Blue Dogs 4th Annual Homecoming Show & 28th Anniversary Concert RECAP

We hope all of you had an amazing holiday season! We sure did. We had the pleasure of working with our good friends, Blue Dogs, again for their 4th Annual Homecoming Show and 28th Anniversary Concert. The two-night event began at an intimate affair at Music Farm Charleston on December 27, 2016 when talented artists and bands from Charleston, SC took to the stage and captivated their audience with their hauntingly beautiful voices, zealous playing, and all around compelling performances that kept half of their veiwers' eyes locked on them, unable to peel their eyes away, and the other half lost in the melody, dancing the night away. At the end of the first night, some of the Blue Dogs and their friends closed out the show on a howling note leaving their Dog People delightfully wagging their tails for the main event the following night. 

Blue Dogs 4th Annual Homecoming Show & 28th Anniversary Concert took place on December 28th at Charleston Music Hall. As the crowd shuffled into The Hall, all of the bands prepared themselves backstage for the event of the year; all while remembering the great reason for this event in the first place. Every year about 16,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone and cancer is the leading cause of death for kids in the United States. Many of these kids end up at MUSC for treatment. Although, these kids are always welcomed at MUSC for treatment, unfortunately, some are turned away due to not enough rooms or inadequate means to treat them. For this reason, Blue Dogs and friends, along with all of the sponsors who contributed, Press On Fund, and Ear For Music created this event to raise money to build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital equipped with more rooms and better technology to give the children who come through the doors a better chance at winning their fight with cancer, and to help fund pediatric cancer research. As the audience members anxiously sat in their seats awaiting for the show to begin, the house lights shut off and the stage lights flashed on as a huge cheer rang across the venue. The main event had officially begun. Throughout the night, bands scurried on and off the stage and the crowd cheered, danced, donated, and drank merrily. Towards the end of the night, backstage in a secret room, we received some amazing and shocking news from an anonymous donor that gave chills to many and even brought tears to a few. Following the jaw-dropping news, Press On Fund agreed to match what was donated, and at approximately 11pm on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, the official check was signed and given to MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital for pediatric cancer research for a grand total of $151k plus the other donations that had yet to be counted. Everyone cheered, hugged, and cried! We officially raised 3x more than what we raised last year and we couldn't have done it without the help of all of the bands who performed, all of the sponsors who contributed, all of the donors who donated, Music Farm Charleston, Charleston Music Hall, Press On Fund, MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital, 4 Good, Tito's, JEM Marketing/Taco Bell, Blue Dogs, and all of you who have supported us and the Blue Dogs over the years. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

January Blog

HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at Ear For Music! What a year it has been, from Party at the Point, Rockin' The River, Woolfe Street Playhouse gigs, weddings, private & corporate events, to closing out the year on a howling note with the Blue Dogs 4th Annual Homecoming Show & 28th Anniversary Concert. We raised more than three times as much as last year and a portion of the proceeds goes to building the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital and funding for pediatric cancer research.

With the turn of the new year, we have some serious Bizness to announce in the upcoming months, but for now Markie your calendars for this kick off event...

Biz Markie at The Alley

You and your friend read that right. Biz Markie is coming to The Alley Charleston on January 21st, 2017. Biz Markie has been creating beats and dropping dope life lessons about trust and relationships since the '80s. Also, our very own DJ Natty Heavy will be DJing before Biz Markie takes the stage. So, if you're looking for some sage advice, something to do on a Saturday night, or you just simply love Biz Markie and DJ Natty Heavy, then Markie your calendars for January 21st and get your tickets now before it's sold out! 

Brought to you by The Alley, The Becket Agency, Ear For Music, Southern Eagle SC, David Aylor Law Offices & Breakthru Beverage Group.

 

November Newsletter

Woolfe Street Playhouse (DT) Gets A New Act

As you were scarfing down your children's Halloween candy or telling your friend you're only having one more drink, it probably hit you that there are only 2 months left in this year. Now, you are probably frantically trying to figure out how to savor these last two months. Luckily for you, we saved the best shows for last. 
 

First, we have Moose Kick, See Water, and Little Bird at a swanky venue known as Woolfe Street Playhouse in Downtown Charleston. Woolfe Street Playhouse was originally built in 1914 and spent half a century as The Meddin Bros Meat Packing Company. By the 1980s, The Meddin Bros Company closed and the building was left empty for a while. However,  The Village Repertory Company came to the building's rescue, and with the help of Mrs. Meddin the old meat packing building transformed into the beloved Woolfe Street Playhouse we all know and love today. The Playhouse officially opened in December of 2012, and at 17,000 square feet it caters to multiple events including the one on November 11th featuring Moose Kick, See Water, and Little Bird. 
 

Moose Kick is a five piece southern rock / funk band out of South Carolina. The band began during the winter of 2013 and since they spend their days touring, writing & practicing to effectively share their music with the world. Since releasing their album 'Blue Room Revival' in October of 2014 with producer Trevor Maron, the band has taken their talent to the road touring the eastern half of the country routinely. 

See Water is the love child of reggae and punk rock. This up-and-coming band from Charleston, SC will take your ears on a roller-coaster ride through laid-back jams and hard-hitting rock riffs. Their style is similar to that of a mosh-pit on the beach at sunset. If their music was a cocktail, it would be a long island iced tea; at first you think, “There’s no way you can mix all of that together,” but sure enough, you take a sip only to find that it’s delicious and intoxicating.

See Water has been proving themselves in all their unorthodox glory at The Music Farm and Charleston Pour House, and venues throughout the east coast and the USVI, while performing alongside acts such as Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, The Hip Abduction, Fear Nuttin Band, and Sun-Dried Vibes. See Water has released their debut EP, entitled 'Diluted Acoustica', and quickly began work on their next project. Their first full-length album 'Hit The Moon' is to be released later this fall with the first single, 'Echo', leading the way.

"When you see a body of water, whether it's calm or violent, it makes you feel something, and that's what we're here to do."

Little Bird, hailing from Annapolis, MD and calling Charleston, SC home for one year now, tours throughout the eastern half of the country. They blend surf rock, jazz, and Americana into a high energy killer live show. In 2015 & 2016 the band played & headlined festivals such as Bayfunk, Pink Moon, Silopanna, Doah, EastPortaRockin' and more. Along with sharing stage on show bills with names like G. Love & Special Sauce, Pressing Strings, Long Miles, Fortunate Youth, and many more.

Help The Dogs Save The Kids

Help us kick off our 4th Annual Homecoming & 28th Anniversary concert on December 28th at Charleston Music Hall by joining us on December 27th at Music Farm for The Super Goo Jam. The Super Goo Jam will kick off the spectacular event for the Blue Dogs and their friends by having the party of the year with multiple bands and dancing to celebrate the end of the year and to help raise money for The MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital and Press On Foundation for pediatric cancer research. Following The Super Goo Jam is Blue Dogs 4th Annual Homecoming and 28th Anniversary concert on December 28th at Charleston Music Hall. The Blue Dogs have been performing together for over 25 years and perform up to 100 shows a year. This year, the Blue Dogs, an Americana band will have their 4th Annual Homecoming and 28th Anniversary concert that will benefit the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital and Press On Foundation for pediatric cancer research. This is a special charity event that has had special appearances in the past by some of Blue Dogs dear friends such as Darius Rucker, Drivin N' Cryin, and Danielle Howle. Last year, at the 3rd Annual Homecoming and 27th Anniversary concert, the Dogs raised $50K for MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital & Pediatric Cancer research thanks to the support of Tito's Vodka, a variety of local sponsors, and donations of ticket holders, as well as a generous match by an anonymous donor. This year, we hope to surpass last year's amount and we can only do that with your help. So, we are calling all Dog People to get your tickets now and come out to this superb event on December 27th and 28th, to raise money so that the doctors at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital can find a cure for cancer that affects children.