Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This Weekend's Events in Charleston

The weather heats up and so does the schedule as we get closer to Spoleto...

Tonight is Shrimp City Slim, 4-7pm at Mad River Grille, Downtown at the corner of East Bay and Market (the Chapel building).

The weekly Wed. jam at Bowens, and the Thurs. jam in Summerville's Time Well Spent Tearoom are scheduled.

On Thursday, the 14th, is Tommy Thunderfoot and Jojo Wall at the Fleet Landing, starting at 10pm.

Friday, the 15th, Jojo Wall will be playing solo at the Blind Tiger Pub starting at 7:30pm. It is Downtown on Broad Street, between E. Bay and Meeting.

Also on Friday, A Dough Re Mi will feature the rock act Henry's Attic, starting at 9pm. Their
lead singer has come to the Jam several times, and several of their songs show New Orleans influences.

Saturday night, May 16th, at Halligans (near where 526 connects to Savannah Highway), there is a triple act show: Concrete Jumpsuit, Malfunktion Junktion, and Kings of Thieves. It will start at 7pm and going strong until 1am. Our favorite, Kings of Thieves, is scheduled to start at 9pm.

Also on Saturday is Christopher Dean at the Hometeam BBQ on Sullivan's Island.
[From what I could tell, the SI location schedule isn't ready yet on the HomeTeam website, give it a few days.]

Monday, May 18th, Shrimp City Slim will perform 4-7pm at Mad River Grille. He will also perform there Wednesday, May 20th from 4-7pm as well.

Looking ahead to next week and beyond:
The REV. PALMER BLUES AND GOSPEL HERITAGE FESTIVAL is May 23rd. A benefit for the American Diabetes Association, it starts at noon at Awendaw Green, and continues into the evening. It features Rev. Palmer and the Messengers of Hope, The New Israelites,
Mighty Rushing Wind, Jeff Norwood, Skye Paige, Dan Wright Trio, Lowcountry Blues Club
Allstars, and the Wyatt Garey Band. It is sponsored by: Awendaw Green & Suncoast Productions.

Jeff Norwood has another show that night, at the Blind Tiger Pub, 7:30pm.

Upcoming Special Events at Bowens Island:
Saturday May 23rd (from 4-7pm): Dr. Kim May, Smoky Weiner and Rev. Dr. Johnny Mac & the BootyRanch.

On Sunday May 24th:Wanda Johnson backed up by the Shrimp City Slim Band.

Sunday May 31st: Mudcat (from Atlanta) and our own Skye Paige.
***All shows at Bowens are $15, $10 for blues club card holders. In fact, if you are a blues club member and have a card then you can bring a date and they will also get in for $10.***

Whatever you do, be safe and have fun. Until next time...

kmw 5-13-09

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