Johnny’s welcomes our community and visiting performing artists to come to share their songs and tell their stories. We'll have plenty of cafe drinks, sweets, paninis, baked goods, premium homemade ice cream and more to enjoy during the show! Shows are free to attend with donations suggested for the performer(s).
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Friday, August 5: Lost Boys food truck - International Street Grill , 5:00-9:00pm
After launching a successful catering company in 2014, Lee and Dustin Pollard have added a restaurant on wheels to the mix. Their food truck, Lost Boys, features international street food. Professionally trained culinary chef, Lee, and sous chef Dustin, have developed a menu offering food flavors from around the world, including Colombia, Asia, and Portugal, reminiscent of travels the brothers have taken throughout the years. The boys bring their southern hearts into their cooking, sourcing local, North Carolina ingredients whenever possible.
These guys love to cook, and they're really good at it. Taste and see. Never, never bland.
Check out their menu HERE!
Wednesday, August 17: The Kenny George Band, Folk Rock, 7:00-9:00pm
On tour, from Aiken, South Carolina
When you take genuine songwriting and stellar musicianship, then wrap it within the folds of the South, you might just end up on a musical journey lead by the Kenny George Band. Carving themselves out of similar patterns of work, such as the likes of Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell, with a repertoire for strong songwriting ability, KGB played around 150 full band shows in 2015. With solid footing, KGB has found themselves sharing the bill with such mainstream artists as Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry and American Aquarium.
KGB currently has a studio EP (Gunshy) under their belt, one live CD (Live From Sky City) and will be releasing their first full length record in late 2016.
Check out their music video here and more of their sound here. Come see these super talented guys play great music. Johnny's couldn't be happier to host our SC neighbors!
Friday, August 19:Reverend Hylton, Americana, 7-9pm
Reverend Justin Hylton has toured the nation with his songs of relatable tales of life experiences. Heartbreak, addiction, traveling and having a good time are the substance of his melodic musical, lyrical and vocal writings.
From the stage to the crowd, a real performance is heard. Real words, sung by a real man, with real meaning make for an authentic time shared by both Justin and the crowd.
As a guitarist, Justin’s musical influences started at a young age. “I have been interested in music for most of my life. When I was getting into a lot of trouble as a teenager, my mom would send me to my Grandfathers. That was where I learned to play the guitar. My grandfather was learning the banjo and we would sit on the porch and pick for days. I immediately started writing songs.”
A Georgia native, Justin has lived and traveled the United States. Currently living in Atlanta, Georgia, being an artist has paved the way for him to express himself, “It helps me stay sane in this insane world.”
Justin finds new influences every day by listening to music and getting deep into the lyrics and feelings behind different songs. Justin is always looking for something new and feels the creative undertone of the music he hears. Anyone who can express themselves in their own way is the cornerstone of his influence. Check him out, here
Sunday 21: Bourbon Express - Country, Americana, 7:00-9:00pm
from Brooklyn, NY
Bourbon Express formed in 2011 when wife and husband, singer-songwriter Katie Curley and guitarist Brendan Curley, both originally from Washington State, met in Brooklyn, NY, and discovered that they share an affinity for vintage country music. Vocalist Sarah Kinsey and bassist/vocalist Andrew Dykeman later joined the band, and the group released its debut album, One Big Losin’ Streak, in 2015. The self release received critical acclaim and international airplay, ranking in the top 10 on Roots Music Report's True Country Album Chart six weeks in a row with "Last Dance" topping at #2. The Daily Country calls it "a gem; toe tapping and twangy with a sound that is decidedly old school.” New York Music Daily describes Bourbon Express as “a first-class honky-tonk band,” and has named "Which Wine Goes with Your Heartache" one of "The Top 100 Songs of 2015."
"A great retro old-school country style band with appealing original tunes" - George Graham, WVIA Homegrown Music
Preview Bourbon Express video here