In the spirit of the outdoor music festivals and weekly Barn Jam events at Awendaw Green, organic berry farm Blue Pearl Farms recently kicked off a monthly concert series of its own in McClellanville. The acoustic sessions — nicknamed the Blueberry Jams — take place every third Sunday of the month from 4-8 p.m. on the grounds of the farm. It’s a handsome setting on the edge of the Francis Marion National Forest. Blue Pearl proprietor Robert Sollott admits he’s no professional promoter, but he loves live music, particularly by some of the songwriters in the Lowcountry. He started organizing Blueberry Jam events in June, with a tented stage, a food alley with local vendors, games, tours, arts and crafts, and family-friendly events. This month’s concert is set for Sun. Aug. 21, with performances by folk-rocker Danielle Howle (pictured), blues combo Tony Talley and friends, bluegrass artist Jason Shore, and indie rock quartet Firework Show. McClellanville’s Pinckney Street Kitchen will provide local shrimp specialties and barbecue.
T. Ballard Lesemann