Southie Connect, a local band formed in South Boston, will be playing at the Hard Rock Cafe Boston for the first time this Saturday.

“We’re stepping up the ladder,” said Jimmy Donovan, the band’s singer. “We want everybody to show their support by coming.”

The band, which has been together for about two years, has five members: Donovan; Bobby Travis, guitar; Paul Eaton, bass; Phil Beach, harmonica; and Robert Kinsherf, drums.

The band has played at other well recognized venues in the city, Donovan said, such as Copperfield’s Bar and the House of Blues Boston, but this is their first time at the Hard Rock.

“We need support,” Donovan said. “We want to prove we can pack the place.”

The band is one of five acts in the show Saturday. The other musicians, according to the Hard Rock Cafe Boston’s website, are Christopher Lewis, Waves Crashing on Face, Chris Moreno, and The Great Madness.

South Boston residents may have recently seen Southie Connect, as they had a parade in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, organized by the Allied War Veteran’s Council. Donovan and Southie Connect thank the veterans for their service and support, with an emphasis on support from the South Boston VFW Post 6536 on Ellery Street.

Doors at the Hard Rock Cafe open at 7:30 p.m. and the show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Donovan said Southie Connect will be the third act on stage.

For tickets to the show contact Donovan at Tickets can also be purchased through For more information, visit Southie Connect’s page on Facebook.

-Susan Doucet