by Susan Cohen
The Gusto Group — Mandy Coleman and Hilary Johnson — has been responsible for events like the Charleston Beer Garden and the Lowcountry Hoedown, and now they’re tackling their very first music festival. The Spring Jam Music Fest will take place March 23-24, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Brittlebank Park, just in time to welcome the warming weather.
“We’ve always loved the idea of doing a live music event, and we happen to have a little crush on Brittlebank Park,” Johnson says. “It’s the perfect setting for music.” The fest will feature 10 bands performing over two days, including the Vagabond Union, Stop Light Observations, the Corduroy Road, and Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work. More acts will be announced as the date gets closer. The day will also feature food trucks, beer, and an arts and crafts village with more than 30 vendors. Two-day tickets are $30 in advance, while one-day passes are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Stay tuned to springjammusicfest.com for updates.