We give you The Charleston Music Hall Fall Show Preview!
Thu. Aug. 27
Why you should go: The Mavericks made two of our speakers smoke they played so hard last year. Miami Latin beat meet Texas country twang. This band is like nothing you have ever heard before. Get a feel for their unique sound by Clicking Here.
Sun. Aug. 30
Why you should go: Keb’ Mo’ is a 3 time Grammy award winning blues musician who has sold out the Music Hall for over a decade. He has not played the Music Hall since his solo tour in 2012 and will be with a full band this go around. Get ready for a soulful night by Clicking Here.
The Most RACES Show on Earth!
$15 Individual | $10 Student (Box Office Only)
Why you should go: Race, culture, and comedy will collide for one night only as The Most RACES Show on Earth! returns to the Music Hall for the second year in a row. MRSOE is an internationally touring stand-up comedy show that presents some of the best comedians comprised of different ethnicities, cultures, and religions.
Fri. Sept. 11
$59.50 / $49.50 / $39.50
Why you should go: Rolling Stone calls 1964: The Tribute “the best Beatles tribute band, ever.” They have played over 2900 show since their inception in 1984 selling out amazing venues, such as Red Rocks in Colorado. Check out how close they are to the real thing by Clicking Here.
Sat. Sept. 12
$15 ADV | $17 DOS
Why you should go: Lonnie Holley is the most unique musician / artist in our Fall lineup. Lonnie has played with the likes of Bill Callahan and Richard Swift (the Shins, Black Keys), and his music has been drescribed as a “blues nebula, splotched with riffy word jazz.” He will be joined by cellist Ben Sollee and experimental noise-man, Infinitikiss.
Thu. Sept. 17
$29.50 ADV | $33.50 DOS
Why you should go: Johnnyswim is a folk, soul, blues, pop music duo consisting of Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano (daughter of Donna Summer). They played Spoleto back in 2013 and the Music Hall in 2014, and we fell in love with their powerful voices and beautiful songs. You can check them out on Garden & Gun’s Back Porch Sessions by Clicking Here.
Fri. Sept. 18
$10 ADV | $12 DOS
Why you should go: We are thrilled to have Songs of Water back in the Hall after their compelling show last Fall. They are described as having “a different kind of edge – a modernist, composer’s intelligence – which it applies to worldly, folky and classical textures.” Oh, and did less we forget, Ricky Skaggs’ son, Luke Skaggs, is in the band, and he is phenomenal. You can watch them live by Clicking Here.
Sat. Sept. 19
5 PM & 8 PM
Adults: $35-$45 | Seniors: $30-$40
Why you should go: The Charleston Jazz Orchestra is our resident “big band” jazz orchestra playing 6 unique shows in the Music Hall each year. Each year the CJO performs a Latin Night. They paid tribute to Buena Vista Social Club last year and hosted Etienne Charles the year before. This performance is usually our favorite from them of the year, and we are super excited to see CJO’s Latin twist on one of the greatest jazz musicians / pianists of all time, Thelonious Monk.
Thu. Sept. 24
$25 Reserved Seating | $18.50 Reserved Rear Balcony Seating | $109 VIP
Why you should go: The Wall Street Journal states: The Lone Bellow’s new album Then Came the Morning (Descendant) “challenges the slick design of contemporary country and the occasional complacency of Americana. The result is the year’s first great album.” Their harmonic vocals blew us away last year, and we could not wait to bring them back to Charleston. You can check out the Lone Bellow playing on Garden and Gun’s Back Porch by Clicking Here.
Sat. Sept. 26
Why you should go: The vintage folk rock sound of Jackson Browne meets classic southern rock in this amazing band. Dawes opened for and played as Conor Oberst’s backing band last year to a sold out crowd at the Music Hall. We are thrilled to have them back as headliners in celebration of their new album All Your Favorite Bands. You can check out Dawes playing on Conan by Clicking Here.
Tue. Sept. 29
$35 Orchestra | $25 Rear Balcony
Why you should go: Former front-woman of the Grammy award-winning band, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens has a powerful and soulful voice that modernizes her old-timey string sound. She released her solo debut album Tomorrow is My Turn earlier this year which was produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett. You can watch Rhiannon playing with The Carolina Chocolate Drops on the Music Hall stage back in 2013 by Clicking Here.
$$25 Tier 1 | $20 Tier 2
Why you should go: Paul Thorn is an Americana, roots-rock songwriter from Mississippi. His new album ‘Too Blessed to Be Stressed’ is filled with feel-good songs that invite the audience to sing along. His opening act will be very special guest Randal Bramlett. You can get a taste for Thorn’s relaxed, roots-rock style by Clicking Here.
Fri. Oct. 2
$54.50 Tier 1 (Rows 1-15)| $39.50 Tier 2 (Rear Downstairs and Balcony)
Why you should go: Judy Collins is a Grammy Award winning musician who has released 50 albums in her 55 year career. She is a legend both as an artist and as an activist. This is going to be a powerful night that you do not want to miss. Check out how she still delivers an incredibly moving performance by Clicking Here.
Rusted Root w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Sun. Oct. 11
$35 Orchestra | $25 Rear Balcony
Why you should go: Rusted Root is a fusion of acoustic rock and world music with heavy percussion and Latin American and African tribal music influences. They are probably most known for their album When I Woke which included the hit single, Send me On My Way. They will be joined by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band making this evening more stellar.
Fri. Oct. 16 & Sat. Oct. 17
Why you should go: We are bringing Jason Isbell back for two nights after his sold out performance at the Music Hall in 2014 in support of his new album Something More Than Free. He will be joined by incredible talented special guest Hiss Golden Messenger. Both performances are close to sold out. Get your tickets now before they are gone.
Tues. Oct. 20
Why you should go: Warren Haynes is returning to the Music Hall after an incredibly successful two night run with one of his bands Gov’t Mule back in April 2015. This time around he will be accompanied on stage by Jeff Sipe & ChessBoxer. Haynes is hitting the road again in support of his brand new Americano solo record Ashes & Dust. Every ticket purchased comes with a free redemption code for a downloadable version of the new album. As well, Justin Townes Earle will be returning to the Hall as the very special opening performance. This is shaping up to be a night filled with some incredible talent.
Taj Mahal Trio
Thu. Oct. 22
Why you should go: Taj Mahal was suppose to play the Music Hall in the Spring, but he caught the flu and was bed-ridden on the date of his performance, but not to fear, he re-scheduled for October. Taj mixes the deep and raspy sound of classic Blues with the rhythmic percussion of Funk. He is considered a living legend and recently accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association. Tickets are close to sold out so grab them while you still can.
Women & Waits
Fri. Oct 23
Why you should go: This is a tribute to Tom Waits featuring some of Charleston’s best female vocalists, including: Lindsay Holer, Jordan Igoe, Aisha Kenyetta, McKenzie Eddy, Hazel Ketchum, Ann Caldwell, Lauren Cahill, and also some surprise guests. They will be performing their interpretations of his songs and be accompanied by The Western Polaroids and The Harrows.
Sat. Oct. 24
5 PM & 8 PM
Adults: $35-$45 | Seniors: $30-$40
Why you should go: The CJO will be performing modern jazz twists on old standards from the jazz legend, Louis Armstrong. Watching Armstrong’s songs come to life with a 25 piece jazz band will be spellbinding.
Sun. Oct 25th
Why you should go: With sold-out national tours, a social media following of more than three million, and YouTube views exceeding 30 million, country music artist Granger Smith has amassed an audience that is unheard-of for a purely independent, unsigned act and has built a career that is truly groundbreaking.
Wed. Oct. 28
Why you should go: In this documentary feature, ten acclaimed chefs visit their farm and fishery suppliers and explore how one community is struggling to tackle economic, environmental and health concerns by sustaining a localized food system.
$29.50 First Floor | $23.50 Balcony
Why you should go: Ben Rector is back on the road in support of his new album ‘Brand New’. He’s live performance is sure to be filled with rich string arrangements, percussion, pounding piano chords, and effortless melodies to accompany the new album’s anthemic sound. Rector will be joined by special guest Judah & the Lion who are no strangers to the Music Hall. They opened for Mat Kearney this past March and are sure to deliver the same exhilarating performance once again.
Charleston International Film Festival
Wed.-Sun. Nov. 4-8
Why you should go: The Charleston International Film Festival provides a premier showcase for all aspects of filmmaking: the art, the filmmaker, talented directors and actors, and the film-lover in all of us. We are thrilled to be hosting the entire festival at the Music Hall this year.
Ben Folds w/ yMusic
Mon. Nov. 9
$39.50, $49.50, $150.50
Why you should go: From Ben Folds Five, to creating soundtracks for the animated films Over the Hedge and Hoodwinked, to an illustrious solo career, to collaborating with William Shatner, to judging NBC’s Sing Off, Ben Folds has certainly made a name for himself in the music world. Folds is touring on his new album, ‘So There,’ in which he collaborates with yMusic (a 6 piece chamber ensemble). However, do not expect to hear Beethoven. His new tunes are as poptastic as ever and NPR states the album is “the most lovable piece of music [they have] ever heard from Ben Folds.” Listen to his single by CLICKING HERE.
Tue. Nov. 10
Why you should go: The Milk Carton Kids played a collaboration with Sarah Jarosz last year. Lauded by NPR as “gorgeous contemporary folk”, the band’s harmonies and guitar skills will certainly impress. Get a taste for their simplistically haunting sound by Clicking Here. Special guests The Goodbye Girls – a quartet of members that hail from the US, Canada, and Sweden – will start the evening off right with their fresh, full of energy sound.
$32.50 Individual | $125 VIP
Why you should go: Home Free is a country five piece, purely vocal band that was crowned champion of NBC’s The Sing-Off. They’re known for their high-energy performance and quick-witted humor that mashes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor. Listen to some of their killer vocals by Clicking Here.
Fri. Nov. 13
$49.50 Tier 1 | $39.50 Tier 2
Why you should go: Robert Cray is a five-time Grammy award winner (and 15-time nominee) who is widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time. The New Yorker recently called him “one of the most reliable pleasures of soul and blues for over three decades now.” Cray will be joined by special guest Shemekia Copeland for an evening that is sure to deliver.
Sat. Nov. 14
Why you should go: Last years keynote speaker, Veronica Roth – author of The Divergent Series sums up YALLFest perfectly: “YALLFest is a fantastic blend of raucous laughter, thoughtful discussions, amazing books, and of course, delicious pie.” Roth is referring to all of the Young Adult authors getting pied in the face at the Finale last year. This event is one of our favorites every year. Thousands of kids, tweens, teen, and adults come out to hear some of their favorite Young Adult Authors give panel discussion, play games, and sign books. R.L. Stine is the keynote speak this year. Who did not love Goosebumps? Oh yes, it is also FREE!
Sun. Nov. 15
$39.50 Orchestra | $29.50 Rear Balcony
Why you should go: Tommy Emmanuel is a legendary guitarist who’s professional career has spanned almost five decades. He is one of Australia’s most respected musicians and is a two-time Grammy nominated artist. Tommy’s unique style is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten of fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, Tommy plays all that on one guitar. His live performance is truly a sight to see and one that should not be missed.
$99.50 Pit Seats | $59.50 Tier 1| $49.50 (Rear Balcony)
Why you should go: This evening with Rick Springfield will be unlike any other you may have seen. He will be performing a very special “stripped down” performance that invites the audience in to learn some of the stories behind his music. His set will provide an intimate evening for fans to hear some of Springfield’s favorite songs that never quite fit in his full band sets. For all you Springfield fans, this is an evening you cannot miss.
Thu. Nov. 19
$39.50 ADV | $43.50 DOS
Why you should go: Chris Thile is all about transcending borders of conventionally circumscribed genres. His music is along the creation of a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. Do yourself a favor and watch a bit of his awe inspiring live performance by Clicking Here.
Fri. Nov. 20
$25 ADV | $28.50 DOS
Why you should go: The Wood Brothers are an Americana, blues band whose sound creates a sense of community. NPR has described their work as a collection of “gracious little songs [that] sound like they were born on a front porch during a beautiful sunset.” This night will be a true listening experience that you can lose yourself in. Watch a preview of what to expect by Clicking Here.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Fan Favorites From Your #CHSJAZZ Orchestra
Sat. Nov. 21
5 PM & 8 PM
Adults: $35-$45 | Seniors: $30-$40
Why you should go: The CJO, our resident “big band” returns for their last performance of the Fall season and it is sure to be a special one. This People’s Choice performance is all about YOU. They will be performing only fan favorites for a night that is sure to be one that will not easily be forgotten.
Sun. Nov. 22
Why you should go: YouTube sensation Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox delivers more than just retro takes on modern radio hits, rather Bradlee units generations. The feel of the evening will be reminiscent of a speakeasy with swells of vintage ensembles that will transport you to another time. As Bradlee describes it a “PMJ show is like time-traveling back to Old Hollywood – it’s an experience.” Watch a bit of the magic by Clicking Here.
Billy Gibbons & The BFG’s
Tues. Nov. 24
$55 Individual | $75 Pit | $150 VIP Tour Package | $275 Ultimate VIP Package
Why you should go: Billy F. Gibbons, internationally known as the front man for multi-platinum blues-rock legends ZZ Top, is touring this November and December in support of his debut solo album. The musical genius is to be heard on his first ever solo album, refreshingly unexpected but most predictable… Perfectamundo.
Wed. Dec 9
$35 Tier 1 | $25 Tier 2
Why you should go: Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists and his 200 million + YouTube views underscore his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. Andy entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tuning, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and signature two-handed technique.
Edwin McCain w/ Special Guest: Danielle Howle
Thurs. Dec 31
$75 VIP | $39.50 Tier 1 | $29.50 Tier 2
Why you should go: Few artists share such a tight bond with their fans and can fill concert venues like McCain can. And even fewer can win over audiences the way Edwin does. Witty and affable, engaging and entertaining.
Sat. Dec. 5: 2 PM
Sun. Dec. 6: 3 PM
Thu. Dec. 10: 7 PM
Fri. Dec. 11: 7 PM
Sat. Dec. 12: 2 PM & 7 PM
Sun. Dec. 13: 3:00 PM
Thu. Dec. 17: 7:00 PM (Kids Free Night)
Fri. Dec. 18: 7:00 PM
Sat. Dec. 19: 2:00 PM
Sat. Dec. 19: 7:00 PM
Sund. Dec. 20 3:00 PM
Why you should go: Producers Brad and Jennifer Moranz are bring back audience favorites while creating entirely new musical performances and comedy sketches. This season will mark the 20th year the Music Hall has played host to this magical celebration of Christmas. The Charleston Christmas Special is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.
Sun. Dec. 27
$50 Individual | $100 VIP
Why you should go: This will be the Blue Dogs‘ third annual homecoming show. As in the past, they will have a myriad of special guest that will be sure not to disappoint. Previous guests have ranged from Darius Rucker to Edwin McCain. Check out a bit of the fun these guest bring to the night by Clicking Here.
Thurs. Dec. 31
$75 VIP | $39.50 Tier 1 | $29.50 Tier 2
Why you should go: Few artists share such a tight bond with their fans and can fill concert venues like McCain can. And even fewer can win over new audiences the way Edwin does. Witty and affable, engaging and entertaining, McCain’s stage presence has even brought him invitation to deliver motivational speeches at corporate events peppered with musical breaks featuring hit his songs.