This weekend don't miss the First Annual Lowcountry Blues Club Festival at Awendaw Sound: 5105 Hwy 17 North, Awendaw, SC (The Old Kick’n Horse) Saturday, May 21, 2011, 1pm until 8 or maybe later...
- Rev Dr Johnny Mac and the Booty Ranch
- Port City Prophets
- Wyatt Garey Band
- The Big Guy’s Blues Revue
- Jonathan Robinson Trio
- The Lowcountry Blues Club Allstars
With more surprises and special guests
Tickets $10 ETIX or $15 day of show
Bring a can of food for the Lowcountry Food Bank, a benefit for the Lowcountry Food Bank and the Lowcountry Blues Club
We are also in need of volunteers in the following areas:
Ticket sales, Concessions, Stage crew, Sound guy, Set up and tear down, Selling memberships
If you are interested in volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
More weekend fun: The Sertoma Pig Pickin’ will be held this weekend on Daniel Island in the field adjacent to the Publix. The ‘AnyButt Contest’ will kick things off on Friday night, with gates opening at 6 p.m. and sampling beginning at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Mason Dixon Band (with our own Scott Bucholtz). Cooking teams will prepare appetizers, entrees and desserts. The public will be able to get samples of each for $1 and cast their vote for their favorite in each category. All proceeds go to charity including Camp Sertoma, Charleston Animal Society and the Charleston Miracle League.
Also on Friday night, catch Skye Paige playing some hot slide blues at the Village Tavern at 9, with Whiskey n Ramblin. Or check out Downwright Scoundrels who will play at 9pm at the Palmetto Grill of Ladson.
And coming soon: PICCOLO SPOLETO BLUES SERIES
Charleston, South Carolina
May 27-June 10
www.piccolospoleto.com (has everything on it!)
FIRST COURSE: Bodacious "Early Bird Blues" happy hour shows at Mad River Bar & Grille (an old brick church, now a bar/restaurant) featuring (day by day):
JUKE JOINT JOHNNY & DREW BALDWIN
JEFF BEASLEY ONE-MAN BAND
HECTOR QIRKO BLUES DUO
THE KING BEES
MATT WALSH BLUES DUO
DRINK SMALL, THE BLUES DOCTOR
CHUCK THE CAT MORRIS & SILENT EDDIE PHILLIPS
MY BUDDY TODD
All for the ridiculous low price of $11 each show.
Tickets now on sale on-line at www.piccolospoleto.com
or at the Piccolo box office, 180 Meeting St., 2nd floor,
corner of South Market St, 9 am -5 pm
Venue website www.madrivercharleston.com
(Check out their new menu features more more more seafood!)
(corner of N. Market and East Bay Streets, SO convenient!)
NOTE: cash only at door; credit card/check OK in advance.
and SECOND COURSE
FOUR AWESOME BLUES CRUISES ON CHARLESTON HARBOR
aboard "Carolina Belle"
Leaves from the Charleston Maritime Center.
This one WILL ROCK YOUR BOAT!
May 29: HITMAN
May 30: JEFF BEASLEY AND CHUCK THE CAT
June 5: KING BEES
June 6: MATT WALSH DUO
Tickets (same place as above) or Charleston Harbor Tours
843 722 1112
www.piccolospoleto.com gives you all the info on blues and so much more on this citywide arts festival.
Check your favorite local paper for lots more live music happening this weekend, and join the facebook site "Charleston Live Music" for highlights...
Don't miss our next jam: Wednesday night at Home Team BBQ/ West Ashley -- sooo much fun!!
May's featured artists are Blind Willie McTell (1901), Robert Johnson (1911), Little Walter (1930), and Taj Mahal (1942) - all born in May.
Join us on facebook (Lowcountry Blues Club) and twitter, and check out some of our recordings from the Wednesday jams at http://www.reverbnation.com/lowcountrybluesclub
It's time to pay your dues for 2011 if you haven't already done so. Just come out to a jam, and give us $10 for an individual, $25 for a band or family, or $100 for a corporate membership. Or you can mail dues to The Lowcountry Blues Club, P.O. Box 814, Isle of Palms, SC 29451.
LMW, May 19, 2011