North Charleston outdoor venue The Bend will host a multi-week concert series from October 3rd to November 14th with performances by Legacy of Motown, SUSTO, The Aretha Franklin Tribute, Shovels & Rope, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and Ranky Tanky. Tickets will go on sale to the public online only this Friday, September 11th. The Bend, located at 3775 Azalea Dr. in North Charleston, features 20 acres of green space on the Ashley River
The series, produced by Charleston Music Hall, allows for safe social distancing by providing 250 squares at 10 x 10 feet each, limiting the squares to a maximum four people per square from the same party. A six-foot aisle between squares provides ample room for social distancing while navigating the concert site, and masks are required if patrons leave their square to visit the facilities.
No food or drink will be sold at the events to avoid crowding and contact. Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own food and drink – beer and wine is permitted onsite, as well as coolers, blankets, and chairs. An option to rent furniture will be emailed to ticket buyers, made possible by OOH Events.
For all events, gates open at 5 pm and shows start at 7 pm. Concert goers sharing a square are required to arrive together and can take advantage of one free on-site parking spot. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early. The Around The Bend series has been planned for rain or shine.
The schedule is as follows:
- Saturday, October 3 – The Legacy of Motown featuring Charlton Singleton & Friends
- Friday, October 9 – SUSTO
- Friday, October 16 – Queen of Soul: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin featuring Black Diamond & Black Noyze
- Friday & Saturday, October 23-24 – Shovels & Rope
- Friday & Saturday, October 30-31 – St. Paul & The Broken Bones
- Saturday, November 14 – Ranky Tanky
Tickets will go on sale to the public online only this Friday, September 11 at 10 am at CharlestonMusicHall.com. Tickets will be sold in quantities of four, and parties sharing a square are encouraged to arrive together. If available, tickets can be purchased onsite the day of event, but patrons are highly encouraged to pre-purchase online.
"While we cannot safely open the doors of The Charleston Music Hall yet, we are still dedicated to creating extraordinary concert experiences and promoting the finest local, regional, and national acts,” said Charles Carmody, Venue Director of Charleston Music Hall. “I am thrilled to work with some of our favorite performers on this unique concert series.”