[image-1]Things might get wild at the six-band WyldeFest event this weekend at Halligan’s Restaurant & Bar (3025 Ashley Town Center, 843-225-4347). The fund-raiser bash — the third and final installment in a series of summer gigs — is scheduled for Sat. July 26 at 8 p.m.
“It is probably going to be the last event for this year — but just the beginning of a good thing here in the music community,” says organizer Jaden Wylde, an enthusiastic scenester, freelance writer (she does the “Wild Report” for Carolina Nightlife) and all-around band cheerleader. “[image-2]So many artists are coming together, discovering a new respect for each other, and it just has been really cool overall.”
[image-3]Featured acts include (in order of appearance) blues guitarist John Shafer (formerly Fail Safe Remedy), local alt-rock band The Channels, power trio The Book of Lies, folk-rock combo JamiSun & Holic, Jaden’s F*U*R*Y (comprised of Wylde herself along with singer/guitarist Skye Paige and members of Aces High and Control Freak), and hard-rock band[image-4] The DaliDrama.
[image-5]“This show is a dual benefit for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and my two ladies, Robin and Ramey,” says Wylde, of the Robin Lobosco Kidney Fund and Ramey Reeves Fund — both of which were the focus of the previous fund-raisers held at The Dive and A Dough Re Mi. Lobosco, a Summerville resident, has end stage renal disease and needs a kidney transplant. Reeves, a Hanahan-based musician and mother, suffered for months from a brain tumor. Sadly, she passed away on July 9 at the Hospice Center in Mount Pleasant, weeks after doctors removed a rapidly growing second tumor. A story about Reeves was featured in March in The Post and Courier under the title “An Unshakable Faith.” It’s a free event but donations at the door are welcome and encouraged.