Always known as a blues destination, Bowens Island kicks it up a notch during the Piccolo Spoleto festival with their “Blues on the Dock” series. This year looks to be another outstanding concert series with a mixture of young and old, mostly local, and always wailing blues bands. Bowens Island is located near Folly Beach, just before the merge on Folly Road.
Bring you appetite and enjoy some of the local caught oysters and seafood, served up fresh and casual, and enjoy a beverage as you listen to some of the best blues music in Charleston. You will catch some of the best known Charleston blues acts and a few new surprises as well. Each show is a must see, as the music, food, views, and good times will bring you back for more.
Smokey Weiner & the Hot Links with Tommy Thunderfoot & the Accelerators
Smoky Weiner is an original blues and swing harmonica stylist and songwriter. Funny. Soulful. Tommy Thunderfoot and his band are deep and true blues. If you love blues, you’ll love Tommy. 4 pm $20. Buy Tickets
Bradford Station & the Louie D project
Bradford Station has a very jazzy feel and is an extremely tight and talented band, featuring some of the best jazz and blues performers in the Lowcountry. The Louie D Project is super funky and features Louie Dixson on the saxophone and J.R. Getches on lead guitar. Bet you can’t sit still! 9 pm $15 Buy Tickets
Jack Williams & the Hungry Monks
Jack Williams is an internationally acclaimed acoustic blues guitar master and storyteller. You will be totally focused on the performance and won’t hear a pin drop till he finishes a song. The Hungry Monks are consummate multi-instrumentalists and also music teachers! They practice blues, folk, traditional and maybe a bit of Grateful Dead! Interesting, eclectic, very talented. 4 pm $21 Buy Tickets
Stained Glass Wall & The Wyatt Garey Band
Do you like the guitar? Stained Glass Wall’s Everett Bigbee has few peers on the instrument. Rhythm guitarist Scott Freeman has one of the best voices I have ever heard. The rest of the band really does the rest. Wyatt Garey is an 18-year-old blues guitarist with the chops of someone three times his age. Maybe it’s because his father Ranny is next to him playing guitar as well. Blues, Motown and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Part of the original Lowcountry Blues Club and an outright rockin’ band. Dig it. 9 pm $16 Buy tickets