The Shovels & Rope-curated High Water Festival is only a few weeks away from its debut, and today the duo announced they'll kick things off on Fri. April 21 at 6 p.m. with a little shidnig they're calling the Low Tide Social.
The separately ticketed party will happen on the festival grounds in Riverfront Park in North Charleston, where the Smoking Pot will serve up a traditional Lowcountry Boil. Special performances by Lucinda Williams, Langhorne Slim, and Charleston's own Ranky Tanky will follow.
Tickets for Low Tide Social go on sale this Fri. March 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $65 and available to current festival ticketholders as well as the general public, who can obtain a ticket via Ticketmaster.
High Water Festival takes place on Sat. April 22 and Sun. April 23 at Riverfront Park and will feature the Avett Brothers, the Shins, Lucius, and much more. For more info and a full lineup, go to highwaterfest.com.
Y'all can't go drinking all day at a music festival without a belly full of grub — and no one understands this concept like the guys behind Shovels & Rope's inaugural High Water Festival. That's why they've introduced the diverse culinary experience, Pass the Peas.
Pass the Peas is a brunch curated by local chefs that will take place before the music festival each day, Sat. April 22 and Sun. April 23.
The chef lineup on Saturday includes Wild Olive and The Obstinate Daughter's Jacques Larson, Kevin Johnson from The Grocery, Mike Geib of 167 Raw, while Sunday's chefs are John Lewis of Lewis Barbecue, Martha Lou's own Martha Lou Gadsden, and Chris Stewart of The Glass Onion.
Brunch items will be paired with local libations, including Coast Brewing craft beers, and wine pairings from Dr. Loosen Wines and Pax Mahle Wines. Non-alcoholic options will also be available.
Only catch is the price tag, a cool $150 per person for each day, and it's only available for current ticketholders for the sold-out festival — tickets for Pass the Peas does not include admission to the festival. But don't get too bummed out by the high-dollar meal, since a portion of proceeds will benefit the Green Heart Project, which is also part of the fest's Earned Ticket Program.
Current ticketholders should have already received an email containing a direct Pass the Peas ticket link and passcode for purchase.
High Water Festival will feature the Avett Brothers, the Shins, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, and more. For the full scoop on performers, go to highwaterfestival.com.
Coming this spring, Yonder Field is South Carolina's newest large-scale concert venue, and it's less than an hour away from the Holy City.
Situated in Bowman, between Charleston and Columbia, the venue promises to deliver A-list arena and stadium-caliber artists as well as festivals.
So how big are we talking? It's a two-stage, 30,000-capacity venue encompassing over 200 acres of green fields and parking for over 15,000 vehicles — plenty of room for tailgating, camping, and more. Its "Tailgate Stage" is scalable and able to cater to smaller audiences of 7,000 to 15,000.
The venue can accommodate 1,000 VIP ticket-holders and also features two air-conditioned luxury cabins for 20-25 guests per cabin that are inclusive of gourmet food, drinks, restrooms, and rooftop decks for VIP stage viewing.
There's also a food-truck village that can hold eight trucks, plus a beer-and-wine pavilion the length of a football field and room for 20 food vendors within booths designed with a marketplace look and feel.
Seems to us Yonder Field, much like what Bonnaroo did for Manchester, Tenn., could put Bowman on the map and, ultimately, help push South Carolina as a music destination.
This weekend's Chucktown Ball featuring Umphrey's McGee has been moved from Riverfront Park to the North Charleston Coliseum.
Due to water-logged grounds from recent heavy rains and more that's likely to fall over the coming days, organizers decided to take the fest — which is scheduled for Fri. Sept. 22 and Sat. Sept. 23 — inside.
Additionally, local act Dangermuffin is no longer available to perform.
The Umphrey's team released the following statement:
"We take your safety very seriously and want to provide you with the best experience possible. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new venue and all bands will still perform as planned, with the exception of Dangermuffin, who are no longer available to participate. We intend to take the vision of Chucktown Ball and deliver an amazing experience alongside the accommodating staff of the North Charleston Coliseum, who are thrilled to now be hosting our event. We hope you’re ready for some arena rock!
If you purchased an umVIP package, all package amenities will still be delivered as planned. Stay tuned for some correspondence from our umVIP team on updated details. Tickets are still available for both nights online at www.Umphreys.com."
Spoleto Festival USA announced today the full musical roster for the Wells Fargo festival finale at Middleton Place (4300 Ashley River Road) on Sun. June 12, and several of Charleston's top acts will lead the way.
Rock 'n' rollers the High Divers will perform at 4 p.m., while soulful rockers the Jordan Igoe Band go on at 5:15 p.m. SUSTO plays at 6:30 p.m. before headliners Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, a Colorado-based eight-piece soul band, take the stage at 8:30 p.m.
And don't forget to stick around right after the music for one of the city's most anticipated fireworks shows.
The finale is a BYOB event, where picnics are welcome, but food vendors and a beer garden will also be available onsite. You can buy beer vouchers until 8:30 p.m, beer until 9 p.m., and food until 9:30 p.m.
Folks are encouraged to roam the gardens and stableyards until 7:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at spoletousa.org, at the Charleston Visitor Center, the Gaillard Center, or at the gate — kids ages six to 12 are $15, adults are $40 ($45 at the gate).