DOWNTOWN PAWLEYS LIVE, is a unique all day festival with the best regional bands, art, fresh food, craft beers, vending artist and more. The acts, refreshments, and location have been carefully selected to provide a high quality, low country vibe and ensure an awesome time celebrating the end of summer and bringing our community together.
Downtown Pawleys Live is a music, food & art lovers day, “We are thrilled to bring such talent to our area.” Linda Lane, DPL organizer. Live Bands include; The Folk, Indie & American sounds of Sweet Sweet, The Reggie Sullivan Band, which has become one of the Hottest bands in South Carolina, Empire Strikes Brass a high energy Brass-Funk-Rock band hailing from the city of Ashevlle, N.C. The Blue Dogs, featuring longtime partners Bobby Houck and Hank Futch, return to Pawleys Island for their ONLY 2018 appearance. Joining the Blue Dogs for the festival is longtime Georgetown resident, Phillip Lammonds (now residing in Nashville). And from Athens, Georgia, the Multi-instrumentalist, Randall Bramblett Band, well known for a long catalog of songs covered by Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton and more. His soulful sounds and top shelf band have critics calling him the “Southern Steely Dan.”
With the new improvements to the parking area behind the Island Shops the concept of the Downtown Pawleys Live one-day festival was born. “We are excited to offer our guests and tenants a great parking area to shop, dine and enjoy all that the Downtown Pawleys Island Shops have to offer,” said Christy Whitlock, event founder. “Keeping with our area’s traditions, while making improvements; Downtown Pawleys Live is intended to bring our community together”.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hobcaw Barony. Hobcaw Barony is 16,000 acre tract of land dedicated to research and education in the fields of coastal ecology, marine biology, and the humanities relating to coastal South Carolina. Clemson University and the University of South Carolina each maintain multi-million dollar research facilities at Hobcaw. “Hobcaw Barony was a natural choice for us. It’s a hidden gem that promotes history and education. It’s the size of Manhattan,” said Whitlock. ‘We want to promote taking care of our environment and natural resources’. Proceeds will contribute to the great educational value Hobcaw Barony provides, like continuing to host thousands of primary and secondary school-aged children in our area and state.
Advance Tickets $20 on-line. Day-of Tickets $30 at the door. Children 12 and under are free