When: Sat., March 29, 12 p.m. 2014
Spending a Saturday at a waterfront park, listening to music, and sipping on some brews makes us happy. And we’ll be extra happy on Saturday at the second annual Spring Jam, when we get all of that and then some. Two stages will be set up along the Ashley River at Brittlebank Park with performances from 10 bands, such as Augustana — you may remember them for the 2005 hit “Boston” — Flight of the Phoenix, Death of Paris, and Charleston locals Brave Baby and the Dead 27s, plus others. “We have emerging artists like the Wild Feathers and Saints of Valory, whose careers are taking off in a huge way, and established artists like Augustana, who’s kicking off their first tour in a few years,” says Hilary Johnson of the Gusto Group, the folks behind the fest. “But we love having homegrown talent on the bill, so we’re thrilled to have the Dead 27s and Brave Baby represent Charleston’s sweet music scene.” And if you need a break from the music, the fest will have an arts and goods village, which’ll have retail pop-ups (like the Rolling Rack), as well as the sudsy good stuff. Bay Street Biergarten, Old Salt Gourmet Pretzels, King of Pops, Charleston Sound, Ecolibrio, and others will all be setting up shop. The festival is for all ages, and kids under five get in for free, but sadly your furry friends are not welcome. The same goes for coolers and outside food.
Price: $25/ adv., $33/door