Who says there’s nothing to do on a drizzly Sunday evening? Plenty of folks of all ages turned up on Bowens Island in drizzly, thundery weather on Sun. July 1 for the festive 2007 Pig-N-Pluck event. Proceeds from the admission tickets and other donations benefited the Charleston Habitat for Humanity. Beer-sipping radio personalities from The Bridge at 105.5 were on hand, as were loyal smiling fans of local “Lowcountry Americana” quintet Decorated Dirt. Things were in a fine mood up the road at the newly-opened AJ’s Sports Bar & Grill, located in the Island Plaza on Folly Road. The snazzy joint already draws a crowd of regulars for daily happy hour. The sharp-minded Sunday evening trivia in the main bar room, hosted by Miss Catherine Threadgill, starts at 7 p.m. A healthy bunch of dedicated blues fans, hippies, and tourist settled into the main room at the Pour House on James Island for a set of edgy jams from Tinsley Ellis and his backing trio later in the night. Over in Mt. Pleasant, veteran Lowcountry guitarist Everette Bigbee hosted another lively “open mic” jam session at Art’s Bar & Grill on Coleman Blvd. Often, he’ll play solo and collaborate with various guest musicians. This evening, everyone seemed to pitch in — from the drummer with the rickety kit to the bassist on the Hofner hollow-body!

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