Concert added to DragonBoat event

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A free DragonBoat Beaufort kickoff concert will be held in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

Opening the concert will be the Cluster Shucks, whose music is not quite bluegrass and not quite rock, not really country or blues, but lots of fun to listen to.

They will be followed by Beaufort’s own Sweetgrass Angels. They perform everything from pop to country to rhythm and blues.

During the concert, Hobbit Hill Preschool will be offering a safe and reliable place for children, where they will have a fun evening of pizza, movies and games. Contact Hobbit Hill at 843-986-1090 for more information. Proceeds will benefit DragonBoat Beaufort.

DragonBoat Race Day 2016 will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3

Local community, business and civic teams will paddle against each other for medals.

The 2015 Dragonboat Race Day drew nearly 700 paddlers, 32 teams and thousands of spectators to the Beaufort seawall.

The event raised $65,000 for the organization which helps support those impacted by cancer in Beaufort County both through the sport of Dragonboat Racing, and outreach efforts, including one-one-one grants to help with needs that are typically not met through traditional means.

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