Ken Pennington - vocals, guitar and keyboard.  Ken lives in Central Virginia and for many years has lead praise groups in church.  A native of the deep South, Ken also toured with a large horn band that played from Mississippi to Chicago.  Ken brings an uncanny ability to sing soul songs with all the feeling needed to perform like the original artist.

Tom Nicholson - vocals, guitar, percussion and keyboard.  Tom spent many years in the Charlottesville area performing in local bands such as Reflex and Witness in the early 90’s.  Playing guitar and keyboards, arranging vocals and band bookings left him with a lot of band experience.

Ron Ganz - vocals, guitar and bass.  Ron also spent quite a bit of time playing in the Charlottesville area in local bands such as Nightwatch and Reflex.  Later years had Ron performing as a solo artist.

Road Crew - Morgan Babecki, Bree Nicholson and Brooke Nicholson - band photographer, social media manager, and video editor. Thanks to friends and family for all your support!

Who We Are....

South Canal Street started as an acoustic vocal group in February, 2016, but have evolved into a full sounding dance band.  Our goal has always been to provide an alternative musical style by focusing on good harmonies and selecting songs from our past that we have always enjoyed.

In April, 2016, we added a new dimension to our group with a Beat Buddy drum pedal that sounds like a real drummer without taking up any extra room on stage and “he” can perform quietly.  With the addition of percussion, South Canal Street branched out musically to play a wider variety of musical styles.

Our ever changing song list includes songs by The Beatles, Chicago, Motown, Eagles and top hits from the golden era of music, late 1950’s to the 1970’s. See the next page for a full listing of our current songs.

Want to hear us? Go to the video page on this site, you will hear us just as we play. No studio editing!

Our Musical Mission....

The new deck at Stone Mountain-awesome view at 1700 feet!

South Canal Street is a 3 piece vocal group playing hits from the late 50’s thru the 70’s with a lineup of musicians that bring years of playing experience to your next function. If volume is a concern in your venue, our condensed lineup does not use a drummer. Instead, we rely on “Buddy” our percussion pedal that keeps the beat at any volume he needs to be.

Check out our musical mission below, who we are and listen to us by watching the videos on the video page.  We look forward to making your wedding, class reunion, retirement party or any event you have in mind special!

Our band name, South Canal Street, comes from Ken’s hometown of Natchez, Mississippi. Pictured to the right is a group shot of us on South Canal Street in Mississippi.

2019 Dates:

Brix and Columns Vineyards October 25  6-9pm

Stone Mountain October 26   3-6pm

Prince Michel November 1  6-9pm

Wedding in Gordonsville-November 2  3-6pm

Bald Top November 9  6-9pm

Private Event November 15 in Culpeper

Stone Mountain Winery November 16 3-6pm

Bold Rock, main taproom November 29  6-9pm

Bald Top Christmas Party at Walden Hall December 7   8-11pm

Stone Mountain Winery Christmas Party December 21  Time TBA

Private Party New Year’s Eve December 31 in Madison 9-12:30pm

2020 Dates:

January 14-21 we are not available

January 25th Private event at Lake Monticello


February 1-Rappahannock Hunt Club-Washington, Va 7-10pm

February 7 Bold Rock main taproom

Friday February 14 Valentine’s Day at Bald Top!  Time TBA

February 15 Blue Quartz Winery 5-8pm

February 21 Pro Re Nata 7-10pm

Private Event in Madison 7-10pm

February 28 and 29 we are unavailable


March 14 St Patrick’s Day Celebration at Stone Mountain Vineyards

March 17 St Patrick’s Day Celebration at Cunningham Creek Winery

March 20 Cross Keys

March 21 Bald Top

March 27 and 28 we are unavailable


April 3 Prince Michael 5-8pm

April 10 Brix and Columns 6-9pm

April 11 Cunningham Creek Winery 6-9pm

April 18 Stone Mountain Vineyards

April 24 and 25 we are not available


May 2 Bald Top

May 6 King Family Vineyards

May 7 Carter Mountain Sunset Series Concert 6-8:45pm

May 8 and 9 we are unavailable

May 15 Cross keys

May 16 Mountain Run

May 23 and May 24 Private Parties in Madison

May 29 Blue Mountain Brewery

May 30 Cunningham Creek Winery


June 5 and 6 we are unavailable

June 12 Brix and Columns

June 13 DuCard

June 14 Member’s Event at Stone Mountain Vineyards

June 17 King Family Vineyards

June 26 Cross keys

June 27 Stone Mountain Vineyards


July 3 and 4 we are unavailable

July 10 and 11 we are not available

July 18 Bald Top

July 25 Stone Mountain Vineyards

July 31 Blue Quartz Winery


August 1 Mountain Run

August 7 Brix and Columns

August 8 Cunningham Creek Winery

August 14 Music In The Park-Madison  6-9pm

August 15 DuCard

August 21 and 22 we are unavailable

August 29 Bald Top


September 4 Blue Mountain Brewery

September 12 Cunningham Creek Winery

September 16 King Family Vineyards

September 17 Carter Mountain Sunset Series Concert 6-8:45pm

September 19 Stone Mountain Vineyards

September 25 Cross Keys

September 26 DuCard Fall Oyster Festival


October 2 Brix and Columns

October 3 Blue Quartz Winery

October 10 DuCard

October 11 Member’s Event at Stone Mountain Vineyards

October 14 King Family Vineyards

October 17 Mountain Run

October 23 Cross Keys

October 24 Cunningham Creek Winery

October 31 Halloween Party at Bald Top


November 6 Bold Rock, main taproom

November 13 Prince Michael

November 14 Stone Mountain

November 26, 27 and 28 we are unavailable


December 5 Stone Mountain Vineyards

December 12 Member’s Event for Bald Top at Walden Hall

Decemeber 25 and 26 we are unavailable

Private Party New Year’s Eve December 31 in Madison

We now accept credit cards at our gigs for purchasing merchandise or for getting us to play longer! Fees may apply.

For Bookings:

South Canal Street Band, LLC

Tom Nicholson

PO Box 638

Ruckersville, Va. 22968

434-481-3432 answering machine


Text: 434-996-7768


We are a dance band and like to bring fun to all the events we play at! This video is from Brix and Columns this past summer.