The 2nd Annual Chucktown Ball featuring Umphrey’s McGee at Riverfront Park in North Charleston will not only include a ton of music but a charity golf tournament as well.
The tourny takes place Sun. Sept 25 and will benefit MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. The ball is set for Fri. Sept. 23 and Sat. Sept. 24 on the banks of the Cooper River and will feature Umphrey’s McGee both nights, plus music from Moon Taxi and the Dead 27s on Friday and The Floozies, Dangermuffin, and the Hip Abduction on Saturday.
The fest also entails plenty of food, booze, vendors, and VIP packages that include a pre-show barbecue, hotel accommodations, and transport to and from the show.
To play golf with Umphrey’s McGee, it’ll cost you $250 at least a pop.
Tickets for the Chucktown Ball are $77 for both nights and can be purchased on ticketfly.com.
Now in its second year, Charleston’s first music conference New Music Confab is back for more this summer with another weekend of showcases and panels that will run Thurs. Aug. 25 to Sat. Aug.27.
“My goal with New Music Confab is to re-create the feel of the early years of South By Southwest, bringing music-industry leaders together for a music discovery experience in an amazing town,” says founder Dave Stewart. “Three nights in Charleston — how bad can it be?”
Over 500 artists and music-industry professionals from around the country attended last year’s inaugural conference, which included 10 discussion panels and five showcases featuring 30 new country, alt, rock, and Americana acts.
This year, New Music Confab returns to the Charleston Music Hall and the Music Farm, and the Royal American has been added as a new venue.
The conference will accept applications for performers until Wed. June 1. Already, Stewart says he's received entries from over 1,500 artists both near and as far away as Denmark, Australia, and France. To apply, go here.
All-access badges for the weekend are $75-$125 ($50 for students).
To apply for a performance spot, purchase tickets, or get more info, go to newmusicconfab.com.
Los Angeles alt-pop duo (In)Body is set to play some songs at the Vinyl Countdown (724 King St.) on Wed. May 18 at 5 p.m. An as-of-yet confirmed local act will also perform.
The band — Ryan Amador and Daniel Weidlein — is in the middle of a U.S. tour that hits up non-traditional venues, like yoga studios and art galleries, and will perform songs from their debut album Becom(in)g. You can listen to the band at soundcloud.com/inbody.
The downtown record store is also hosting a soirée on Sat. May 21 to celebrate their six-month anniversary. Expect free refreshments, big discounts, DJs, and live music from SUSTO (duo), Billie Fountain, Sondor Blue, and the Black Hollows. All the action starts at 11 a.m.
For further updates from the Vinyl Countdown, go here.
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).