Street Music on Paris Avenue is a free concert series that is a gift from the Town of Port Royal and produced by ARTworks. The 2011 spring series begins Saturday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. with Malia Kaneshige, the winner of the 2010 Beaufort’s Best Hidden Talent competition. She will be joined by a new backup band to bring the street to its feet, and details about Beaufort’s Best Hidden Talent 2011 will be announced.
On Saturday, May 28, The Homemade Jamz Blues Band is back by popular demand — Ryan, Kyle, and Taya Perry who, at 18, 16, and 12 years of age, are the Youngest Blues Band in America, the youngest winners of the “Jus Blues Music Award,” and the youngest nominees of the Blues Music Award. Their latest CD “The Game,” is some sweet, hot Delta Blues fo’ sho’.
On Saturday, June 11, is Candace Woodson and the Domino Theory Band. After touring the U.S. and Europe with various well-known bands, Tony, Keith and Mark formed The Domino Theory Band in 2007, later finding Candace Woodson, a radio personality in Nashville and performer: now they are known for dynamic performances of both cover and original songs.
And to start off the summer right, singer-songwriter Julie Gribble will perform on Saturday, June 25. It just comes naturally for Julie Gribble — writing, singing, and performing. What she loves most is to inspire, to reach people with traditional Americana/country music, entrancing audiences with her modern stories of life, love and relationships. When you think about the edge of an artist like Lucinda Williams, the melodies of Allison Krauss, and a likeness to Natalie Merchant, you’ll find Julie. As Craig Ferguson said, on his show about her record, So Typical, “It’s Fantastic!”
All the concerts are free and at 6:30 p.m., bring your chairs and dancing shoes. For more information, contact ARTworks at 843-279-2787, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.