Kick Your Boots Off with Sgt. Submarine and Bootless July 14th & 15th

Party at the Point with Sgt. Submarine (A Tribute to The Beatles), July 15th 

Come together right now with Sgt. Submarine this Friday, July 15th at Party at the Point. Sgt. Submarine is the Lowcountrys very own Beatles cover band with over twenty years of experience playing Beatles shows. They play everything from early mop-top Beatles, bearded Beatles, to solo Beatles. So, whichever version of The Beatles you like best, Sgt. Submarine is sure to deliver. Whether you have hair down to your knees or live in a yellow submarine, we want you to help close-out our final Party at the Point this season on Friday, July 15th at 5:30pm. 

Rockin' The River with Bootless, July 14th

But, before you twist and shout the night away on Friday come out and join us at Charleston’s premiere homegrown music series on Thursday, July 14th at Rockin’ The River with Bootless from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Rockin’ The River is a North Charleston, South Carolina monthly concert series held at Riverfront Park North Charleston. This week Bootless, a local original country/southern rock band, will take over the stage. They successfully blend country-themed lyrics with soulful harmonies and a dash of rock and roll. So, come out and join us at Riverfront Park this Thursday, July 14th and grab a tasty dish from one of our many food trucks and a refreshing drink from our beer and wine garden that we will have on-site. Finally, to put the cherry on top of this homegrown music-filled night, both admission and parking are free! Gates open at 5:30pm and Bootless will take the stage from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces in this beautiful place this Thursday and Friday!

July Newsletter

Sorry Florence + the Machine, but the dog days are not over. In fact, they are just beginning, but no worries we have a plethora of exciting events to beat this heat! With Party at the Point getting ready to close out another stellar season, Rockin’ the River is ready to take over the mic, not to mention Prohibition coming at you with A/C and live music, we have had a lot on our plate and could not be more pleased about it. Here are some things that we have been up to that we are thrilled to share with you: 

Party at the Point Featuring The Dubplates and Sgt. Submarine (A Tribute to The Beatles)

The Dubplates are a traditional reggae riddim band whose main goal is to force people to feel the love and happiness that lives in Reggae music. So, come help us spread the love on a sandy front over-looking the water with a drink in hand a good vibes in the air on Friday, July 8th at 5:30pm.

We all live in a yellow submarine with Sgt. Submarine (A Tribute to The Beatles) on Friday, July 15th. With Sgt. Submarine in command, you will be transported back to the ‘60s because your mind will be playing tricks on you making you believe you are both seeing and hearing Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Unfortunately it is still 2016, but if you want a night of time travel across the universe then come join us on Friday July 15th at 5:30pm and twist and shout your way into the night to the songs of The Beatles. 

Rockin’ the River is Back!

Ah, how we have missed Riverfront Park in North Charleston. It's almost time to go take in the breathtaking views of the Cooper River all around you at the Rockin' the River concert series. RTR will begin on Thursday July 14th with Bootless and continue through Thursday August 18th with Departure (The Ultimate Journey Band). 

Riverfront Series

 With Rebelution under our belt, we are excited to help bring the rest of the shows to you! So, come out and join us for Slightly Stoopid on July 31st, O.A.R. on August 20th, and a two-night finale with Umphrey’s McGee on September 23-24th at the beautiful Riverfront Park in North Charleston. 

Rocket Man at Charleston Music Hall

                We are excited to team up with Charleston Music Hall and bring an eccentric Rocket Man:  A Tribute to Sir Elton John to the community of Charleston, SC on August 6th at 8pm. 

Blue Dogs Are Back Barking Again!

 This year Blue Dogs 4th Annual Homecoming and 28th Anniversary Show will take place at Charleston Music Hall on December 28th at 8pm. Tickets have already gone on sale, so get yours now before it’s too late! An Americana group from Charleston, The Blue Dogs are a huge hit among country-rock fans. The band has released nine albums and has performed on the same stage with several well-known and diverse artists including Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, Bruce Hornsby, Edwin McCain, Radney Foster, Hootie and the Blowfish and more.  The Blue Dogs have an annual Homecoming show at the Charleston Music Hall that raised over $50,000.00 for the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital and also went towards pediatric cancer research.  Ear For Music is proud to work with the Blue Dogs on this annual event and be a part of raising funds for such an important cause plus, it's really fun to work with some of our dearest friends. 

EFM Weddings

Good music and everlasting love is in the air this season, especially when you book through Ear For Music. We are already super busy booking weddings all the way through the end of 2017! Make sure to call us and plan ahead and get your choice of all the amazing artists and DJs we work with including DJ Natty Heavy, DJ RDot, and DJ YNot. We literally live to make your big day the most special and memorable that it can possibly be—ask any of our satisfied clients! 

Ear for Music did a phenomenal job for my bride and groom's wedding at Founders hall!  From the very beginning, they were a joy to work with and Erika was quick to respond to every call and email!  We adored DJ rDOT!  He did a wonderful job at the ceremony and was very professional and kind.  He brought the house down at the reception and everyone was on that dance floor!  He does a great job knowing what the guests want!  I strongly recommend EFM.  You won't be sorry!! 

-Lauren Messina, ASID, NCIDQ 

Peace, Love, and The Dubplates at Party at The Point, July 8th

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
— Bob Marley

So, you bring the people and we will bring the love and the reggae with The Dubplates this Friday, July 8th at 5:30pm at Party at the Point. The Dubplates, a reggae/dancehall riddim band born and raised in Charleston, draws much of its identity from the diversity of both its members and its fanbase. Performing with anywhere between seven and ten members, the Dubplates are a combination of traditional Jamaican Patwah and Lowcountry pride. Charleston native Dave "Big Hair" Brisacher started the band with his business partner "Daddy" Brady Waggoner back in 2002 as Dub Island Sound System. Somewhere between 2007 and 2008, the band brought in a full horn section, a few more vocalists and percussionists, and became the Dubplates. So, tell the boss you have to leave work early, grab a refreshing drink, and come get whisked away with us this Friday on a sandy beach overlooking the Charleston horizon during a crimson sunset, and dance the night away with The Dubplates at Party at the Point. 

Don’t forget to join us for our encore Party at the Point with Sgt. Submarine next Friday, July 15th at 5:30pm. You will not want to miss this one of a kind tribute to The Beatles! 

Quit "Wasting Time!"--Banana Pancakes (A Tribute to Jack Johnson) at Party at the Point July 1st

“Maybe we could sleep in, make you banana pancakes, pretend like it’s the weekend now”…but first save those pancakes for Saturday morning and go to Party at the Point this Friday, July 1st to see Banana Pancakes (A Tribute to Jack Johnson). Banana Pancakes is a regional band made up of a group of seasoned musicians who came together to make a tribute to the “groovy stylings” and smooth sounds of Jack Johnson. The band is based in Charlotte, North Carolina and consists of members: West Bolz-guitar and vocals, Steve Green-bass, Cory McClure-drums, and “Oseiku” Daniel Diaz-congas and percussion. So, stop your sitting, waiting, and wishing and escape to a water-front beach that is Party at the Point, and turn your bubble toes into sandy toes while listening to soft-rock with good people because in the end we will all be better together on Friday, July 1st at 5:30pm. Party at the Point takes place at the scenic Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant.  Admission is $7 and food/drink tickets are available for purchase at the event.  

Don’t forget to join us the next two weeks for more Party at the Point with The Dubplates on Friday, July 8th and Sgt. Submarine (A Tribute to the Beatles) on Friday, July 15th.

Blue Dogs and Whiskey Run at Party at the Point June 24th

Next Friday, June 24, The Blue Dogs will take the stage at Charleston’s Premier Happy Hour Series, Party at the Point. An Americana group from Charleston, The Blue Dogs are a huge hit among country-rock fans. The band has released nine albums and has performed on the same stage with several well-known and diverse artists including Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, Bruce Hornsby, Edwin McCain, Radney Foster, Hootie and the Blowfish and more.  The Blue Dogs have an annual Homecoming show at the Charleston Music Hall that raised over $50,000.00 for the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital and also went towards pediatric cancer research.  Ear For Music is proud to work with the Blue Dogs on this annual event and be a part of raising funds for such an important cause plus, it's really fun to work with some of our dearest friends. 

A video about the Blue Dogs Annual Homecoming Show.  Make sure that you are following Blue Dogs on social media so you can be the first to know about the 2016 Annual Homecoming Show. 

Blue Dogs with their great friend Darius Rucker.

This week's show will feature the Blue Dogs core members but who knows, we may get lucky and get a visit from Papa Futch!

Performing with The Blue Dogs and kicking off the evening is Whiskey Run. Based in Augusta, Georgia, this four piece band plays everything from the newest, hottest country hits to classic rock. 

Tickets for the show are available at the gate for $7. Gates open at 5:30pm and bands start at 6:30pm. There will be a rickshaw shuttle for the street parking and valet parking for $5. Party at the Point has extended its schedule to include an additional show on Friday, July 8 for Reggae Night with the Dubplates. For more information, please visit

www.CharlestonPartyAtThePoint.com.

Party at the Point featuring Dead 27's & BYOG

Party at the Point season is underway, and the last two weeks have been nothing short of incredible. What better way to say "bring on the weekend!" than with your friends, families and amazing live music in the paradise that we like to call the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina? This week, we're partying with local favorites, Dead 27's and BYOG. Here's the scoop:

Dead 27's

"...Creative and timeless music with impassioned veracity...a refreshing blend of song-craft and musicianship..."
Terry Adams, Charleston Magazine, May 2014  

(First off- who can do Tedeschi Trucks justice like that? Nailed it!)

So a little bit about the band:

Sometimes the stars and planets align and things that can be difficult come surprisingly easy. Such is the case with the formation of Dead 27s. After playing a few casual gigs, the obvious chemistry could no longer be ignored. Since 2012, the band has been on a mission. Relentlessly making their way through the booming Charleston, SC music scene, the Dead 27s garnered the attention and praise of local media, calling them, "the exciting new band to watch" and fan support soon followed. In 2013, Dead 27s took home multiple Charleston City Paper Music Awards for “Song of the Year”, “Rock Band of the Year”, “Up and Coming Artist of the Year”, and guitarist Wallace Mullinax was honored with his second straight award as Charleston’s “Guitarist of the Year”. The band has since opened for Toubab Krewe, Patterson Hood, Col. Bruce Hampton, Orgone, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and shared the stage at festivals with many others. Their sound has been described as “a Southern blend of rock and soul”. In April 2014 and to much critical acclaim, Dead 27s released their 7 song debut, "Chase Your Devils Down”. In summer 2014, the band was honored to place in the top 24 for Vh1's “Make a Band Famous” competition. Although their sound comes from many different influences, the band has their focus on the future. Currently touring while writing and recording, the band continues to gain momentum as they spread their music across the country.

In current news:

  • Recording a new album in Fall 2015 with Grammy nominated producer and saxophonist for Galactic, Ben Ellman
  • 6 Charleston Music Awards received in 2014 for: 
    • Rock Band of the Year
    • Song of the Year for "Don't Comfort Me" 
    • Album of the Year for "Chase Your Devils Down" 
    • Guitarist of the Year for Wallace Mullinax (3rd straight year)
    • Drummer of the Year for Daniel Crider
    • Bassist of the Year for Oliver Goldstein
  • Appeared on VH1's 2014 "You Oughta Know Presents Make a Band Famous" - Top 24
  • The band has opened for Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Patterson Hood, Col. Bruce Hampton and Orgone to name a few

If you're not already a fan, come prepared to buy all of their music after the show wraps up.

BYOG

BYOG is a 5-piece jam driven vehicle that currently resides in Charleston, SC. Since their reformation in the Spring of 2013, BYOG has hit the road regionally, covering most of the South East, sharing stages with the likes of Moon Taxi, EarPhunk, and the Heavy Pets, all in their short tenure as a band. BYOG is a must see live act, frequenting The Charleston Pour House, Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, NC, and Sky City in Augusta, GA. BYOG is David Buck, Blake Zahnd, JP Treadaway, and Phil Pasquini.

This is one of Charleston's most active local bands and where they go, the party follows. Come out and see what all the hype is about this Friday at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina!

In other exciting news:

May Newsletter

The People Behind The Handle

We loved helping The People Behind The Handle party come to life by booking one of our favorite artists, Nathan Salley, to play some awesome tunes for all of us social media lovers.  The event was a huge success and it was great talking with other local social media aficionados about how they bring their ideas to life.  Local blogger Charleston Food Writer put together this event so other creative minds who spend their time writing and photographing their passions and sharing them with the world could have a chance to shake hands, make friends, discuss ideas, drink, eat and enjoy the amazing environment that the Striped Pig Distillery provides.  We can't wait until next year! 

Rocket Man: A Tribute to Sir Elton John

Tokyo Joe has a very special show in store for us. If there is anybody in the world who should be covering the music of Elton John, it is Tokyo Joe. Their renditions of your favorite classics are astonishingly accurate and full of energy. You do not want to miss this! Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event and to purchase your tickets ahead of time here.

 

Tickets: $20 Gallery | $25 Orchestra | $15 Student

Party at the Point

Our favorite season is here, and we aren't just talking about the gorgeous sunny weather that's finally come back around. We're talking about Party at the Point season, and this summer's schedule is nothing short of amazing. We can't wait to see all your beautiful faces at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina each Friday for the next ten weeks from 5:30pm-9:30pm! This week will feature Machine Funk: A Tribute to Widespread Panic, so come ready to rock out to all of your favorite Panic tunes!

Things you can look forward this season include: 

May 6: Party at the Point with Machine Funk (A Tribute to Widespread Panic)

May 13: Party at the Point - May 13th with The Dead 27s and BYOG

May 20: Party at the Point May 20th - Dangermuffin with Trongone Band

May 27: Party at the Point with The Dave Matthews Tribute Band

June 3: Party at the Point with Sol Driven Train with Fowlers Mustache

June 10: Party at the Point with Scarlet Begonias (A Tribute to The Grateful Dead)

June 17: Party at the Point with Sibling Rivalry with The Steppin Stones and The High Divers

June 24: Party at the Point with The Blue Dogs with Whiskey Run

July 1: Party at the Point Season Finale with Banana Pancakes (A Tribute to Jack Johnson)

Last Band Standing

Congratulations to our winners so far! Be sure to come out to Wild Wing Café in Mount Pleasant to catch this week's heated competition between semi-finalists Sondor Blue and High 5. Check out the Facebook event for more information and RSVP to stay updated on any new happenings!

RSVP here

EFM Weddings

Planning a wedding can be so much fun, but frustrating if you don't know where to look to find the best possible entertainment. That's where we come in. We are currently booking like crazy for all of our beautiful EFM brides to make sure they have their dream playlist to help make their wedding night the best of their lives. We work exclusively with Charleston's best DJ's and it is all of our missions to give you a perfect evening of entertainment. DJ NattyHeavy and DJ RDot are some of the lowcountry's most in-demand DJ's so be sure to book early! We are already busy booking weddings into spring and summer 2017. 

 

 

July Newsletter

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.  -  Bob Marley

Christmas in July

Although most people are sunbathing and swimming this time of year with no sign of snow on their mind, at Ear For Music we are dreaming of a “White Christmas.” July is the prime time to book bands for holiday parties and we have plenty to choose from. We have you covered with variety & party bands, DJs, and acoustic acts for your home or office holiday party.  Check out some of our favorite artists below and book today!

Soul Fish

Playing crowd favorites from country, pop and top 40 hits, Soul Fish will keep a smile on your face and your legs moving all night! http://www.earformusic.com/soul-fish

DJ Natty Heavy

Everyone will be dancing at the party with DJ Natty Heavy entertaining. From mash-ups, to the top 40s, to any genre of music you want DJ Natty Heavy has you covered. Don’t forget to keep this sought after DJ in mind while planning your party! http://www.earformusic.com/djnattyheavy

The Secrets

This funk band’s sound is Motown inspired playing variety music in funk, blues, and jazz styles. If you want to boogie, we suggest booking The Secrets for your event. http://www.earformusic.com/the-secrets

 

Rockin’ The River

Who doesn’t love a free concert? We have partnered with The City of North Charleston and Icebox for our summer concert series at Waterfront Park. Come enjoy some live music next month on August 6;  Bootless Band, a country southern rock band, will be performing. 

Upcoming Events

Slightly Stoopid at the Charleston Tea Plantation

Slightly Stoopid, the Expendables, and the Dirty Heads on July 18th at the Charleston Tea Plantation. Come to a night full of reggae at the country’s only Tea Plantation, the same venue that holds the annual First Flush Festival. Purchase your tickets at the Music Farm box office without a fee open Tuesdays- Thursdays 2 pm- 6 pm or at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/473461.  Also available Shade Tents and Shuttle Tickets!!

The Scarlet Wedding Tour

We are thrilled to be a part of the Scarlet Wedding Tour again this year.  The tour gives engaged couples a view of some of Charleston’s best wedding venues, food vendors, bar services, florists, and of course music.  Look out for one of our favorite artists, JamiSun, at the Striped Pig Distillery.  For more information go to http://www.scarletplandesign.com/scarlet-wedding-tour/

THANK YOU!!

We want to thank everyone who came out the Party at the Point for The Dubplates on June 19th.   We raised $5000 for the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund and we could not have done it without the donations collected in jars from Party at the Point Patrons, The Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, The Dubplates, The Bridge 105.5, and Ear For Music’s personal donation.   We are so proud of our city for coming together in such a peaceful way during an absolute tragedy.  We are Charleston Strong!