UPDATES

Blue Dog Days of Summer... 

Just a note to thank everyone who came out to see us in May, June, and July--and to wish everyone a wonderful rest of your summer! Like you, we like a little time off when the Dog Days arrive...so we'll take a break from shows through the month of August, but will be back in action this Fall, starting with The Music Farm/Columbia SC on 9/11/15, and of course ramping up with anticipation to our 3rd Annual Homecoming at the Charleston Music Hall on Sunday, December 27! But don't worry, we'll be checking in, and keeping the merch store open, and answering any inquiries about bookings or anything else. Stay in touch, and get your CMH show tickets soon, as we are back to doing just one show and know it will sell out sooner than later! Be safe, and we'll see you soon.

JULY 24-25: Raleigh & Charlotte! 

Ladies and Gentledogs, The full band hits the weekend trail one more time before we take our traditional August summer break....and before Hank Futch heads North for his new adventures....so come join us for a great weekend of summer jams and a rousing send-off for our boy Hank...and speaking of old school, we are coming back to Raleigh and going back in time to the Pour House, the site of some awesome Blue Dogs shows....we think it's the perfect time and place to come back to Raleighwood. And on Saturday, we'll return to the Neighborhood Theatre and look forward to a great show as usual....opening bands each night, Friday the Nasty Habits, a local Raleigh Americana band, and Saturday our friends Finnegan Bell, an incredible SC folk-rock band. FOR BOTH NIGHTS, advance tickets are $5 cheaper, so go to the "shows" page and click on the appropriate link. SEE you next weekend!

THANK YOU FANS!!! - Blue Dogs 3rd Annual Homecoming Show Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015 at the Charleston Music Hall 

THANK YOU!!! 
to those who responded so generously last week with your purchase of tickets to our 3rd Annual Homecoming Show. Over 2/3 of the VIP tickets were sold in the last week and many others bought regular tickets as well. Let's keep this going and make for an amazing night of music, friends, cocktails, and memories--and funds for MUSC's Children's Hospital.
Details about the show below. 

 
Blue Dogs 3rd Annual Homecoming Show
Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015
Charleston Music Hall, Downtown Charleston SC
Doors: 7:00 PM | Show Starts: 8:00 PM
VIP - $100 (Limited Availability)| Individual - $50
 
Special Blue Dogs Pre:Sale begins Tuesday, July 7th at 10 am
(password & instructions to be sent via email to 2013 & 2014 show attendees only)
 
Music Hall Pre-Sale begins Thursday, July 9th at 10 am
(password & instructions to be sent via email to Charleston Music Hall VIPs only)
 
General Public On Sale begins Friday, July 10th at 10 am
 
Ticket Link | Show Link
 
 
Dearest Dog People,
 
First of all, THANK YOU for being one of the nearly 2500 folks who joined us for our two 26th Anniversary shows last December and our 25th Anniversary show in December 2013. Without you, there is no show, no band, no Blue Dogs! And because of you, we literally have had some of the greatest nights of our lives as musicians. It means so much to us to have a full house of friends, fans, and family, and then to have all these musicians and friends come out and spend the evening with us—it has been incredible.
 
When we planned our 25th anniversary show in 2013, we realized that we had found the ANNUAL EVENT we had been searching for our whole career. We have always wanted to host a musical happening in Charleston that would be an annual homecoming of sorts. One that would allow us to hang out with other musicians and our families and friends and make some kind of special noise together.
You helped make that dream come true.
 
In an effort to solidify this event as an annual affair, and turn it into a charitable event, we partnered last year with MUSC’s Children’s Hospital, which will be the beneficiary of all proceeds beyond expenses. Our friends at TITO’S Handmade Vodka came on board to help in the effort.
 
SO: our 3rd Annual HOMECOMING Show this year will take place at the Charleston Music Hall on Sunday, December 27, 2015. We will only be performing ONE NIGHT this year, so make sure to get your tickets early! We have a LIMITED TIME offer for everyone who attended shows the past two years—starting TUESDAY JULY 7, you have first access to tickets, but only until THURSDAY JULY 9, when they go on sale to Charleston Music Hall patrons, and then to the public on FRIDAY JULY 10. We are working on plans for this year which we will share with you very soon, but rest assured you’ll get plenty of Blue Dogs and as many special guests and special moments as we can bring onto the stage this year.  More VIP tickets are available this year—they include premium seating, a pre-show reception, a show poster and a commemorative laminate.
 
Over the past two years some of our oldest musical friends, including Edwin McCain, Darius Rucker, Hootie and the Blowfish, Radney Foster, Doug Jones, Danielle Howle, Pat McGee, Wallace Mullinax, Bryson Jennings, Sadler Vaden and a host of other talented musicians from SC have joined us on stage, so watch out for announcements about special guests that will join us for our third annual homecoming event.
 
We’ll do it all again this December. We look forward to sharing another special time with you and your friends and families!
 
Have a great rest of the summer, and we’ll see you soon.

Pawley's Island, Isle of Palms, Raleigh, Charlotte...COME ON DOWN!!! 

 
Dates, dates and more dates...coming up!

...woof  

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO
COPPER MOUNTAIN RESORT
@ 2:00pm
gone with the dogs event at burning stones plaza. aaron burdett band performs 12pm

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FRIDAY, JULY 3
PAWLEY'S ISLAND, SC
PAWLEY'S PRIME COURTYARD
@ 8:00pm, All Ages welcome!

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SATURDAY, JULY 4
ISLE OF PALMS, SC
THE WINDJAMMER
click HERE for more info.


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FRIDAY, JULY 24 
RALEIGH, NC
POUR HOUSE
click HERE for more info.


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SATURDAY, JULY 25
CHARLOTTE, NC
NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE
click HERE for more info.

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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)