Jazz, Blues, & More, Music

Concert in the Park

When: Fri., June 1, 7-10 p.m. 2012

Celebrating Allan Park's centennial year. Local bands the V-Tones and the Beebos are performing at a celebration in Allan Park, a little patch of land on Ashley Avenue that's currently undergoing renovations. The Charleston Parks Conservancy has raised $10,000 of its $15,000 goal to make over the park with more flora, a new garden, and an improved irrigation system. Crowds can relax on the benches or by the fountains in Charleston's little-known gem during its hundredth year.

Good, weird vibes. The V-Tones have created quite a buzz in the Charleston music community. Influenced by jazz, ragtime, and gypsy music, the V-Tones are a self-proclaimed "philharmonic group therapy session." If you don't know what that means, there's one more reason to check out this free concert. For those who're more fans of the banjo than the ukulele, the Beebos will be there to deliver a good, healthy dose of bluegrass.

Bring the fam. Tucked away on the edge of downtown Charleston, Allan Park is a perfect place to escape the central Spoleto madness. The park is located between Congress and Huger streets near Hampton Park, away from the main King and Calhoun stretch — no horrible King Street traffic or parking here. The event is family-friendly, and the open space means that yes, you can bring your dog. Because Fido likes good music, too.

Elizabeth Estochen

Price: Free

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