UPDATES

NEXT SHOW: Saturday Afternoon March 3, 1-5pm, for The Richland County Sheriff's Foundation! 

Join us from 1 to 5 pm Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Hay Hill Events (1625 Bluff Road, Columbia, SC) for The Richland County Sheriff's Foundation Inaugural Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin' Benefit. Come one, come all to enjoy an afternoon of fellowship along with steamed oysters and delicious barbecue with all the sides and fixins. Tickets will include all your food, shucking supplies, drinks (beer & wine for those ages 21 & up), and wonderful LIVE entertainment by the renowned Blue Dogs, South Carolina's own (www.bluedogs.com)! This inaugural oyster roast & pig pickin' benefit will be a CAN'T MISS event. There are a limited number of tickets available. While we plan on selling at the door, make sure you get your tickets ahead of time before they sell out!

FOR INFO, SPONSORSHIPS, AND TICKETS, CLICK HERE!

Dogs & Five Way Friday at the Windjammer THIS SATURDAY 2/17! 

THIS SATURDAY 2/17! Get your tickets now. Two bands, good friends, good music, and a whole lotta fun. Jam good time, indeed. Starting promptly at 9pm! Blue Dogs set, FWF set, and a set together! Featuring special appearances by Mac LEAPHART, Michael McWhirter on keyboards, Charlie Thompson on pedal steel, and Greg "G-Money" Walker on drums for the Dogs...and members of UNCLE MINGO sittin in...GET TICKETS NOW!

This Weekend FEB 2-3: Columbia & Augusta! 

THIS WEEKEND: 

FRIDAY FEB 2: THE MUSIC FARM, COLUMBIA SC 

with openers Black Iron Gathering 

Our annual winter show in Soda City will be another early affair...so line up the babysitter...you'll have time to see the show, hit Waffle House, and still get home by midnight! :) 

Doors 7pm - BIG 8pm - Dogs 9pm! 

4 TICKETS for the price of THREE - available online through Thursday 

GET TICKETS NOW BY CLICKING HERE

  

SATURDAY FEB 3: THE BARN AT CHAMPIONS RETREAT - EVANS GA (AUGUSTA AREA) 

with Joe Stevenson 

Doors 7pm - Joe 8pm - Dogs 9pm 

PUBLIC SHOW - ADVANCE TICKETS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 

This is the first of many shows to come at this highly regarded golfing community (three 9-hole courses designed by Nicklaus, Palmer, Player), and the Barn is a beautiful event space (http://www.championsretreat.net/the-barn/)! THIS SHOW IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC as well as members of the golf club. 

Click HERE for information and tickets!!

Dogs Raise Over $180K With 5th Annual Show at Charleston Music Hall!! 

We are still buzzing from our shows on 12/28-29....first at the Music Farm with the Killer Whales, Travis Allison Band, and Don Merkle & the Blacksmiths....then of course on the 29th for the "big show" (SOLD OUT!) at the Charleston Music Hall featuring The Connells, The Killer Whales, Peyton Tochterman, Leisure McCorkle, Holland Teed, Micah Nichols and the Blue Dogs Big Band (with James Bernabe, Dan Hood, Jamie Harper, Charlie Thompson, Greg Walker, Parker Dewitt, and of course Hank Futch and Bobby Houck). We already knew we had a dollar-for-dollar match with our foundation partner, the PRESS ON FUND....but then we were happily surprised to find that SHAWN JENKINS (who named the now-under-construction new MUSC Children's Hospital) was in attendance and who also pledged to match ALL funds raised.....meaning our take would be TRIPLED!! Thanks to $30k+ in sponsor money, and roughly $30k in net proceeds from ticket sales...we have raised a grand total this year of $180,000!!! (Starting in 2014, we raised roughly $5000, in 2015 $50,000, in 2016 $130,000, and in 2017 $180,000...bringing our grand total as an event over $370,000!!!

We want to thank everyone who came to the show, donated, volunteered....but most of all, our generous sponsors, many of whom have been with us since the beginning.....this year's sponsors were: BACKSTAGE WHISKEY, HOOCH, TITO'S HANDMADE VODKA, TACO BELL (JEM MARKETING GROUP), SC FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, MCLEOD LAW GROUP LLC, CAPITOL MATERIALS, HOMEGROWN HOSPITALITY, MAJOR GRAPHICS, MASHBURN CONSTRUCTION, BLACKBAUD (JON BOLT), CCBG REAL ESTATE GROUP (DAN HENDERSON), FINZ, REAVIS-COMER DEVELOPMENT, SEAMON WHITESIDE, SOUTHERN TRUST MORTGAGE (EDWARD WILSON), SOUTHWIND HOMES, SPENCER & SPENCER LAW FIRM, STOKES REGIONAL EYE CENTERS....and CB COMPANY (CHRYSTAL BARLEY), STAGE PRESENCE LLC, AND EAR FOR MUSIC!

THANK YOU....be on the lookout for the "save the date" announcement to take place on MLK Day, January 15, 2018!

 

CMH Show Friday 12/29; "Super Goo Jam" at the Music Farm 12/28! 

THE BLUE DOGS are putting on their 5th Annual Benefit for MUSC's SHAWN JENKINS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL and its PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY RESEARCH program....along with the PRESS ON FUND, providing a dollar for dollar match of every donation, and an amazing group of SPONSORS, led by Darius Rucker's BACKSTAGE WHISKEY, HOOCH MIXER, TACO BELL, TITO'S VODKA, and South Carolina FEDERAL CREDIT UNION....amongst many others...

THE big show takes place FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL.

IF you are going, and you want some EXTRA fun...or if you are NOT going, and you want an intimate preview of the artists performing Friday night...and have a little more holiday cheer...

PLEASE JOIN THE BLUE DOGS and friends on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, AT THE MUSIC FARM STARTING AT 8PM for a night of great music. Tickets $10 adv/$12 at door (all proceeds going to MUSC)

 Performing will be:

THE KILLER WHALES (one hour headlining set)

TRAVIS ALLISON BAND

DON MERKLE & THE BLACKSMITHS

THE "SUPER GOO JAM" featuring MEMBERS OF THE BLUE DOGS & THE CONNELLS, FINNEGAN BELL, and others

Solo acoustic mini-sets by PEYTON TOCHTERMAN, LEISURE MCCORKLE, HOLLAND TEED

JOIN US ON EITHER OR BOTH NIGHTS AND HELP PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH, BEING CONDUCTED RIGHT HERE IN CHARLESTON AT MUSC!

 

 

 

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Previous events

Mar4

The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall (SoConf B-Ball Championships)

Asheville, NC

Hey Folks (and Especially Davidson Folks and SoCon fans in general),
We're gonna do a special show up in the 'Ville on the Sunday of the SoConf B-Ball Championships.
Show is 5-8pm in the "One Stop Deli" located in the Asheville Music Hall, just a few steps from the UNC-A basketball arena.
Happy hour will be in full force, and there's great food for the whole family. Check out the menu and other info at www.ashevillemusichall.com.

Woof...and Go Cats! But good luck to all.

$10

Mar3

Sylvia Theater

27 N Congress St., York, SC

A great venue that we try to play a couple of times a year. They are celebrating the the 10th anniversary of Sylvia's reopening!!
Bobby and Hank with special guest Daren Shumaker. "Bluedogs Bluegrass!"

Doors 8:30
Showtime 9:00
first set 9-9:50
second set 10:10-11pm
www.sylviatheater.com

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

Mar2

Presbyterian Healthcare Fundraiser

Charlotte, NC

 invitation only fundraiser.

Age limit: 18+

Feb29

Pawleys Front Porch (Bobby Solo)

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Five Points, Columbia, SC

First show of the year...hopefully doing the last Wednesday of every month in the spring/summer. Will post that info soon! Come by for a drink...the weather is going to be nice...

Feb28

Pawleys Front Porch **Bobby Houck Solo**

827 Harden Street Columbia, SC 29205, Columbia, SC

Feb25

The Southern

103 South 1st St., Charlottesville, VA

Hank and Bobby with special guests from Charlottesville to be announced!
The Pickin' Shack opens the show!
Doors 8pm
Pickin Shack 8:30-9:15
Dogs 9:30-11
jam 11pm-until!

$12

Feb24

Ashland Coffee & Tea

100 North Railroad Avenue, Ashland, VA

This awesome intimate venue has been the backdrop of some great shows for the Dogs over the past couple of years. Lawrence Gray, a native of Richmond and a high school friend of Bobby's, has been a part of most of them! Lawrence fronted the band Smokin' Phones and then Mary on the Dash out of UNC-Chapel Hill, only to put his guitar down for the business world for 20-odd years. He's been woodshedding and even writing new tunes of late, so come out and hear Lawrence. BUT this time, we've got more. Bobby's first band ever was in high school with Rick O'Hara, then Spanish teacher and now headmaster at a school in Maryland, on the piano, and Lawrence on guitar and vocals. What did Bobby do...drums! Rick is coming down to sit in and make the opening show, and part of the Blue Dogs show, an official GH&O (Gray, Houck, and O'Hara...get it?) Reunion! The first ever....

Doors 7pm
Lawrence 8-8:25
GHO 8:25-8:45
Dogs 9-10:15
GHO and Dogs 10:15-until!


$15 Advance

Feb18

Smith's Olde Bar w/ The Corduroy Road

1578 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta , GA

Dogs featuring Patrick Blanchard (Shawn Mullins Band) on guitar and Daren Shumaker on mandolin!
The Corduroy Road from Athens GA opens the show!
Doors 8pm
Tba 8:30-9:15
Corduroy Road 9:30-10:15
Dogs 10:30-midnight

$15.00 advance Age limit: 21+

Feb17

The Handlebar w/ Crowfield

304 East Stone Ave , Greenville, SC

The Dogs featuring Patrick Blanchard (Shawn Mullins Band) on guitar and Daren Shumaker on mandolin!
Doors 8pm
Crowfield 9-10pm
Dogs 10:30-midnight

$15.00 Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

Feb9

Bobby Houck & Sadler Vaden Duo @ The Evening Muse

3227 N Davidson Street , Charlotte , NC

Bobby Houck & Sadler Vaden Duo Live @ The Evening Muse opening for the Luke Cunningham Band 
This is the traditional "late" show at the Muse
Doors 10:15pm
Bobby and Sadler 10:30-11:30
Luke Cunningham Band 11:45-1am

$10 ADVANCE / $12 @ Door

Feb4

The Windjammer with The Corduroy Road

The Windjammer, Beachfront, Isle of Palms, SC

Featuring Sadler Vaden on electric guitar and Phillip Lammonds on acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, etc. 
The Corduroy Road from Athens GA opens (www.thecorduroyroad.com)
Doors 9pm
CR 9:15-10
Dogs 10:20-midnight

$10 Age limit: 21+ or w/adult

Feb3

Lincoln Theatre w/ Old Habits and Old Man Whickutt

126 E. Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC

Dogs featuring Sadler Vaden on electric guitar!
Doors 7pm
Old Man Whickutt 8-8:40
Old Habits 9-10
Dogs 10:20-midnight
Expect some jammin' too!

$12 ADVANCE / $15 DAY OF SHOW Age limit: 18+

Jan28

Mac'n at the 'Drome (Benefit Concert for Mac Leaphart)

The Hippodrome, 360 Concord Street, Charleston, SC

 Hank and Bobby to appear on a couple of songs toward the end of concert. Benefit concert featuring Five Way Friday, Mark Bryan of Hootie & The Blowfish, Greg Payne & members of The Piedmont Boys, Shovels & Rope with Jamie Resch, Doug Jones of Cravin' Melon, John Wesley Satterfield, Luke Cunningham, Ryan Bonner, Ballard Lesemann, Joal Rush, Donnie Blackwell, Jim Marshall, John Totaro's Classic Woodies & of course Guilt Ridden Troubadour with members of My Ragged Company.

Jan21

Blue Jean Ball

Open House on the River, 1213 Old Plantation Road, North Augusta, GA


$60

Dec30

Hog Heaven

7147 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

 Come on down for a Lowcountry Holiday Tradition at Hog Heaven for some Acoustic Dogs.

Dec29

Ziggy's

170 W. 9th St., Winston-Salem, NC

 

Dec28

Neighborhood Theatre w/ The Connells

511 East 36th Street, Charlotte, NC

 

$18 Advance / $20 Day of Show

Nov25

Tin Roof w/ Patrick Davis Band

1022 Senate Street , Columbia, SC

 

TBA

Nov23

Red Bone Alley W/ Midway Blue

Florence, SC

 Its that time of year!!! Blue Dogs in Flo-Town for Thanksgiving!!!
The Dogs play first at 9pm, Midway Blue plays the late night slot.
Hope to see you there.

TBA Age limit: 18+

Nov19

The Old Town Tavern - Acoustic Duo

1044 Broad Street , Camden , SC

  Bobby Houck & Hank Futch Acoustic Duo

$10 in Advance ($15 Door)