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1st & 3rd Sunday of every month - Bluegrass at the Riverwalk in Augusta at 2PM. Meet at the Riverwalk fountain (in the vicinity of the big Oaks at 8th & Reynolds St.) in downtown Augusta, GA.
1st & 3rd Thursday of every month - This jam has moved from Clover, SC to the Allison Creek Presbyterian Church at 5780 Allison rd. in York. The event begins at 7PM and is hosted by Clover Feed and Seed Bluegrass Band. Contact Tom at 803.222.5737.
1st Wednesday of every month - 7 PM Jam session with Betty B & Friends. American Legion Post 166 at 116 Howe Road, Goose Creek, SC. Contact 843.797.2677 or 843.553.5454.
1st Saturday of every month - SEBGA concert & jam in concert hall of Lynches River County Park. Inside, climate controlled facility. 12 miles south of Florence, SC. Jams begin at 4PM & concerts begin at 5PM until 8PM. Contact: Ernie McCormick at 843.669.6952 or email: Erniemac43@aol.com OR www.SEBGA.org or email: email@example.com.
3rd Saturday of every month - Performances at Bill's Music shop & Picking Parlor at 710 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC. Contact: Bell Wells at 803.796.6477.
Every Tuesday - Jam session at Handlebar in Greenville, SC. A diverse music lineup that includes bluegrass shows. For more information and complete concert schedule call 864.233.6173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Thursday - Jam session at the Pelican on West Ashley Avenue in Folly Beach from 6-9PM and they welcome beginners. Contact Jamie at 843.588.9108.
Every Friday - Jam session at Bill's Music Shop & picking Parlor. Contact: Bell Wells at 803.796.6477.
Every Friday - Jam session a Low Country Music Center at 116B North Hwy 52, Moncks Corner, SC. Contact Chip Chipman at 843.899.4069.
Every Friday - Blackstock Bluegrass takes place at 7PM in Blackstock; in Chester County, SC. Contact 803.581.7413 X229.
Every Friday - Jam session at Cain's BBQ, Pamplico HWY Florence, SC. Call 843.669.6952.
Every Saturday - 6PM concert & jam session in the community of Bethera between Jamestown, SC & Moncks Corner, SC on Hwy 41. Contact Guy Faulk at 843.336.3719.
SEBA - A great organization that serves Georgia and a joining areas. Visit their web site!
March, 3rd weekend - RENOFEST Bluegrass Festival.
This festival honors SC native and bluegrass legend Don Reno. Reno was a master singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist on both guitar and banjo. Reno taught more than a few "hot licks" to the royalty of bluegrass , including Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers. In there heyday, Reno and partner Red Smiley, performed at Hartsville's Center Theater where the Festival in now staged.
Make plans now to attend. The next festival activities should be released soon.
May, 2nd weekend - Conway, SC - BLUEBRASS ON THE WACCAMAW! The event is held in historic downtown Conway's Riverfront Park under the Waccamaw River Bridge, second Avenue & main. Conway is located about 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC. This event is FREE to the public! All day, beginning at 1PM to 10PM. No alcohol, no coolers, no pets! Several restaurants and individual shops nearby, so bring a lawn chair and stay all day! For more information contact Jennings Chestnut at 843.248.5399.
May 21-24 - 88th Annual - Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival: Competitions for bands and individuals, with special emphasis on the fiddle. Also, workshops, jamming, shape note singing, children's activities, and special performances by invited artists. Camping available on site in beautiful rural setting.
Contact for tickets and competition information: Jessie Cockman, administrator
828/748-3735 or email email@example.com.
June 3 - 4 - White Lake, NC -- MelFest - Seventh event with great lineup. Visit website at MelFest
September 13 - 14, Gilkey, NC--The 6th annual Gilkey Community Bluegrass Festival. Rutherford County, Old Gilkey School grounds. Contact Rick Parton at 828.287.9538.
October 4, 2008, Cayce, SC--Congaree Bluegrass Festival, Saturday,Granby Gardens Park. Full day of bluegrass music featuring Bill Wells and the Blue Ridge Mountain Grass, Bluegrass TarHeels, Last Road Bluegrass, Coldstream Crossing, and the Sugarloaf Mountain Boys. Banjo and guitar contests, food vendors, children’s play area. Bring your lawn chair, but no coolers please. Website is www.congareebluegrassfestival.com. Contact is Tammy Barkley, City of Cayce, PO Box 2004, Cayce, SC 29171. Telephone: 803-796-9020.
November 27-30 - Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, SC--The South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival draws fans throughout the world with an engaging mix of music, food, art, crafts and good old-fashioned family fun. Tickets for the three day Festival can be purchased at the gate, or contact Norman Adams at 706.864.7203.
The Bluegrass Sound & Larry Klein on SC educational radio stations at 8PM every Saturday.
Bluegrass Music on 1380-AM WAGS in Bishopville, SC. Saturdays 1:05PM to 5:15PM.
Bluegrass & Vintage Country with Roger Bellow on WSCI-FM, 89.3 in Charleston each Saturday at 8PM.
The Dover's Old Time Medicine Show on WCCP-AM, 1560 in Clemson each Saturday at 5PM.
Marvin Prince and David Harmon on WKMG-AM, 1520 in Newberry each Sunday at 10:30AM.
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