Blue Dogs 11th Annual Homecoming To Benefit Pediatric Oncology Research at MUSC Children's Health Charleston Music Hall Friday, December 29, 2023
Charleston’s Blue Dogs return to the Charleston Music Hall on Friday, December 29, 2023, for their an annual concert that began with their 25th Anniversary Show in 2013.
The show will mark the band's 36th anniversary since beginning in the Fall of 1987, and it will continue the Blue Dogs' effort to raise money for the only exclusively pediatric oncology researcher in the state of South Carolina: Dr. Jacqueline Kraveka at MUSC Children's Health.
After 2019’s triumphant CMH show with the likes of Jerry Douglas and Alison Krauss appearing with the band, the pandemic prevented the 2020 show. While the show resumed in 2021, standard precautions prevented them from participating in fundraising activities for MUSC. They resumed fundraising with the 2022 show, although with only two sponsors and less fanfare, but had a wonderful show that featured Kristian Bush of Sugarland and his original band Billy Pilgrim, along with Justin Osborne of Susto.
Between 2013 and 2022, primarily due to the contributions of sponsors and fans, the Blue Dogs Homecoming shows have raised over $450,000 for Dr. Kraveka's work. The hope and expectation for 2023, is that with the help of a full roster of sponsors and a sold out show, that total will surpass the $500,000 mark by the end of the evening.
After being announced on Tuesday, September 26, tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 29, at 10am. Presales for the band's fans and for previous Charleston Music Hall ticket buyers will occur on Wednesday-Thursday September 27-28. As with previous shows, special guests will be announced later in the Fall. For more information, go to www.charlestonmusichall.com or www.bluedogs.com