BLUE DOGS + CRAVIN' MELON

Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present

BLUE DOGS + CRAVIN' MELON

Fri, December 14, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC

$20 adv/$25 dos

$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.

BLUE DOGS
BLUE DOGS
Charleston’s Blue Dogs Celebrate 30 Years In 2018
(Charleston, SC, January 2, 2018):

On Friday, December 29, 2017, the Blue Dogs once again took over The Charleston Music Hall in their hometown to celebrate 29 years of making music. This show marked the Americana band’s fifth "homecoming" since their 25th Anniversary show in 2013, and to solidify it as annual affair, in 2014 the band brought in the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Children's Hospital as a charity partner. By evening’s end of the 2017 show--thanks to support from a variety of local sponsors, donations of ticket holders, as well as a generous gift by an anonymous donor and the overall match by The Press On Fund (for pediatric cancer research)--the Dogs fetched over $180,000.00, all of which benefited the capital campaign for the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital by funding the pediatric cancer research of MUSC Hematologist-Oncologist Dr. Jacqueline Kraveka. Their four-year total is close to a half a million dollars raised.

The show was again a sellout, and as in years past, the show included special guest appearances--this year featuring two legendary bands from the Carolinas: The Connells from Raleigh NC and The Killer Whales from Charleston SC.

Guests at past shows have included Darius Rucker, Hootie and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Radney Foster, Grammy-award-winning songwriter and producer Shawn Camp, 2015 Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductees Drivin’ N Cryin’, SC native Sadler Vaden (former Blue Dogs sideman who is now guitarist for Grammy-nominated Americana artist Jason Isbell), Cary Hudson (formerly of Blue Mountain), Pat McGee, Doug Jones of Greenville SC’s Cravin’ Melon, acclaimed South Carolina singer-songwriter Danielle Howle, Matthew Mayes & John Felty of Brevard, NC's Jupiter Coyote, and most of the former and current members of the Blue Dogs. Unannounced guests are expected each year.

The band continues to perform in 2018 on a regular basis at venues mostly on the East Coast, including clubs, festivals, and colleges as well as for a variety of events. 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.

2018 marks 30 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 30th Anniversary on Saturday, December 29, 2018, once again at The Charleston Music Hall, and with special guests to be announced later in the year.
CRAVIN' MELON
CRAVIN' MELON
Founded in 1994 at South Carolina's Clemson University, Cravin' Melon formed from the remnants of two other popular local bands -- vocalist Doug Jones and bassist J.J. Bowers previously teamed as the duo Doghouse, while guitarist Jimbo Chapman and drummer Rick Reames were both alumni of the Next Move. Quickly emerging as one of the southeast's most popular live attractions, Cravin' Melon soon issued a self-titled five-song demo EP which sold out after only a handful of live appearances; the full-length Where I Wanna Be followed in early 1995, and was a major hit on local radio. After signing to Mercury, in 1997 Cravin' Melon released their major label debut Red Clay Harvest; recorded with new bassist/vocalist Rob Clay, the live EP Squeeze Me followed in 1998. The group resurfaced two years later with The Great Procrastinator.
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205
http://www.neighborhoodtheatre.com/