Festivals + Events, City Picks

Grass on the Green

When: July 11-12 2009

There’ll be no shortage of pickin’, grinnin’, and harmonizing in Awendaw this weekend as the busy East Cooper concert venue Awendaw Green presents two full evenings of roots music. The “Grass on the Green” events aim to raise money for Awendaw’s Windwood Farm home for boys (windwoodfarm.org) and Pet Helpers adoption center (pethelpers.org). Windwood Farm is a not for profit organization licensed to provide group home services to boys who’ve suffered abuse at home. “We have over 25 artists lined up that are primarily bluegrass and Americana,” says Awendaw Green proprietor Eddie White. “The event will have two stages and be run festival style. We are very excited about this one. The line-up is set, the banjos are strung, and the grill is hot.” The live music starts at noon each day, and continues on both the barn stage and the porch stage through 10 p.m. Food and drinks (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase. Saturday’s roster includes The Corduroy Road (see music feature on p. 58), Emily Lynch, The Red Top Ramblers, Kurly Wolf, Ware Shoals Boys, Bob Jennings & Son, Guilt-Ridden Troubadour, The Classic Woodies, Spanish Moss, Papa Futch and Sons, and Flatt City. Sunday’s lineup includes headliner Shannon Whitworth, Mark Bryan (of Hootie & The Blowfish) and Greg Humphries (of Hobex), Triple Lindy, Ed Hunnicutt, Mac Leaphart, Kentucky Shoes, Radio Pirates, Milhouse, Chewbacky, and White Rhino (pictured). Check the website for the full line-up. Tickets are available at etix.com, Shem Creek Music, and Awendaw Green’s next-door neighbor the Seewee Outpost. —T. Ballard Lesemann

Price: $15/one-day pass, $20/weekend pass

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