This weekend stands out for its wide range of musical offerings — from rock tributes to classical to band geek. Rock out however you see fit.
The biggest concerts this weekend are Kenny Chesney on Saturday (sold out), and the Beatles vs. Stones Benefit Show at the Tin Roof Sunday. The concert features lots of local big names like Cary Ann Hearst, The Defilers, and Leslie, and the $10 tickets benefit Andrew Wall, who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. (Pictured are participants Lesley Carroll and Jamie Resch.) If you haven't been to Mt. Pleasant's new Waterfront Park, Saturday night would be a good time to check it out — party-rock band SuperDeluxe will be playing dance favorites on the pier. Also Saturday, Eye Level Art hosts a special performance by Gradual Lean featuring Lee Barbour, Quentin Baxter, Kevin Hamilton and Charlton Singleton, with live painting by Scott Debus and Chris Dotson.
If your musical tastes lean more toward the classical, the Mozart in the South Festival is this weekend, with a wide range of events and performances around town. Gluttons that we are, we're most excited about Mozart and Moo Shu at the Farmers Market Saturday, where you can get lunch from Fish for $10 while listening to musicians from Chamber Music Charleston perform.
The Palmetto Invitational Band Classic is Sunday at Johnson Hagood Stadium. See the talents of Burke High School and other high school marching bands across the state.
A few other events featuring music but not exclusively music-related are Eco-Epicurious for Earth Force on Friday at the Turning Leaf, featuring local music, farm-fresh cooking demos, and food tastings paired with libations. Also, the Fuel Block Party on Sunday includes a dunk tank, water slide, waterless car wash demo, bocce, and live music.
Continue the getting-wet theme by taking your pooch to the Dog Day Afternoon at Whirlin' Waters on Sunday. That's right, the waterpark is going to the dogs for the day. And it's going to be amazing.
Prefer futbal to football? Well Friday night is the Battery’s final regular season home game, and it’s also Salute to Heroes night, with all firemen, police, and EMS getting in for free. A limited amount of $5 tickets are available at the door, and there will be fireworks after the game. But if you’re already salivating over the NFL season, head to Farringdon Bistropub Sunday for their NFL Kick-off Beer Dinner — five courses of football-happy food paired with great beer for $35.
Butterfly Consignments on Upper King welcomes bargain-lovers to their grand opening celebration Friday.
City Gallery hosts the opening reception for the MOJA Festival Exhibition on Sunday, featuring works from Jonathan Green and his proteges.
Happy weekend. Don't sit on the couch watching too much football, y'hear? Check out the full weekend event calendar here.