Bynum series continues line-up of traditional music
Dark Water Rising, Mary Johnson Rockers and The Bluegrass Experience are some of the artists who will perform during this year’s Bynum Front Porch music series.
All the Friday Night Music Series performances run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the outdoor stage at the Bynum General Store located at 950 Bynum Road. Although tickets are not required, a hat is passed and a $3 to $7 donation is encouraged to compensate the performers.
The music series began in 2001 as an effort among Bynum neighbors to create an event that would help sustain the Bynum General Store and Post Office. Unable to make a profit, the General Store’s operator eventually closed the business in 2006. However, the community banded together and created the Bynum Front Porch organization and continues to produce the music series as well as other family friendly events.
In addition to the music series, Bynum Front Porch still hosts the Bynum Front Porch Pickin’ the second and fourth Saturdays each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store. These bluegrass sessions are open to musicians and singers of all ages and skill levels as well as to those who just want to enjoy the entertainment.
Here is a list of remaining concerts in the season:
Today: The Franklin Street Traditional Jazz Band
May 24: Boys From Carolina
May 25: Bynum Front Porch Pickin,' 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 31: Barefoot Movement
June 7: Holland Brothers Duo
June 8: Bynum Front Porch Pickin,' 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 14: Smith Family Band
June 21: John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff
June 22: Bynum Front Porch Pickin,' 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 28: Samantha Casey and The Bluegrass Jam
July 5: Mipso
July 12: Bethesda Bluegrass Band
July 13: Bynum Front Porch Pickin,' 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
July 19: Squier Red & The Blues Band
July 26: The South Carolina Broadcasters
July 27: Bynum Front Porch Pickin,' 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Aug. 2: Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
Aug. 9: Dark Water Rising
Aug. 10: Bynum Front Porch Pickin,' 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Aug. 16: Mary Johnson Rockers and The Spark
Aug. 23: Saludos Compay
Aug. 24: Bynum Front Porch Pickin,' 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Aug. 30: The Bluegrass Experience