Charleston Music Hall’s Fall Show Preview

Fall is upon us, and at the Charleston Music Hall that means shows, shows, and more shows.  We have a fantastic Fall lined up for you, thus we give you The Charleston Music Hall Fall Show Preview!


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Beatles, Bach, & Beer Vol. IV with Laura Ball and Friends

Fri. Sept. 13th
8:00 PM
$20 – Individual | $16 – Students / Groups of 6+
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Why you should go: Combining classic Beatles tunes with classical Bach symphonies and of course, beer, beer and more beer, Laura Ball has created a unique show with a wonderful cast of all local musicians, John Holenko and Hazel Ketchum (The Hungry Monks), Johnny Gray (Jump Little Children), and Jonathan Kammer.  This show will be fun for the entire family, and of course we think it is super important to be supporting local organizations, such as UNED!TED.  We also love the beans out of Laura Ball.


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The Last Waltz Film Screening

Fri. Sept. 19th
8:00 PM
$7 – ADV | $8 – DOS
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Why you should go: This film is one of the greatest Rock n’ Roll films of all time!  The director is amazing: Martin Scorsese.  The collaboration of musicians is amazing: The Band, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Dr. John, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Ringo Starr, to name a few.  This film is a legend.


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A Tribute to Buena Vista Social Club
Sat. Sept. 20th
1st Show: 5: 00 PM | 2nd Show: 8:00 PM
$30 – $40
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 Why you should goCharleston’s resident big band swings through its sixth season, returning this fall with Charleston Jazz Orchestra‘s perennial fan favorite Latin Night.  This year, Latin Night: Buena Vista will do its namesake justice, premiering arrangements of selections from this iconic Buena Vista Social Club repertoire, including “Ay Candela,” “Chan Chan” and “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás.” The concert will also feature Charleston’s very own Charleston Latin Jazz Collective, including members of CJO and very special featured guests, David Heywood (composer, arranger, flute), Gino Castillo (percussion, vocals), and Jake Holwegner (bass).  With high-energy arrangements and that distinctive big band sound, the orchestra is sure to deliver a fiery performance that the whole family will enjoy.


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1964: The Tribute

Fri. Sept. 26th
7:30 PM
Orchestra – $56 | Gallery – $49
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Why you should go:
If you love the Beatles this evening will be full of nostalgic whimsy. Rolling Stone calls them, “The Best Beatles cover band on earth.”


SWWandCCLbanner-resizedShannon Whitworth & Chatham County Line

Sat. Sept. 27th
8:00 PM
$23.50 – Orchestra | $18.50 – Gallery
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Why you should go: Shannon Whitworth, the South’s banjo wielding, sultry songstress, returns to the Music Hall after opening for Steep Canyon Rangers in 2013.  Her voice could melt the coldest of hearts.  Chatham County Line is one of our favorite bluegrass bands.  They take traditional bluegrass sounds and make them their own.  We made a video with Garden & Gun Magazine last time they were in town.  Check it out HERE.


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with Songs of Water

Fri. Oct. 3rd
8:00 PM
Reserved Orchestra – $15 | General Admission – $10
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Why you should go: Husband and Wife duo, Johnathan David & Melissa Helser, will inspire audiences with their songs about their passion for God’s abounding love. Songs of Water’s full global sounds spans the spectrum of Eastern/Persian rhythms to bluegrass/Appalachian melodies.


GreatAmericanSongBookBannerThe Great American American Songbook

Oct. 11th – 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Oct. 12th –  3:00 PM
$18-$36
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Why you should go: The music from Broadway will come alive with these greatest hits from the 1920s to the 1960s. Brad and Jennifer Moranz are delightfully entertaining and are a staple at the Music Hall.  They continuously amaze us, as they write, produce, direct, and star in their variety shows.  They represent a Golden Age in theatre, and you will not see another show quite like a Moranz Entertainment presentation.


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Sun. Oct. 19th
8:00 PM
$55 – Orchestra | $45 – Gallery
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Why you should go: Your 12 year old self would have given up months of allowance to giddily attend this show.  With Nick Carter’s new reality TV show, and their many appearances on morning and late shows over the last couple of months, this past Backstreet Boy and New Kid on the Block stars are taking the country by storm.


WellTemperedBanner (1)Branford Marsalis & The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Thurs. Oct. 23rd
8:00 PM
$75 – Orchestra | $55 – Gallery | $35 – Turret
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Why you should go: Branford Marsalis is a Grammy Award winning saxophone legend.  He will be performing Baroque masterpieces by Albinoni, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and others with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (led by Music Director Dirk Brossé) who are renowned for their Baroque repertoire.


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Fri. Oct. 24
8:00 PM
$28 – $54
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Why you should go: NPR describes Steven Canyon as “gregariously beautiful and spellbinding.”  If you enjoy beautiful and thematic music, then an evening with the original song writer and composer Steven Canyon is for you.  Colorado’s own informal Steven Canyon stands at his 9′ grand piano while playing with his orchestra some of the most bombastic and melodic music of today all set to the scene and projection of natural imagery.  Fans will witness Steven Canyon and his world class flute, sax, violinist and fifteen piece orchestra take the stage for an unforgettable evening of majestic music.


 

jazzheader (1)Charleston Jazz Orchestra presents Swingelectric

Sat. Oct. 25th
First Show – 5:00 PM  | Second Show – 8:00 PM
$30 – $40
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Why you should go: Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the Holy City’s resident twenty-piece big band, challenges the meaning of swing, presenting a show dedicated to the contemporary sound of a term coined in the 1960s as jazz fusion for the closer of its sixth season.  SwingElectric focuses on the significant period in the history of jazz and popular music, where the improvisational qualities of jazz made their way to mainstream R&B and Pop, thus blurring the lines between blues, bebop, avant-garde, rock n’ roll, folk, and Latin styles. SwingElectric will premiere new big band arrangements of repertoire by some of those who have contributed greatly to the form and continue to experiment with and inform contemporary and modern jazz as we know it today, including: Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, James Brown, Van Morrison and more.


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Sun. Oct. 26th
8:00 PM
$30 Advanced | $35 Day of Show
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Why you should go: As Grammy nominees, both bands are darlings of NPR Music & Austin City Limits. This show is a rare opportunity to see two of Americana’s hottest groups collaborate for an amazing night of music. We are thrilled to have Sarah Jarosz back at the Music Hall after her moving performance at the Music Hall in 2013.

 


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w/ The Congress

Thurs. Oct. 30th
8:00 PM
Adv – $21 | DOS – $23 | Pit – $40
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Why you should go: A voice like Etta James, mind blowing harmonizing vocals, and a rockin’ band has earned Lake Street Dive the title of “Best New Band of the Year” according to Rolling Stone. We are lucky to get them on our schedule, as they are going to start selling out 2,000 + capacity rooms in the near future.


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w/ The Roosevelts

Fri. Oct. 31st
8:00 PM
$35.40
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Why you should go: Keen, the Lone Star State’s most popular and consistently acclaimed musical ambassador, has put out 18 full length albums. He sold out last year at the Music Hall and we expect him to do so again driving home the notion that, “the party never ends.”



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Watermark Film Screening

Wed. Nov 5th
7 PM
$5
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Why you should go: The Music Hall is once again teaming up with The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (our first two shows, Groundhog Day and Shepard Fairey In Conversation, were sellouts).  This film is a cinematically breathtaking examination of how water shapes us and how we shape water. Join us for the mind blowing visual that will create 20 stories in 20 countries surrounding water. The trailer really speaks for itself (I get chills every time I watch it).  CLICK HERE.


JBTCMHbannerJohn Butler Trio

Fri. Nov. 7th
8:00 PM
$34.50
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Why you should go:  John Butler is many things, skateboarder, father, record label CEO, but the 30 million viewers of “Oceans” would agree that first and foremost he is an Australian guitar virtuoso.  If you love jam music, amazing guitar riffs, and dancing your face off, you will enjoy this show.


 

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Sat. Nov. 8th
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Mostly Free
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Why you should go: YALL Fest is the number one Young Adult book festival in the world. And it’s (mostly) free, or really reasonably priced. And it’s on a lively urban city block in Charleston, S.C. And it’s loose and casual and fun, with crazy panels and a YA Smackdown and an all-writer band.


 

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Thurs. Nov. 13th
8:00 PM
ADV – $35.00 | DOS – $38.50

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Why you should go: Skaggs has been playing bluegrass and country for audiences since he was 7 and has won fourteen Grammy awards in his 53 years as a musician. He returns to the room for the first time since he recorded “Live at the Music Hall” back in 2004 (which also won him a Grammy). The Music Hall was built for legends like Ricky Skaggs.


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with Cory Branan

Sun. Nov. 16th
7:30 PM
$25
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Why you should go: He is an amazing songwriter and a mesmerizing storyteller.  Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in thirty-two short years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell.


 

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Johnny Delaware
Stefanie Santana

Thurs. Nov. 20th
8:00 PM
$10 – ADV | $13.50 – DOS
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Why you should go: Honestly, this show is just a great night of regional / local music.  Come here some newer bands in the area that are making waves.  Bombadil is quickly picking up heat in the region with their album Tarpits and Canyonlands.  Johnny Delaware and Stefanie Bannister are two of the best musical acts in Charleston / Columbia at the moment.

 


 

AllIsCalmBanner (1)All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Tue. Nov. 18th
7:30 PM
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Why you should go: Heartwarming events do not often happen during wartime.  However, emerging from their trenches during WWI, soldiers on both sides had a one day truce to celebrate Christmas. The Charleston Concert Association tells this story in a beautiful musical play.


 

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Wed. Nov. 19th
8:00 PM
$7 Advanced | $8 Day Of Show
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Why you should go: Bjork has quite the resume with thirteen Grammy nominations, one Academy Award nomination, and a Cannes Film Festival win being just a few of the highlights.  Crazy outfits, wild vocal range, and courageous instrumentation have made Bjork an international start. This documentary shows her concert after the Biophilia album release.


stringsandsalsabanner (1)Strings & Salsa: Vol. 2

Fri. Nov. 21st
8:00 PM
Individual – $20 | Students and Groups of 6 + – $15
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Why you should go: The first show back in June was a smashing success, and the Charleston Music Hall staff’s favorite event of the year. Hundreds of people dancing everywhere to Latin grooves that hit so hard, while beautiful professional dancers led the way from the stage.


jazzheader (1)Charleston Jazz Orchestra: Holiday Swing

Sat. Nov. 22nd
8:00 PM (One Show Only!)
$30 – $40
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Why you should go: Holiday Swing will feature highlights from CJO’s Season Six, movements from CJO’s annual performance of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s Nutcracker Suite and big band arrangements on winter classics.  

 


ChasChristmas2014 The 2014 Charleston Christmas Special

Dec. 6 – 21
$18 – $38
2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, & 7:00 PM
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Why you should go: The Charleston Christmas Special is THE family Christmas event of the year. All the songs you love, great dancing, and funny banter.  The grinchiest of grinches would leave this show full of Christmas cheer and a heart the size of a water buffalo.


 

bluedogsbannerBlue Dogs 2nd Annual Homecoming Show
w/ Special Guests and Friends 

Dec. 27 & 28
$30 – $150
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Why you should go:  The special guests last year included Edwin McCain, Radney Foster, Darius Rucker, and the show concluded with the entire Hootie and the Blowfish band joining the Blue Dogs on stage and playing a combo of Hootie and Blue Dogs’ songs.  It was epic indeed.  This year, we are hosting the Dogs for two nights, and we cannot wait to see what is in store for the 2nd annual homecoming event.