• Carolina Downhome Blues Festival

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    Name: Carolina Downhome Blues Festival
    Date: October 3, 2019 - October 6, 2019
    Event Description:
    3 days, 20 acts, 14 venues, 36 shows!!!! For 23 years, the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival has been known for its legendary blues artists from around the globe, performing in multiple venues in an “up-close and personal” atmosphere, as well as its “blues crawl” format. Deemed by Southern Living as a “destination weekend,” the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival attracts both blues aficionados as well as fans new to the blues music genre. All access armbands are $15 for Thursday, $25 for Friday and Saturday and $60 for a Weekend Pass and will be available for purchase along with commemorative t-shirts and limited edition 23rd Annual Carolina Downhome Blues posters. Sponsors of the 23rd Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival are Sandhills Medical Foundation, First Citizens Bank, Mr. Fix It Handyman Services, and South Carolina ENT Allergy & Sleep Medicine. Media partners for 2019 are Grace Outdoor, Chronicle – Independent, KOOL 102.7/Startime 1590, The State Media Company, Camden Living Magazine and Community Broadcasters, LLC. Host hotels are the Comfort Inn & Suites, the Holiday Inn Express and the Hampton Inn. Special rates are available for Blues patrons this year -- be sure to mention the festival when you make your reservation. The 23rd Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is also made possible through funding provided by the City of Camden and Kershaw County. LINEUP: Thurs, Oct 3 Food For the Soul, 1130 am-1 pm: Robert Lighthouse Performing Arts Wing, 530-7 pm: Gerard Delafose & the Zydeco Gators Sam Kendall’s, 7-9 pm: Jeff Liberty Salud, 7-8 pm: Suzie Vinnick Steeplechase, 7-10 pm: Robert Lighthouse Salud, 8-10 pm: Randy McAllister Gadgets, 8-11 pm: Downtown Abby & the Echoes Baron’s, 9 pm-12 am: Shawn Holt & the Teardrops Fri, Oct 4 Lugoff-Elgin H.S., 930-1030 am: Shrimp City Slim with John Clam Chop Etheridge, Suzie Vinnick, and Randy McAllister Sam Kendall’s, 12-2 pm: Robert Lighthouse Salud, 12-2 pm: Shrimp City Slim Sam Kendall’s, 7-10 pm: Suzie Vinnick Salud, 7-10 pm: Rockin’ Johnny Burgin Steeplechase, 7-10 pm: The Blues Doctors La Fiesta, 7-10 pm: Downtown Abby & the Echoes Gadgets, 8-11 pm: John Lee Murphy Performing Arts Wing, 8-10 pm: Randy McAllister Baron’s, 9 pm-1 am: Chris O’Leary Band Sat, Oct 5 Farmers’ Market, 9-10 am: Shrimp City Slim with BBQ Bob Donnan and John Clam Chop Etheridge Sam Kendall’s, 12-2 pm: Shrimp City Slim Salud, 12-2 pm: Blues Deluxe Duo Steeplechase, 12-2 pm: Jeff Liberty Davis & Sons Guitar Shop, 1-4 pm: Rusty Davis & friends Bassett Gallery, 1-2 pm: Rockin’ Johnny Burgin Bassett Gallery, 2-3 pm: Chris O’Leary Books on Broad, 2-315 pm: The Blues Doctors Wood Auditorium, 3-4 pm: Drink Small Performing Arts Wing, 4-6 pm: The Blues Doctors Performing Arts Wing, 7-9 pm: Chris O’Leary Band Sam Kendall’s, 7-10 pm: Professor Bottleneck Salud, 7-10 pm: Rockin’ Johnny Burgin Steeplechase, 7-10 pm: Suzie Vinnick La Fiesta, 7-10 pm: Randy McAllister Gadgets, 8-11 pm: Kyle Yardley Blues Band Baron’s, 9 pm-12 am: The Good, The Bad, and the Blues Sun, Oct 6 Grace Episcopal Church, 1030 am: Professor Bottleneck and Shrimp City Slim
    Location:
    14 Venues across Camden!
    Date/Time Information:
    October 3 - 5
    Contact Information:
    Stephanie Keel
    Fees/Admission:
    $15 Thursday | $25 Friday | $25 Saturday 3-day pass: $60
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