Sibling Rivalry at Party at the Point Featuring The Steppin Stones and The High Divers

Sibling rivalries have always been a thing of the summer — races down the gravel drive, swimming further and faster in the Atlantic, diving into the neighborhood pool with greater style and flair. This summer won’t be any different from the ones we’ve always known, but this year siblings Luke Mitchell and Hannah Wicklund are taking the family competitive spirit up a notch at Party at the Point. This Friday their respective bands, The High Divers and The Steppin Stones, will be performing their rock ’n roll, indie Americana tunes into the crisp summer air. 

The High Divers

The High Divers bring an incredibly cool flavor to the genre of Americana music that is entirely unique, captivating, and wholly fun. These Charlestonians will definitely get you dancing along this Friday at 6:30 p.m. and their restless honesty will keep you smiling, laughing, and loving the fullness of life long after their done playing. 

The Steppin Stones

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It’s no wonder that The Steppin Stones are traveling all up and down the East Coast this summer playing their tunes for eager audiences. This soul driven trio rocks as hard as 3 people can, bringing their own brand of heartfelt, skillful playing to the stage. Their sure to impress you with their rocking jams and powerful originals. With 2 full length albums and an EP under their belt, these seasoned rockers know how to wow. The Steppin Stones go on 8:00 p.m. this Friday, June 17th. 

Both of these bands will be tugging heartstrings and rocking out. You’ll have to come and decide for yourself which sibling wins this friendly, fun rivalry! 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.  

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. 

 

 

Weekly Recap

Wow! What a fun and busy month. The Ear For Music Team has been celebrating the beginning of spring by bringing some awesome tunes to the lowcountry and beyond.  We love being able to enhance this sunny warm weather with the soundtracks to match.  Here is what we have been up to!

The steppin Stones return to the charleston pour house

It's finally time for The Steppin Stones to bring rock n' roll fever back to the city that we all call home.  They will be accompanied by The Vegabonds and Piano. so be sure to get there early to catch all three high energy acts! The show starts at 8:00. You can RSVP and stay updated on the event here. We can't wait to see y'all there!

St. Patrick's Day in Savannah

 First off, THANK YOU party people, for making this one of the most fun St. Patrick's Day Festivals we have ever experienced. We could not do this without your support and spirit! We love working with our largest client Wild Wing Cafe on our largest event for the of the year.  City Market Savannah hosts (what we think) is the best party in town.  This year we featured Chuck Courtenay Duo, A Nickel Bag Of Funk, DJ Unieq of The Club Bullies, Liquid Ginger, Dave Landeo, The Steppin Stones, The Midnight City, Whiskey Run, Ellen Drive, Tokyo Joe, U-Phonik, and Lyn Avenue.  Everybody put on a great show! Here are some highlights:

Aaron Robinson doing what he does best: rocking out with Ellen Drive

Ear For Music Owner/Local Music Extraordinaire Rob Lamble manning the t-shirt gun 

DJ Unieq kept the crowd moving all weekend

We loved seeing all of your beautiful smiling faces getting down on the dance floor. Cheers to you guys! We will see you next year.

Needtobreathe classic

This is such a fun event for such a good cause and we're always blown away by how well it comes together. Thank you to all who participated in helping raise money for Palmetto Medical Initiative! 

The intimate showcase before the tournament was awesome and the room looked beautiful! The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory is such a versatile venue. It is always a great time seeing it come together.

The Post-Tournament show was also amazing! Thank you to all who helped make this event a huge success. We were so lucky to be joined by some amazing musicians like Matt Kearney, Switchfoot, American Authors and Need to Breathe. 

Last band standing at wild wing mount pleasant

Do you like healthy competition, loud music, wings, and beer? If you answered yes to any of the above, this competition is for you. Only at Last Band Standing can you battle it out with other local musicians who think they have what it takes to take home $100 in cold hard cash. Even the losers will be awarded with wings and beer, so everybody comes out ahead and us observers will have an amazing time watching it all unfold.  If you think you or a friend has what it takes to go head to head with other talented local musicians, send an email with your band details to LastBandStanding@wildwingcafe.com for your chance to win! (Or lose, if you can even count it as losing.)

efm presents chatham county line with special guest red cedar review at the woolfe street playhouse

The Woolfe Street Playhouse is the perfect space to experience the more intimate side of the concert-going world. That is one of so many reasons why we are ready to put on our stompin' boots on April 7th and boogie with Raleigh Newgrass legends Chatham County Line. They will be joined by local act Red Cedar Review for what is sure to be a night to remember. Tickets are $18 advance and can be purchased at the door for $20. You can RSVP and stay updated about show information here.  

November Newsletter

Sibling Rivalry featuring The Steppin Stones and The High Divers

We are so excited about this show featuring the Sibling Rivalry of two of our favorite bands, The Steppin Stones and The High Divers, at The Music Farm on November 28th.  Which sibling are you rooting for? Tickets available at Music Farm Charleston.  See ya there!!

Blue Dogs 3rd Annual Homecoming Show

It’s that time of year again for Blue Dogs 3rd Annual Homecoming Show.  We love working with Blue Dogs and look forward to finding out who the special guests will be this year.  Proceeds of this show go to The MUSC Children’s Hospital.  For more information go to http://www.bluedogs.com/home

Jump, Little Children

The Jump, Little Children shows presented by Ear For Music and The Bridge 105.5 at Music Farm on December 30th and 31st are sold out.   We are stoked that one of Charleston’s legendary bands have come back together for these very special shows. 

Smoke on The Harbor BBQ Throwdown

EFM is proud to work with Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina on one of the tastiest events of the year – The 4th Annual Smoke on The Harbor BBQ Throwdown.  EFM will be bringing some great artists including JamiSun, Bootless, Chase Martin and Bryson Jennings.  There will be public tasting and judging of the best wings, BBQ, a mixology competition and more!  For more information go to http://www.smokeontheharbor.com/schedule-of-events.html.

Headliner of Smoke on The Harbor -  Bryson Jennings

Headliner of Smoke on The Harbor - Bryson Jennings

Sol Southwest Kitchen and Tequila Bar

We think that SOL is one of the best restaurants in Mt. Pleasant and Ear For Music continues to bring you some of the best acoustic acts to Sol for Tequila Thursdays.  

  • November 5th - Rotie Salley
  • November 12th - Dave Landeo
  • November 19th - Supper Reggae Man
  • November 25th - Special Wednesday PreTurkey Jam with Patrick Norris

Wild Wing Cafe  - PreTurkey Day Bash!

Looking for something to do the day before Thanksgiving.? All the Wild Wing Café locations that EFM books will be having a PreTurkey Day Bash! See below for your favorite WWC location and artists.

  • Charleston: Chase Martin
  • Mt Pleasant: Plane Jane
  • N.Charleston: Ellen Drive
  • Hilton Head Island: Groove Town Assault
  • Bluffton: Permanent Tourist
  • Savannah: Souls Harbor
  • Columbia, The Vista: DM Radio
  • Columbia, Harbison: Emory Lane
  • Greenville: Johnny Utah & The Ex-Presidents
  • Spartanburg: The Kenny George Band
  • S.Charlotte: Peace & Love
  • Charlotte Epicentre: Frequency 4

The Cove Oyster Grille Sunset Acoustic Series

We are working with The Bridge 105.5 and 98 Rock to bring to you The Cove Acoustic Sunset Concert Series at The Cove Oyster Bar & Grill on Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston.  

  • November 6th - Rotie Salley
  • November 13th- Nathan Salley
  • November 20th - Return Of The Mack
  • November 27th - Randall & Justin from Ellen Drive

Thank You

Thank you to Empire Sports Management for another year of having EFM production manage Denny & Mark’s ProAm Jam.  We are proud to work with your team and be a part of this very special event.  

Thank you to our hard-working production crew for another successful event!

 

RIP

Charleston lost a beloved member of our community, Gary Alameda.  Gary ran G’s Hot Dogs and for most of us visiting his hot dog cart after work, after the bar, or just for a late night snack was the best part of our night.  Our hearts our heavy as we say goodbye to Gary.  For more information on Gary and how you can donate to a Go Fund Me started by his family visit: https://www.gofundme.com/doit4g

Gary Alameda of G's Hotdogs

Gary Alameda of G's Hotdogs