Dybzinski worked in City Paper’s production department before becoming a part of the Home Team BBQ family on Sullivan’s Island. He’s been recuperating slowly, and his medical bills are very high.
Nicknamed Hawk Rawk (for Dybzinski’s new mohawk cut), the benefit is set for 2 p.m. on Sun. March 11. A variety of local bands will perform on the Pour House deck stage and main stage throughout the afternoon and night. The deck show will include sets from the Audicy, Taco Donkey, and Guilt Ridden Troubadour, followed by an acoustic jam session. Inside, starting at 6 p.m., Love Butter, Disco Demolition Knights, Shonuff, and Gaslight Street will hit the main stage.
Admission is a $20 donation for an all-day pass. Kids get in for free. A silent auction and raffle is in the works as well. Proceeds will go directly to Dybzinski’s medical fund. Visit charlestonpourhouse.com for more.
Things kick off at 4 p.m. with an oyster roast on the deck lasting until 9 p.m. Music continues through the night. Rusty Cole, the bassist of local band Sol Driven Train, turns a year older, offering yet another opportunity to get local musicians together.
“It isn’t the same as a paid gig,” says event organizer Alfred Garrett. “It’s a chance for a bunch of different musicians to come together, play, and have a good time.”
Admission is $6 for the events on the back deck and $10 for the full day and main stage show. For the third year running, all proceeds from the night will benefit the Jef Jel Project, a nonprofit organization aimed to assist struggling communities in the Senegalese village of Ndangane in West Africa. Last year’s event financed the construction of a new maternity center in the heart of Ndangane. This year, efforts are focused on building restrooms in local schools of the village.
The roster includes several local roots-rock, folk, and bluegrass acts, including Danielle Howle, Firework Show, Occasional Milkshake (with Doug Jones and Jenny Leigh), Red Dog Ramblers, Clay Rice, and Ed Hunnicutt. Members of the Lincoln Middle School and High Steel Bands will be on hand as well.
Proceeds benefit the SEWEE Association, which hopes to raise money to support their environmental education programs. The festival runs from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.
The orchestrated swing/big-band set will be a big change of pace from twangy tunes on Rucker’s latest album, Charleston, SC 1966.
Billed as the Have a Heart Benefit, the event is designed to assist the Frits family with medical bills accumulated during Lisha Frits’ ongoing battle with heart disease.
This Saturday’s lineup at Art’s includes Fowler’s Mustache, the Average Savage, Baby Fat, Jeff Bateman’s Stud Farm, Sarah Cole and the Hawkes, members of the Blue Dogs, and special guests. Frits will host an afternoon oyster roast and pig roast on the deck, as well.