First Friday for June features live music from Brushfire Stankgrass and BBQ from Big Boned BBQ! BBQ fires up around 5 with tunes kicking off at 6! Brushfire Stankgrass is an Asheville-based bluegrass fusion group featuring brothers Ben & Will Saylor (banjo/guitar/vocals), Micah Thomas (drums) and Daniel Iannucci (bass.) The band, now in their tenth year with its current lineup, has released four studio albums to date, and has two more albums currently underway, tracked at Asheville’s famed Echo Mountain Studios. Exciting live shows and cutting edge studio material is at the forefront of their musical product. “The Rich Cache” was released in 2021 and is just that, a collection of buried tunes that the band has performed on stages great and small for over a decade, and finally, lovingly, self produced into a full length album. Featuring fan favorites like “Appalachian Snow “ and “The Party Suite” the album evokes a true sense of the group’s history and evolution, and is a celebration of some of their most unique and lasting creations. From traditional acoustic mastery to deep space synth vibes, their entire range is on full display. Tracked at Echo Mountain Studios in 2018, “City of a Thousand Hills” is the culmination of countless hours of practice and collaboration, consternation and celebration. It is a rueful love letter to their mountain home, as well as a fervent call to action, continuing the band’s urgent message of preservation and conservancy in “Pretty Ass Blue Ridge Mountain Shit” that began with 2013’s Microclimates. With contributions from much loved local talents and the engineering mastery of the good folks at Echo Mountain, the album represents the groups greatest achievement to date, both creatively and technologically.
Hotel Bennett will be hosting a special celebration of Ruinart Champagne and artistry on Tuesday, June 6th, in the spirit of Spoleto Festival USA. Entitled “Don’t RuinArt - An Evening of Champagne and Artistry,” bubbles will be flowing as local artists live paint Maison Ruinart’s iconic second skin casings to be raffled off to a few lucky guests. Sip the contemporate and conscious jewel of Champagne while enjoying live music, canapés and breezy views overlooking Marion Square Park. Set on the hotel’s outdoor Piazza, tickets cost $95 and can be purchased here.
Kid Tours: A Legacy in Silk - Discover the story of the girl who helped to bring indigo to Charleston. Enjoy the rare opportunity to view Eliza’s gown and some of her personal belongings. Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday during the months of June and July at 3:30 pm. This program includes a tour highlighting the weekly theme and an engaging craft project or educational activity. FREE for Members and FREE with admission to The Charleston Museum.
North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
The Best of Broadway series will host its annual “Select Your Seat” open house party on Tuesday, June 6th, from 5 pm to 7 pm. Broadway fans are invited to come out and “select their seats” for the 2023 – 2024 season. The party features live music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a wine tasting, giveaways, and backstage tours. The first 100 people through the door will receive a free Mean Girls coffee mug. The party and parking are free. For fans who are unable to attend the open house party, season tickets are on sale now and available online at www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com or by calling the season ticket hotline at (843) 202-ARTS (2787). Single show tickets will go on sale at a later date. The national tours of HADESTOWN and SIX will make their Lowcountry premieres part of the 2023 – 2024 Best of Broadway season at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. HADESTOWN performances are January 2 – 7, 2024 and SIX performances are March 12 – 17, 2024. Each show will offer eight performances. The Best of Broadway series will welcome five additional shows including: COME FROM AWAY (October 20 – 22, 2023); PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (December 1 – 3, 2023); MY FAIR LADY (February 9 – 11, 2024); and MEAN GIRLS (April 26 – 28, 2024). In addition, STOMP (May 10 – 11, 2024) returns as a special bonus. All performances are at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. In addition to having the same seat for all performances, Best of Broadway season ticket holders enjoy many other benefits such as free parking to season shows, priority access to tickets for North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center events before they go on public sale and special discounts & offers. The best way to secure your seats to all of the 2023 – 2024 shows is to become a Best of Broadway season ticket holder. Season tickets are on sale now. Season ticket packages start at only $318. Tickets are available by calling (843) 202-ARTS (2787) or online at www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com. Installment payment plans for season ticket packages are available. You can reserve season tickets for just $50 down. Individual show tickets will go on sale at a later date.
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