The North Charleston Coliseum has issued a parking advisory for the Buffett concert as well. The event coincides with the Mary Poppins performance at the Performing Arts Center. A capacity crowd is expected at both events. Attendees are strongly encouraged to carpool and arrive early. Coliseum parking lots will open at 12 p.m. Doors to the Coliseum open at 6:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. performance. Doors to the PAC open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. Mary Poppins show. Starting at 5 p.m., free parking and shuttles will be available at the North Charleston Fire Museum and Tanger Outlet Mall parking lots across the street.
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Grammy-winning Georgia-based country-rock group the Zac Brown Band heads back to Daniel Island this fall as the headlining act of the three-day Southern Ground Music & Food Festival at Blackbaud Stadium. Presented by Landshark beer and Jack Daniel’s, the multimedia music and food festival is set for Oct. 21-23.
Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sat. Sept. 10. Single day tickets start at $57, and three-day passes start at $99. VIP ticketing options are available, including Zac Brown Band’s customized Front Porch Stage Boxes. Reserved and general admission tickets will be available at Blackbaud Stadium box office, by phone at 877-4-FLY-TIX (35-9849), and online at ticketfly.com.
The Zac Brown Band’s 2009 studio album The Foundation, featuring the No. 1 single “Chicken Fried,” sold more than a million copies. Their 2010 disc You Get What You Give debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and sold more than a million copies as well.
The Southern Ground Music & Food Festival roster is impressive. Acts include My Morning Jacket, Train, Eric Church, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Warren Haynes Band, Steel Pulse, Trigger Hippy, the Del McCoury Band with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Brett Dennen, and others.
Fancy cuisine will be available from Southern Ground Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin and James Beard Award-winners RJ Cooper (Rogue 24, Washington, D.C.), Sean Brock (of Husk, McCrady’s), and Mike Lata (of FIG). Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be on hand. Additional concessions will be available from “Cookie,” the Zac Brown Band’s tractor trailer-sized mobile kitchen.
Crow in currently on tour behind her latest disc, 100 Miles from Memphis. Call (843) 529-5050 or visit northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com for more info.
Prince and his band perform six nights in North Carolina and South Carolina, starting on March 21 at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. Additional concerts include the RBC Center in Raleigh on March 23, the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on March 24, the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro on March 26, and the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville on March 28.
Based out of Minneapolis, Prince first made a splash in the early 1980s with the stripped-down funk album Controversy and the more full-produced smash album 1999 — featuring the hits “1999,” “Little Red Corvette,” and “Delirious.” 1984’s Purple Rain made Prince a superstar, selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. and spawning the funk/pop hits “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy.” Around the World in a Day featured the 1985 hit “Raspberry Beret.”
Prince recently performed in California and New York with the New Power Generation (drummer John Blackwell and vocalist/tambourine player Shelby Johnson are both from South Carolina). Tickets for the North Charleston Coliseum show go on sale Tues. March 15 at 10 a.m. at the Coliseum box office, ticketmaster.com, and by phone at (800) 745-3000. For more info, visit prince.org and northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com.
The concert will feature the bands Stone Sour (from Des Moines, Iowa), Canada’s Theory of a Deadman, Pennsylvania’s Halestorm, Memphis-based Christian rock band Skillet, Canada’s Art of Dying, and local rock quartet Madam Adam, who recently signed to Roadrunner Records. Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, and Halestorm are playing the concert as a part of their Avalanche Tour.
The station will be teaming up with Lowcountry Food Bank. They encourage attendees to bring canned food and monetary donations to the concert in exchange for raffle tickets, which will be drawn throughout the event for signed merchandise and prizes. Pre-sale tickets are available this week for fans of 98 Rock’s Facebook page only.
Regular $25 tickets will go on sale Fri. Jan. 28 for one week. After that, advance tickets will be available at etix.com for $33 or $25 for those with military IDs. Admission is $45 at the gate on the day of the concert. For more information, visit my98rock.com. —Cullen Lea