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This Weekend: Mauldin's BBQ Fest, Rock Hill's Tap The Rock! 

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/

SATURDAY, SEPT 24: TAP THE ROCK CRAFT BEER FEST 1:00pm
The White Home Historic Rock Hill Museum
258 E. White St., Rock Hill SC 29730
1:00-5:00P​M
https://beerfests.com/events/tap-the-rock/

Back on the Road! THIS WEEKEND: Columbia & Raleigh! 

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!!

And here's....the Rest of 2016! 

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

Blue Dog Days of Summer Hiatus 

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.

Dogs Return to the ATL on Friday July 29! 

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!

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Previous events

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

Feb28

The Music Farm Columbia

1022 Senate Street, Columbia, SC

www.musicfarm.com https://www.facebook.com/musicfarmcola doors: 8:00pm show starts: 8:20pm w/Morgan's Road & Finnegan Bell

$12 advance, $15 day of show, $30 for 4-pack, $10 for anyone who attends "St Practice Day" event at Tin Roof earlier that day, $10 for anyone who attended the USC/Mississippi State men's basketball game earlier that day (must present ticket at door) Age limit: All ages

Jan31

Enterprise Mill

1450 Greene Street #600, Augusta, GA

End the first month of the year with the Blue Dogs in Georgia at the Enterprise Mill! Doors will open at 7 Pm show will start at 830!

$15 ADV $20 DOS Age limit: All ages

Jan30

The Grey Eagle

Asheville, NC, 185 Clingman Ave

The Blue Dogs will be ramping everyone up with local talent Aaron Burdett! Doors will be opening at 7pm Show will start at 8pm.

$12 adv $15 dos Age limit: All ages

Jan24

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC, 511 East 36th Street

Come join the Blue Dogs and Old Habits in Charlotte on a Southern Winter Night! The doors will open at 8 p.m. and the show will start at 9! There are tables to be reserved for $25 a head as well as balcony seating! Make sure you get your tickets today!

$15 ADV $20 DOS Age limit: All ages

Jan23

Eddie's Attic

Decatur, GA, 515-B North McDonough Street

The Blue Dogs will be sneaking up stairs to put on a great show in Eddie's Attic! Doors will open at 6 p.m. and make sure you get your tickets in advance and save a group table for $75!

Advanced Tickets $15 - At the door $20 Age limit: All ages