A new year, a new season of shows. We give you The Charleston Music Hall Spring Show Preview!
Thu. Jan. 8
Why you should go: There is no better way to spend a Thursday night than hearing “Carry On Wayward Son” live from the legends themselves.
Sun. Jan. 25
Why you should go: Local celebrity musicians (AKA School of the Arts students) will blow you away with talent…and make you wish you didn’t quit those piano lessons you took at age 10. Mutato adds African flair and will have you dancing in the aisles.
Thu. Jan. 29
Why you should go: Music, vinyl, and film lovers alike will adore the 78 Project’s mission: one microphone, one blank disc, one three-minute take.
Fri. Jan. 30
$29.50 ADV | $33.50 DOS
Why you should go: This Athens, Georgia group is hot on the scene. Their niche genre of alternative country is attracting thousands of devoted fans–and fast.
Sat. Jan 31
$15 student to $50 VIP
Why you should go: Support the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, one of Charleston’s most-loved visual art venues, enjoy an evening of entertainment by the city’s premier musicians, and celebrate this severely underrated holiday.
Sat. Feb. 7
$47 Gold Circle | $32.50 Individual
Why you should go: You’ll laugh until you cry. Madigan is truly an audience favorite, continuously voted #1 by Sirius XM listeners.
Sun. Feb. 8
Why you should go: Hansard wrote his own Tony-award winning musical, Once, and holds a huge fan base with Czech singer and instrumentalist Marketa Irglova as The Swell Season. Don’t miss a beautiful evening.
Mon. Feb. 9
$35 ADV | $38.50 DOS
Why you should go: Unbelievable vocals, catchy yet witty lyrics, sass. Michaelson’s latest release debuted at No.1 on the iTunes charts.
Wed. Feb 11
2 PM & 7:30 PM
$56 Orchestra | $46 Gallery | $36 Turret
Why you should go: The 13-piece big band brings to life the jazzy, patriotic music of the World War II era.
Fri.-Sun. Feb. 13-15
Why you should go: The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition offers events and exhibits for every age and interest. Whether the kids are clamoring for the petting zoo, you’re craving SEWE Soiree oysters, or are ready to browse some of the country’s finest wildlife and nature art, the weekend has something for everyone.
Sat. Feb. 14
$18.50 ADV | $20 DOS
Why you should go: Elise Testone IS the real deal. This Charleston local and past American Idol finalist is the perfect combination of soul and rock, attitude and restraint. Her 3rd annual Valentine’s Day concert is sure to impress.
Mon. Feb. 16
$39.50 Turret | $59.50 Gallery | $75.00 Orchestra
Why you should go: A member of the exclusive Songwriters Hall of Fame, Lightfoot played a huge role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 60s and 70s. As Bob Dylan says, “I can’t think of any Gordon Lightfoot song I don’t like. Every time I hear a song of his, I wish it would last forever.”
Fri. Feb. 20
$15 ADV | $17 DOS
Why you should go: Drew & The Neighbors (including his wife, Ellie Holcomb) consistently sell out headlining shows, fill national venues, and tour with the likes of The Avett Brothers and NEEDTOBREATHE. Drew and Ellie as a couple create a stage presence like none other, sure to provide a unforgettable performance.
Sun. Feb. 22
$5 Kidz Kino – 1 PM | $10 All Ages – 7 PM
Why you should go: A selection of the best short films from Telluride, Colorado’s Mountainfilm Festival will amaze, inspire, and make you want to climb a mountain. Join in the Festival’s motto: “Celebrating Indomitable Spirit.”
Fri. Feb. 27
$5 Admission | $10 Poet Entry Fee
Why you should go: Somewhere along the spectrum between Emily Dickinson and Eminem lies slam poetry. It’s writing, it’s music, it’s speech, it’s art, and it’s great.
Mon. March 2
Orchestra: $44.50 | Gallery $34.50
Why you should go: A flawless recreation of legendary songs that spanned decades in appeal. The Pink Floyd Experience is no impostor.
Thu. March 5
Why you should go: Hear original music from a leader in the Texas singer-songwriter scene. Foster is widely known as a friend and mentor to the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Sara Evans, and many others.
Sat. March 7
Orchestra: $25 | Gallery: $20
Why you should go: Celebration of a legend, tribute-worthy music, and costumes that are exact replicas of those worn by Elton himself.
Fri. March 13
Why you should go: The only thing better than fly fishing with your bros is watching a movie about fly fishing…with your bros.
Thu. March 19
$7 ADV | $8 DOS
Why you should go: Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian has created a musical for the indie crowd. Low in cliches, high in fantasy.
Sun. March 22
$18 ADV | $20 DOS
Why you should go: Crafty lyrics, incredible stage presence, and a hat you probably couldn’t pull off. Shakey Graves is a force to be reckoned with in the Americana music scene. One of NPR’s 10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012, it’s about time to see this fellow live.
Fri.-Sun. March 27-29
Why you should go: Because it’s gonna ROCK.
Tue. March 31
Why you should go: Kearny’s nostalgic 4th album is sure to impress fans old and new. Each pair of tickets purchased includes a digital download of this new album, Just Kids, to be released February 24.
Wed. April 8
Why you should go: Presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation, this musical event features well-known Charleston locals. Proceeds benefit historic preservation in our beloved Holy City.
Thu. April 9
Why you should go: These featured films are part of a collection of 25,000 salvaged 16mm educational films. Way cooler than the lineup at Cinebarre.
Wed. April 25
Ticket Link (on sale Feb. 24)
Why you should go: To leave inspired, with an eye for real change.
Thu. April 30
Why you should go: A passion for musical discovery fills Taj Mahal’s music with global influence. This sensational performer is one of the most influential figures of 20th century blues and roots music.
Fri. May 1
$39.50 Individual | $29.50 Upper Balcony
Why you should go: Though an accomplished acoustic guitarist, Kottke is much more than music. A man of many hats, he is the most interesting person you will encounter this week.
Fri. May 8
$20 Individual | $15 Groups 6+ | $10 Students (Box Office Only)
Why you should go: UNED!TED combines music, movement, and mixed media to honor a powerhouse in music history, Nadja Boulanger.