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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

May20

First Blush Fes"Tea"val

Charleston Tea Plantation, 6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC

2012 FIRST FLUSH Fes"TEA"val

Charleston tea plantation and clear channel communications are proud to present the 6th annual, 2012 First Flush FesTEAval which will be held on Sunday, May 20th from 11am-6pm.

We are pleased to announce the following local bands will be performing at the festival:

11:30-12:00 - Annalise Morelli

12:15-12:45 - Matt MCkelcan

1:00-1:45 - Tyler Boone Band

2:00-2:45 - Gaslight street

3:05-4:20 - Blue dogs

4:45-6:00 - Long Miles

tickets are available at etix.com and the charleston tea plantation(843-559-0383, Ext. 206)

$15/advance, $20/gate, kids under 10 are Free

no coolers please

come enjoy great music, food, beverages, arts and crafts, Free kids area

$15 Advance

May17

METlive-Music on the Greenway

Linear Park, Charlotte, NC

Click here for more information

May16

Bobby Solo @ Pawley's Front Porch

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827 Harden Street, Columbia , SC

May10

First Blush Fes"Tea"val

Charleston Tea Plantation / 6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC

The Blue Dogs are honored to be a part of this wonderful part of Charleston Culture. Hats off to the folks who grow this tea and put on this event. You make SC proud!

$15

May5

Private Wedding

Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC


May3

Clemson Prowl and Growl (Bobby Solo)

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EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street , Columbia, SC

 

Apr29

SweetWater Music Festival

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Charleston, SC

BLUE DOGS @ THE MAIN STAGE-Charleston Craft Beer Week will conclude on Sunday, April 29 with The SweetWater Music Festival, an all-day craft beer and live music event featuring popular national and regional bands. The festival, hosted SweetWater Brewing Company, will take place at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium from 11am until 8pm. The music lineup includes Rehab, Drivin’ N Cryin’, Eddie Bush, The Piedmont Boys, Homemade Wine and The Blue Dogs.  Just one week after their 8th annual SweetWater 420Festival in Atlanta, SweetWater Brewery representatives will be on site to host the event and serve up their lip-smackin’ lineup of brews.

 

$10

Apr28

Private Wedding

Johns Island, SC

 

Apr27

Capri Theatre

302 North Limestone Street, Gaffney, SC

This is our first time at this new venue in Gaffney, SC...a noble attempt to keep an historic theatre alive! Hank and Bobby (and some special guests) will be treating this show like an acoustic "guitar pull" and it's sure to be a great evening of music. Click here for their website and information.

$10

Apr25

Pawley's Front Porch (Bobby Solo)

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827 Harden Street , Columbia, SC

Apr23

In Reach Fundraiser (Bobby solo)

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Carolina Golf Club, 2415 Old Steele Creek Rd., Charlotte, NC

 

Apr21

The Sandshaker Lounge

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The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Gulf Breeze, FL

The Dogs roll in to the Gulf Shore to play an afternoon show....4-8pm....at the legendary Sandshaker! Bobby, Hank, Greg and Daren will be bringing it to the people of P'cola Beach....Carolina style! www.sandshaker.com

Apr20

Due South Festival

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209 West Remington Ave, Thomasville, GA

Gates open 5:30pm. Rain or shine! The New 76ers from Tallahassee FL open at 6pm. Then after a brief break, the Dogs will play 8pm-10pm! Click here for more information

Apr19

Kemopalooza at Chickawa Outdoor Center

Saluda River Club, 644 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC

A show to benefit the Palmetto Health Foundation and specifically Camp Kemo and pediatric cancer patients. A cause near and dear to our hearts. Blue Dogs do a one-hour set at 8:45pm during a great night out. www.palmettohealthfoundation.org/kemopalooza

Apr14

Pi Kappa Phi/UNC Spring Formal (Private)

Charleston, SC


Apr12

Liberty Taproom (Bobby Solo)

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Columbia, SC


Apr11

Mac's Speed Shop (Bobby Solo)

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Southend, 2511 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC


Apr5

5 Points After 5

The Fountain in 5 Points, Columbia, SC

The Dogs kick off the 2012 season of Thursday night performances after a several years' absence from doing this event they used to do yearly! They can't wait. More details to follow.

FREE

Apr3

Mac's Speed Shop (Bobby Solo)

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Steele Creek, 2414 Sandy Porter Rd., Charlotte, NC


Mar31

Post Bridge Run Concert

Bus Depot/Downtown, Charleston , SC

Come enjoy Blue Moon Beer, Lowcountry Boil, and The Blue Dogs post Bridge Run.

$40