Scenes from the Green

A live review and photos from Grass on the Green


Grass on the Green

July 11-12

Awendaw Green

The sound of bluegrass filled the air at Awendaw Green for the Grass on the Green festival last Saturday and Sunday. Various artists ranging in style from traditional bluegrass to Americana gathered together to help raise money for Pet Helpers, a private non-profit adoption center and low cost spay/neuter clinic that services the Lowcountry, and Windwood Farm Home For Children.

The festival kicked off with beautiful sunny skies. As the crowd rolled in with camping gear in tow performing artists cranked out tunes. Canoeing, swimming, and fishing were even on the to-do list at Awendaw Green. Groups gathered in various picking circles across Awendaw Green’s several acres of land. Kids, dogs, and adults had fun in the sun swimming under the giant fountain in the middle of the pond.

Awendaw Green’s founder/owner Eddie White has created a music lovers paradise. Just located 10-15 minutes outside of Mt. Pleasant, it’s possibly the most unique music venue full of friendly faces, good food, canoeing, bonfires, and music in a barn.

Saturday’s performances featured the Red Top Ramblers, Flatland Express, The Corduroy Road, Emily Lynch, 17 South Bluegrass, Lauren Bevins, and others. Sunday’s headlining acts included Brevard-based singer/songwriter Shannon Whitworth, local acoustic acts Po’Ridge and Triple Lindy, and several others. They entertained every generation from the experienced festival-goer to the toddlers. It’s a mystery who had more fun — the fans, musicians, volunteers, kids, or dogs.

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