Showcasing emerging designer and model talent across the East Coast, Charleston Fashion Week® has fast become one of the premier fashion weeks in North America. Held March 18-22nd, 2014 under the tents in Marion Square in Charleston, SC, this five-night celebration will feature more than 35 runway shows, the Emerging Designer Competition: East, the Spring Bridal Show, and the Rock the Runway Model Competition™. Accredited with launching the careers of numerous up-and-coming fashion designers and models, this true multimedia event presents high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, chic after-parties, and press events.
Each night CFW will feature runway shows by five emerging designer contestants, select local retailers, and featured designers. The full featured designer schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, March 18: Afriyie Poku (2013 CFW Emerging Designer Winner)
Wednesday, March 19: David Hart
Thursday, March 20: Hunter Bell
Friday, March 21: Brandon Sun
Saturday, March 22: Mark Ingram and Timo Weiland
In addition to the schedule above, 20 emerging designers will be competing throughout the week to make it to the finals and be crowned the Grand Prize Winner. Competing for a prize package valued at over $20,000, the Emerging Designer Winner will be judged by a VIP Fashion Panel, headlined by Fern Mallis (the Creator of New York Fashion Week, host of 92Y Fashion Icons series & SiriusXM Fashion Insiders with Fern Mallis), and includes some of the designers above as well as designer Antonio Azzuolo.
For more information, visit www.charlestonfashionweek.com.
Ford Productions presents the inaugural What the Folk Music Festival on April 11th from 5pm-10pm and April 12th from 11am-10pm at Sewee Outpost located at 4853 US Hwy. 17 in Awendaw, SC. The two day music festival features Todd Snider headlining both nights as well as other bands performing such as The Bottle Rockets, Charlie Mars, Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work, Megan Jean & the KFB, Swamp Candy, Vinegar Creek Constituency, Sierra Elizabeth Ferrell, Doug Jones, Ryan Bonner and a few more surprise guests! Food trucks The Big Southern and Lowcountry Creole will be there along with two beer trucks with the local brews including Palmetto Brewery. Available through Stranger Tickets, admission is $25 on Friday, $35 on Saturday or $50 for limited two day pass. Additionally, camping is available for $20.
"What the Folk Festival was formed through a friendship with Todd Snider and his love of playing in this area. The lineup includes musicians that come close to emulating what Todd does as a singer/songwriter," said festival organizer Brett Ford. "As we plan to make this an annual event, my goal is to continue to have Americana type groups play and get recognized for what they do, since the majority of them don't receive the radio play or media recognition that they deserve."
A portion of proceeds will benefit Carolina Studios, a non-profit that provides at risk students a safe environment to foster creative, educational and career-focusesd initiatives through music technology and media arts.
For additional information, visit www.whatthefolkfest.org. For media inquiries, interviews or sponsorship information, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at email@example.com.
Lowcountry Autism Foundation and Anderson Insurance Associates present Autism Beach Ball on Saturday, March 1st at 6pm. Benefiting MUSC-LAF’s Autism Family Support and Outreach Programs serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, the semi-formal fund raising event will showcase live music from The Tams. Guests will enjoy libations, a beach supper, dancing, a silent and live auction at the Tides on Folly Beach. Tickets for the event are $100 or a table is $900 and may be purchased at the Lowcountry Autism Foundation, Inc. or by calling 843-876-0415.
In 2013, the Lowcountry Autism Foundation partnered with the prestigious Medical University of South Carolina's (MUSC) Children's Hospital as part of their Developmental–Behavioral Pediatrics Division. Lowcountry Autism Foundation's mission is to remove barriers and increase access to early clinical diagnosis, and treatment services, for individuals and families living with autism and related developmental disorders. for more information, visit www.lafinc.org.
Follywood Productions presents the 5th Annual Follywood Oyster Roast on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Charleston Pour House.
On the Main Stage:
Jimbo Mathus & Tri-State Coalition
9 p.m. Doors / 9:30 Show
On the Deck:
Mac Leaphart & My Ragged Company
Guilt Ridden Troubadour
The Piedmont Boys
Deck Doors @ 11:30 a.m.
Music starts @ Noon
3 different tickets on sale at the Pour House website:
$10 adv/$12 dos for DECK, 1130am doors/noon show
$15 adv/$17 dos for INSIDE SHOW 9pm doors/930pm show
$22 package ticket for all day/night 1130am doors/noon show
Southend Brewery and Smokehouse along with Charleston Culinary Tours present Lowcountry Smokehouse Draft Dinner on Wednesday, February 12th at 7pm at the downtown restaurant located at 161 E. Bay Street. Chef Garrett Priester & Sous Chef Jonathan DuPriest have prepared an authentic, five-course menu that showcases Southend Brewery beers that are thoughtfully paired with dishes inspired by seasonal flavors and local ingredients with a unique smokehouse style twist. The cost is $60 per person++ and reservations are available by calling (843) 853-4677 or purchase here.
First Course: Local Oyster Trio
On the Half Shell with “Watch it Grow” Mignonette, smoked with Warm Bacon Gastrique & Micro Spinach and Fried & Tossed in House BBQ with Pineapple Relish
Beer Pairing – Watch It Grow Wheat
Second Course: Riptide Red Crispy Pork Belly
Sweet & Sour Onions, Baby Arugula, Chevre Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts
Beer Pairing – Riptide Red
Third Course: Smoked Duck Leg
Warm Sweet Potato Salad, Citrus Brown Butter
Beer Pairing – Castle Pinckney Pale Ale
Fourth Course: Coffee Rubbed Beef Tenderloin
Oven Roasted Baby Carrots, Fingerling Potatoes, Black IPA Demi Glace
Beer Pairing – Seasonal Black IPA
Fifth Course: Artisan Cheese Flight
Assortment of Artisan Cheeses with Accoutrements
Beer Pairing – Chocolate Milk Stout “Shake”
Sewee Association presents Music and Oysters for Wildlife on Saturday, January 11th from 2-8pm at Sewee Outpost, 4853 U.S. 17 North in Awendaw, South Carolina. The live music line up includes The Blue Dogs, Mark Bryan and the Occasional Milkshake, Danielle Howle, Doug Jones, Lincoln Middle High School Steel Band & Red Dog Ramblers. Guests will enjoy all you can eat Bulls Bay Oysters, a live and silent auction and other food and beverages available for purchase. $35 Tickets are on sale at Sewee Dental Care, Sewee Outpost and Etix with children under 12 free.
The proceeds from this event will help the SEWEE Association carry out its mission. The South Eastern Wildlife and Environment Education Association (SEWEE Association) is the Friend’s Group for the National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) and National Forest (NF) of coastal South Carolina that works with federal partners to achieve their mission in biological, cultural and educational activities.