Charleston for Music Lovers

As the region that brought shag music and The Charleston dance phenomenon to the forefront, it's no wonder that the Lowcountry offers such a plethora of opportunity for music aficionados.

From larger music venues such as the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center that bring national acts to the stage, to more intimate venues such as the rustic Awendaw Green that draws 100 or so people to its barn jams under country oaks each week, Charleston simply has the music spectrum covered.

Watch the likes of Garth Brooks, the Moody Blues or Fallout Boy perform at the Coliseum/PAC. See such legends as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez in such acoustically perfect concert settings as the Charleston Music Hall and the newly refurbished Gaillard Center. Grind and beat with hundreds of others while you position yourself toward the front of the stage and jam for such acts as Yonder Mountain String Band at Music Farm, Reverend Horton Heat at Pour House or Edwin McCain or Darius Rucker at the Windjammer. Join the masses, meanwhile, at such public settings as the annual Spoleto USA Festival or one of the Charleston County Parks' many music offerings.

Most music lovers should already know about Charleston and what it has to offer, but for those who may need a little help, we offer here a dozen Lowcountry spots that will keep you in the groove.