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What: RIP CITY CHS

Where: REDUX Contemporary Arts Center, located at 1056 King Street, Charleston, SC

When: 

Friday May 26th

Friday June 23rd

Friday July 28th
Friday August 25th
Friday September 29th

Friday October 27th

Doors: 8:30 PM | Show Starts: 9:00 PM

Deets:  Two years strong and still rippin’; Rip City CHS celebrated its 2 year anniversary mark of providing local comedians, musicians, and artists of all varieties with a monthly platform to explore the weirder side of their mediums. It’s been a staple for the underground comedy scene in Charleston and great place for experimentation and new work. The show returns to Redux at their new location on King Street with a residency of 6 shows on the last Friday of every month through October. As always, the show features a rotating cast so it’s entirely new every month. Past performances include: Mr. Bonetangles, Nic Jenkins, Jessica Mickey, Nameless Numberhead, The EffinBRadio Podcast, Joel Hamilton, Vernon Moses, Hunter Gardner, Secret Guest, Sage Graham, Jason Groce, Camille Lowman, Joseph Coker, Shawna Jarrett, Scott Frank, Kevin Hanley, and many many more! 

RIP CITY CHS is monthly variety show featuring local improvisers, stand-up comedians, musicians, actors, writers, and a whole bunch of other rag-tag creatives. The hour long show is chocked full of performers of different disciplines trying out new and untested material. Results often vary but the show usually feature something along the lines of original characters, sketches, songs, puppetry, radio plays, etc. The cast rotates and changes each month so every show is completely different. Created and co-produced by Henry Riggs and Maari Suorsa, aka Nameless Numberhead, the goal of the show is to broaden the alternative comedy/arts scene in Charleston and to bridge the various worlds of performance together in one reoccurring show. More info at www.facebook.com/ripcityCHS. For a full list of past performances visit our archive at www.numberheadcomedy.com/ripcitychs.

How Much: Tickets are $5

What: tick, tick... Boom!

When:  May 29, May 31, June 8 at 5 p.m. and June 1, 2, 4, 9, 10 at 8 p.m. 

Where: Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Deets: As part of Piccolo Spoleto, The Footlight Players presents "tick, tick…Boom!" -- the story of Jon, a struggling composer who lives in New York City and whose life seems to be going nowhere. Jon, an aspiring composer, finds himself facing his 30th birthday without the Broadway success he had always imagined. His friends try to help him through his quarter life crisis with his girlfriend suggesting a move to Massachusetts and his best friend trying to get him a gig in consulting. In this enthralling rock musical, Jon is holding fast to his dreams through life’s difficult moments.

What: Sister Hazel Presents the 12th Annual Hazelnut Hang "Summer Winterland"

Where: Windjammer on Isle of Palms, South Carolina

When: June 1-4

Deets: It might be Summer, but Hazelnuts can still chill at the 12th Annual Sister Hazelnut Hang.  This year's "Summer Witnerland" will offer all the fun of an apres ski party with the cooled down vibe of a summer beach bash.  

Fans can "Hang It Early" on Thursday, June 1st for the official pre-party featuring Wild Adriatic & JR Moore from Ingram Hill. The $25 ticket includes a low country boil, beer, drinks, and admission to the concert. For additional information and tickets visit here.

Hazelnuts can also sweat it out at the 3rd Annual Beach Cruise 5k. They'll be lacing up their jogging shoes or rocking their flip flops for a fun filled morning of high fives near the high tides. All proceeds go to benefit Sister Hazel's "Lyrics For Life" Childhood Cancer Foundation. "Lyrics For Life" Foundation raises money for childhood cancer research and for other programs that support children and their families as they navigate the challenges of a life changing cancer diagnosis and it's treatment.

For more information on Sister Hazel visit http://www.sisterhazel.com. Follow Sister Hazel @SisterHazelBand, Instagram/sisterhazelband and Facebook.com/SisterHazel. **Suggested Tweet: @SisterHazelBand Hosts 12th Hazelnut Hang #SummerWinterland

How Much:  The VIP Nutcase Package sold out in less than 24 hours.  The Hang 12 Package is still available for $199.99 and includes a weekend full of food, games, performances by Sister Hazel, Wild Adriatic and JR Moore from Ingram Hil, as well as lots of chances to hang out with the band.

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Where: Mex 1 Coastal Cantina (West Ashley location) 817 St. Andrews Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407 

About the Event:  The event is free to attend and open to the public, space permitting. Mixologists have submitted their cocktail entries online, and a panel of expert USBG (United States Bartenders’ Guild) judges have narrowed down the entries to 10 semifinalists for each of the six competition cities: Nashville, Tenn.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Denver, Colo.; Portland, Ore.; Seattle, Wash.; and Charleston, S.C.

At the six semifinal events, participants will each have a maximum of seven minutes to make their cocktails live for four judges, who will judge on appearance, aroma, creativity, taste and overall impression. Judges – who will include USBG professionals, tequila and cocktail experts, and local media personalities – will determine one winner at each semifinal event. The semifinal winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans to compete in the final round of the competition.

A crowd-favorite cocktail, as voted on by the audience, will also be determined at each semifinal event.

The six winners from each of the semifinal events will advance to the final competition at Tales of the Cocktail. There, the finalists will once again create their cocktails live for the judging panel, which will taste the cocktails and determine the Grand Prize Winner based on the same judging criteria as the semifinal competitions.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to Destiladora González González, Exotico Tequila’s distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, where the winner and a guest will receive a private tour of the distillery.

The competition is open to all U.S. bartenders. The USBG “Make It Exotico” Cocktail Competition is organized by the United States Bartenders’ Guild and sponsored by Exotico Tequila. This is the competition’s inaugural year. Full competition rules and regulations can be found at:  https://usbartendersguild.formstack.com/forms/make_it_exotico_competition.

About Exotico Tequila: Handcrafted with tradition by the Gonzalez Family, one of Mexico’s most respected makers of tequila, the award-winning Exotico Tequila is made from premium 100% Blue Weber agave grown in the Highlands of Jalisco. Available in Blanco and Reposado, each bottle of Exotico Tequila is crafted with care as a way to honor all spirits unbound. Visit http://exoticotequila.com for more.

What: The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present Cody Jinks!

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

When: Wednesday, July 12 at 8 pm Deets: A native of Haltom City, Texas, Jinks spent the early part of his career fronting the Fort Worth-based thrash metal outfit Unchecked Aggression before returning to his country roots and recasting himself as a honky tonk balladeer in the late-2000s. Beginning with 2010's Less Wise, Jinks issued a handful of independent releases, touring heavily with his backing band, the Tone Deaf Hippies. His first chart success came with 2015's Adobe Sessions, which was named after the Adobe Room at Tornillo, Texas' Sonic Ranch studio where it was recorded. The album peaked at number two on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, bringing Jinks into wider mainstream exposure. Returning to Sonic Ranch, he recorded his follow-up, I'm Not the Devil, which jumped to number four on the Billboard Country Albums chart upon its release in August 2016. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi

How Much: Tickets range from $26.50 to $67 with a dinner & show option available for an additional $32. Cody Jinks is on fire and is quickly rising as one of the next country music stars. We are lucky to get him into the Music Hall, as he will surely be moving on to arenas before you know it. With his smooth baritone voice and lonesome, dark-hued country songs, Cody Jinks evokes classic styles from outlaw country to classic Southern rock. Public on-sale begins this Friday, April 28th at 12PM.

What: Music Farm Productions presents Rebelution: The Good Vibes Summer Tour 2017.  Nahko and Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, Hirie, DJ Mackle.

Where: River Front Park - North Charleston

When: Friday, July 21, 2017.  Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:15 pm

How Much: $30 - $35

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: The Second City performs

Where: Charleston Music Hall

When: August 30th at 8:00 pm

Deets: The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present The Second City on Wednesday, August 30th at 8PM! The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise, best known as the first ever on-going improvisational theater troupe in the United States. It is known also for the inclusion of live, improvised music during their performances.

It began in 1950s, as small groups of undergraduates, including young actors such as Mike Nichols and Elaine May, who met at Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap, a bar on the University of Chicago campus, which later became the Compass Players, a 1950s cabaret revue show.

The Second City Theatre opened on December 16, 1959 and has since expanded its presence to several other cities, including Toronto and Los Angeles. The Second City has produced television programs in both the United States and Canada including SCTV, Second City Presents, and Next Comedy Legend. Since its debut, the Second City has consistently been a starting point for comedians, award winning actors, directors, and others in show business.

How Much: Tickets are $35 with a dinner & show option available for an additional $32. Public on-sale begins this Friday, May 19th at 10AM. 

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.

What: The SteelDrivers

Where: Charleston Music Hall

When: Thursday, November 9 at 8 pm

Deets: The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present The SteelDrivers on Thursday, November 9th at 8PM! Tickets range from $25.50 to $35 with a dinner & show option available for an additional $32. Nichols and the SteelDrivers speak in their own accent, one that charms and sears and beguiles. This is a band like no other, by inclination but not by calculation. Nichols, Rogers, Bailey, Fleming, Truitt … Those of us who have listened all know where their souls are bound. Bound to triumph. Bound to rise. Bound to matter. Bound to resound. Bound to impact. Bound to roar and shimmy, to howl and heal. Public on-sale begins this Friday, April 21st at 10AM. 

What: An Evening with Dawes 

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

When: Sunday, November 12 at 8 pm

Deets: The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present An Evening with Dawes on Sunday, November 12th at 8PM!  This show will be the thrid time Dawes has performed a the Music Hall and we could not be more excited about it. 

An update on Dawes: the band has come home.  After recording its last two albums, Stories Don't End and All Your Favorite Bands, in Asheville, North Carolina, and Nashville, respectively, the Los Angeles band has returned to the city that has been both home and inspiration since its inception in 2009 to record its fifth album, We're All Gonna Die, with longtime friend and Grammy nominated producer Blake Mills at the helm.

Mills had been in bands with Dawes founder Taylor Goldsmith since they were in junior high school together, but they hadn't worked on an entire project together since Mills left the band's early incarnation, Simon Dawes, in 2006 after the release of its well-regarded album Carnivore.

Home isn't just a physical place for Dawes; it's a state of mind.  For the band-guitarist/singer Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith (Taylor's younger brother), bassist Wylie Gerber, and new keyboardist Lee Pardini, who took over from Tay Strathairn last fall - it also meant getting to a point where everyone felt like they had a sound that was uniquely their own, equivalent to an author finding their own voice.

How Much: $36.50 in advance / $40 on day of show.  Public ticket sale begins Friday, May 19 at 10AM.