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Weekend playlist blog post supporting local Charleston music

Weekend Playlist: July 11 – July 13

If you’re in need of live and local music, make sure to check out the Weekend Playlist. A weekly blog post highlighting some of my favorite venues, bands, and shows. Weekends are short so make it count with great music.

Soul power production presents late graduation

Thursday, July 11
Plan A: Kenny George Band, Dockery’s
Plan B: Soul Sessions Pt. II: A Late Graduation Party, The Sparrow
Things around town: Paul Cherry w/ Shirlie & John Bias, Royal American

Friday, July 12
Plan A: Lauren Hall, Victor Social Club
Plan B: Staggers and Jags, Baker & Brewer
Things around town: The Candy Cigarettes, Moe’s Crosstown

Saturday, July 13
Plan A: SLONE, Bowties
Plan B: Little Stranger w/ Pip the Pansy, Charleston Pour House
Things around town: Southern Flavor, Cooper River Brewing Company

Like / follow: Kenny George Band, Dockery’s, Soul Power Productions, The Sparrow, Paul Cherry, Shirlie, John Bias, Royal American, Paid Vacation, Lauren Hall, Victor Social Club, The Candy Cigarettes, Moe’s Crosstown, Little Stranger, Pip the Pansy, Charleston Pour House, Staggers and Jags, Baker & Brewer, Southern Flavor, Cooper River Brewing Company , SLONE, Bowties

Charleston Music Confab Recap

Charleston Music Confab (CMC) was full of networking, discussions, and education. The four-day conference featured a lot of awesome local and regional music. My biggest complaint was that there were not enough hours in the day to see and hear it all. This was the conference’s first year to include hip hop and rap artists, which I was really looking forward to. I made sure to catch Kween Katt, Abstract, and PG13. There were so many other acts I was dying to see but I ran out of time. Good problem to have!

Some standout acts that caught my attention were the Atlanta-based band, The Georgia Flood. I was first introduced to their music via Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist (got me again, Spotify ;)). High energy, great vocals, and tight playing made this band ones to watch in the future. One local act, Abstract, was another contender in my eyes with A+ in crowd participation, engaging, and honest lyrics.

One of the great aspects of CMC was all of the people involved. All of the bands were enthusiastic to be included, the show attendees were excited to hear new artists, and the venue’s hospitality was on point. This is another great reason why the Charleston music scene is so wonderful. The support and camaraderie are creating an infrastructure for future conferences, but also making this an ideal location for artists to thrive. Make a point to attend CMC, and see for yourself. Huge thanks to Dave Stewart and the CMC team, and check out some of my favorite shots from the weekend below.










WP: August 31- September 2-Charleston Music Confab

WP: July 20-22 – Sol Slam


Plan A:
Cody Webb, The Windjammer

Plan B:
Junior Astronomers with The Kickback and Dempsey, Royal American

Things around town:
Rescue Blues,  Mellow Mushroom (North Charleston, SC)


Plan A:

Sol Slam 7, The Windjammer

Plan B:
Peter Kfoury, The Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl

Things around town:
Little Stranger w/ Human Resources, Damn Skippy, and Soul Power Productions (ft. Abstract & Slimlegs), Royal American 


Plan A:
Josh Roberts & The Hinges, Blair Crimmins&  The Hookers,Whiskey Gentry, Pour House

Plan B:
Live From the Underground: The Cookout, Purple Buffalo 

Things around town:
Southbound 17, Honky Tonk Saloon

WP: January 26-28: Food Truck Rodeo


Plan A:

Charleston Live featuring Walter Brown, Benjamin Starr, and MYSELF!, Charleston Music Hall 

Plan B:
Grace Joyner & Gold Light, The Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl

Things around town:
Friday Loading Dock- Little Stranger, The Norm, Local Honey, Palmetto Brewing


Plan A:
6th Annual Charleston Food Truck Festival, Park Circle

Plan B:

Dolly Parton Look-A-Like Contest: A Benefit for Gatlinburg featuring Terri Adams, Jordan Igoe, Lily Slay, and She Returns From War, Tin Roof

Things around town:
Young Mister + Ancient Cities, Royal American

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