Friday, July 20, 2012

Hey Y’all (Entertainment)

Ben Bounds and Joel Frank launch a new venture

Posted by T. Ballard Lesemann on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM

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Two Charleston-based promoters have joined forces to form a new agency. Promoter/booking agent Ben Bounds of Follywood Productions and radio personality/promoter Joel Frank worked together on a number of special events earlier this year, including the multimedia Mac’n at the ‘Drome concert at the Hippodrome in January. This month, they’ll launch Y’all Entertainment as a joint venture.

“We aim to help artists, festival coordinators, venues, and other people in the music and entertainment industry find creative ways to organize and promote their events and careers,” Frank says. “Ben and I have worked together for years. Now we are just making it official with the government.”

Bounds says he appreciates the base of promoters and venues in Charleston. “They laid the groundwork for promoters like Joel and myself to come in and do what we do,” he adds. “Sometimes the independent and smaller artists and venues are not able to draw the attention they need due to time and financial restraints. We hope to help find creative ways to organize and promote their events.”

Y’all Entertainment will host a free, all-ages launch party on Sun. July 29 at 8 p.m. at the West Ashley Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ (1205 Ashley River Rd.) with live performances from Charleston band the Tarlatans and an All-Star Jam Session featuring Mac Leaphart, Tyler Mechem (of Crowfield), Reid Stone (of Guilt Ridden Troubadour), Luke Cunningham, John Wesley Satterfield, Matt MacKelcan, Danielle Howle, and more. The event marks Frank’s 30th birthday as well.

Visit facebook.com/yallentertainment and hometeambbq.com for more.

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