Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar Announces 2nd Annual Fresh & Raw Tour Together with Truist in Support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on September 30th in Frederick, MD
The free live 16 city music tour show will include headlining performances from The Voice’s Barrett Barber, singer-songwriter Taylor Goyette.
Frederick, MD – Hold onto your oyster shucker, seafood lovers! Shuckin’ Shack, everyone’s favorite seafood restaurant franchise, is back at it again, and this time they’re turning up the volume with the Fresh & Raw Tour 2023, a free concert series and charity event launched together with Truist insupport of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Building on the success of last year’s event, which raised over $52,000 system wide, this year’s tour promises to be an unforgettable experience for fans and supporters alike.
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar – Frederick, MD co-owners, Eric Weller and Wade Newman, have raised over $25,000 over the years for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society while being an major part of the organizations mission locally in Maryland. Other community driven charitable efforts organized by the two include raising over $13,000 to benefit and support the local Frederick Fire Department year over year.
“Our Fresh & Raw Tour isn’t just some generic concert series — it’s a giant community party with talented, successful musicians and a shared passion for shaking things up,” said Jonathan Weathington, CEO of Shuckin’ Shack. “At Shuckin’ Shack, we don’t just sling oysters — we serve up a vibe, and this Fresh & Raw Tour? It’s our declaration that while we know our seafood, we also know how to throw a great party while raising money for a good cause — it has become an event that people look forward to.”
So, who are the headliners rocking the Shack this year?
- Barrett Baber: This country rockstar, who gained fame as a contestant on season 9 of NBC’s The Voice (where he received the coveted four chair turn), is ready to serenade you with his chart-toppers, including his Certified Platinum single “Nothin’ On You,” recorded by Cody Johnson.
- Taylor Goyette: Up-and-coming and downright captivating, Taylor’s soulful melodies will make you dance, laugh and maybe even shed a tear (in a good way!). His new single, “Show Goes On,” is going viral with over 20 million views on social media.
Plus, there will be local artists opening stop, showcasing the areas amazing local talent! And guess what? You get to play judge and jury. Vote for your favorite opener, and they’ll win a trip to Nashville to be featured on-stage with Barrett Baber and Taylor Goyette during a show produced by Grindhouse Nashville.
“I’m extremely excited to be on the road with Shuckin’ Shack,” said Baber. “This kind of show in these types of venues give attendees the chance to connect with artists and songs on a level they don’t normally get to experience. I think folks will leave these performances feeling like they got a glimpse behind the curtain of what it’s like to chase the Nashville dream.”
In addition to the great musical lineup, there will also be featured contests and food & drink specials (exact pricing varies by location). Each location will also be giving away free Shuckin’ Shack for a Year to one lucky winner who participates via their local Shuckin’ Shack’s social media pages and attends the show.
Last year, the Fresh & Raw Tour raised $52,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a cause that holds special significance for the Shuckin’ Shack network as Co-Founder Matt Piccinin is a survivor of Leukemia.
“I’m a survivor because of the funds raised by LLS,” said Piccinin. “It gives me hope that the funds raised go to the research and treatments associated with Leukemia, it gives the survivors hope that they can be around their family for years to come.”
This year, the brand is aiming higher, louder and tastier. The tour also serves as an opportunity to introduce new customers to the brand and make a lasting impression.
“With incredible headliners, the support of our dedicated Franchise Owners and local artists, we’re not just here to entertain — we’re here to inspire,” said Weathington. “Grab your friends, your appetite and your dancing shoes, and join us for ‘A Good Shuckin’ Time!’”
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy incredible live music and delicious seafood, all while supporting a vital cause. To contribute to the Fresh & Raw Tour fundraising efforts, visit https://www.theshuckinshack.com/freshandrawtour/.