Despite last Saturday's violent thunderstorms, woodsy East Cooper concert venue Awendaw Green (4879 Hwy. 17) enjoyed a healthy turnout of 300 at the Webb Wilder concert and Sea Turtle Relief benefit. Next week, on Sat. July 11 and Sun. July 12, organizers present the two-day Grass on the Green to raise funds for Awendaw's own Windwood Farm home for boys and Pet Helpers. "We have over 25 artists lined up that are primarily bluegrass and Americana," says proprietor Eddie White. "The event will have two stages and be run festival style. We are very excited about this one."
The live music kicks off at noon each day and continues on the barn stage and the porch stage through 10 p.m. One-day passes are available for $15, and a weekend pass is available for $20. The performers are donating their time, effort, and music (no pay), so all proceeds benefit Windwood Farm and Pet Helpers. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
On Saturday, July 11, the roster features The Corduroy Road, Emily Lynch, The Red Top Ramblers, Kurly Wolf, Ware Shoals Boys, Bob Jennings & Son, Flatland Express, Guilt Ridden Troubadour, The Classic Woodies, Gove Scrivenor, Spanish Moss, Henry's Attic, Green Levels, Papa Futch and Sons, Woodwork Roadshow, Flatt City, and Lauren Bevins.
Sunday, July 12 includes headliner Shannon Whitworth, Mark Bryan (of Hootie) and Greg Humphries (of Hobex), Triple Lindy, Ed Hunnicutt, Hollow Reed, Mac Leaphart, Kentucky Shoes, Little Friendly, Doug Jones, Radio Pirates, Milhouse, Danielle's Owls, Chewbacky, BBQ brothers, Po' Ridge, and White Rhino.
Tickets are available at etix.com, Shem Creek Music, and the Seewee Outpost.
Awendaw Green is also preparing for several additional summer benefits concerts, and Rocktoberfest II is rock-solid for Oct. 10-12.
The venue is located on Highway 17 in Awendaw, just past the Seewee Outpost. Visit awendawgreen.com for more.