14th Annual South Carolina Festival of Discovery

July 10th-12th 2014

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues

Upstate blues icon played with Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, John Lee Hooker, and more, now traveling internationally with his hot band.

James Armstrong

Hard-hitting and creative original guitar blues from West Coast native and his tight band.  Latest CD is the acclaimed "Guitar Angels".

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Venues

Thursday 7/10/2014

Sundance Gallery

8pm - 11pm

Venues

Friday 7/12/2013

Flynn’s On Maxwell

8pm - 10pm

Saturday 7/13/2013

Uptown Sushi

9pm - Midnight

2014 Blues Cruise

Venues

Saturday 7/12/2014

Century Link Main Stage

7pm - 10pm

Artists

 

The Blues Doctors

Harp virtuoso Adam Gussow's latest project is a strong duo, playing the Delta blues.

Front Porch Three

John Hartness (guitar), Anthony Charles (harp), and Luckyman Beall (standup bass) have got the downhome blues down pat.

Hitman

Guitarist/singer Brett Barnard and his trio slamdunk the best rockin' blues of Clapton, Hendrix, and Stevie Ray.

Juke Joint Johnny &

The Hurricanes

"The Harmonica High Priest of the Southeast" brings a powerhouse show to town.

The King Bees

This enduring Tarheel band has been at it for almost three decades, churning out their own rockin' blues and backing the legends.  Celebrating their latest CD "Carolina Bound"!

Shirley Johnson &

Maurice John Vaughn

One of Chicago's premiere female blues artists, Shirley Johnson records for the respected Delmark Records label.

South Side funk/soul/blues from multi-instrumentalist MJV and his ace band featuring trombonist/singer BJ EMERY.

Daddy Mack Blues Band

It doesn't get any more 'real-deal' than this veteran quartet from Beale Street.

Shrimp City Slim

Lowcountry blues and original songs...latest CD "Star Marina" even has an ode to Greenwood ("The Starlite Room").

Gail Storm

Charismatic blues/jazz/cabaret singer & pianist returns to The Cruise by popular demand.

Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry & The Perry Family Band

Authentic Mississippi juke joint blues seldom seen in this part of the world.

Robert Lighthouse

Incredibly channelling Dr. Ross, Robert Johnson, Muddy and more on guitar & harmonica.

Venues

Thursday 7/10/2014

Flynn’s on Maxwell

8pm - 10pm

Friday 7/11/2014

CenturyLink Main Stage

Noon - 1:00pm


Polos

9pm - Midnight

Venues

Friday 7/11/2014

Century Link Main Stage

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Mill House

9pm - Midnight

Saturday  7/12/2014

Century Link Main Stage

11:00am - Noon

Venues

Saturday 7/12/2014

CenturyLink Main Stage

3:15pm - 4:45pm

Venues

Thursday 7/10/2014

Howard’s On Main

8pm - 11pm

Saturday  7/12/2014

CenturyLink Main Stage

10am - 11am

Venues

Friday 7/11/2014

Century Link Main Stage

9:00pm - 11:00pm

Saturday 7/12/2014

Buffalo Grill

9:00pm - Midnight

Venues

Thursday 7/10/2014

Century Link Main Stage

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Friday 7/11/2014

T.W. Boons

9:00pm - Midnight

Venues

Saturday 7/12/2014

Century Link Main Stage

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Howards On Main

9:00pm - Midnight

Venues

Friday 7/11/2014

The Arts Center

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Venues

Thursday 7/10/2014

Buffalo Grill

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday 7/11/2014

Howards On Main

9:00pm - Midnight

Venues

Friday 7/11/2014

Century Link Main Stage

6:00pm - 8:15

Saturday 7/12/2014

T.W. Boons

9:00pm - Midnight

Venues

Friday 7/11/2014

CenturyLink Main Stage

6:00pm - 8:15pm

MISSISSIPPI JUKE JOINT NIGHT

Featuring The Blues Doctor with Adam Gussow, Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry and The Perry Family Band

Venues

Thursday 7/10/2014

T.W. Boons

8pm - 11pm

Friday 7/11/2014

Buffalo Grill

9pm - Midnight

Freddie Vanderford &

Brandon Turner

Freddie VDF (harp/vocals) learned his craft from folk-blues hero Peg Leg Sam and Brandon Turner is one of the state's hottest acoustic guitarists.

Together, they make downhome blues magic.

Venues

Saturday  7/12/2014

Mill House

9:00pm - Midnight

Venues

Thursday 7/10/2014

Mill House

8pm - 11pm

Friday 7/11/2014

Century Link Main Stage

1:15pm - 2:00pm

Flynns on Maxwell

8pm - 10pm

Saturday 7/12/2014

Century Link Main Stage

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Polos

9:00pm - Midnight

Diana Braithwaite &

Chris Whiteley

This husband/wife team travel the world with great traditional and original blues.