It looks like the much-anticipated ShineFest 2009 concert has solidified its lineup. Set for Sat. Oct. 17 at the Joseph P. Riley Stadium, the all-day, all-ages event already boasts an impressive lineup — and there's likely more to come.
"ShineFest is designed to be fun for all ages, while supporting education and promoting the awareness of all that's good," say festival organizers. "The mission of ShineFest is to raise money for the Charleston County School District and the Citadel Foundation, while providing great entertainment in a safe, family-friendly environment; to highlight area organizations working to improve the overall community through their education and advocacy efforts; and to help meet the mission of the Trip Page Education Initiative to grow responsible, aware, and giving individuals."
Confirmed performers include veteran jam band Blues Traveler, local roots-rock group The Blue Dogs, prog/jam drummer Jeff Sipe's trio, and local ensembles Sol Driven Train, Number One Contender, Dangermuffin, and Gaslight Street. The event also includes a Children's Universe hosted by Creative Spark with Sol Driven Train providing original children's music.
Early-bird passes are available for $35 through July 31. The advance-ticket price is $40 from Aug. 1 through Oct. 16. VIP tickets are available for $100. Kids under 12 get in for free. The festival will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the Charleston County School District and The Trip Page Endowment Scholarship at The Citadel.
Shinefest 2009 is sponsored by TurnKey Creative, Copy Cat, Stella Nova, All That's Good Italian Ice, Torch velvet Lounge, Creative Spark, and the City Paper.
Visit shinefestcharleston.com for more.