8th Annual Charleston Beach Music and Shag Fest
North Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Eighth Annual Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festival Slated For
August 24 & 25
Featured acts are Carolina Breeze Band, Shrimp City Slim with Juke Joint Johnny, Legends of Beach, with JACKIE GORE, Angel Rissoff, Fantastic Shakers and Jim Quick & Coastline deejays Gerry Scott, Andy Todd, Betty Brown and Jim Bowers. Shag instructors will offer instruction and demonstrations.
The eighth annual Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festival will be held on August 24 and 25 in the ballroom of the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, which is connected to the Embassy Suites, organizer Harriett Grady has announced. Featured acts are Carolina Breeze Band, Shrimp City Slim with Juke Joint Johnny, Legends of Beach, Angel Rissoff, Fantastic Shakers and Jim Quick & Coastline deejays Gerry Scott, Andy Todd, Betty Brown and Jim Bowers. Shag instructors will offer instruction and demonstrations.
Charleston-based Carolina Breeze Band plays classic beach music along with tunes from the 50s and 60s, R&B and classic rock. The festival will be their inaugural performance. Keyboard player Shrimp City Slim takes his blues revue on tour annually. For this event, he’s teaming up with harmonica wizard Juke Joint Johnny, sure to be a favorite with shaggers.
North Carolina-based Legends of Beach is the quintessential beach music band featuring powerhouse vocals along with a breathtaking signature horn section. They boast not only beach music icon Jackie Gore, but also his high-energy daughter Terri Gore. This will be a performance to see.
Soul singer Angel Rissoff comes to the festival all the way from New York City. Formerly with Little Isadore & the Inquisitors (he was Little Leopold), Angel sang lead for the group’s smash single, “Harlem Hit Parade.” He has performed with pop star Cyndi Lauper, teen idol Dion and more. Grady says, “I met Angel in the 90s when he was singing with Little Isidore at Fun Monday [part of the annual ten-day Fall S.O.S. event]. I can’t wait to hear him with the Legends.”
The Fantastic Shakers, led by the inimitable Bo Shronce, deliver a high-power performance wherever they go. One of the best dance bands around, they’ll cover beach, blues, boogie and more. Over the years, this six-man band has become one of the most popular in the Carolinas. According to Grady, “I still think Bo Schronce is the hottest thing on the beach music market.”
Jim Quick & Coastline bring a combination of power, charm, humor and talent to the stage. Performing their own brand of blues-edged swamp funk and soul, the group has a following that will sing along with every tune they play.
Doors open at 1 p.m. each day. On Saturday, Carolina Breeze Band performs from 1 – 2 p.m. There will be shag lessons and demonstrations from 2 - 3 p.m. Local blues icons Shrimp City slim & Juke Joint Johnny take the stage at 3 p.m. with deejay Gerry Scott spinning tunes from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Legends of Beach featuring Jackie Gore and daughter Terri Gore perform Performers
Carolina Breeze Band , Shrimp City Slim, The Legends of Beach , Angel Rissoff, Jim Quick and Coastline, The Fantastic Shakers Venue
North Charleston , S.C. Times
Doors, 1:00 pm; close, 11:00 pm Admission & Parking
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