Music

Live music – the perfect accompaniment to shrimp & grits, art & crafts, friends & family. With three stages throughout the Festival, you’ll find a tune for tapping your toes or cutting a rug all weekend long.


Main Stage

The premier stage of the Festival, it’s literally in the center of all the action. The Main Stage will be packed with talent all weekend. Check out the full line-up for this rockin’ stage.

Friday, September 14

  • 4-5:30 p.m.: Michaele & the Ambiguous
  • 5:45-7:15 p.m.: The Shockers
  • 7:30-9 p.m.: WharfRatz

Saturday, September 15

  • 10-11:15 a.m.: Crazy Daysies
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Southern Living Songwriters
  • 1-2 p.m.: Mufflers
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m.: Fernway
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Awards for Professional Cooking Competition
  • 4:45-5:45 p.m.: Souls of Joy
  • 6-7 p.m.: NorthStar
  • 7:15-9 p.m.: Jimmy Hall & Art of Soul

Sunday, September 16

  • 10-11:20 a.m.: Flood Brothers
  • 11:35 a.m.-12:50 p.m.: Pier Pressure
  • 1:05-2:25 p.m.: Bluff 5
  • 2:30 p.m.: Cruise-in Car Show Awards
  • 2:45-4 p.m.: Jimmy Beats

Riverfront Lawn Stage

Back by popular demand, the Riverfront Lawn Stage will be adjacent to the restaurants serving up shrimp & grits and will feature favorite bands from throughout the coast.

Friday, September 14

  • 4-5:45 p.m.: Dave Griffin
  • 6-9 p.m.: Backbeat Blvd

Saturday, September 15

  • 10-10:50 a.m.: Michael Brown Duo
  • 11-11:50 a.m.: Jackson Powers
  • 12-12:50 p.m.: Scott Pallott
  • 1-2:15 p.m.: Young Americans
  • 2:30-3:45 p.m.: Rider
  • 4-5:15 p.m.: Suzy and the Bird Dogs
  • 5:30-7 p.m.: Traveling Riverside Band
  • 7:15-9 p.m.: Roy Gentry and the Hired Guns

Sunday, September 16

  • 10-10:50 a.m.: LaDon Drury
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Sean Clark
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Derrick Dove
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Jamie Renee and the Walkers
  • 2:45-4 p.m.: Squirt Gun

Skeet House Stage

A crowd favorite, this stage is situated in the heart of the Artists Market on Pier Road. Located on the front porch of the historic Skeet House, this stage is the perfect place to sit with friends and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Festival.

Friday, September 14

  • 4-5:30 p.m.: Scott Pallot
  • 5:45-7:15 p.m.: David Watt Besley
  • 7:30-9 p.m.: Jamie Renee & Cliff Bragdon

Saturday, September 15

  • 10-11:30 a.m.: Scotty Wilson
  • 12-1:30 p.m.: Paul Ivey
  • 1:45-3:15 p.m.: Michaele Hannemann
  • 3:30-4:45 p.m.: Jefferson Ross
  • 5-6:30 p.m.: Southern Living Songwriter Showcase
  • 6:30-6:45 p.m.: Southern Living Songwriters Meet & Greet
  • 7-9 p.m.: Pallot & Porters

Sunday, September 16

  • 10-11:45 a.m.: Sunday Morning Confessional with Ross, Besley, Reeves & Pickett
  • 12-1:15 p.m.: Justin Spivey
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m.: Sean Clark
  • 3-4 p.m.: Kellie Parr