Dinner Theatre Series
The Cultural Arts Department hosts a Dinner Theatre series for adults, with presentations in September, November, January, and March. The series has proven to be a popular program for couples and groups. Guests are served a candlelit dinner at 7:00pm, then sit back to watch lively programs by professional performers while enjoying dessert and tea/coffee. All programs are scheduled to take place on Friday evenings in a ballroom setting at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex.
Children’s Theatre Series
Tri-county schools, daycares, and families are welcome to enjoy the exciting presentations in our Children’s Theatre series, featuring local and touring theatre troupes, dance groups, storytellers, and more. Performances take place in November, February, and March or April. A special Summer Children’s Theatre series is presented in June. Performances are scheduled to take place in the Sterett Hall Auditorium on the former Charleston Naval Base on Friday mornings at 10:00am and last for approximately one hour. Groups may bring sack lunches to enjoy after the performance at North Charleston Riverfront Park, which is just around the corner.
MLK Tribute Jr. Concert – Shed a Little Light
Lowcountry Voices, an 80 voice choir under the dynamic direction of Nathan L. Nelson, will honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through music in Shed a Little Light. Featuring spirituals, Gospel, and other inspirational music, the concert underscores the importance of Dr. King’s teachings in today’s world and the challenge to spread his legacy worldwide. Free tickets can be picked at the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at North Charleston City Hall (2500 City Hall Lane), St. Matthew Baptist Church, and Otranto Road Regional Library (2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston) -OR- received via mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Tickets/City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC 29419-9016 by Friday, January 8, 2016. Lowcountry Voices, a multicultural 501(c)3 performing arts organization, is based in North Charleston and draws its members from across the Lowcountry. For more information, visit lowcountryvoices.com.
Free w/ advance ticket.
St. Matthew Baptist Church
2005 Reynolds Avenue, North Charleston
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Concert - USAF Heritage Brass
Enjoy an evening concert with the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band’s Brass Ensemble from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. Comprised of ten brass players and a percussionist, the ensemble presents a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements. The concert is free, but general admission tickets are required. For tickets (limit 6), send a self-addressed stamped envelope with request to: Tickets/ City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department/ P.O. Box 190016, North Charleston, SC 29419-9016 by February 10. Tickets may also be obtained from the Cultural Arts Department office located on the 2nd floor of North Charleston City Hall (2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29405). Ticket holders must be seated 15 minutes before the concert. Unclaimed seats will be released to non-ticket holders at that time.
Free w/ advance ticket
Lightsey Chapel Auditorium at Charleston Southern University
9200 University Blvd., North Charleston
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
North Charleston Farmers Market Concerts
The 2015 North Charleston Farmers Market opens May 21 and takes place every Thursday through October 29 on the grounds of the Felix Davis Community Center at 4800 Park Circle. The market offers an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce, and features art & craft booths, food vendors, and entertainment. Enjoy live music by groups and individuals during each market. The market is open from 12:00pm to 7:00pm; concerts take place from 4:00-6:00pm unless otherwise noted.
Musicians interested in performing may submit a proposal to be considered for a slot during the 2015 North Charleston Farmers Market. Proposal forms are available on the Applications & Registration Forms page.
2015 Performance Schedule:
May 21- Andrew Jones (Acoustic favorites)
May 28 - McGurk’s Folly (Celtic)
June 4 - The V-Tones (Tropical Swing)
June 11 - Andrew Jones (Acoustic favorites)
June 18 - Pete Ledbetter (Acoustic Americana)
June 25 - Monahan Madison Project (Jazz Standards)
July 2 - Paul Quattlebaum (Atmospheric Jazz Americana)
July 9 - Monahan Madison Project (Jazz Standards)
July 16 - Trey Eaddy (Jazz Improv)
July 23 - Trey Eaddy (Jazz Improv)
July 30 - Tim Haynes (Easy rock & modern country)
August 6 - McGurk’s Folly (Celtic)
August 13 - The V-Tones (Tropical Swing)
August 20 - Jordan Igoe (Americana Alt-Country)
August 27 - Shrimp City Slim (Lowcountry Blues)
September 3 - Stefanie Potter (Folk/Soul)
September 10 - Tim Haynes (Easy rock & modern country)
September 17 - Matt Dobie (Acoustic Jazz)
September 24 - Paul Quattlebaum (Atmospheric Jazz Americana)
October 1 - Pete Ledbetter (Acoustic Americana)
October 8 - Stefanie Potter (Folk/Soul)
October 15 - Matt Dobie (Acoustic Jazz)
October 22 - TBD
October 29 - TBD