Tickets for Banjo-B-Que
There’s not a bigger festival draw in the Southeast than The Avett Brothers and this Spring they’ll play two festivals on the edges of South Carolina. May 23 has them headlining one of our favorite and most unique music festivals in America Banjo-B-Que and the following night playing another unique and beautiful festival at Charleston Tea Plantation for the 8th annual First Flush Fes “Tea” val. In addition to The Avett Brothers, both festivals boast solid lineups.
Banjo-B-Que is a two night festival taking place in Evans, Georgia just over the Savannah River headlined the first night by The Avett Brothers and the following night by returning act Old Crow Medicine Show. The music and BBQ festival is one of a kind in nature, with sweet wood smoke filling the air from the BBQ cook offs and bands playing all day on the main stage, nearly every one with a banjo in tow although it’s not a requirement. It’s the kind of festival you set up a lawn chair and some blankets at, lounge around, watch some music, eat good food, watch pigs race, and hang out all day. Then when the sun goes down they have a huge firework show just before the main acts. Want to be front row? Well just walk up to the front, it’s that easy. Sometimes festivals aren’t the best place to see your favorite band, but Banjo-B-Que isn’t your typical festival. You see most the bands walking around hanging out all day.
First Flush is a different type of festival, equally as charming taking place at Charleston Tea Plantation on the beautiful and unspoiled Wadmalaw Island. First Flush features a host of talent local to Charleston including the popular Stop Light Observations, Luke Cunningham Band, Columbia transplants Atlas Road Crew, and Tyler Boone. In addition to the two main stages there’s also an intimate acoustic stage along with food trucks. And of course a glass of ice tea will be easy to come by.
Both events are family and kid friendly.