Blueberry Jams get sweeter

The monthly concert festival series is a hit

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Sara Cole and the Hawkes at Blue Pearl Farms
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  • Sara Cole and the Hawkes at Blue Pearl Farms
Last summer, Blue Pearl Farms owners Robert and Cheri Ward kicked of the monthly Blueberry Jams series at their McClellanville farm. It has since grown into full-scale festival-style events with throngs of attendees.

“We invited some local singer-songwriters to provide entertainment for first few jams," Robert says. "Things went so well, we decided to regularly get together on the third Sunday of every month. It’s really become a big thing with a lot of support from some great musicians and music fans.”

This month’s concert is set for Sun. Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. with performances by bluesy combo the Hardy-Wiener Band (led by guitarist Steve Hardy and singer/harmonica player Andy “Smoky” Weiner) and roots-rock band Gaslight Street. Food and drink will be available at the farm’s Back Stage Cafe. Upcoming jams include Arcfurus, the Hungry Monks, and the Jefferson Coker Band on Sun. March 18 and Wadata, Howard Dlugasch, and Bringers of the Dawn on Sun. April 15.

Blue Pearl Farms is located at 9760 Randall Road, just north of the town’s Old Village, on the edge of the Francis Marion National Forest. They harvest blueberries, muscadines, scuppernongs, and vegetable gardens. Call (843) 887-3554 or visit bluepearlfarms.com for more info. /p>

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