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 these videos to give you an idea of how we sound live. No audio editing, this is just how we sound live.

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.

Til You Can’t performed at White Oak Lavender Farm September, 2023.  Thanks to Brooke Nicholson for shooting the video.

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: Keswick Vineyards, Iron Pipe Alewerks, Woodbrook Farm Vineyard, Callie Opie’s Orchard Restaurant, Honah Lee Vineyards, White Oak Lavender Farm Vineyard, Hardware Hills Vineyard, Maybelle’s Market, and Del Webb Community-Fredericksburg.

October 13 White Oak Lavender Farm time tba.

October 20 iron pipe alewerks, 6-9pm.

October 28 Cave Hill Farm Brewery Halloween Costume Party, we play 6:30-9:30pm.

Coming in november: The Pub, woodbrook Farm Vineyard barn party and black friday dance at ducard vineyards. More info soon.

Our Upcoming Schedule:

2023 Schedule

We appreciate all of your support and will post weekly on Facebook to remind you of our schedule as each weekend comes up.  We have already booked most of 2024 and will post dates soon.

October, 2023

October 13 White Oak Lavender Farm 

6-9pm-this might change depending on how warm it is.

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


October 20 Iron Pipe Alewerks


October 28 Cave Hill Farm Brewery Halloween Costume Party.


October 31 Private Halloween Party

November, 2023

November 3 and 4 we are off

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 9 Death Ridge Brewery


December 15-Cave Hill Ugly Xmas Sweater Party.


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!