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CMH Team

Charles Carmody – Executive Director

Charles was born and raised in Charleston, SC. He has been the Director of The Charleston Music Hall since 2012. He graduated from The College of Charleston and after a failed attempt to move to Canada after college, he returned to Charleston and loves this city dearly. His mission is to make Charleston the greatest music city in the world.

What was the first concert you attended? NSync – North Charleston Coliseum – 6th grade

Who is your favorite band/musician? Sufjan Stevens

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? Famous – no specific job title – just Famous

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

What is the farthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? Sharon Van Etten – Basel, Switzerland

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Bonny Wolfe – Marketing Director

Born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, Bonny relocated to South Carolina when she was 16. She moved to Charleston to attend The College of Charleston. During college she interned and worked as an Artist Runner at the Music Hall, and then began her full time position after graduating in 2015.

What was the first concert you attended? Amy Grant

Who is your favorite band/musician? Queen

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? Concert Promoter. I didn’t know that’s what it’s called, but I used to gather the neighborhood kids to put on shows in my parents front yard and I would make neighbors pay to come watch.

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI

What is the farthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? 850 mi to see Jack’s Mannequin when I was 16.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Nicholas McDonald – Operations Director

“None of your business”

What was the first concert you attended?  As a child we would gather after Sunday dinner in the shed beside my great-grandmothers’ house as my as some of my great uncles and their friends would play traditional bluegrass until super.  Years’ later I found out that my uncles’ play alongside the Gaither’s.

Who is your favorite band/musician? All the ones that adhere to their set times

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?  Still unsure what I want to “be”

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? Whichever venue at which I’m working that day.

What is the farthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? Sometimes, when a lot of people are on stage right, I will walk to stage left.

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Whitley Lewis – Box Office Manager

Born in Colorado, raised in Summerville, South Carolina, I graduated from College of Charleston in 2018 with a degree in Arts Management. During college I worked in the box office as an intern for the Spoleto Festival USA and the Charleston Music Hall. After graduating, I moved to Seattle, WA and worked as the Patron Operations Manager at the Seattle Children’s Theatre for 2 years. I am the parent of a dog named JP Patches and two cats, Luna and Nyx.

What was the first concert you attended? The Dixie Chicks in Denver, Colorado when I was about 5 or 6

Who is your favorite band/musician? Tigers Jaw

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? A professional basketball player

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? The Paramount Theatre-Seattle, WA

What is the farthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? 3,000 miles for Camp Cope (from Australia) at the Vera Project-Seattle, WA in 2018 before moving out there

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs


Zach Bechtel – Front of House Manager

Zach was born in Richmond, VA and grew up in Raleigh, NC. After graduating from NC State in 2009, he moved to New York City where he spent nearly a decade working in TV and racking up credit card debt. After moving to Charleston, he started volunteering at the Music Hall, and can’t believe he now gets paid to work here. Zach runs on Lucky Jack cold brew.

What was the first concert you attended? A turn-of-the-century trifecta: The Goo Goo Dolls with Third Eye Blind and Vanessa Carlton

Who is your favorite band/musician? Currently, Rubblebucket

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? NBA Player. Everyone wanted to be like Mike…I wanted to be like Muggsy (Bogues)

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? The Beacon Theater, NYC

What is the farthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? 867530nyyyyeeeenine

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Keon Masters – Bar Manager

Born in MA, raised in the Charlotte, NC suburbs. Keon graduated from the college of Charleston in 2012. He has been an active member of the Charleston music community since his arrival to the city in 2008. He, his wife Victoria and their dog Bennie live a short distance away from the Music Hall in the Eastside Neighborhood of Charleston.

What was the first concert you attended? 106.5 The End’s “End of Summer Wienie Roast” headlined by Papa Roach in Charlotte the year 2000. 

Who is your favorite band/musician? The Killers

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up” Actor, musician, entertainer. Lol. Looking to get that E.G.O.T.

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? The Royal American

What is the furthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? Bon Iver, Radio City Music Hall, NYC, 2012.

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Michael Rogers – Production Team – A1

What was the first concert you attended? I can’t remember. It was some Christian concert my parents took me to

Who is your favorite band/musician? It’s a tie between Pedro The Lion and Foo Fighters

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? An astronaut

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue?A tie between The Sylvee in Madison, WI and The Anthem in DC. Both fantastic venues with great staff!

What is the farthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? Philadelphia for Every Time I Die.

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Jimmy Varn – Production Team – L1

What was the first concert you attended? Creed in Salt Lake City Utah

Who is your favorite band/musician? Agency 1994

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? Air Traffic Controller like my dad.

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? House of Blues

What is the farthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? 30 hrs of pure dedication.

Pronouns: He/Him/His