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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!

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!!

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Previous events

Hank & Bobby | Nosh

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Nosh, 10880 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC

Memorial Day Sunday music featuring Hank & Bobby in the gazebo with special guest tba! Our kickoff to summer! Get dinner reservations in advance by calling Nosh at 843-314-9014.

Age limit: All ages

May24

Banjo-B-Que

Evans Town Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Boulevard, Evans, Georgia

The Blue Dogs join the Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show and others at the 5th Annual Banjo-B-Que. The Dogs will perform twice on Saturday, May 24 - once earlier in the day on the main stage, and just before Old Crow on the side stage. Set times to be announced. Get your advance tickets - it will sell out!

$60 | $150 VIP weekend pass Age limit: All ages

May10

Weldon Auditorium

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Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple Street, Manning, SC

The final show of the Weldon's 2013-2014 season, featuring great food, beverages, and music at an outdoor festival with the Blue Dogs (6-7:30), Blue Plantation, and Gracious Day. Advance and day of show pricing. Get your tickets now!

$45 | $55 Age limit: 21+ or w/adult

May8

Bobby solo | Rhythm & Blooms Series

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Riverbanks Zoo, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, South Carolina

Music and flowers after hours—you won’t experience a night like this anywhere else in Columbia! Guests can enjoy live entertainment and local artists in the Botanical Garden every Thursday night in May. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase at the event.

Age limit: All ages

Apr28

Newberry College Women's Golf Benefit Songwriters in the Round

Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St, , Newberry, SC 29108

Join Bobby Houck and Hank Futch of the Blue Dogs, Doug Jones of Cravin' Melon, and Dan Lotti of Dangermuffin for this special event! Click the ticket link for more info.

$50 or call the Newberry Opera House with the discount code BIRDIE to get tickets for just $35

Apr17

Bobby solo @ JSam's Place.....CANCELED THIS MONTH...

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J. Sam's Wine - Spirits - Food, 4625 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina

DUE TO SPRING BREAK AND OTHER ISSUES, J. SAM'S HAS DECIDED TO HOLD OFF ON MUSIC THIS WEEK, AND PICK UP WITH BOBBY'S SHOW NEXT MONTH...ALSO THEY ARE ADDING MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY...AND BOBBY'S WILL BE THE 4TH THURSDAY IN MAY! MORE ON THAT BELOW!

Age limit: All ages

M.A.M. Opening Night at House of Blues

House of Blues, 4640 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC

The Blue Dogs join Mark Bryan for what has become the official opening night of the Hootie Monday After the Masters long weekend....featuring Josh Kelley, Javier Colon, and The Occasional Milkshake (Mark Bryan, Hank Futch, Gary Greene)! It will be a kickoff night to remember! Doors at 7pm. Advance seated and standing only tickets available!

$20/25 & $35/40 Age limit: All ages

Apr11

Shine A Light

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Carolina Park, 1125 Bluff Road, Columbia, South Carolina

The Shine A Light Foundation was established in 2013 as a tribute and memorial to DuBose Tuller. Family and Friends felt that there was no better way to honor his memory than through the establishment of a foundation to continue his charitable mission and service to others. Last year's kick-off event was a beautiful tribute and a huge success, raising money for numerous charities that were important to DuBose and his family. Shine A Light Foundation is pleased to announce its Second Annual Party. This year we have moved it to Carolina Park.

$65 Age limit: All ages

Apr5

Bridge Run Finish Line

Marion Square, Charleston, SC

Bobby and Hank with G-Money and special guests play a set of music at the finish line stage at Marion Square! Edwin McCain Band performs from 9:15-10:30...then after race awards from 10:30-11, the Dogs will play from 11-12:15. Get over it!

Age limit: All ages