Sol Slam

Sol Driven Train’s 4th Annual Music Festival

July 18 – 19, 2014

The Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC
Beachside, Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

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Sol Slam is a family-oriented day fest led by a night of jams from some of Charleston’s finest and their northeastern friends.  Music starts at 9pm Friday night and 1pm Saturday afternoon.   A portion of the proceeds from Sol Slam will be donated to Surfers Healing.

Through the transformative experience of surfing, Surfers Healing attains greater mainstream acceptance for both the families of and the kids living with autism.  With the help of incredible volunteers and a team of the most amazing surfers in the water, Surfers Healing is making a difference in the lives of families and kids living with autism. Last year they took out over 4,500 kids.  Check out this video of the kids loving it in the Water.

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Full Lineup

Friday

9:00pm Doors open

10:00-11:00pm Elise Testone

11:30pm Sol Driven Train

 

Saturday-

Day – Outside Stage

12:30pm Doors open

1:00-1:30pm SDT Kids Show

1:50-2:50pm The V-Tones

3:10-4:10pm Megan Jean & The KFB

 

Night – Both Stages

4:10-5:10pm Holy City Hooligans (Inside Stage)

5:10-6:10pm Ryan Montbleau (Outside Stage)

6:30-8:00pm The Reckoning (Outside Stage)

8:00-9:15pm Big Something (Inside Stage)

9:45-11:00pm Acoustic Syndicate (Inside Stage)

11:30pm-til Sol Driven Train (Inside Stage)

 

 

Ticketing

  • $35 Weekend Pass - includes both days, 10% off of your bar tab
  • $20 Friday Night
  • $20 Saturday Full Festival – includes all day and night shows and fun (free until 4:15pm)

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Family Friendly


Saturday, July 20, 2013 is a day filled with beach fun! Bring the kids for a day on the beach and live music on the deck of The Windjammer. Kids show, watermelon eating contest, sandcastle building, hula hoops, and watch the volleyball competition just below the deck.

Shuttle

SC BAR CAR SHUTTLES — Saturday Only
$10 Suggested Donation — 100% of your donation goes to Surfers Healing
**You Must sign up in advance if you plan to take the shuttle. We have a limited number of spots. Email beachsidepromotions@gmail.com to reserve yours today!

Shuttle Schedule:
TO Windjammer
3pm: Leave James Island Publix shopping center, stop in Mt P Wild Wings shopping center to pick up on way to Windjammer
5pm: Leave James Island Publix shopping center, stop in Mt P Wild Wings shopping center to pick up on way to The Windjammer 

FROM Windjammer
Midnight: Leave Windjammer, stop in Mt P Wind Wings shopping center on way to James Island Publix shopping center
2am: Leave Windjammer, stop in Mt P Wind Wings shopping center on way to James Island Publix shopping center

 

Paddleboard Demos

Saturday, 3-6pm
Wonder why the SDT boys are addicted to SUPs? Come find out! Join Big Jon with Charleston SUP Safaris on Saturday for SUP demos on the beach and try one out yourself!

Suggested Lodging

Seaside Inn, located right next to The Windjammer and directly on the beach
http://www.seasideinniop.com/
Mention that you are attending Sol Slam when reserving for a discounted rate of $219/ night.

Surfers Healing Mission

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Through the transformative experience of surfing, Surfers Healing attains greater mainstream acceptance for both the families of and the kids living with autism.People seem to have a lot of pre-conceived ideas about what kids with autism can or can’t do. We’re here to change those notions forever. Surfers Healing has spent the last fifteen years taking children with autism surfing. Our goal is to help foster the understanding and acceptance of autism.

With the help of incredible volunteers and a team of the most amazing surfers in the water, Surfers Healing is making a difference in the lives of families and kids living with autism. Last year we took out over 4,500 kids. Next year we plan to take out even more. Our Mission, with your help, is to keep our camps completely FREE. In 2014, we plan to add a program to sponsor families who are unable to afford the trip to a Surfers Healing camp

The Artists

Sol Driven Train

Sol Driven Train’s music weaves through genres like images in a Tom Robbins paragraph. The band’s sonic schizophrenia absorbs songwriting influences like John Prine and Paul Simon, afrocaribbean rhythmic explorations, and funky New Orleans-style brass into earnest songs of life, love, loss, and long johns. The versatile 5-piece band, based in Charleston, SC, features rotating lead vocalists, and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, and percussion. Combining rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own port-town sound, Sol Driven Train has carved out a unique musical identity within the burgeoning roots music scene.

 

 

Elise Testone

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“In This Life” (Red Tambo) by Elise Testone introduces the latest red hot mama of song, an “American Idol” finalist (season #12) who really took the bull by horns for her debut, producing, writing and growling out in a primal, no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners, balls-to-the-wall Joplinesque fury. Man, can she wail the blues, rock like a bitch and purr sexily to get what she wants. It’s all very emotional, multi-genre, satisfying, and, most importantly, not over-sung like Idol judges seem to like.”

— Goldmine Magazine

 

 

Acoustic Syndicate

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 Acoustic Syndicate is a rock/folk/bluegrass band from North Carolina formed in 1992.Their sound is characterized by tight three-part vocal harmonies, blazing guitar picking, complex polyrhythmic banjo playing, backed by a rock-steady rhythm section.

Known for its high-energy, positive sound, Acoustic Syndicate delivers a genre-defying performance, masterfully blending its eclectic influences with trademark finesse that only 17 years of cohesive teamwork can bring.
Acoustic Syndicate is the product of Cleveland County’s McMurry clan. Guitarist Steve “Big Daddy” McMurry is joined by his cousins, Bryon McMurry on banjo and Fitz McMurry on drums. The three McMurrys also bring a trademark vocal trio that only a lifetime of singing together can deliver.

 

Ryan Montbleau

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Averaging over 200 gigs per year for the past few years, Ryan Montbleau Band has generated the kind of buzz that only surrounds a talented artist on the verge.

Emerging onto the national music scene from his home base of Boston, Ryan Montbleau has been described as something of a Martin Sexton by way of Van Morrison and Stevie Wonder. Yet Ryan Montbleau Band’s music is difficult to pigeon-hole or neatly categorize. It is original yet familiar—a fresh sound full of firmly-rooted ingredients, including Americana, folk, blues, ragtime and ’70’s R&B and soul.

 

The Reckoning : A Tribute to the Grateful Dead


A tribute to the Dead.  You know them, you love them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Something

BigSomethingCBall2011“BIG Something’s sound may be difficult to describe, but the feeling you get while listening to the group isn’t. The feeling is ecstasythe feeling you’ve been longing for all winter, or perhaps all your life. Simple joy, gratitude, and the desire to share those emotions with everyone around you are the symptoms of a BIG Something show.”

- Appalachian Jamwich Magazine

 

 

 

Holy City Hooligans

1901490Ben Fagan makes “music with a message.” His songs can lift you up or bring you deep. Whatever the mood, poignant lyrics and visceral melodies wiggle under your skin to reach body and soul. From early on, Fagan’s been a ” wordy guy.” At 4 years, he wasted no time memorizing all the lyrics on his brother’s Weird Al Yankovic albums. He spent the following years expanding his repertoire, crooning to the sounds of his favorite icons: Boyz II Men, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Sublime, to name a few…Fast forward to college and beyond … Freshman year, he spit enough words to win an MTV Campus Invasion Freestyle Contest…Senior year, with Phi Beta Kappa locked down and fronting his rock band on school nights, Fagan made his mark on the college scene

These days, Fagan and his Hooligans split their time gigging on both East and West coasts. Growing crowds of new and existing fans are shakin’ to the funky chops, swayin’ to the soulful grooves, and bouncin’ to the hip-hop beats. Street-smart and irrepressible, the Hooligans are charming followers from the L.A. beaches to Hilton Head Island, with no plans to slow down anytime soon.

 

 

Megan Jean and The KFB

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Megan Jean and the KFB, or Klay Family Band, arrange a demented blend of americana, punk, dance, and the avant-garde that they’ve taken to describing as, “a metal band, if it was 1927.”

Inventive percussion, electrified banjo, and a voice like the Devil Herself have earned Megan Jean and the KFB a dedicated following all over the East Coast. Calling the road home on a “never-ending tour,” this transient married duo has taken their nomadic musical lifestyle and transformed it into a kind of Voodoo that unites scenes, fans, and musical styles. This is a band that lives to perform, and is fueled by sheer guts and know how.

 

 

The V – Tones

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