It doesn’t matter what time of year you’re here staying in a beach house Charleston,  chances are there’s great live music going on  –  not just during Spoleto or music festivals.  The Lowcountry is growing a thriving music scene and has launched some globally known groups in recent years, like Band of Horses and Shovels & Rope.

Speaking of S&R and music festivals, the popular duo will be launching a new music (and food) festival here in Charleston this coming April (the 22nd and 23rd).  It’s called the High Water Festival, and the lineup is impressive:  in addition to Shovels & Rope, get set for The Avett Brothers; The Shins; Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats; Dawes; Jump, Little Children; JD McPherson; Slow Runner; and Matthew Logan Vasquez.  It’ll take place at Riverfront Park in North Charleston and promises to be quite a weekend.  Here’s more:

And here’s the festival’s site:

Live music each week near your beach house Charleston …

If you’re staying in one of our rental homes South Carolina, either Isle of Palms luxury rentals or a Folly Beach house Charleston, you don’t even have to head across the big bridges to hear a lineup of live music.  Awendaw Green up Highway 17 has created an exciting alternative and a chance to hear a great variety of music in a cool, laid-back setting.

It’s a venue for original local and regional music, and it’s drawing some great up-and-coming acts with diverse, global sounds.  The current series of concerts take place in an old barn, but it’s a barn with professional sound equipment and technician.  It was created and is managed by the visionary Eddie White, and it’s grown in popularity with each passing year.

The Awendaw Green Barn Jams take place year-round on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.  Admission is a suggested $5, and it’s a family friendly event, good for all ages of family and friends staying in your Charleston beach house.  Leashed pets are also welcome.

Seating is provided or you can bring your own, and you’re encouraged to gather around the bonfire, visit and nosh.    It’s BYOB, and food is available for purchase, including wood-fired pizza and fresh grilled oysters in season.

This Wednesday, December 28th, it’s the last barn jam of the year, and promises to be a good one.  It’s the reunion of the Whisperjets, who played here on December 28th, 2011  –   and haven’t been in the same place since.  They describe themselves as a “brass-infused pop-rock quintet.”

The rest of the lineup includes:

  • Jane Kramer, an Americana/Appalachian folk singer & songwriter from Asheville;
  • Country pop singer-songwriter Haley Mae Campbell;
  • Hymn for Her, which is touring the country and has been described as a “juiced-up backwoods country blues duo…”
Awendaw Green near your beach house Charleston

Awendaw Green near your beach house Charleston

Awendaw Green is located on the grounds of the Sewee Outpost.  It’s not far from any of our SC vacation rentals, both our Folly Beach rentals Charleston and especially our Isle of Palms vacation rentals.  If you’re in a luxury house on Isle of Palms, just cross the IOP Connector and head north up Highway 17. It’s located at 4853 Highway 17 North in Awendaw, just north of Mount Pleasant.

Their website has the full schedule as well as video clips of upcoming acts.  Here’s a link:

So if you’re in one of our luxury beach house rentals SC, check them out this or any other Wednesday.


If you feel like venturing downtown this Thursday, December 29th, people of all faiths are invited to the annual Chanukah in the Square celebration.  It’s a great time with loads of free food (like latkes) plus crafts, music, dancing and fun activities for all ages and is the largest annual Jewish event in the state of South Carolina. There will be a lighting of the menorah by Holocaust survivors, including the very famous Dr. Ruth (Dr. Ruth Westheimer).

Dr. Ruth will be near your beach house Charleston this week!

Dr. Ruth will be near your beach house Charleston this week!

It goes on from 4:00 till 6:00 p.m. in Marion Square, an easy drive from all our beach house rentals Charleston SC.  Chanukah in the Square is made possible by the generous support of The Norman J. Arnold Foundation, and the participation of the following community organizations: Congregation Dor Tikvah | Charleston Jewish Community Center Without Walls | BSBI Synagogue, Charleston, SC | Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) Reform Jewish Congregation of Charleston | King Street Cookies | Synagogue Emanu-El | Charleston BBYO Connect | Hebrew Orphan Society | Hebrew Benevolent Society | NCJW Charleston | Addlestone Hebrew Academy | Charleston YAD (Young Adult Division of the Charleston Jewish Federation).

Here’s more:

So enjoy some live music, eat a latke or two, and remember to call EP when you’re looking for the best possible beach house Charleston.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger