The annual Rockin' on the Point series announced its big season finale last week: reggae veterans Toots & The Maytals are set to jam two sets at the Charleston Harbor Resort's courtyard at Patriots Point during an event designed to raise funds and awareness for Carolina Studios and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Trident area.
Co-founded by Mark Bryan (of Hootie & The Blowfish), Carolina Studios is non-profit organization that provides an after-school and summer media arts program to children of all ages. In 2007, the organization started working with the Boys & Girls Club at the Mary Street location in downtown Charleston. The evening will also include a silent auction and a performance by the kids of the Carolina Studios Program.
Led by innovative and musically generous frontman Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, the band has been a major player in reggae and ska culture since the early 1970s. Known for such standards as "Pressure Drop" (redone many times over by The Specials, The Clash, and others), "5446 (Was My Number)," and "Monkey Man," the Maytals continue to tour and record heavily. They headline Rockin' on the Point on July 24 at 6 p.m. Tickets are available now for $30 (advance) at Etix.com, by phone at 800-514-ETIX, and at Cat's Music and Monster Music locations.