This Saturday, Charleston hosts its inaugural BandSwap at The Royal American.
What in the world is a BandSwap?
"The concept of BandSwap is fairly simple – take bands with an established local audience and partner them with artists from other cities with similar crowd numbers in their respective markets."
This project is part of a national movement to bring different music, that might only be known locally, to more venues, more ears, and more households. Cities across the country have partnered up to bring new artists to their local music enthusiasts.
This all-day festival, sponsored by Budweiser, will feature three stages and 20 acts, including the likes of Jordan Igoe, The Yawpers, and more. Be sure to mingle with creative industry professionals at the Networking Vendor Village and VIP Party and maybe take a gander at what's going on in the Healthcare Village.
Musicians scheduled to play:
LouLou (of Thievery Corporation Live)
Full Lineup: E. T. Anderson
The Duner Chiefs
Super Nova Drift
Sinners and Saints
And as if it were't already chock-full of locally-grown goodness, 100 percent of event proceeds go towards CHS Musicians Healthcare Initiative, a healthcare fund available to working musicians during times of financial crisis.
See you there.
The Royal American | 970 Morrison Drive | Charleston, SC
September 20, 2014 | 12pm - 11pm
SynchroniCity: Musicians' VIP Party | 5pm - 7pm
Afterparty | 11:30pm - 1:30am
Tickets available on the website ($15 advance / $20 at door)