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Charleston And Lowcountry Current Events January 2017

Posted on 27 Jan 2017
Category: Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

Something is always happening and things are constantly changing within the Charleston and Lowcountry area. In an effort to keep everyone up to date on the latest and greatest I've decided to publish a monthly to bi-monthly "Current Events" article. The article will focus on charities, entertainment, and some local news amongst other things that pertain to the Charleston and Lowcountry area. To view more details on individual events check out the events page at:

What's Happening – Charities and Entertainment


Charleston Gaillard Center

  • An Evening With Bernadette Peters | 27 January 7:30 PM

Charleston Music Hall

  • Mike Allen & Friends Showcasing Mike | Event Date & Time: 26 January 7:30 PM
  • Charleston Live – A New Series Celebrating Charleston Music
  • Rufus Wainwright | 17 February 5:00 PM
  • Gordon Lightfoot | 14 Mar 2017 8:00 PM

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

  • THE BEACH BOYS | Event Date & Time: 27 January 7:30 PM
  • North Charleston Pops! Big Band Blast | 28 January 7:30 PM
  • Nu Soul Revival Tour | 4 February 8:00 PM [ This Event Has Been Cancelled ]
  • Once | 21 February 7:30 PM
  • MIRANDA LAMBERT: Highway Vagabond Tour | 25 February 7:00 PM
  • TWENTY ONE PILOTS | 26 February 7:00 PM
  • FOREIGNER | 26 February 7:30 PM
  • Norah Jones | 10 Mar 2017 8:00 PM

Awendaw Green Barn Jams

  • February 1 – 6:00 PM: Steve Allen | 6:45 PM: Nathan Kalish | 7:35 PM: The Train Wrecks | 8:25 PM: Sirsy | 9:15 PM: Wasted Wine
  • February 8 – 6:00 PM: Local Honey | 6:45 PM: Jon Shain | 7:35 PM: The Pussywillows | 8:25 PM: Redleg Husky | 9:15 PM: The Fat Cats
  • February 15 – 6:00 PM: matt phillips | 7:00 PM: The Bluegrass Sweethearts | 8:00 PM: The 9th Street Stompers | 9:00 PM: Pierce Edens
  • February 22 – 6:00 PM: Hotel City | 6:45 PM: Carly Moffa | 7:35 PM: Cameron and the Funk Dumplins | 8:25 PM: Kids on Acid | 9:15 PM: Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans

Dock Street Theater

  • Peter And The Starcatcher | February 17 – March 5
  • The Miracle Worker | March 17 – April 2

Footlight Players

  • Suddenly Last Summer | January 22 – February 4
  • Love, Sex, and The IRS | March 3 – March 18

Recovery From The Floods And Hurricane Matthew

The weather of 2015 and 2016 made quite an impact on businesses and parks within the area. We had what has been dubbed as the "Thousand Year Flood" in October 2015 and then in October 2016 Hurricane Matthew dealt out severe damage to much of the SC coastline but especially to the Edisto area.

  • Botany Bay has been closed since Hurricane Matthew. I have heard that many of the beautiful majestic Oaks that lined the entry road were completed uprooted. The only word that I've been able to obtain so far is that Botany Bay will remain closed indefinitely. Volunteers have been steadily working on getting the place back to where it can be once again open to the public for tours and enjoyment.
  • Edisto Beach State Park reopened November 18, 2016 after being closed for over a month due to the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. However, their Ocean Front Campgrounds are expected to stay closed until September 2017. For more info see their facebook page:
  • Cypress Gardens is currently still closed as a result of the historic flooding in Oct 2015. The good news however, is that efforts are under way and funding has been allocated to repair the damage and reopen in the Spring of 2018 if not sooner. Donations are being accepted – see their facebook page:
  • Bee City was closed for a short time after the historic flooding in October 2015. However, they are now opened and fully recovered. For more info see their facebook page:

Your Input Counts

My goal for this monthly to bi-monthly article is for it to be dynamic and ever evolving. One of the ways I intend to achieve that is by listening to you. I'm always looking for great stories and new events as well as the "unusual". The way I figure it, many eyes and ears are a whole lot better than just mine for finding great and unusual stories, events and news. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.