Awendaw Green, a musical venue dedicated to promoting local and regional music in the lowcountry, will host the inagural Awendaw Green Music Festival Saturday and Sunday.
Taking place in fields behind Sewee Outpost in Awendaw, about 20 miles north of Charleston on U.S. 17, the festival will bring in more than 150 performers and 66 unique acts across four stages.
In what amounts to the third go-round for organizers — the event took place in October as "Rocktober" the past two years — are focusing on providing a great variety of S.C. acts for a one-of-a-kind musical experience.
According to organizers the two center stages will rotate 45-minute sets allowing for continous music from noon to 10 p.m. each day.
In addition to the center stages, the other performing areas will hold a theme with The Dance Stage highlighting an assortment of grooving acts and the Singer/Songwriter Stage featuring intimate, ‘in-the-round’ performances.
Some Myrtle Beach-area acts will be on the festival bill, as well as a number of regional acts who have appeared along the Grand Strand. Some of those appearing will be My Buddy Todd, Jeff Norwood, Danielle Howle, The Freeloaders, 17 South, Leigh Glass, Steve Fiore, The Shaniqua Brown Band, Ryan Bonner & Dearly Beloved and Deepwater Soul Society.
Tickets are available at the gate and will cost $15 per day or $25 for a weekend pass and $10 per day or $20 for a weekend pass for students.
Food and drink will be reasonably priced and provided by the Seewee Restaurant Grill on site (no coolers allowed). Proceeds from the Awendaw Green Music Festival will benefit the Wando High School Band Program, the American Red Cross, and other local causes.