Country music artist Tony Jackson

This year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Beaufort County are taking their popular annual ‘Notes’ benefit event to an exciting new level!

Instead of one night of fabulous music, fellowship, and fundraising – with a little art on the side – Notes 2024 is expanding into a full-blown music festival with a heaping helping of art!

From the Notes website: “From Motown to Soul, Contemporary to County, this festival is for music lovers who appreciate both great music and a great cause. We even have an art exhibit!”

The festival will take place over several days, and there are several opportunities for sponsorship and/or

Soul singer Gwen Yvette

attendance. There’s literally something for everybody!

“This is really about growing the community’s awareness of our clubs, and all the great things we’ve got going on,” said Kim Sullivan, Boys & Girls Clubs Director of Resource Development.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Beaufort County serve 400 children across six locations. Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. All proceeds from Notes will go toward that mission.



Notes 2024 Schedule of Public Events

Sunday, January 7th: Gullah Soul at ShellRing, featuring Gwen Yvette

1 – 5 pm at ShellRing Ale Works, 1111 11th Street, Port Royal

$25 a person – includes a ‘Notes’ special brew and admission to concert

Friday, January 12: Notes of Art Exhibition, Featuring Walker & Annabelle Dean

3- 6pm at Tabby Place, 913 Port Republic Street, Beaufort

Free admission – includes music, free cookie decoration, artwork for viewing and sale, food trucks (food for purchase)

Saturday, January 13, Country Music Showcase, Featuring Tony Jackson

7 pm at Tabby Place, 913 Port Republic Street, Beaufort

$150 per person – includes full bar, heavy food stations, and concert

(A private event featuring returning favorites Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. and the Voices of Classic Soul will take place on Dataw Island and is already sold out.)

About the Performers

Tony Jackson set the country music world on fire with his back-to-tradition vocal style on his highly acclaimed debut album TONY JACKSON and never looked back! Touted as one of the most gifted singers ever to grace country music, his strong emotionally-charged and engaging voice captured the hearts of millions, seemingly overnight. The former U.S. Marine is often compared to Randy Travis, the man who ushered in a new era and blew the doors off country music!

Gwen Yvette is an independent R&B/soul singer and songwriter from Coastal South Carolina. She is an artist with extraordinary talent and vocal range. The Harlem-born, St. Helena Island product first picked up a microphone at three years old and performed at community events growing up. Gwen entered the music scene as a professional singer in the early 1990’s, performing with a popular local band. She was later invited to tour with notable musician, Roy C. In 2023, the songstress had a successful run on Fox’s national television show, “The X-Factor.”

For more information or to purchase to any public Notes 2024 event, visit