Charleston Culinary Tours is planning a Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series featuring Executive Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition, a new contemporary American gastro pub downtown. Setting the scene for a true farm to table experience, each dinner event will take place at a local farm. The gastronomic evening with start with a cocktail hour and hors d’ oeuvres from 5:30-6:30pm and then family style dinner will be served from 6:30-8:30pm. The first dinner will be held on May 4th at Walters Farm in Saint George with additional dinners in the series in August and November. With a table set for 40 guests, the cost is $75/person with tickets available at www.charlestonculinarytours.com.
Walters Farm is a fitting start to the Fresh at the Farm Dinner series as Chef Thompson and Stephen Walters, proprietor of Walters Farm, have been friends since childhood. Chef Thompson jokingly refers to Steven as “his personal farmer”. Steven Walters personally grows and harvests everything on his 5-acre farm and then makes the 45-minute drive to deliver it to Chef Thompson. Both are excited about allowing guests to dine on ingredients right where they are produced, fortifying the connection between farm and food.
Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the Lowcountry. Each Charleston Culinary Tour visits several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer’s Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. The food and drinks on the tours are chosen by various restaurant and bar partners and feature an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston’s cuisine and cocktail scene. On each tour, guests will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry’s finest offerings, but also to meet the owners, chefs and mixologists behind Charleston’s impressive culinary and bar innovations.
For additional information about Charleston Culinary Tours, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com.
Palmetto Brewery and Awendaw introduce the Loading Dock Music Series every Friday evening from 6-9PM at 289 Huger Street in downtown Charleston. This is a free, all ages event with dogs permitted on a leash. Attendees can also enjoy $5 pints of Palmetto craft beer.
“In addition to these Friday shows, we have two special shows at the brewery coming up with Chris Trapper and A Fragile Tomorrow on April 19th as well as Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack with Danielle Howle on 27th,” said Awendaw Green’s Eddie White. “Tickets for those shows are $10 and available on Event Brite.”
Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey
Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends
Kelly McFarling and The Home Team
Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats
Melon & the Mayhem
Don Merckle & The Blacksmiths
The Artful Dodgers
Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards
Jason and the Juggernauts
Brady Smith Band
The Moon and You
Bringers of the Dawn
The Shack Band
For more information about the music series, visit www.palmettobrewery.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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