The Inaugural Follywood Fan Fest kicks off this Friday, September 22 at Steel Hands Brewing in Cayce.
Fan Fest is a collaborative event for alumni and fans of both the University of South Carolina and Mississippi State University the night before the Gamecocks host the visiting Bulldogs from Starkville.
Headlining on the main stage will be Gritty Flyright & The Music Family, with support from Mississippi Shakedown featuring Holley Rumbarger, and Terry Powell will open the show.
A specialty cocktail menu by Cathead Vodka will feature Old Soul Bourbon, Old Soul Bourbon Cask Strength, Old Soul Bourbon Single Barrel 109 Proof, Old Soul Bourbon Tintype Series #1, Bristow Gin, Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka and more.
Fan Fest is free admission, open to the public and all ages from 4 – 11 pm.
Steel Hands Brewing is at 2350 Foreman Street in Cayce.
8 – 10 pm Gritty Flyright & The Music Family
6 – 7:30 pm Mississippi Shakedown with Holley Rumbarger
4 – 5:30 pm Terry Powell
Terry Powell will open the show with his happy hour set starting at 4 pm. College Baseball fans may remember Powell from his viral interviews from the College World Series in Omaha in 2018 and 2019. A Mississippi State alum, Powell will play a mix of classic rock and classic country covers he performs regularly on the Starkville pub and tavern scene.
Holley Rumbarger and Mississippi Shakedown will go on at 6 pm showcasing their rootsy and soulful blend of blues, country and rock. Rumbarger is a Mississippi native and MSU alum based in Nashville, and the rest of the band members all hail from Mississippi as well.
Rounding out the show will be Gritty Flyright & The Music Family at 8 pm. Flyright is a Follywood touring and recording artist and emerging country music star based out of Charleston, who is a University of South Carolina Gamecock alumni and Upstate SC native.
Flyright began working with longtime Allman Brothers Band Manager Bunky Odom earlier this year. His songwriting and delivery straddle the line between the Classic Outlaw Country of the 1970s and Modern Country. He’s been written up in Charleston Grit, Charleston City Paper, Charleston Magazine, etc., and has packed out some of the better venues in the South Carolina Lowcountry, Midlands, Upstate and Western North Carolina, including Riviera Theatre, Charleston Pour House, Windjammer, Firefly Distillery, Deepwater Vineyard, Awendaw Green, Continuum Arts, New Realm Brewing, Steel Hands Brewing, Fall for Greenville, Fr8yard, etc. His debut album “Tales of the Famously Unknown” was released in 2022, he released the single “Underneath a Palmetto Moon” in April and his most recent single, “Prayer Line,” in July.