Gregg Allman and his crew ran into some trouble on the road last week, but they have continued on the tour that will make its way to the Charleston Music Hall on Thursday. The musician’s 10 sound engineers were on a tour bus on Interstate 77 on April 6 when the driver choked and swerved off into an embankment in Jackson County, West Virginia, according to media reports in the town. Three crew members were treated at a local hospital and released. Allman still played his show in Charleston, West Virginia, that evening.
A pioneer of Southern rock and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Allman is known for his bluesy guitar skills and iconic voice. Although the Allman Brothers Band ended its 45-year career in 2014, the lead singer has continued to release music and tour the country. He’s in the process of recording and releasing a new solo record.
When: 8 p.m. Thursday
Where: 37 John St.
More info: www.charlestonmusichall.com
Taste the season
Springtime means farm-fresh produce time. Load up on the best of the Lowcountry’s harvest at the GrowFood Carolina’s Spring Fling this weekend. The dinner will feature chefs from restaurants such as Slightly North of Broad, Page’s Okra Grill, Indaco and Harold’s Cabin. Local farms participating include Anson Mills, Compost in My Shoe, Rosebank Farms, Hickory Bluff and others. GrowFood Carolina was started by the Coastal Conservation League in 2011 as a wholesale distributor of local produce in a Morrison Drive warehouse. Proceeds and donations collected from the Spring Fling will help GrowFood continue providing 75 farmers and producers across the state the resources and the pipeline they need to reach local restaurants and grocery stores.
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: 990 Morrison Drive
Price: $45 for general admission, $35 for active military and students
Rock the boat
A new harbor cruise series sets sail this week with a concept sure to win over live music fans. Charleston Harbor Tours, Follywood Productions and Sweetwater Brewing Co. are introducing Jam on the Water Concert Cruise, a monthly boat cruise aboard the Carolina Queen held through October that will take tours around the Charleston Harbor while local bands pay tribute to rock ‘n’ roll greats. Each cruise also will showcase creations by art vendors and offer food from one local food truck or restaurant. The first installment Friday will include live music by The Reckoning, a Charleston-based Grateful Dead tribute act, and food from Alligator Jack’s. During the next one on May 6, Josh Roberts & the Hinges will play Neil Young tunes while Charleston Caribbean Creole dishes up its unique fare.
Future cruises feature Gaslight Street playing Little Feat on June 10, 54 Bicycles playing Widespread Panic on July 1, Runaway Gin playing Phish on Aug. 5, BYOG playing The Band on Sept. 2, The Reckoning again on Oct. 7 and Soul Fish playing a Halloween ’80s tribute show on Oct. 28. Attendees must be age 21 or older.
When: 6:30 p.m. boarding; 7-9:30 p.m. cruise Friday
Where: Charleston City Marina, 17 Lockwood Drive
More info: 843-722-1112 or www.charlestonharbortours.com.
Songs & birds
The Avian Conservation Center’s Center for Birds of Prey is hosting a unique music showcase this weekend to raise funds for its ongoing efforts to provide services and care for injured birds of prey and shorebirds. Called “Bird Songs,” the show will be presented by Nashville Songwriters in the Round, a group of songwriters that often perform at nonprofits’ charitable events. The group got its name because it plays in the “songwriters in the round” tradition started in the 1980s at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, where a group of songwriters sit in a circle, play and take turns singing songs and telling the stories behind them. Performers include Ruthie Collins, Johnny Mulford, Casey Beathard, and Phillip Lammonds. Tickets also include alcoholic beverages and a Lowcountry-inspired buffet.
When: 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday
Where: Center for Birds of Prey, 4719 U.S. Highway 17, Awendaw
More info: 843-606-3400 or www.zerve.com/BirdSong
Bikinis on the catwalk
You know it’s time to get excited for beach weather when Las Olas sends its latest collection of swimwear onto the runway. The local surf shop is hosting its annual spring fashion show at Bay Street Biergarten again this year, this time with a longer runway that stretches from inside to the patio. DJ Rehab will play during the free event that showcases designer bikinis, men’s bathing suits and other summertime staples.
When: 9 p.m. Friday
Where: 549 East Bay St.
More info: www.facebook.com/LasOlasCharleston