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Countdown To Blue Dogs 4th Annual Homecoming & 28th Anniversary Concert 

Happy December!! We have a busy, busy month ahead, but we are closing it out with the event of the year including special guests Shawn Camp and Cary Hudson and many more. Get your tickets now! Proceeds are being donated to the Campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital and the Press On Fund for pediatric cancer research. MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital has been caring for children for the past 28 years, however, they believe that they can do more and give more in order to better care for the children who struggle with cancer everyday. For this reason, MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital is teaming up with Press On Fund, 4Good, and Blue Dogs, along with all of our friends, to raise money to build a new building equipped with state of the art technology and staff in order to give the children a higher chance at beating their fight with cancer. Join us on December 27th and 28th as Ear For Music Presents 2nd Annual Super Goo Jam and Blue Dogs 4th Annual Homecoming & 28th Anniversary Concert with special guests Shawn Camp and Cary Hudson, during this season of giving, and help us raise money and bring awareness to this great cause! 

We are thrilled to have Grammy award winning artist producer Shawn Camp as one of our headliners for this year's event. He 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.


 

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!

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Previous events

Nov18

The Candlelite Pavilion Presents: Birdies & Blue Grass

The Country Club of Summerville, 400 Country Club Boulevard, Summerville, SC

Social Hour after Golf with The Blue Dogs
FREE Draft Beer in Clubhouse Bar

Party 6:30 pm
Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
Cash Bar

$25

Nov12

GoWILD! 2011 Benefit Concert

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The Saloon at the NC Music Factory, 900 Seaboard Street, Charlotte, NC

GoWILD! 2011 Benefit Concert and Photo Auction benefits the Carolina Raptor Center. 

Ticket price includes free parking ($5 valet available), two drink tickets and light hors d'oeuvres. Silent and live auction includes gift packages and photos from the PhotoWild photo competition. They will also be auctioning off the naming of a really cool bird!!

$60 Single Ticket / $100 Per Couple

Nov11

Raleigh Roundup

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Kerr Scott Building on the NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road , Raleigh, NC

MUSIC FROM CHATHAM COUNTY LINE & BLUE DOGS 

Tickets are $150.00 per person and include food from chefs for a cure, beverages, casino style gaming, live & silent auctions, mechanical bull riding, and more!!

Once you purchase your tickets online, you will be added to the guest list - there are no physical tickets!!

$150.00 per person

Nov5

South Carolina Pecan Festival

Florence, SC

Activities include seven stages of Live Music, Car & Tractor Shows, and a fun-filled Kid's Zone...just to name a few. Not to mention over 200 wonderful food & craft vendors & and some spectacular amusement rides!!

For more information, please visit: www.florencedowntown.com/2011pecanfestival.aspx

FREE

Oct22

Carolina Green Fair

Finlay Park, Columbia, SC

Also featuring Uncle Mingo @ 5:30pm

For more information please visit, www.carolinagreenfair.com

FREE

Oct21

Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music Festival

Blackbaud Stadium , Honest Tea Stage, Charleston, SC

Featuring Zac Brown Band, My Morning Jacket, Warren Haynes Band, Blackberry Smoke, The Whigs, and more!!

Click for more info: www.southerngroundfestival.com


3-Day Packages Starting at $99

Oct15

Wofford Post-Game Tailgate

Wofford College , The Arbor / Student Tailgate Lot, Spartanburg , SC

Acoustic Trio Performance following the Wofford/Virginia-Wise football game

Oct14

Dead Dog Saloon

4079 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC

 

TBA

Oct8

Phi Kappa Sigma Post-Game Tailgate

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University of South Carolina, Columbia , SC

Bobby & David Acoustic Duo

Oct6

Sugar & Spice Soiree 2011 Benefitting The Florence Crittenton Program

Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle Street, Mount Pleasant, SC


$125.00 a couple and $75.00 Individual

Sep30

Pawley's Front Porch Concert

827 Harden Street , Columbia, SC

Pre Auburn Game---this is Pawleys' annual customer appreciation show featuring the Dogs and special guests


FREE Age limit: 18+

Sep29

METLIVE - Music on the Greenway (Acoustic Duo)

Metropolitan Ave., Charlotte, NC

METLIVE is an exciting yet relaxing outdoor venue to listen to live music while supporting Zero Cancer Great Prostate Challenge 2011. Enjoy a glass of wine, view the Uptown skyline, take in the Greenway at sunset, or stay for dinner at one of their great restaurants. 

Click here for more info on Metropolitan Live.

FREE

Sep25

Carolina Green Fair

Marion Square Park, Charleston, SC

 

$5.00 Adults and Kids 12 & Under are Free

Sep17

Chris Coker Memorial Post-Game Concert

UNC Pi Kappa Phi House, 216 Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC

 The first annual Chris Coker Memorial Weekend with the Pi Kappa Phi House at UNC-Chapel Hill starts this Friday with a golf tournament at The Preserve at Jordan Lake (http://chriscokermemorial.golfreg.com), and then continues on Saturday with a Blue Dogs show after the UNC-UVA football game (kickoff 3:30, show probably starts at 7 or 7:30pm until 10-10:30). Proceeds go to the Pi Kappa Phi House, who recently moved on campus. Come join us and take it to another level in honor of Dirty Red!

Donations Appreciated

Sep10

All American Block Party

Buckwalter Place, Bluffton, SC

Dogs perform at 3pm! Join us for an old fashioned, All-American Block Party on September 10th from noon to 5 p.m. at Buckwalter Place, near the intersection of Buckwalter Parkway and Bluffton Parkway in Bluffton, SC.  The Bluffton Block Party has a simple mission - for all of us to celebrate American pride and spirit and to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9-11.  The whole neighborhood is invited to thank our military men and women as well as police, firefighters, EMS and others who protect our liberty and to celebrate the freedom and privileges their sacrifices guarantee.

This event will benefit Operation R&R, a program which brings military families to the Hilton Head/ Bluffton area for a virtually free vacation to help them “reconnect” with their spouse and kids after long periods away due to multiple deployments.

$5.00, Kids under 5 yrs are free Also, Military & Dependents Free.

Aug27

2011 Sooie't Relief BBQ Benefit

Downtown, Greer, SC

 This is a FIRST-ANNUAL BBQ Cookoff event which received an affiliation from Kansas City BBQ, which means BBQ cookers from all over will be coming in to compete. And rain or shine, there are a plethora of activities going on around the cookoff, including lots of food and beverages, a KIDS FUN area, and of course a stage where there will be music playing from 1pm-10pm! The Dogs' acoustic trio will be performing at 7pm for a 75 minute set, but expect lots of interaction and jamming all afternoon...since we helped the organizer book all the acts! Abby Anne Cazel kicks off at 1, then Spencer Rush at 2pm, Taylor Moore solo at 3:15, bluegrass with The Bent Strings at 4:30, Doug Jones of Cravin' Melon and his family band at 5:45, the Dogs acoustic trio at 7, then the young and talented Midway Blue from Florence SC closing the show from 8:30-10, full band style!

Aug26

The White Mule-Acoustic Trio

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1530 Main Street , Columbia, SC

This has been a standing room only show every time we've played it. It's great fun, and a different kind of show....the first set especially is intimate and quiet and you're truly hearing the band in an "unplugged" format. We suggest you come as early as you can to try and grab some of the few tables where you can sit, have drinks, and have a great dinner....their food is awesome, particularly the homemade pizzas! Come join Hank, David, and Bobby for a great night of music. Get your advance tickets by clicking here!

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

Aug13

Cranberry Fest 2011 -Solo Bobby Houck

Islesford, Maine

 

TBA

Aug5

Old Town Tavern - Acoustic Duo

1044 Broad Street, Camden, SC

Bobby and David Acoustic

Click here for venue info

TBA

Jul30

AquaPalooza

Daniel Island on the Wando River, Charleston, sc

 

Free