The Charleston Water Ball: This Weekend's Hot Ticket?

Hunter Boone


Charleston Waterkeeper LogoOn Friday, May 17, 2013, Charleston Waterkeeper will host the 4th annual Water Ball at the South Carolina Aquarium to raise funds for their important, data-driven initiatives. 


The Charleston Waterkeeper is a dedicated non-profit organization who works to protect the public’s right to swimmable, drinkable, fishable water. Their jurisdiction includes the Charleston Harbor, the Ashley, Cooper, Wando, and Stono Rivers, and coastal areas.  


A dozen of the area’s most sustainably focused chefs will come together to showcase the important connection between the local water quality and local seafood. Take a look at this list:


Mike Lata, The Ordinary

Jason Stanhope, FIG
Graham Dailey, Peninsula Grill
Drew Hedlund, Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
Jeremiah Bacon, The Indigo Road Restaurant Group
Dave Belanger, Clammer Dave’s Sustainable Gourmet
Nico Romo, Fish Restaurant
Stuart Tracy, Butcher & Bee
Aaron Siegel and Taylor Garrigan, Home Team BBQ
Brian Parkhurst, Ted's Butcherblock
Kevin Johnson, The Grocery
Lauren Mitterer, WildFlour Pastry
Johnny Battles, Sweeteeth Chocolate


There will be a private performance from Ben Bridwell and Creighton Barrett from Band of Horses, supporters of Charleston Waterkeeper, at the aquarium that night! So if you’re a fan of their music and missed their concert at the Fillmore in Charlotte last weekend, find this a perfect opportunity to support a great cause and to experience an intimate performance unlike any other. 




The aquatic space will also feature an interactive photo booths from TwitPic and more! I helped shoot the photo booth last year and have to say it was one of the best parts of the night after visiting the open bar all night, just saying...




For more information on the Water Ball, go to to purchase tickets.