The Blue Dogs to reunite, play with dozens of musicians during homecoming shows

The Blue Dogs recently played the “Thanks Joe” celebration held at Brittlebank Park in October.

When the Blue Dogs reached their 25th anniversary in 2013, the longtime Charleston band decided to celebrate with a big concert at the Charleston Music Hall featuring guest performances by some of their oldest friends in the South Carolina music scene, including Edwin McCain and Hootie & the Blowfish.

It was such a success that the band decided to return again last year for the same kind of collaborative concert. With another “homecoming” show set for this weekend, it’s safe to call it an annual tradition.

The Blue Dogs will headline the Charleston Music Hall at 8 p.m. Sunday with a few special guests, including Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ N’ Cryin,’ singer-songwriter Danielle Howle and guitarist Sadler Vaden, a Charleston native who plays with Americana star Jason Isbell. Attendees can expect a few surprise appearances, according to a statement from the organizers. Tickets are $30-$50 for general admission.

The Blue Dogs will also host the “Super Goo Jam” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Music Farm to allow for even more collaborations with fellow musicians, such as Josh Roberts, Finnegan Bell, as well as members of Dangermuffin, the Luke Cunningham Band, Travelin Kine, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ and Guilt Ridden Troubadour.

Tickets are $10. VIP tickets, which are $100, include admission to both performances on Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds from the shows will go toward pediatric cancer research and the capital campaign for the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit