Southend Brewery will be singin’ the blues from February 8-February 21st as one of Charleston’s downtown venues for the Lowcountry Blues Bash. This two week event features over 100 shows from more than 59 local blues artists and Southeastern musicians. Though there are very few things to have the blues about in Charleston today, our city has a deep-rooted history in blues music.

Gary Erwin, better known as his blues alias Shrimp City Slim, started the Lowcountry Blues Bash in the early nineties. As a blues lover and blues musician, he wished to introduce his favorite musical genre to club owners and the people of Charleston. The Blues Bash developed into a venue-crawl, posting up different musicians, every night, all over town. The Blues Bash gives music lovers, diners and barflies the chance to fall in love with the blues.

Shrimp City Slim (left) at the 1993 Blues Bash

The Blue Bash has evolved into one of Charleston’s premier live music events, featuring live music for fourteen consecutive nights all over Charleston and surrounding cities. The Lowcountry Blues Bash is a great excuse to get out during the week and find your favorite live music venue. Whether you live in Mount Pleasant, James Island, or West Ashley, there’s an easily accessible blues show near you. Southend Brewery is one of the few downtown blues locations, we can’t wait to hear Shrimp City Slim himself, as well as Marshall Bellew of Tennessee, Lightnin’ Wells, Jeff Beasley and many more.

Southend Brewery will welcome live blues music artists to the stage every night during the two-week long event. Most performances begin in the 8:00-9:00 hour, so you can start your evening early and join us for dinner. If you drop in when the blues begin, grab a table and a drink. Our beer tastes better with the blues.


Who’s Playing at Southend Brewery?

A Southend Brewery Blues Bash Lineup:

Wednesday 2/8/12- Jeff Beasley (8-11 pm)

Thursday 2/9/12- Shrimp City Slim (6-9pm)

Friday 2/10/12- Norman Taylor (9pm-12am)

Saturday 2/11/12- Lightnin’ Wells (6-9pm)

Sunday 2/12/12- Maurice John Vaughn Duo w/guests (8-11pm)

Monday 2/13/12- Marshall Ballew (8-11 pm)

Tuesday 2/14/12- Juke Joint Johnny & Drew Baldwin (8-11pm)

Wednesday 2/15/12- Paul Geremia (8-11pm)

Thursday 2/16/12- Gail Storm (6-9pm)

Friday 2/17/12- AcousticA (9-12pm)

Saturday 2/18/12- Robert Lighthouse (6-9pm)

Sunday 2/19/12- Matt Walsh (9pm-12am)

Monday 2/20/12- Joey Gilmore (8-11pm)

Tuesday 2/21/12- Jeff Beasley (8-11pm)

See the full line up here and stay plugged in to Southend’s Facebook page for updates.