The Local Jam: a must-do music mashup Friday during Festival of Discovery

Band Jackson Station is hosting a big jam session from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, upstairs at Howard’s on Main.

Opening that night is the Magic Band at 6:30 p.m.

Dubbed The Local Jam, this mix of musicians gives opportunities to collaborate. It’s the brainchild of Jackson Station bandmates Clay Sprouse and Brian Garrett.

Jackson Station, which takes its band name from the iconic long ago Hodges blues bar of the same name, had a gig booked at Howard’s for Friday.

But, this Greenwood rock band with a bluegrass twist has invited many Greenwood friends to share the upstairs stage with them.

It promises to be a memorable night, smack dab in the middle of barbecue and blues that is the 20th anniversary South Carolina Festival of Discovery and Blues Cruise.

“Normally, the Festival of Discovery has a local (music) stage,” explains Jackson Station bassist Brian Garrett, but that didn’t make the cut this year with budget constraints … So, when the local stage wasn’t going to happen, we asked other musicians would they come up and play with us.”

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