The Charleston Gaillard Center
's opening week starts on Mon. Oct. 19. Individual tickets, which were previously unavailable, will go on sale starting this Wed. Sept. 16.
The opening week will look like this:
On Mon. Oct. 19, Sounds of the Holy City: Gospel Meets Jazz will open the Gaillard's first week of performances. This concert features Lowcountry Voices, a group which performs choral music in the Lowcountry tradition, the Charlton Singleton Quintet, Karen Clark Sheard, Blanch McAllister-Dykes, and Desmond Pringle. Lowcountry voices recently provided the music for the funeral service of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of the Emanuel Nine. Charlton Singleton, a prolific Lowcountry performer and conductor of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra will perform with Mark Sterbank, Richard White Jr., Kevin Hamilton, and Quentin Baxter. Charleston native Desmond Pringle, best known for singing back up tenor to R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly," will also perform.
Ticket prices start at $14.50 and go on sale on Wed. Sept. 16.
Charlton Singleton will perform with four others in the Charlton Singleton Quintet.
The week continues with the one, the only Brian Wilson (yes that Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys) performing on Tues. Oct. 20. Wilson, the creative force behind songs like "Surfer Girl," "I Get Around," and "California Girls," and the brains behind what's considered by many music critics to be one of the best albums of all time — Pet Sounds
— will be joined by former Beach Boys bandmate Al Jardine, a guitarist and singer-songwriter. Ticket prices start at $39.50 and go on sale on Mon. Sept. 21.
Gaillard Country Unplugged featuring Randy Owen, Richie McDonald, Larry Stewart, and Tracy Lawrence hits the Gaillard on Wed. Oct. 21. Owen, the lead vocalist of the band Alabama, along with Lonestar's McDonald, and Restless Heart's Stewart and Tracy Lawrence, will take the stage for the first time together to play some of their famous acoustic country songs. Ticket prices start at $39.50 and go on sale on Wed. Sept. 16.
Chanticleer, an all-male ensemble chorus, will play at the Gaillard on Thurs. Oct. 22. The Grammy-winning group is known for performing music that ranges from jazz to gospel to what the Gaillard calls "venturesome new music." Ticket prices start at $15 and go on sale on Wed. Sept. 16.
The Gaillard plans to release more fall and winter shows soon, so check our website for updates. If individual tickets are too plebian for ya, check out the Gaillard's ticket series