Local band Gaslight Street will headline the annual Charleston Peace One Day at Riverfront Park on Sun. Sept. 19, sharing the stage with several Charleston bands, songwriters, and spoken-word artists.
Founded in 2008, Charleston Peace One Day is a non-profit organization working toward intercultural cooperation and non-violence. "It is inclusive of a large amount of organizations and people in the community," says Charleston Peace One Day Program director Beth Wendt.
Last year, a handful of Charleston music acts performed at the Music Farm and at Brittlebank Park as part of the Charleston Peace One Day. This year, CP1D's main goal is to decrease violence by implementing a culture of peace, intercultural cooperation, and non-violence through education, action, art, and other community building efforts.
They network businesses, organizations, and citizens; create education curriculum; and raise local and global awareness of the International Day of Peace through a citywide festival.
This year's festival roster — in order of appearance — features folk-rocker Howard Dlugasch, spoken-word artists and local journalist Marcus Amaker, folksy singer/songwriter Lindsay Holler, groove-oriented rock group Po'Ridge, roots/rock band James Justin & Co. (led by songwriter James Justin Burke), and the bluesy and soulful Gaslight Street (with their new brass section, the Rusty Trombones).
Charleston Peace One Day festival runs from 12-7 p.m. at the Scenic Riverfront Park (at the old Navy Base along Noisette Creek at 1001 Everglades Drive). Admission is $5 (adults), $3 (students), and free for kids. Visit cp1d.org and bepeaceful.org for more info.