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/
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!!
OK...the Dog Days are winding down, and we are just about ready to strike out again for the Fall....with an eye on our 4th Annual Homecoming Show (and the Preview Show) in Charleston December 27-28....take a look at our "SHOWS" page to learn a little more detail, but here's the schedule for the rest of 2016!
FRI SEPT 23: SOOIE. BBQ COOKOFF, Mauldin Cultural Center - MAULDIN SC SAT SEPT 24: TAP THE ROCK Beer Festival - ROCK HILL SC FRI OCT 14: ALEX'S LEMONADE STAND FOR HOPE, to be announced... SAT OCT 15: LIVE ON THE GREEN, Chapman Cultural Center - SPARTANBURG SC FRI NOV 18: MUSIC TO YOUR MOUTH, Palmetto Bluff - BLUFFTON SC SAT NOV 19: THE VISULITE THEATRE - CHARLOTTE NC FRI NOV 23: VICTOR'S BISTRO THANKSGIVING EVE - FLORENCE SC TUES DEC 27: CMH PREVIEW NIGHT, MUSIC FARM - CHARLESTON SC
WED DEC 28: 4TH ANNUAL HOMECOMING & BENEFIT FOR MUSC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND PEDIATRIC CANCER & 28TH ANNIVERSARY CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL, CHARLESTON SC
After a great show at the wonderful Palmetto Bluff resort in Bluffton, the band is taking a break for the last remaining weeks of summer...getting in a little more beach time, getting the kids ready for school, and gearing up for a great Fall schedule....culminating in our 4th Annual Homecoming & Benefit at the Charleston Music Hall in December! Hope everyone has a safe and happy August, and we'll resume on 8/26 at the Wing Haven Gardens in Charlotte, to be followed in the Fall by shows in Columbia, Raleigh, Greenville, Rock Hill, Spartanburg, Bluffton, Charlotte, Florence, and Charleston...with more to be added soon! Woof woof.
We are fired up for a summer show in Atlanta at a venue we've been wanting to play for some time...The Red Clay Music Foundry (formerly Red Clay Theatre), run and promoted by Eddie Owen Presents...of Eddie's Attic fame, of course. We'll be bringing with us some more South Carolina with us...our good friends and great band/singers/songwriters Finnegan Bell, now also based in Charleston. Don't miss them, and if you're in town that weekend, please make plans to join us and buy your tickets in advance, by clicking HERE. See you on the 29th in Duluth!
Free event in Brittlebank Park: 3-7pm!
Blue Dogs (with an all-star Charleston band) performs 5-5:30pm.
Finale at Joe Riley Stadium (with Edwin McCain & Emmanuel AME Choir): 7-9pm, $5 tickets!
For more info: www.thanksjoe.org
Some people won’t believe it when you tell them white squirrels exist. We weren’t so sure ourselves until we saw our first one. A relative of the gray Eastern tree squirrel, white squirrels are thriving in Brevard, NC accounting for an all-time high of 40% of the Eastern tree squirrel population. This particular species of squirrel made its way to Brevard in 1949 as a result of a carnival wreck in central Florida and the town is gearing up for their 10th annual celebration of this unique wildlife population.
This nutty Memorial Day Weekend festival has a little bit for everyone. The 2014 festival kicks off Friday night with Love Canon followed by George Porter, Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners in a free concert Throughout the weekend, bands like Scythian, the Jeff Sipe Trio, Shannon Whitworth, and many others are performing live and for FREE.
The family fun continues with a memorial parade organized by the American Legion on Saturday morning at 9 a.m., followed by a Presentation of the Wreath at the county courthouse War Memorial at 10 a.m.
Thrill-seekers will enjoy the 8th Annual Squirrel Box Derby in which creatively-designed derby karts race down Jailhouse Hill clocking in at 35mph or more. Races are open to kids 8-11 and 12-17, adults and businesses. Contestants compete for trophies awarded for the fastest critter and nuttiest design and the Golden Nut which is awarded to the local business with the best overall speed and design.
For those who are still skeptics, attendees will have a chance to meet Pisgah Pete, a rescued white squirrel, who will make his annual appearance at the festival. In addition, festival goers can learn more about how white squirrels live and what we can do to help rehabilitate wounded or rescued squirrels.
Additional events include the 6th Annual White Squirrel 5K/10K foot race, the White Squirrel Photo Contest, the White Squirrel Dance-off and street festival. This Memorial Day Weekend, there will be plenty of nutty fun for everyone in Brevard.
More information can be found by calling the festival organizer, Heart of Brevard at 828-884-3278