[MOUNT PLEASANT] – Nothing says summer like listening to live music and dancing the night away. Starting in April, Charleston County Parks is offering its popular Shaggin’ on the Cooper series. On April 27, the Mount Pleasant Pier will come alive with the sounds of beach music when the Shaggin’ on the Cooper series kicks off with Charleston-based The Hot Pepper Band.
As summer settles on the South, bands from the Charleston area and throughout the state will perform monthly at the Mount Pleasant Pier (see schedule below). All Shaggin’ on the Cooper events are held at the foot of the 1250-foot-long pier next to Memorial Waterfront Park, the perfect spot to catch the cool breezes and the views of Charleston Harbor and the Ravenel Bridge.
Advance tickets are $8 per person. Space is limited, so advance purchase is recommended. If available, tickets sold on site are $10. Gates for Shaggin’ on the Cooper open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. Beverages are available for purchase on site and food is available for sale at the Mount Pleasant Pier’s River Watch Café. Food and beverages are not included in ticket prices and coolers are not allowed. Guests are allowed to bring their own chair.To purchase advance tickets or for more information on these events, call 843-795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.
2019 Shaggin’ on the Cooper Schedule:
- April 27 with The Hot Pepper Band
- May 18 with Shem Creek Boogie Band
- June 15 with The Coppertones
- July 13 with The Sneakers
- August 10 with Vinyl Daze
- September 7 with Recollections
In addition to Shaggin’ on the Cooper, this year will mark the introduction of Motown in the Moonlight. Similar in style to the Shaggin’ series, Motown in the Moonlight will showcase the “sound that changed America” at the Mount Pleasant Pier on May 4 and September 21 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
2019 Motown in the Moonlight Schedule:
- May 4 with Bobby Alvarez and the Supernaturals
- September 21 with The Majestics
Shaggin’ on the Cooper and Motown in the Moonlight are brought to you by Dasani, Kirkman Broadcasting and your Charleston County Parks. For more information on these events, call 843-795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.