Celebrate Charleston's Musical Diversity with Free Concert on 8/16




On Sunday, August 16th, the Charleston Music Hall will host a unique and free concert featuring more than fifty Charleston musicians from a variety of genres.

The event is a celebration of the Holy City's musical diversity and tight knit community. The one-of-a-kind format will feature six sets covering  multiple types of music, which will each be arranged by a different Musical Director.

Here's a look at the evening's lineup:

  • Jazz Artists of Charleston: A set exploring and integrating several styles and eras of jazz
    • Musical Director: Charlton Singleton
    • Musicians: Robert Lewis, Dr. Jill Tehar Lewis, Gerald Gregory, Kevin Hackler, Tyler Ross, Ron Wiltrout, and Kevin Hamilton
  • Hearts & Plugs: Musicians from the local music label - SUSTO, The High Divers, and Infinitikiss. They'll perform "cosmic vibes with a touch of twang to bring it all together"
    • Musical Director: Dan McCurry
    • Musicians: Justin Osborne, Luke Mitchell, Mary Alice Connor, Julius DeAngelis, Johnny Delaware, Kevin Early, Marshall Hudson, Corey Campbell, Nic Jenkins, and Clay White
  • The Whole Shebang: An eclectic group covering multiple genres spanning Rock, Alt Country, Latin, Jazz, Indie, and Folk
    • Musical Director: Lindsay Holler
    • Musicians: Lee Barbour, Mackie Bowles, Conor Donohue, Jordan Igoe, Vikki Matsis, Sam Sfirri, Hunter Park, and Leah Suarez
  • The Hypnotic Soul Ensemble: Fusing Alternative R&B, Spoken Word, Hip Hop, and Neo Soul for an atmospheric, groove-centric set
    • Musical Directors: McKenzie Eddy and Elliott A. Smith
    • Musicians: Marcus Amaker, James Choate, Zandrina Dunning, Alicia Modoor, Matt Monday, Michael Quinn, Quentin Ravenel, Charlton Singleton, Amire Solomon, Benjamin Starr, and Corey Webb
  • Shrimp Records: A collective of friends who have been making music together since around the turn of the century and has been the cradle of such acts as Punks & Snakes, Mechanical River, and Shovels & Rope. Every performance is equal parts rock concert and family reunion
    • Musical Director: Bill Carson
    • Musicians: Jack Burg, Andy Dixon, Joel Hamilton, Michael Flynn, Cary Ann Hearst, and Michael Trent
  • The Praise Charleston Combined Gospel Choir: A combined choir of local Gospel singers and musicians from Charleston and North Charleston performing traditional Gospel and inspirational music
    • Musical Director: Mrs. Shari Broomfield and Rev. Da’rrell Ravenell

Between each set, a community leader will deliver a brief address on the theme of community in Charleston. Speakers include City Councilman Dudley Gregorie, JA Moore, KJ Kearney, and Mark Sloan

For reserve your free seat, click here.

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