February Blog

Welcome to the EFM Family, Zandrina!

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We’re proud to introduce Zandrina Dunning as EFM’s newest booking agent to join our team.

A singer/songwriter and vocal instructor originally from Boston, Zandrina’s called Charleston, South Carolina home since the 90s and has been on the music scene since the early 2000’s.

Her professional musical journey began while studying classical music at South Carolina State University in 2000. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Merchandising & Management in 2004.

In 2005, she temporarily relocated to Atlanta for a few years to pursue her music career full time. While residing there, she worked with a subsidiary of the Island Def Jam Music Group, assisting with the promotion and marketing of new artists, collaborating with local recording studios on new campaigns, and also making a name for herself as a session vocalist.

Upon returning to Charleston in 2007, Zandrina has performed with local and national recording artists to include Multi-Grammy Award winner George Benson, Darius Rucker, and American Idol Season 11 finalist, Elise Testone. She has graced the stages of the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville TN, the Lincoln Theater in New York City, and many other noted venues throughout the US and internationally.

Zandrina is no stranger to either side of the business. From the east to the west coasts she has had experience performing in all facets of the industry; from weddings and other special events to the bar scene, Zandrina has been a part of it all. We’re happy to have her!


The Love Funk Tour is This Weekend! 

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The Love Funk Tour featuring Cory Wong & Mr. Talkbox from Bruno Mars’ song 24k Magic is this weekend! Join us at the Charleston Music Hall this Sunday, February 18th at 8PM. You’ll recognize Cory Wong from Vulfpeck, known for his guitar skills and collaborations with Questlove, Ben Rector, Gene Simmons, and Blake Shelton whom he met on NBC’s “The Voice”. Mr. Talkbox is an internet sensation known for his chart-topping covers videos and more recently, original material. You’ll know his voice from Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar’s songs, or Avery Sunshine’s 2018 Grammy Nominated Song “Heaven Is Right Here”. Tickets are still available. Get them here.


ROCKET MAN SHOW ON 2/23

 

Tokyo Joe’s Rocket Man Tribute conforms to the model of a real Elton John concert. While going to great lengths to wear costumes that are exact replicas of those worn by Elton himself, and to entertain visually with state of the art lighting, Rocket Man is ultimately about the songs that are like a soundtrack to the lives of so many people.

Performed by the Columbia, SC based rock quartet Tokyo Joe at Charleston Music Hall on February 23rd, Rocket Man is sure to leave every Elton John fan feeling as though they have experienced a tribute performance worthy of the original. Anyone who loves Elton John and his music will love this show!

Get Tickets Here!

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Vote for DJ Natty Heavy!

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We are thrilled that DJ Natty Heavy has been nominated for Best DJ (he’s won since 2013!)  in Charleston City Paper’s Best of Charleston Awards. Help him keep his title of the best in the biz by voting here through February 23rd.

Good luck, Natty Heavy!


Drivin N Cryin at Mex 1 is SOLD OUT!

Drivin N Cryin’s recently announced Unplugged Pop Up Show sold out in 24 hours, but if you managed to get a ticket to the intimate experience at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, thank you for helping to support Carolina Studios. Carolina Studios is a local non profit that provides students a safe environment that fosters creative, educational, and career-focused initiatives through music, technology and media arts. Learn more about them here.

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National Margarita Day is February 22nd!

National Margarita Day is Thursday, February 22nd. Celebrate at SOL Southwest Kitchen and Tequila Bar. They’re featuring live music at all 4 locations from 6-9pm.

SOL Downtown Charleston - Dave Landeo

SOL Mt. Pleasant - Lauren Hall Trio

SOL Summerville - Ellen Drive Duo

SOL Charlotte - The Bearded Buddhas


Party at the Point 2018

Party at the Point is coming back to Patriot’s Point this April with a killer lineup! Look out for more details coming soon. Check out the lineup!

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2018 LINEUP

4/27/18- Departure- "The Ultimate Journey Tribute"

5/4/18- The Dead At The Point w/The Reckoning

5/11/18- The Dave Matthews Tribute Band

5/18/18- Sadler Vaden Band & Tom Petty Tribute

5/25/18- Idlewild Revival- A musical tribute to the Allman Brothers

6/1/18-  90's night w/Broadcast 90

6/8/18- The Bridge Homegrown Night w/Guilt Ridden Troubadour & Sideshow Americans

6/15/18- Reggae Night w/The Dubplates

6/22/18- 20 Ride- Zac Brown Tribute

6/29/18- Sol Driven Train w/Sally & George


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