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

Jun18

Private Wedding

Greenville, SC

Crown Town Throwdown - InReach Cornhole Tourney

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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 4150 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC

Put a team together and sign up now! 11am Registration; Event 12-4pm. Or just buy a gen. admission ticket to come hang out and eat & drink & listen to some music. The proceeds from this event will help individuals with Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disabilities in six core areas; good places to live, jobs, volunteer opportunities, community connections, independence, and help in reaching personal goals.

May7

McClellanville Shrimp Festival

McClellanville, SC

The Blue Dogs circa 1996 (Bobby, Hank, Phillip, and Greg) play one set in mid-afternoon. Details to follow.

STAC House Show with Hank, Bobby & Phillip

St. Thomas Anglican Church, Cainhoy, SC

STAC House Shows are a partnership between founders Shane and Warren of Finnegan Bell, Eddie White of Awendaw Green, Gil Shuler Graphic Design, The Charleston City Paper, and the St. Thomas/Denis Church. Tickets go on sale April 13. Information to be released soon!

May1

Jones Landing Fish Camp "Outdoor House Concert"

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Location on the James River, Richmond, VA

Open to members and their guests...limited admission to the public. $20 minimum donation suggested. Please email dogtalk@bluedogs.com for information on how to be included. BYOB/food/picnic/chair/blanket! Guests will pass the hat to pay the band and sound crew! Rain cancels.

SCAN Progressive Dinner & Fundraiser

The Tuckahoe Woman's Club, Richmond, VA

The Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) chapter hosts its 14th Annual Progressive Dinner and Auction. Information tba. For tickets and information, see:

http://grscan.com/events/progressive-dinner/

Apr29

Private Event

Charleston, SC

Apr28

All Saints' 55th Anniversary

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Roseneath Farm, Florence, SC

Event open to faculty, staff, families and alumni and friends of All Saints' Episcopal School.

Apr2

Bridge Run Finish Line

Marion Square, Charleston, SC

For the Cooper River Bridge Run finish line this year, Greg Walker has once again put together a group of musicians to perform. Featuring Skylar Laine, American Idol finalist from Season 11, the band will include Walker on drums, Bobby Houck on acoustic guitar and vocals, and our friend Jason Moore on keyboards and sax. Set from 9:15-10am and 10:30-11am!

Mar14

Corporate Event

Mar13

Private Wedding

Celebrate: Children's Theatre of Charlotte Fundraiser

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Imaginon, 300 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC

Celebrate! is Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s annual fundraising event, planned and executed by ENCORE!, the Theatre’s volunteer organization.

The event is held at ImaginOn and includes an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, and an exciting live auction and raffle.

Funds raised support the Theatre’s general operating budget, funding professional productions, theatre education and community outreach programs.

For information about tickets: www.ctcharlotte.org

Dec27

Live at Charleston Music Hall - 3rd Annual Homecoming

Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC

The Charleston Music Hall is proud to present Blue Dogs on December 27th for their 3rd Annual Homecoming Show. They have sold out the Music Hall two years in a row and we are thrilled to bring them back this year with a whole new slew of friends and special guests (TBA in the months to come). The Blue Dogs truly are one of the most iconic Charleston bands, and this year they will be celebrating their 27th year together.