Saturday, February 29, 2020
6 -9 pm
Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts
featuring Phil “The Guitar Man” Griffin and more
including a feast of shrimp gumbo, chicken gumbo (no seafood), Frogmore Stew (Lowcountry Boil), fried South Carolina fish, and boiled blue crabs
Live Entertainment by some of Gadsden’s finest musicians, including jazz , classical, rock and country.
Tickets to the Celebration of Culture and Seafood Feast are $30 per person and include the performances and food. Coolers welcome/BYOB.
Phil “The Guitar Man” Griffin
“Phil” Griffin began singing at a very early age with his family combo The Griffin Brothers, who gained regional notoriety in the Gospel arena. The group traveled and opened for renowned gospel artists such as, Shirley Caesar, The William’s Brothers, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, and others.
Later in life Phil switched from Gospel to perform Rhythm and Blues as the lead vocalist with The Power Crew Band, which performed in several Atlantic City establishments, including Caesars Palace. Phil is a gifted guitarist who begin playing both lead and bass at an early age. He has since expanded his abilities to include piano, harmonica, and keyboard. He was a performer with AJax of The Crown Heights Affair during the eighties, performed with Tony Cook (of the Drifters), and was the lead guitarist and vocalist for the award winning, Second Creation Band.
Griffin primarily performs as a solo artist, playing the guitar, keyboard, and harmonica as an accompaniment to his exceptional vocals. He has done shows at The Arts Center on Hilton Head, The Black Family Summit, The Gullah Festival of Beaufort, the Gullah Celebration of Hilton Head, SC, The York W. Bailey Museum, American Medical Association, Penn Center’s Heritage Festival, Political Rallies and fundraisers, He’s also performed across the region at HBCU’S, and Art Galleries. Phil also enjoys performing at local establishments, and private venues.