Groundhog Day No. 6
The Charleston Music Hall and The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art are thrilled to team up once again for the sixth installment of The Groundhog Day Concert, February 3rd at 8pm. We all know Groundhog Day as the day in which the sleepy groundhog rises out of his hole, looks at his shadow, and thus decides if winter is almost over. Little did you know that Groundhog Day is also the un-official day for music celebration in Charleston, SC. Due to scheduling, we have to celebrate Groundhog Day one day late this year, but we shall celebrate with the fervor of 1,000 suns to keep the Groundhog from burrowing back into his hole thus promising an early Spring! Gil Shuler has returned to design another wonderful Groundhog Day poster this year. Gil has actually won two national design awards with his Groundhog Day poster designs over the years. Bill Carson will lead an amazing ensemble of musicians in a night of musical magic, fantasy, lore, and craftsmanship. Carson sates, “The band that has evolved since we've been doing this naturally draws from different musical traditions within our community. While my goal is simply to produce a quality concert, Groundhog Day is also an occasion for us to experiment with the range of music we all make in town and beyond. I'm tremendously lucky to be part of something that holds a place in the hearts of these musicians as well as those who have attended over the years.” This unique musical performance has become one of The Music Hall’s favorite concerts of the year, and the show has won Best Music Concert of the Year in the Charleston City Paper. Past performers include Lindsay Holler, Ron Wiltrout, Nathan Koci, Kevin Hamilton, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent (Shovels & Ropes), Rachel Kate Gillon, Michael Flynn, Joel Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, Wilton Elder, Clint Fore, John Cobb among others. Musicians line up:
Bill Carson – Musical Director
Joel T. Hamilton
Photographers for the evening will be Micheline Callicott and Michael Wiser.