Southern Flame Food & Music Festival Brings Blues, Bluegrass & BBQ to Summerville in the Name of Baseball

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – Patrons of the annual Southern Flame Food & Music Festival will help support baseball players in the Summerville Miracle League, a baseball league for children with special needs. Scheduled for April 27 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. under the oaks at The Ponds, a 1,950-acre master-planned community in Summerville, the festival is a day of live music, a BBQ competition and family-friendly fun – all to benefit the Summerville Miracle League. The public is welcome.

Headlining this year’s festival is Eddie Bush and the Mayhem, a Charleston-based blues and rock musician. Other acts who will perform throughout the day include local favorites Common Ground, Dee Dee Cumbee and Hugh Price. Musical styles range from Southern rock to bluegrass, country and blues.

The BBQ Cook-Off is also a signature event at the festival. Both professionals and amateurs can compete to see who cooks up the best ‘cue. There will be cashes prizes and trophies for the top finishers in each category. Entry fees are $75 for pork butts for the Backyard (Amateur) Division and $225 for pork butts and $100 for ribs for the Competitor (Professional) Division. Teams may enter online at There will also be additional food and drinks available for purchase.

The event is free and open to the public; however, parking is $10/car at the gate or $8/car purchased in advance online. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. No pets or coolers will be allowed. To see the complete performer schedule, buy parking passes or for more information, please visit All proceeds from the event benefit the Summerville Miracle League.

About The Summerville Miracle League

The Summerville Miracle League strives to enhance the lives of people with special needs through the national pastime of baseball, as well as other activities that bring together athletes and their families in a positive and enriching way. The League is a nonprofit made up of an all volunteer group of local business leaders who created the Summerville franchise for the international Miracle League organization. Athletes play on a field with dugouts constructed for them at Saul Alexander Park in Summerville. For more information about the Summerville Miracle League, visit

About The Ponds

The Ponds is a 1,950-acre master-planned community set between the town of Summerville and the Ashley River Historic District. In addition to a 1,100-acre nature preserve, residents of The Ponds enjoy the benefits of an on-site Summerville Family YMCA, EMS/Fire Station, and several community parks. Greenwood has also provided the land for proposed new K-8 public school.

The Ponds’ residential offering includes custom home sites priced from the $70s and single-family homes priced from the mid $200s. Community amenities include a pool, outdoor pavilion, 11-acre multipurpose field, a brand new tree house designed by famed artist Wayne Edwards and a restored historic farmhouse, along with an outdoor waterfront amphitheatre and several neighborhood parks. To date, more than 10 of the soon-to-be 21 miles of community and conservation trails throughout the property have already been refurbished at the Ponds. In addition to the trails, there will be 38 miles of sidewalks connecting all areas of the community. For more information, call 843-832-6100 or visit