sing along at this event being held at the Atlanta Polo Club for this fantastic gathering. Great music, fantastic food and drink, and games provided; so, throw a Buckaroo Frisbee, enjoy corn hole, but mostly enjoy the day with friends and family, and of course there is plenty of room to dance (GA Football on TV too!). Proceeds will benefit Press On's Childhood Cancer Research and Families Battling Catastrophic illness or injury through FACT Relief.