South Canal Street Band

Music That Takes You Back

South Canal Street Band Members

Ken Pennington

Our keyboardist and soulful singer Ken gives the band a diversity of sounds which brings the melodies of each song together.  He is our versatile music-maker who sweetens our band through a variety of sounds that comes from his heart through his fingertips and singing.

Ron Ganz

Our bass player Ron enriches our music by adding a component of richness and fullness with each note he plays.  He is the one who gives the depth to our songs as he plays and sings from his heart that adds an element of groove which enhances the spirit of our band.

Tom Nicholson

Our guitarist Tom is musically ear-taught to bring complex sounds that are harmonious and heartfelt as an extension of himself.  He adds an essence to our band with harmonizing singing as he loves playing knowing that there is always more to learn and give.


Our unseen infamous drummer who keeps the heartbeats of our band merging together in time with one other.

About The Band Itself

While there are only 3 of us, we bring a much bigger and complete band sound.  We became South Canal Street Band (SCS) to give you a dance band, bringing songs mostly from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, including Motown, Funk, Soul, Rock, Pop and Country and much more.  Our motto is “Music That Takes You Back”, so you will probably know every song we play.  South Canal Street believes music, dance and songs speak a universal language to all people and we are passionate to share our music with everyone.  We want you to come join us in expressing your love of music and our songs by dancing, singing along, or just listening to partake in the fun, energy, and enjoyment we strive to give you each and every time we play.  We love what we are doing and we always want to make your experience with us the best it can be.

We added the video at the top as a sample of a live performance of us at a New Year’s Eve show for your viewing pleasure.

Thank you so much for all your support and know that without you, our fans, our playing would not be the same!  We appreciate each and every one of you!

For booking information, email Tom Nicholson at: or text him at 434-996-7768.    Follow us on Facebook for weekly updates and news.

Proud Mary performed November, 2022.  Thanks to Brooke Nicholson for the video and production work.  None of the audio was enhanced or re mixed.

Brandy performed December 31, 2017. Concept Video by Brooke Nicholson

Upcoming Major Band Events

We are really excited about about the new venues we will be playing at in 2023! 

New venue’s for us: Iron Pipe Alewerks, Woodbrook Farm Vineyard, Callie Opie’s Orchard Restaurant, Hannah Lee Vineyards, White Oak Lavender Farm Vineyard, Hardware Hills Vineyard and Del Webb Community-Fredericksburg.

2nd Saturday dance at Ducard Vineyards

Saturday, June 10th from 6-9pm, come out and dance with us!

upcoming: june 30th Callie opie's orchard, we play 7:30-10:30pm

Grave's Mountain 4th of july, 4-8pm

Our Upcoming Schedule:

2023 Schedule So far

We are playing a lighter schedule in 2023.  We appreciate all of your support and will post weekly on Facebook to remind you of our schedule as the year goes on.

January, 2023

January 7 Hunt Club Party-Private

January 21 Woodbrook Farm Vineyard-Orange, Va.


January 27 The Pub at Lake Monticello


February, 2023

February 4 Cave Hill Farm Brewery


February 25 DuCard Vineyards


March, 2023

March 3 we are off

March 4 Death Ridge Brewery


March 10 Ashlawn Clubhouse at Lake Monticello


Friday, March 17 St Patty’s Day Dance-Woodbrook Farm Vineyard

New time changed to 6-9pm

March 24 and 25 we are off

March 31 and April 1 we are off

April, 2023

April 8 Cave Hill Farm Brewery 


April 14 and 15 we are off

April 21 Iron Pipe Alewerks in Orange


April 29 DuCard Spring Oyster Festival.  Please make reservations with DuCard as this fills up fast! You may use the button above to go to DuCard’s reservation page.


May, 2023

May 5 and 6 we are off

May 12 and 13 we are off

May 19 Cave Hill Farm Brewery


May 20 Death Ridge Brewery


May 27 Stone Mountain Vineyards


May 31 Honah Lee Vineyard


June, 2023

June 2 The Pub at Lake Monticello


June 3 we are off

June 10 DuCard Vineyards-2nd Saturday night dance.


June 17 Del Webb Welcome Summer Concert-private event.


June 23 Hardware Hills Vineyard


June 24 Private Event

June 30 Callie Opie’s Orchard Restaurant-Louisa


July, 2023

July 1 Iron Pipe Alewerks


July 4 Grave’s Mountain 4th of July Party


July 8 Woodbrook Farm Vineyard-on the patio dance!


July 14 Cave Hill Farm Brewery


July 21 and 22 we are off

July 26 Woodberry Forest School private event

July 29 Death Ridge Brewery


August, 2023

August 4 and 5 we are off

August 11 we are off

August 12 DuCard 2nd Saturday night dance.


August 19 Cave Hill Farm Brewery


August 25 and 26 we are off

September, 2023

September 1 Iron Pipe Alewerks


September 8 The Pub at Lake Monticello


September 9 White Oak Lavender Farm-our first time there!


September 16 Woodbrook Farm Vineyard Dance

Time TBA

September 23 DuCard Fall Oyster Festival


September 29 Hardware Hills Vineyard


October, 2023

October 7 Stone Mountain Vineyard


October 13 White Oak Lavender Farm 


October 14 Forest Lakes Fall Festival-this is a private event.


October 20 Iron Pipe Alewerks


October 28 Cave Hill Farm Brewery Halloween Party.


November, 2023

November 10 The Pub at Lake Monticello


November 11 Private event in Madison

November 18 Woodbrook Farm Vineyard


November 24 DuCard’s Black Friday Party.


December, 2023

December 2 Cave Hill Farm Brewery


December 9 Death Ridge Brewery


December 16 Private Christmas Party

December 31 Del Webb NY’s Eve Party-private event for Del Webb residents only.

Limited Edition SCS Merchandise

Black shirts ( M, L XL and XXL) are now available in VERY limited supplies.

Black SCS T $30

M, L, XL and XXL

Maroon SCS T $30

M, L, XL All sizes sold out!

Gray SCS T $30

M, L, XL All sizes sold out!

SCS Cap $35

Sold out at this time!