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What: Kentucky's "All the Little Pieces" plays at Old City Jail 

Where: Old City Jail

Deets: Lexington, KY based band, All the Little Pieces’ third album, The Legend of Lavinia Fisher, was inspired by a ghost walk in Charleston last spring. The band was in Charleston to play at the Cooper River Bridge Run. On a ghost walk, they heard the story of Lavinia Fisher and an idea for their concept album was born. Singer/songwriter and front-woman Rhyan Sinclair ruminated on the story on the ride back home and within a few weeks, she wrote all the material for the album.
The album features guest appearances by Fats Kaplin (Jack White’s band), Carl Verheyen (Supertramp), and Warren Hood (The BoDeans). The twelve songs take the listener on a journey, not only to Charleston, but back in time to the 1800’s at Lavinia and John Fisher’s Six Mile Wayfarer’s House. They have performed material from their album on their shows since late 2016 and recently had a vinyl release show at the legendary Grimey’s New & Preloved Music in Nashville.

WHAT: A month-long challenge to eat locally-produced food. We are asking participants to pledge to shift $10 or more of their weekly food spending towards our local food system.

WHEN: April 1 – 30

HOW: Register and make your pledge HERE. We’ll send instructions out in late March to help you get started on April 1 and make the most of your personal or team challenge! Once you’ve pledged, we’ll send you resources, recipes and tips on how to shift not just throughout April but make lasting changes to your spending and eating habits that can continue year-round. Track your actual dollars shifted each week as you go throughout the month. We’ll prompt you once each Friday to submit your weekly dollars shifted in our free mobile app. Search “Lowcountry Local First” in your mobile app store to download. We’ll keep track of actual dollars shifted versus our total pledged amount.

COST: There is no cost associated with the challenge, just a minimum commitment to shift $10 or more per week towards local food options. Prizes will be awarded throughout the Challenge to those reaching their pledged goal and those who interact with the Instagram contest.

SO, WHAT IS LOCAL? For the purposes of this challenge we are challenging you to eat food sourced as close to home as possible, and always within the state of South Carolina.

What: Mercantile and Mash's Rosé Wine Social

Where: Mercantile and Mash, 701 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29403

When: Wednesday, April 5

Deets: Vonda Freeman of The Indigo Road will be leading a tasting of four Rosé and chef Tim Morton will provide small bites during the tasting.  Those with dietary restrictions should notify the team prior to the event by calling 843.793.2636.

How Much: Tickets are $25 plus tax and seats are limited to 40 people.  They can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rose-wine-social-at-mercantile-and-mash-tickets-33061634238

What: Holy City Hospitality, one of Charleston’s largest locally-owned hospitality groups, is proud to announce the spring installment of the Taste of Hutson Alley on Thursday, April 6. The celebration will take place under the lights of the historic alleyway with small plates from six restaurants, Good Food Catering, and live music provided by One Kool Blow.

Where: Hutson Alley is a historic winding pathway between John and Hutson Streets in downtown Charleston. Adorned with fig ivy, vintage lanterns and palmetto trees, the alley is home to five Holy City Hospitality establishments including the famed 39 Rue de Jean, Coast Bar and Grill, Michael’s on the Alley, The Victor Social Club and Vincent Chicco’s.

When: Thursday, April 6, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Deets: 

Menu highlights include:

39 Rue De Jean
Duck rillette tartine with fig jam and preserved orange

Coast Bar and Grill
Peruvian style ceviche, octopus, local fish, leche de tigre, onions, cilantro, and plaintain chips

Michael's on The Alley
Coffee dusted prime beef carpaccio with frisée lettuce, hazelnut vinaigrette, buttermilk fried shallots, toasted peanuts, aged balsamic, and peeled parmesan                                                                     

The Victor Social Club
Cuban style street corn with rum flambe and traditional seasonings

Vincent Chicco's
 House sourdough panzanella with local shrimp, red onion, capers, heirloom tomatoes, arugula, and white balsamic vinaigrette

Virginia's on King
Fried oyster salad with crispy local oysters, arugula, pickled fennel, rye croutons, creamy shallot dressing, and fresh horse radish

Good Food Catering

Pastel French macaroons filled with biscoff, buttercream, and chocolate ganache

How Much: Tickets are now available for $65, and all attendees must be 21 or older.

What: Annex Dance Company will revisit the evening length work THE RED SUITCASE.

Where: City Gallery Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401

When: April 7th and 8th at 7:30 pm

Details: Kristen Alexander, Annex Artistic Director and choreographer, created THE RED SUITCASE in response to local artist Mary Walker's collaborative traveling exhibitition, also entitled The Red Suitcase, which includes work from eleven different artists from all over the country. 

How Much: Tickets are priced at $18 for adults, $15 for students, $10 for children 12 and under, and can be purchased online at http://tickets.annexdancecompany.org

What: Plow to Chow to celebrate the kick-off of the 2017 downtown Charleston Farmers Market!

Where: Marion Square

When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8 am to 2 pm

Deets:  Celebrate the kick-off of the 2017 downtown Charleston Farmers Market in Marion Square with Lowcountry Local First and some of our Eat Local Month partners!  Enjoy free tastings prepared by local chefs using fresh, local produce from Limehouse Produce. We’ll have an interactive photo booth open to everyone.

Free tastings will be provided by:

The Drawing Room
Glass Onion
La Tela Pizzeria

What: Keller Williams and Leo Kottke are coming to Charleston Music Hall on April 8 for their all-acoustic Shut The Folk Up And Listen tour.

When: Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Charleston Music Hall

Deets: Keller Williams is a musician who does not sit still. An uncommonly prolific artist, Williams has released 22 albums. At his shows, he proves yet again that he literally can't sit still. The live shows center around him jumping between intruments and a looping machine, which he uses to build dense, inricate walls of sound. Always in pursuit of the next creative challenge, Williams chose for this tour to feature himself with exclusively an acoustic guitar. Charleston will be lucky to have this duo!

Tickets:  Tickets can be purchased at the Music Hall Box Office (843) 853-2252 or through the Ticketfly Hotline (877) 987-6487

What: "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean"

Where: Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401

When: Performances are 8 p.m. April 21, April 22, April 28, April 29, May 4, May 5 and May 6 with matinees at 3 p.m. April 23, April 30 and May 7. 

Deets:  In a five-and-dime store in small town West Texas, the "Disciples of James Dean" gather for their 20th reunion. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when James Dean filmed "Giant" two decades ago in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child who she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies congenial reminiscences mingle with flashbacks to their youth. Then the arrival of a stunning, but familiar, stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments.

How Much: Tickets are $30 for adults, $27 for military/seniors and $20 for students.

What: This runway show and champagne lunch with feature a talk by Ali MacGraw, premiering her Spring/Summer Collection for Ibu.  

Where: The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory located at 543 East Bay Street.

When: Wednesday, April 26.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the event begins at 12:00 a.m.

Details: All pieces have been handmade by global women artisans.  The event will feature live music, raffle give aways, pictures and conversation with Ali, and the first peak at her summer collection.  Plus, the pop-up shops at the event will provide an opportunity to spruce up your wardrobe for the upcoming season!

How Much: Tickets will be sold for $75

What: The largest farmer-to-chef-to-table event in the southeast, with 16 chefs and 30+ farmers and purveyors.

Where: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

When: 4 pm - 7 pm

Deets: 

"While we give these hard working folks love all year long, we focus special attention on our local growers, fishermen, and chefs throughout the month of April. We know that if we don't consciously choose to support these neighbors, something beautiful, meaningful - and delicious - fades away," explains LLF Executive Director Jamee Haley. “Eat Local Month provides a reminder to the community on the environmental, societal and local economic benefits we achieve each time we choose to spend our money with a local food producer." 

Proceeds from Eat Local Month support Lowcountry Local First's Growing New Farmers Program, which has graduated 146 new farmers and food system leaders into the community since launch in 2010. This annual program is growing and supporting a more resilient local food system.

“Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Month is the perfect opportunity for Limehouse Produce to recognize all of the tremendous growers and producers in the Lowcountry and the rest of our state,” says Andrea Limehouse, Vice President of Limehouse Produce. “We have been in the business of bringing fresh local produce to Charleston eaters for more than 70 years and Limehouse helps support nearly 3 dozen local producers during our local growing season. LLF and Eat Local Month have enhanced the opportunities for our growers and helped to make Charleston an important place on the locavore map. We are proud to be a part of it.” 

How Much: Tickets are all-inclusive and on sale now. Proceeds support the Growing New Farmers Program.

What: Fifth Annual Street Party at Carnes Crossroads.  Event to include live music, a Farmers’ Market, libations, food trucks, kid’s activities and more in the streets and parks at one of Summerville’s hottest new communities.

Where: 

Directions to Carnes Crossroads:

From I-26, take Exit 199B for US 17A (North Main Street). Travel 3 miles to Carnes Crossroads. Take the first left (1st Avenue) into the community towards the Green Barn and Village Green and follow signs for free parking.

About Carnes Crossroads:

Carnes Crossroads, a 2,300-acre master planned community located in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina's growth, is evolving as a significant residential and commercial center for Summerville and Goose Creek. The traditional residential neighborhoods, southern architecture, parks, trails and lakes at Carnes Crossroads are being carefully integrated with retail businesses, corporate offices, medical facilities and a school and church to create a small-town community where people live, work and play. The ownership and development team behind Carnes Crossroads is also responsible for the highly successful 4,000-acre community of Daniel Island in Charleston.

For further information about Carnes Crossroads, visit www.carnescharleston.com or call (843) 761-8600.

When: Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1-4 pm

Deets: 

The newly developing Carnes Crossroad community will showcase its expanding amenities and neighborhoods on Sunday, May 7 from 1-4 pm when it invites the public to join in the festivities at its annual Street Party. Taking place at the community’s historic Green Barn, Village Green and St. James Park, this year’s event is expected to be bigger and better than ever, with live music, food trucks, a Farmers’ Market and activities for all ages. Sponsored by Carnes Crossroads Real Estate, the event is free for all to attend.

This year’s Street Party will feature a live performance from Soul Fish, a popular four-piece band that is always a crowd pleaser. Delicious food from area food trucks will be served alongside beer, wine and other beverages, and a Farmers’ Market in the Green Barn will feature fresh produce and handmade goods from local vendors. There also will be kite flying, face painting, train rides, hula hoops, cornhole, bocce and other activities for the entire family throughout the afternoon.

Visitors interested in touring the homes of Carnes Crossroads will be able to visit the furnished homes on Model Row, and will also have the opportunity to explore move-in ready homes from each of the builders at Carnes Crossroads: Ashton Woods Homes, David Weekley Homes, Eastwood Homes, Sabal Homes and John Wieland Homes.

“Our Street Party is a great opportunity for folks to come to Carnes Crossroads and get a taste of the community that is developing here,” said Chuck Buck, Broker-in-charge at Carnes Crossroads Real Estate. “We’re inviting everyone to come out to enjoy some great food, entertainment and activities while they mix and mingle with our neighbors.”

How Much: FREE!!

What: BJ Barham performs

When: Wednesday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m,

Where: PURE Theatre

Deets: Murias Entertainment presents BJ Barham!  Barham is returning home after yet another stint overseas.  After six albums and many years on the road, Barham has debuted his solo album, Rockingham.  Honesty and reflection of the human condition define the album,

How Much: Tickets will be available for $15.  Public sale has already begun.

What: Charleston Waterkeeper’s Water Ball: An Evening Dedicated to Clean Water

When: Thursday May 11, 2017, 7-11 p.m.

Where:  The Cedar Room, 701 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29403 United States

Deets: Water Ball 2017 will feature the Commodore club’s house band, Funktastic.  We are anticipating the evening to include 500 attendees, talented local chefs, and groovy tunes. 

How Much: Ticket sales to be announced soon!  

What: Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Charleston Music Hall.  For thirty years strong, on many albums like Come On Come On, Stones in the Road, Between Here and Gone, and Ashes and Roses, Mary Chapin Carpenter has earned the trust of her audience through her willingness to look deep into herself and share joys and sorrows, good times and bad.  She is going to bring her energy to the Charleston Music Hall in early August!

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St, Charleston, SC 29403

When: Wednesday August 9th, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Deets: Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform at the Charleston Music Hall!

How Much: Tickets On-Sale Friday March 10, 2017

Ticket Prices

$49.50 – Tier 3 | $59.50 – Tier 2 | $75 – Tier 1

Dinner & Show Option Available for an Additional $32

 Dinner at Vincent Chicco’s

OR

Dinner at Virginia’s on King

What: Music Farm Productions presents Judah & The Lion

Where: Music Farm at 32 Ann St, Charleston, SC 29403

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Deets:  Judah & The Lion are a genre-bending band formed in Nashville.  They gathered inspiration from every type of music that came their way; the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock & roll, and the punch of pop.  They're bringing their sound to Chuck Town!

How Much: Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door.  VIP available.  $3 surcharge at the door for those under 21.  Cash only.