There’s no better way to hear music than listening to it live, and when you add in the beautiful setting of Charleston and its surrounding towns, you have the perfect combination. Music is the theme throughout summer for many different events happening in the area.
From Summerville to Mt Pleasant to downtown Charleston, there’s live outdoor music to please all tastes from shag music to rock to reggae. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie at these summer music events around Charleston:
Charleston Carifest Caribbean Carnival
While music is one of the highlights of the annual Charleston Carifest held at venues throughout the city, it also celebrates all forms of Caribbean culture including food, costumes, dance and more.
From 5-8 p.m., every Third Thursday of the month, Summerville DREAM hosts a special event to showcase Summerville businesses. Enjoy shopping, dining and live music as you stroll the quaint streets of Flower Town. Restaurants offer outdoor seating, stores offer special sales and local musicians will be featured throughout downtown.
Party in the Park
Memorial Waterfront Park, Mt Pleasant
Tuesdays in June
WEZL will host a free Party in the Park music concert series, sponsored by Sabal Homes, every Tuesday in June after the Mt Pleasant Farmer’s Market from 6-9 p.m. Food and drink vendors will be on site.
Reggae Nights Concert Series
James Island County Park
June 5-July 31
Enjoy uplifting reggae music in the beautiful outdoor setting of James Island County Park at 8:30 on select Fridays in June and July. Admission for the Reggae Nights Concert Series is $8 for adults and free for children 12 and younger.
Shaggin’ on the Cooper
Mt Pleasant Pier Memorial Waterfront Park
Get a firsthand look and lesson in the state dance of South Carolina, The Shag, at the popular annual music series Shaggin’ on the Cooper. On select Saturdays, June through September, local bands will perform, offering attendees the chance to shag the night away seaside. Food and drink is available for purchase. Tickets are $10 at the gate, $8 in advance.
Party at the Point
Charleston Harbour Resort & Marina
Tuesdays in June
Every Friday evening throughout June, head over to Patriots Point in Mt Pleasant for Party at the Point, a lively Happy Hour by the water. From 5:30-9:30 p.m., the Charleston Harbour Resort & Marina will host live music by local bands beachfront with food and drinks available for purchase. The event is family friendly.