Island Vibes April 2024

Landeo. Entering its second year, he dreams of making the festival an annual occurrence. When asked how he’d like to see the festival evolve, Landeo responded that the goal is for the event to grow each year. He’d one day like to see it become a street festival and, possibly, even a multi-day event. The festival is free to the public and will feature live auctions throughout the day. Auctioned items include an acoustic guitar signed by renowned songwriter Wyatt Durrette and his signed, framed and handwritten lyrics of the hit song “Chicken Fried” of Zac 25 MUSIC “Asking for a Friend.” Broken Hearts Ultimate Tom Petty Tribute When: 4/20 at 6 p.m. Hayes & The Heathens featuring Hayes Carll When: 4/26 at 6 p.m. Country artist Hayes Carll performs songs from his collection and new record, “You Get It All.” Pat Cooper When: 4/27 at 6 p.m. Pat Cooper expertly combines classic country with modern twists. THE DINGHY PRESENTS.... Derek Cribb When: 4/1, 4/8/, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 from 6 to 9 p.m. Derek Cribb plays reggae, Top 40 and alternative rock hits. Jeff Bateman Duo When: 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 from 7 to 10 p.m. Jeff Bateman jams to classic rock, funk, soul and blues. The Malin Wagnon Trio When: 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 from 6 to 9 p.m. Malin Wagnon performs originals and covers. Jason Ayers When: 4/4 from 6 to 9 p.m. Jason Ayers performs original folk rock and THE WINDJAMMER PRESENTS.... Hardwired When: 4/4 at 9 p.m. Hardwired is a premier Metallica tribute band based in Tampa, Florida. Jebb Mac Band When: 4/5 at 9 p.m. Jebb Mac Band brings a unique sound with unexpected elements. Charles Esten When: 4/6 at 6 p.m. Charles Esten performs songs from his newlyreleased album “Love Ain’t Pretty.” Chase Matthew When: 4/12 at 6 p.m. Nashville riser Chase Matthew makes a stop on his “Born for This” tour. The Brook & The Bluff with Hotel Fiction When: 4/13 at 6 p.m. The Brook & The Bluff perform songs from their newest album, “Bluebeard.” Umphrey’s McGee When: 4/18 and 4/19 at 5 p.m. Umphrey’s McGee performs their newest album, country favorites. The Willbillies When: 4/5, 4/12 from 7 to 10 p.m. The Willbillies blend acoustic instruments to create their Lowcountry sound. Tim Lee When: 4/5 from 3 to 6 p.m. Gracious Day When: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 from 3 to 6 p.m. Gracious Day performs “country music in all its glory.” Catoe White When: 4/6 from 7 to 10 p.m. Catoe White performs original songs including his new single “Hold on Tight.” Kurt Sauer When: 4/7, 4/21 from 3 to 6 p.m. Dave Landeo When: 4/7, 4/21 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dave Landeo covers classics and performs originals. Jacob Ritter When: 4/11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Jacob Ritter is a “bike riding musician” who loves to perform. Nathan Davis When: 4/12 from 3 to 6 p.m. Nathan Davis tells stories and lifts spirits. Kevin & Lauren When: 4/13 from 7 to 11 p.m. Kevin & Lauren play fun and soulful music. IOP Songwriters Fest Hosted by Dave Landeo When: 4/14 from 1 to 10 p.m. Over a dozen local and regional favorites perform original songs. Jimbo Chapman When: 4/18 from 6 to 9 p.m. Fowl Play When: 4/19 from 7 to 10 p.m. Fowl Play performs classic, contemporary, beach music and trop funk. Chewbacky When: 4/20 from 7 to 10 p.m. Chewbacky fuses Southern charm with eclectic jams. Doug Jones When: 4/25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Doug Walters When: 4/26 from 3 to 6 p.m. Cooper River Band When: 4/26 from 7 to 10 p.m. Cooper River Band is the ultimate party band with something for everyone. Mel Washington When: 4/28 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mel Washington is known for his soulful Southern style. Britt & Gould When: 4/28 from 3 to 6 p.m. Duo Britt & Gould performs from their setlist that spans multiple decades and genres. Live Music he 2024 Isle of Palms Songwriters Festival will be held Sunday, April 14, from 1-10 p.m. at The Dinghy at 8 JC Long Blvd. on the Isle of Palms. Proceeds benefit Lowcountry Orphan Relief and Lowcountry Music Scholarship. Last year’s festival raised over $3,000 for Lowcountry Orphan Relief. The goal is to break that record during this year’s festivities. Hosted by esteemed local singer and songwriter Dave Landeo, the Isle of Palms Songwriters Festival brings together over a dozen local and regional solo artists and bands to perform original songs. “The inspiration (for the Isle of Palms Songwriters Festival) was putting music and philanthropy together,” said Landeo, the mastermind behind the event. Blending creativity and songwriting while raising money for a good cause, the festival is “a labor of love,” said Brown Band fame. Starting with Sean Keefer at 1:30 p.m. and culminating with Mel Washington’s 9 p.m. set, event-goers can also enjoy performances by Stefanie Potter, Jo Kokri-Bhatt and Chris Boone, Nathan Davis, The Letter Show, K.B. Reidenbach, Doug Walters, Kevin Fox, Heather Rice, Ronnie Johnson, Kelly Sanchez, Kevin & Lauren, Irene Rose and Bryon Moore. “We also included a $1,000 Lowcountry Music Scholarship for high school seniors entering college. It’s a songwriting contest,” explained Landeo. In addition to the money to help pay for tuition, the winner receives a recording session for one song with Magus Productions in Mount Pleasant. Any high school senior planning to attend college or an institute of higher learning is eligible, even if they don’t plan to major in music. Applicants had to submit one original song in any genre to be considered for the scholarhsip. This year’s event sponsors include Rusty’s Cool Guitars, MPS Construction, EastCoast Entertainment agent Steve Harry, Spoken Word Children’s Therapy, Landeo Music Productions, Cypress Pest Management, Lauren Zurilla & Associates Realtors, Smugglers, IOPizza Co, Papi’s Taqueria, M&N Stories, Andrea Rogers AgentOwned Realty Co, IOP, The Windjammer and Island Vibes Magazine. Taking over The Dinghy’s parking lot, featuring an outdoor covered stage and sound and lights provided by Greg Norton Pro Audio, the 2024 Isle of Palms Songwriters Festival promises to bring Lowcountry locals and visitors together for a day full of good vibes, delicious food and most importantly, great music! IOP Songwriters Festival to drum up funds for orphan relief, music scholarships By Isabel Alvarez Arata T Wyatt Durrette (left) and Dave Landeo