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5th Annual Homegrown Holiday Hoedown @American Legion Post 135 Ballroom
The Accomplices - photo by Jon Waits | @JWAITSPHOTO

It’s back! One of Savannah’s hottest holiday affairs, the Homegrown Holiday Hoedown is a chance to chow down, sip, dance, donate, and much, much more.

A veritable cornucopia of local Americana talent, this year’s roster features The Train Wrecks, The Accomplices, City Hotel, and Waits & Co.

“We’ve really become kind of a core group,” explains Train Wrecks drummer Jeremy Hammons. “We have a shared audience; people who come see us go to see the other bands equally. It was a no-brainer to have everyone there.”

Pay Santa a visit in the photo booth, dig into some delicious eats from North Beach Grill, enjoy a Southbound brew (comes with a limited edition koozie!), savor desserts and coffee from The Sentient Bean, and don’t forget to bring an unopened, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

“We must have filled up five or six of those big Toys for Tots boxes last year,” Hammons recalls. “It’s definitely out of the goodness of people’s hearts— because you don’t have to—but everybody walks in with a bag of toys, which is really awesome.”

Expect a few Christmas tunes from the bands, including The Train Wrecks’ first dip into holiday songs. While the music brings folks together, Hammons says that it’s really a chance to bring the community together in the spirit of the season.

“It’s very open; there’s not a lot of seating, so it’s very much a mingling event,” he says. “You get to hang out for an evening with a couple hundred of your best friends; it’s more of a fellowship kind of show than we usually do. The music’s there, but we’re half the focus of the night.”

Friday, December 18, 6:30 p.m., $20 advance, $25 at door, 21+