Presented by local agency Shoreline Productions, the fifth annual Suzy McGrane Memorial event is set to go down on Gold Bug Island (1560 Ben Sawyer Blvd.) this Saturday evening. Nicknamed “S.O.S.: Share Our Suzy,” it’s a sweet-hearted get-together with an admirable goal in mind.
Gold Bug is a cozy spot located on the Mt. Pleasant side of the Intracoastal Waterway, just at the foot of the Ben Sawyer Bridge.
Considered one of the “originators of the jam band movement,” Charlottesville, Va.-based band Indecision is a twangy, funk-filled ensemble popular among all sorts of groove-rock fans. Armed with a new album titled The Great Road, they bring their Little Feat-fired rock back to Charleston to play two sets during the memorial.
Indecision hit in Charleston last summer after a six-year absence from the road. They played an early evening acoustic show at Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ followed by a fully amplified gig at the Pour House the same night.
Share Our Suzy is a nonprofit organization that started out under the name Save Our Suzy in Columbia in the mid-2000s. Suzy McGrane was a well-loved S.C. photographer who was diagnosed in her early 20s with breast cancer. After completing her initial treatment, she worked with various S.C. cancer centers, raising funds for breast cancer patients. Sadly, her cancer returned, and she passed away in 2005.
Share Our Suzy’s current goal is to “honor the spirit of Suzy McGrane by raising money and resources to assist and support breast cancer patients from diagnosis to remission.” Fund-raising events like this one aim to enhance the quality of life for breast cancer patients in S.C.
Special VIP tickets for the Suzy McGrane Memorial are available. A hearty menu will be provided by Charleston Bay Gourmet and Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ. A convenient shuttle service and extra parking will be available as well. Space is very limited, however, and attendees are strongly encouraged to take cabs and shuttles or to carpool. Tickets are available at Etix.com and at Cat’s Music and Monster Music locations. —T. Ballard Lesemann
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