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Les Racquet @Barrelhouse South

BARRELHOUSE SOUTH is packed; if you’ve wandered down Congress Street on a weekend night, you know this, as getting around or inside the venue takes some expert navigational skills. The concept of free shows seems to have been a smart one. It’s put the place on the radars of downtown music lovers and has made the venue a necessary pit stop.

Les Racquet have already packed the house at Barrelhouse. The Brooklyn-sometimes-Tybee residents have become a local favorite for their brand of indie-pop—a concoction of jazz grooves, jam influences, and melodic harmonies. It’s high-energy and plenty of fun, and this time, it’s for a cause: the show will support Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia.

There will be a meet and greet with the band, raffle prizes, food and drink specials ($1 off Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire and Southbound beer all night). Everyone who attends gets a raffle ticket, and when you buy a drink, you get another one. Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned good for Second Harvest (you get a raffle ticket for each of those you bring, too). With a drawing every hour and a midnight drawing for $500—well, bottoms up, eh?

Friday, free.