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Homegrown Celebration

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Awendaw Green’s Eddie White at his latest endeavor, the Swamp Sessions Off-the-Grid Sustainable Energy Project, a green recording studio located deep in the woods; the weekly Barn Jams at Awendaw Green. Photographs by (White) Paul Zoeller and (band) Glyn Cowden

November 9, 2011

Homegrown Celebration
Local musicians and a military institution collaborate for a Veterans Day weekend tribute

Great local music and military appreciation: if that sounds like the perfect combo for your Veterans Day weekend, then head to Patriots Point on Sunday, when Eddie White—the man who planted the seeds of Awendaw Green (AG) and its weekly Barn Jams—is bringing homegrown tunes a little closer to town.

The Awendaw Green Homegrown Music Showcase benefits the Naval and Maritime Museum’s Institute of History and Science as well as AG’s newly created Green Arts Institute. In a singer-in-the-round format, three local artists rotate onto the Patriots Point stage every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. From the soulful songs of Mac Leaphart, Doug Jones, and Reid Stone to the Shaniqua Brown’s Rachel Kate Gillon with Lindsay Holler and Johnnie Mathews to headliners Mark Bryan and Hank Futch with friends, you can expect great music, delicious eats from our local food trucks, local arts and crafts, and much, much fun.

Awendaw Green Homegrown Music Showcase: Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Festival: $5; festival & Yorktown combo package: $20; $15 ages six-11; free for child under six. For details, click here.

To read our November 2011 “Behind the Music” feature on Awendaw Green and Eddie White, click here.

For more great events happening this weekend, click here.