I have always said we have some of the most talented and hardworking musicians here in Statesboro. Whether they are born and raised here or, like me, “got here as quick as we could,” our area is inundated with remarkable talent. For the last five years, I have made it my goal to spotlight both the artists and the venues that make Statesboro and Bulloch County one of the richest locations for music and music lovers alike.
In that time, we have had ups and downs including a pandemic, a few presidents, and some very exciting growth. Through it all, we’ve seen what happens when this family of musicians and their fans come together. It has been a really fun ride.
Now, after half a decade of spreading the word about the musical happenings in the Boro, it’s time to say goodbye. Make no mistake, this is bittersweet. I feel as though I’m losing a part of myself. At the very least, this has been motivating for me to keep me in the know and on the go in the scene. I truly hope that those that take the reins following find it as refreshing, inspiring, and fulfilling as I have.
I wanted to take one last opportunity to encourage you one last time, as I part. Since 2017 when I started writing for the then-named Connect Statesboro, It has been my hope to inspire new folks to venture out and enjoy some live music. Not for nothin’, but if you haven’t made it to one of the venues around town, you have definitely missed out.
From Locos on the bypass to the Blue Room to the Blue Mile, we’ve got a lot of fantastic venues and generous owners who take the time to invest in the music of this area by providing a place to enjoy live music. Dolan’s, Nonna Picci, Gnat’s Landing, and more venues are all great supporters of the scene. We even have a fantastic downtown event in July, Boro Fest, that promises to be an annual celebration featuring excellent acts who will fill downtown Statesboro with live music.
And I’m still rooting for the popularity of The Eagle’s Flight — where folks make the trek all the way down Main Street, hitting Vandy’s, Vino, Bull & Barrel , Tandoor & Tap, Eagle Creek Brewery, and Sugar Magnolia. It’s an excellent way to spend Thursday or Friday night, no doubt.
However you do it, I hope you take advantage of the music scene I have come to love so deeply over the past several years. Here in the Boro, we have so much to be thankful for, and our gifted performers are just one of the many reasons I am so thankful to be a part of this community.
Thank you all for faithfully reading and supporting The Music Scene. To my fellow musicians, I hope you stay inspired and keep making music. To the music lovers, never stop supporting venues that support musicians. To all of you, remember that music is one of the greatest powers we have. It allows us to open our hearts to one another and connect us like nothing else.