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BLUE DOGS - This Weekend: ASHEVILLE & AUGUSTA!!! 

Hey folks, 

Thanks to all of you who came out last weekend in Decatur @ Eddie's Attic and in Charlotte @ Neighborhood Theatre - two GREAT crowds and two AMAZING shows - a GREAT way to kick off 2015!!!

Here's a quick reminder about the shows coming up this weekend in Asheville @ The Grey Eagle and in Augusta @ Enterprise Mill.  
Come on out and have a ball!!!


FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015 

THE GREY EAGLE
185 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
www.thegreyeagle.com
www.facebook.com/greyeagleasheville
Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm
Support: Aaron Burdett (http://www.aaronburdett.com/aaronburdettmusic@gmail.com)
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day of show
http://thegreyeagle.com/events/blue-dogs-2/
ALL AGES Welcome!


SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015
ENTERPRISE MILL
1450 Greene Street #600
AUGUSTA, GA 30901
http://www.enterprisemillevents.com/
Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 8:30pm
Support: Joe Stevenson
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show
https://secure.wazoo-tix.com/events/blue-dogs/site/order-tickets.aspx
ALL AGES Welcome!


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
THE MUSIC FARM COLUMBIA

ANNOUNCE 1/13, ON SALE 1/13 @ 10AM
1022 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
www.musicfarm.com
https://www.facebook.com/musicfarmcola
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm
Support: TBA
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day of show
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/760959
Ages 16+

New Dogs Recording of "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" Available at 12bands.org 

The Blue Dogs recorded a Christmas classic, the well-known "Little Drummer Boy" but a not-so-well-known version that appeared on the 1977 Bing Crosby special that included David Bowie singing a countermelody called "Peace on Earth." The song was recorded this Fall with our friends Doug Derryberry (in Brooklyn) and Buddy Strong (in Campobello SC) and it was given to our friends at 12bands.org to be a part of their "INSTANT CHRISTMAS CLASSICS VOL. 1" on sale for only $5.00. In addition to the new Blue Dogs recording, featuring Bobby and Hank with Doug, Parker Dewitt, and James Bernabe, the compilation includes songs by Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Patrick Davis, and Emily Hearn, among others. Click HERE to purchase the CD today, and give them as stocking stuffers...for a great cause, the fight to end pediatric cancer. Happy Holidays!

James Bernabe, Mando Man! 

Our very own mandolin player James Bernabe was feature in the Winston-Salem Journal yesterday for his accomplishments as a “luthier,” a self-taught builder of mandolins. Read the article HERE !

​OUR ONLINE MERCHANDISE STORE IS BACK!! 

The Kennel “Merch Central" is once again open for business, and with the holiday season upon us, it is a great time 
to place an order online for CD’s, DVD’s, T-shirts, and Tervis Tumblers! In particular, we have all sizes in a classic style/100% cotton/with pockets, of TWO of our most popular t-shirts: the “MUSIC FOR DOG PEOPLE” SHIRT that dates back to 1991, and the 25th ANNIVERSARY SHIRT from last years show at the Charleston Music Hall ! 

*For those interested in purchasing music, please note that our Discography page lists each album in detail, with tracks and other information. Also, all of our CD’s are available digitally through iTunes and Amazon (links provided on the Discography page).

Happy Shopping!
Woof! Woof!

Thanksgiving Eve Party Tomorrow Night! 

Rain, rain going away…
tonight and early tomorrow that is…
in Florence, SC where the Dogs will be playing
at their annual Thanksgiving holiday show
Wednesday night at Victors - NO COVER!


The question is, will the boys be playing inside or outside? The answer is that we don’t really know. But, through rain, sleet, or clear and cold weather these dogs will be playing tomorrow night! So come on out.
Come ONE. Come ALL, get indulged in some pre-Turkey CARDIO in the process, and wash it down with some hot toddies.

See you there!
CLICK HERE for more information

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May24

WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL (Bobby & Hank duo)

Brevard, NC

http://whitesquirrelfestival.com/

About the White Squirrel Festival

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

Free admission Age limit: All ages

May2

CROWNTOWN THROWDOWN BENEFITING INREACH @ TRIPLE C BREWING COMPANY (day)

2900 Griffith Street, Charlotte, NC 28203

Crown Town Throwdown Cornhole Tournament 11am Registration 12pm-4pm Tournament

BENEFITING INREACH Proceeds will help individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other disabilities secure and maintain gainful employment.

InReach is a private non-profit providing residential service and community supports to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families since 1974. inReach MISSION STATEMENT To be a leader in providing innovative housing, employment and community services to support people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities and their families.

$15 advance, $20 day of show Age limit: All ages

RAISE THE ROOF-TOP BENEFIT @ POSEIDON

38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Come on out and Raise The Woof-Top for a good cause, The Hilton Head Humane Society. Join us for Charleston sensation The Blue Dogs at the Rooftop Bar A portion of the proceeds to benefit The Hilton Head Humane Society. $10 Tickets General Admission Only Sponsored by Tito's Vodka 21 & OVER ONLY NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island SC 29928 RoofTop at Poseidon poseidonhhi.com

$10 Age limit: 21+

Apr11

FRANCIS MARION INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL @ FMU PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (day)

Florence, SC

NEW LOCATION: FMU Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence

Preparations for Francis Marion University’s Arts International festival in downtown Florence are underway. The longstanding festival, one of the Pee Dee’s great spring traditions, will bring its regular mix of art, music and food to its new location on April 11. The 38-year-old festival has been held in previous year on FMU’s campus. Activities will now center on FMU’s Performing Arts Center. The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. There is no admission charge and all the entertainment is free and open to the public. There is a charge for food and craft items that are on sale. The premier event at this year’s festival will be a 2 p.m. performance by the Blue Dogs in the PAC’s amphitheatre. The “Dogs” are an earthy, Southern rock band from South Carolina, and a well-known favorite of Pee Dee music fans. FMU’s Music Industry Ensemble and the Celtic rock band Stirling Bridge are also slated to perform in the PAC amphitheatre. The FMU String Ensemble, Vocal Edition, pianist Paolo Gualdi, violinist Terris Roberts and pianist Sumire Worman are all scheduled to perform in the PAC Black Box. Other scheduled acts include the Jabali African Acrobats, the Chief Kamu Fire and Hula Show and the Chinese Acrobats. They will offer festivalgoers a unique perspective on arts from around the world on the festival’s International Stage. A variety of strolling musicians and performers will patrol the festival area, providing impromptu entertainment throughout the day. Other events will include Florence-Darlington Technical College’s famous welding sculpture competition. The competition will feature teams of experienced craftsmen who will create breathtaking pieces of art on the fly, using a pile of scrap material brought in for the occasion. Also on tap: an arts and crafts fair featuring the work of local and regional artisans, children’s activities, art displays in the Florence County Museum and Waters Building Annex, and an international food court. The City of Florence is joining FMU as a major festival participant for this year’s events. Other sponsors include FDTC; St. John’s Episcopal Church, which is providing space for festival parking and events; Honda of SC; Nan Ya Plastics; Florence County; Pepsi Cola of Florence; and the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau. The festival is the union of two former festivals, Art’s Alive and the Pee Dee International Festival. Its roots date back to 1977. For more information on this year’s Arts International festival, go to http://www.fmarion.edu/news/artsinternational.

Free admission Age limit: All ages

Apr2

PRIVATE EVENT

Charleston, SC