Music and BBQ go together like…well music and BBQ. All performances are free of charge and will be held in the Mauldin Cultural Center’s Outdoor Amphitheater right on the festival grounds. Bring your lawn chair and blankets to relax, digest, and enjoy the music! Remember — outside food/drink are prohibited, and this is a smoke-free event.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 | 6:30 p.m.
Called “a welcome shot in the arm for the rockin’ faithful” by UK’s Vintage Rock Magazine, Little Lesley & the Bloodshots have taken the international rockabilly scene by storm with their soulful twang and high energy live shows. Lesley Swift fronts the band, belting out her self-penned songs with gravel and grace. She caught the rock n’ roll fever from her guitar slingin’ husband, and what started in their garage in Nevada has been setting fire to hearts and feet since 2012. The band officially launched in New York City, and 2016 marked their first tour abroad as well as their signing with the legendary Western Star Records of the UK. The band then moved from Brooklyn to Greenville and quickly became a feature in the southeastern Kustom Kulture scene.
2018 brought the release of their album “Heartbeat” on Western Star Records, as well as a lineup change. Lesley leads the band on rhythm guitar, trading upright bass duties with Greenville’s own Mark Dye. Winthrop graduate and masterful country picker Zac Bolton is on lead, long-time honky tonk drummer Brian Kennedy keeps the dance beats in time, and the music continues to evolve.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 | 12 p.m
The Trapfire Brothers are a blues-rock outfit with an appreciation for good music across all genres. Their hats hang in Greenville, SC where the current lineup came together through a web of bands and jams stemming from their time in college. While not actually brothers, there is a shared passion for just having as much fun as possible playing music. The Trapfire Brothers repertoire covers artists ranging from The Wood Brothers to The Weekend, and if you are lucky, you might catch an ear-pleasing original or three every now and then.