Mu­sic Hot Spots

Are you ready to rock? These five bars and halls are THE des­ti­na­tions to en­joy mu­sic and ca­ma­raderie with your friends.

Where Charleston - - Charleston | Summer/ Fall 2014 -


Cen­tered around an old barn and un­der grand oak trees, Awendaw Green has a laid-back vibe—but there’s no com­pro­mise when it comes to the state- ofthe-art sound equip­ment. A hid­den gem 15 miles north of the city, this open-air venue show­cases mu­si­cians from across the coun­try, in­clud­ing new bands, play­ing orig­i­nal tunes in a wide range of styles. The homey en­vi­ron­ment lures all ages with its coun­try set­ting, bon­fires, wood fired piz­zas, lo­cal oys­ters and friendly folks. Barn Jams ev­ery Wed­nes­day, 6-10 pm, $5 per per­son. 4853 US 17 N; 843.452.1642; awen­daw­


Boast­ing the best acous­tics in town, The Charleston Mu­sic Hall show­cases a wide range of artis­tic and the­atri­cal ex­pe­ri­ences from lo­cal, re­gional and na­tional acts, from com­edy to jazz, Ir­ish dance to rock ’n’ roll, show tunes to bal­let, and lots of singer/ song­writ­ers. Cen­trally lo­cated down­town on Up­per King Street, the space com­bines his­toric grandeur with mod­ern func­tion­al­ity. Orig­i­nally built as a train sta­tion in 1849—the stage was a turntable for lo­co­mo­tives—there are 950 seats, not one of which is bad. 37 John St.; 843.853.2252; charleston­mu­


The Pour House has been rock­ing this city for 12 years. The pop­u­lar venue hosts free per­for­mances on the deck daily from 6 to 9 pm. Ev­ery night the main stage show­cases lo­cal, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional talent. Lo­cal food is also on the menu thanks to The Lot, the ad­ja­cent restau­rant. 1977 May­bank Hwy.; 843.571.4343; charleston­pour­


Din­ner and a show: En­joy the clas­sic com­bi­na­tion all in one spot at Home Team BBQ, which is mod­eled on honky-tonks and juke­joints. Lo­cal per­form­ers are show­cased, though re­gional and na­tional talent hop up on stage, too. The fo­cus is on blues, blue­grass, Amer­i­cana and coun­try rock. The food menu is packed with South­ern dishes. Open daily. 1205 Ash­ley River Rd.; 843.225.7427; & 2209 Mid­dle St.; 843.883.3131; home­

MU­SIC FARM Com­edy, rock, hip hop, blue­grass, coun­try, jam, elec­tronic dance mu­sic, al­ter­na­tive rock—they all grow at the Mu­sic Farm. With a ca­pac­ity of 800, the venue is gen­eral ad­mis­sion. Most shows are for all ages. Tick­ets on sale at tick­et­ 32 Ann St.; 843.577.6969; mu­sic­

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