Enjoy an evening of music in a beautiful garden setting! A selection of beers and ales from Carolina Bauerhaus will be available, and proceeds will benefit the Garden. Shows start at 7p.m. on the Lower Lawn behind the Visitor’s Center.
REBEL NATIVES was formed by lead singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist Corey Oxendine from Anderson SC in 2016 after receiving a request to perform a show at the Carolina Bauernhaus Brewey and Taproom. Oxendine was a local musician who had been frequenting the weekly Open Mic for several months following an approximately 5 year hiatus from music. The initial idea for the group was conceived with the intention of having a rotating lineup that would feature different musicians for every show. This strategy allowed Oxendine the opportunity to work with, network, and feature collaborations with some of the best musicians in the Upstate SC Music Scene. Releasing an early collaborative EP entitled “World of Dreams”, in partnership with Producer Mike Cannon of New Time Travelers Studio, further increased the band’s name and encouraged partnerships with an ever growing group of local and regional musicians and artists. In early March of 2018 Daniel Walters (Strangeamongus, The Mandela Effect) joined Oxendine as the lead guitarist for a two man show quickly becoming the second full time member of the group. Walters addition began a shift in style away from a more punk, grunge, and 90’s alternative sound by bringing in elements of jam band and reggae influences. Towards the end of 2018 the pair was asked by bassist Lee Barwick to sit in on a rehearsal. After a few successful and productive rehearsals the pair decided to offer Barwick the position full time marking an end to the more rotational lineup and deciding to go towards a more traditional band lineup with consistent members and sound. The final member to be added full time was drummer Tim Morse who had played lead guitar on several songs for the group’s second release “A Decent Amount of Self Deprecating Humour” and performed his first show with the group for the new album’s release in March of 2019. The group is set to return to the studio to begin working on additional songs for the Deluxe Edition of “A Decent Amount of Self Deprecating Humour” as well as the band’s third album (first full length album).