Ear for Music, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, and 105.5 The Bridge present the 2016 season of Party at the Point!
Party at the Point tickets: $7.00
Cash Only for entry and food/beer inside the venue
Charleston’s Blue Dogs, Americana Veterans, Soldier On In 2016
(Charleston, SC, May 4, 2016): On Sunday, December 27th, 2015, the Blue Dogs once again took over The Charleston Music Hall in their hometown to celebrate 27 years of making music. This show marked the Americana band’s third "homecoming" since their 25thAnniversary show in 2013, and to solidify it as annual affair, the band brought in MUSC's Children's Hospital in 2014 as a charity partner. By evening’s end of the 2015 show--thanks to support from Tito's Vodka, a variety of local sponsors, and donations of ticket holders, as well as a generous match by an anonymous donor--the Dogs fetched over $50,000.00, all of which benefited the capital campaign for the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and also went toward pediatric cancer research.
The show was again a sellout, and as in years past, the show included special guest appearances, including 2015 Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductees Drivin’ N Cryin’, SC native Sadler Vaden (guitarist for Grammy-nominated artist Jason Isbell), Doug Jones of Greenville SC’s Cravin’ Melon, and acclaimed South Carolina singer-songwriter Danielle Howle. In previous years, special guests have included Darius Rucker, Hootie and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Radney Foster, Pat McGee, Bryson Jennings, Uncle Mingo, Matthew Mayes & John Felty of Jupiter Coyote, Five Way Friday, Dangermuffin's Dan Lotti, Dave Dunning and Live Bait, Mac Leaphart, John Wesley Satterfield, Travis Allison, Carroll Brown, Charlie Thompson, and most of the former and current members of the Blue Dogs. Unannounced guests are expected each year.
The band continues to perform in 2016 on a regular basis at venues everywhere including clubs, festivals, and colleges as well as for corporate events, private parties, and fundraisers. They continue to maintain an international fan-base, with all 9 of their recordings available through iTunes and other digital portals via their distributor, Redeye, and their CD's, DVD's and other merchandise offered exclusively at their website,www.bluedogs.com. 2016 marks 28 years since standup bassist Hank Futch joined forces with longtime friend, fellow Cub Scout, and acoustic guitarist/vocalist Bobby Houck under the band name “Blue Dogs,” and so they will celebrate their 28th Anniversary onDecember 28, 2016, once again at The Charleston Music Hall, and with many special guests to be announced later in the year.
Whiskey Run was formed in late 2013 when WR decided there needed to be a great country/rock cover band in the Augusta, Ga area. The idea stuck, and the band came together to form one cohesive Rock N Country machine – perfect for when you want to hear today’s Top 40 Country hits!
Dave Firmin – Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Jayson Sabo – Lead Guitar
Nathan Nale – Bass Guitar
Jamie Jones – Drums