This weekend marks the summer kick-off for Southbound Brewing Company‘s live music events, beginning with Summertime Brews & Tunes with Waits & Co.. The event runs from 2pm until 6 o’clock this coming Saturday afternoon (6-6) at the brewery located just the other side of the Bay Street bridge; 107 E. Lathrop Ave.
Georgia Mountain Stringband comes to us from the Atlanta area, and often road-trips down to the lowcountry to perform a run of gigs, as they will this weekend. A more traditional country & bluegrass band headed by Jason Waller, they frequently have members of City Hotel among their ranks, though we’ve heard that they will be bringing their own trio down from North Georgia for this event.
Black Water Choir hailing from Savannah are set to open the day with their beautiful harmonies, and more modern take on the folk-singer side of songwriting. They recently played Savannah Stopover V, and can be found on the Furious Hooves label.
My band Waits & Co. in addition to being regular Savannah circuit musicians have been working on new material and will be recording a live EP this summer. I was honored to have been voted as Best Singer Songwriter in the Connect Savannah Best Of 2015 readers’ poll. We’ll be joined by good friend, honorary Waits & Co. member, and full time drummer for The Train Wrecks, Jeremy Hammons.
This event isn’t just cold beer & music (though that’s certainly worth the ticket price) but a gathering of individuals & community groups. The idea is to bring together folks from as many different areas, and lifestyles of Savannah under one roof to enjoy something we all appreciate, and can relate to…music. Guest brewers from Foxy Loxy Cafe, Rock 106.1, Art Rise Savannah, and Wild Wing Cafe Savannah (just to name a few) have been coming in over the last few months to put special touches on their very own craft-brews that will be sampled by everyone attending. A pint glass and unlimited ‘sampling’ will be included with the ticket purchase, as well as having food onsite for sale, provided by Feather & Freight.
Last, but not least, Naughty Soda will be providing non-alcoholic beverages for anyone who happens to be a designated driver, or chooses not to imbibe.
Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $20.00, or by following this link: http://summertime2015.brownpapertickets.com