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Chase Away The Blues

Compass of Carolina- Chase Away the Blues

Chase Away the Blues

A Two-Night Fund-Raiser Benefiting Compass of Carolina

Compass of Carolina is proud to announce the return of
Black Oak Arkansas
on Friday, February 21st

For the first time ever-
The Blue Dogs
on Saturday, February 22nd!

Tickets are available now, so act fast because both shows are likely to sell out -- amazing musical acts, amazing value and!!! an amazing cause make this the best fund-raising weekend of the year! Without the musicians’ participation, there would be no event. These musicians are the “heart and soul” of this event that enables Compass of Carolina to help heal the “hearts and souls” of children, individuals and families in our community.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Handlebar, Compass of Carolina and here online through EventBrite!

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Black Oak Arkansas

Southern rock legends rip Raunch 'n' Roll for year's biggest benefit
Black Oak Arkansas has to be the classic-ist of classic rock bands ever to play the Handlebar. Now the band that unleashed hillbilly psycho-boogie punches out Raunch ‘n’ Roll for the 17th annual Chase Away the Blues. They may not have hit the big time a la Skynyrd or the Allmans, but they’re cult heroes “thanks to their raw-primitive energy and the testosterone-fueled antics” of lead vocalist and founder Jim “Dandy” Mangrum, who’s back with two other founders and an original guitarist. Gold-selling albums include hits like “Jim Dandy,” “Hot Rod,” “Happy Hooker,” “Hot n’ Nasty,” and more, but it was their live shows that made them stars. They've played Royal Albert Hall and Charlotte Motor Speedway, they've appeared with Black Sabbath, The Eagles, Deep Purple, Rare Earth and Earth Wind & Fire, and they’ll rip the roof off the first of two evenings benefiting Compass of Carolina.

Decadent Daze

Decadent Daze- Rocking out the Upstate with tunes from the 80's and beyond! Friday February 21st!!

The Blue Dogs

South's most enduring, most beloved Americana-roots-party band kicks away those winter blues!

Wanda Johnson

Wanda Johnson and the Upstate Rythm Section

If you like passionate vocals, powerful stage charisma, great original songs, and a soulful performer who really connects with her audience, you will love Wanda Johnson, who will open the night for The Blue Dogs on Saturday, February 22nd!!

The 17th annual Chase Away the Blues will be hosted once again by The Handlebar located at 304 East Stone Avenue. This year they have generously given us the use of their facilities on Friday, February 21st and Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. This venue allows for a wonderful event, with Bar-B-Que being served at 7:00 p.m. buffet style each night and extraordinary music starting around 8:00 p.m. in The Handlebar's smoke-free listening room. A cash bar is available both evenings. Each evening will offer an exciting array of music and a wonderful opportunity for Upstate residents to enjoy a fun respite from the post holiday, winter blues.

Sponsors of this Event Help Thousands in Need
Sponsors of this event help Compass of Carolina continue to meet the needs of thousands of individuals in our community. One hundred percent of the net proceeds of the event remain in the Upstate helping children, individuals and families to find their path through difficult times to emerge as stronger, healthier individuals. Compass of Carolina continues to reach out to those in need to offer a "hand up", not just a "hand out". They could not accomplish this without the helping hand of our sponsors.

Current Sponsors Include:

BMW Manufacturing Company
Greenville Federal Credit Union
Master Power Transmission
Homeland Secure IT
Carol and Dewey Tarwater
HR Experts On Demand
Brenda and Jerry Miller
Independence National Bank
MCA Architecture

Become a Sponsor:

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