FIERCE MERCY is an epic, cinematic step forward from singer-songwriter Colin Hay, most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows but most widely known for being an influential and celebrated frontman. The range of artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him in the past year spans the genre landscape from heavy metal, to Americana, to Cuban rhythms and beyond. His inclusion as a playlist favorite from the likes of Metallica to The Lumineers reflects his continuing relevance and broad appeal. Colin Hay performs April 22, 2021 at Charleston Music Hall.
Charleston Music Hall presents Home Free August 7. The band’s four vocalists - Tim Foust, Rob Lundquist, Austin Brown, and Adam Chance - share their Southern harmonies on Dive Bar Saints, the title track in the band's upcoming release.
STRAIGHT UP WITH STASSI LIVE
Straight Up with Stassi Live hits Charleston Music Hall January 31. This podcast is straight up basic talk, covering topics ranging from pop culture to relationships to behind the scenes of reality TV.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is playing at the Charleston Music Hall November 19. For the last quarter-century, riding shotgun with Shepherd has been the greatest road-trip in rock ‘n’ roll. Gone is the young Louisiana gunslinger who erupted onto the early-’90s scene with his burn-it-down guitar solos and gut-punch song craft. The man he’s become is even more magnetic, still pushing his Fender Strat where others fear to fret, while diving deep into human truths and personal evolution with an honesty that only comes with miles on the clock.
Vanity Fair called Brian Regan “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly dubbed him “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Regan’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills venues across North America. Regan performs at the Charleston Music Hall September 13.
CJO MI ALMA LATINA WITH NESTOR TORRES
Back by popular demand, Latin Night returns for Season 12! Latin Grammy award-winning jazz flautist Nestor Torres will join Charleston Jazz Orchestra July 25 at Charleston Music Hall. With his Caribbean heritage and classical training, Nestor Torres provides a unique rhythmic and melodic approach to Jazz with the spicy spirit of Latin America.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is playing at the Charleston Music Hall November 5. With a refreshed lineup and newfound energy, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band remains one of the most accomplished bands in American roots music. Following an extended 50th anniversary tour, the ensemble grew to a six-piece in 2018 for the first time since their early jug band days. The group now includes Jeff Hanna (acoustic guitar, electric guitar), Jimmie Fadden (drums, harmonica), Bob Carpenter (keyboards), Jim Photoglo (bass, acoustic guitar), Ross Holmes (fiddle, mandolin), and Jaime Hanna (electric and acoustic guitar).
Rites of Spring at Stormwater Studios
Stormwater Studios in Columbia is celebrating Spring. The Resident Artists present their annual exhibition, Rites of Spring, featuring new works exploring what is means to be enlivened by the world in which we live. Participating artists include Eileen Blyth, Stephen Chesley, Gerard Erley, Heidi Darr-Hope, Pat Gilmartin, Robert Kennedy, Sharon Licata, Michel McNinch, Kirkland Smith, and David Yaghjian. The show is on view March 26th through April 5th; gallery hours are 10am to 5pm Wednesday-Saturday, and 1 to 4pm Sunday. A reception and Open Studios will be held March 26th from 5 to 8pm.
AIA Columbia Homes by Design Tour
The Columbia chapter of the American Institute of Architects presents "Homes By Design," a tour of Columbia-area homes designed by local and regional architects. The homes range in style; locations will be released on the day of the event for the privacy of the homeowners. The tour will be March 29th from 1 to 4 pm.
Columbia Open Studios 2020
701 Center for Contemporary Art presents Columbia Open Studios 2020! Named by Soda City as one of the “100 Things to do in Columbia, SC before you die,” #ColaOpenStudios is a weekend-long, self-guided tour of art studios spanning the City of Columbia, South Carolina, and Richland and Lexington counties. During this free event showcasing visual art communities in the Midlands, visitors have the opportunity to observe professional artists in their work spaces and to gain insight into their art-making process, in addition to purchasing artwork directly from the makers themselves. The 10th edition of Columbia Open Studios is taking place April 4th from 10am to 6pm, and April 5th from noon to 6pm. The Columbia Open Studios guide, available online, can help you plan your free tour.