My Charleston Weekend: Live performances, women's golf on tap for weekend

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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The Killers will perform at Family Circle Magazine Stadium on Tuesday.
  • Sawyer Brown (pictured), along with Little Texas, will perform at Boone Hall Plantation on Saturday.
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    Sawyer Brown (pictured), along with Little Texas, will perform at Boone Hall Plantation on Saturday.

  • Little Texas (pictured), along with Sawyer Brown, will perform at Boone Hall Plantation on Saturday.
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    Little Texas (pictured), along with Sawyer Brown, will perform at Boone Hall Plantation on Saturday.

  • Rob Delaney will perform Thursday at Theatre 99.
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    Rob Delaney will perform Thursday at Theatre 99.

  • Eric Clapton performs during the 2011 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. His 2013 show at Madison Square Gardens was recorded and will air at two local movie theaters on Tuesday.
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    Eric Clapton performs during the 2011 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. His 2013 show at Madison Square Gardens was recorded and will air at two local movie theaters on Tuesday.

The Killers, a band with a new wave-esque British sound, will perform at Family Circle Magazine Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 13., behind its latest release, “Battle Born.”

The Killers

With a new wave-esque British sound, The Killers were originally passed over by labels in the States when they emerged in 2001. With the Las Vegas-based group's first single, “Mr. Brightside,” finding footing overseas and then at home, the group quickly found their debut album “Hot Fuss” earning some serious air time. The indie rock quartet has since released three more albums, with sales nearing 20 million, and been nominated for seven Grammy Awards, among numerous others. The band is touring behind its latest release, “Battle Born.”

When: Tuesday, gates open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Family Circle Magazine Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

Price: $25-$65

For more info: www.aeglive.com

Sawyer Brown and Little Texas

One of those rare instances where an act hit it big as a direct result of winning a TV talent show, Sawyer Brown has had a lucrative career for more than 30 years with only a few bumps along the way. Having performed more than 4,000 shows during that time and logging mileage well into the seven figures, the group is celebrating the release of its latest album, very appropriately titled “Travelin' Band.”

Also performing will be Little Texas. With 15 Top 10 hits to their name, including “God Blessed Texas” and “What Might Have Been,” expect to hear your favorites.

Wine, beer and other beverages, as well as food, will be available for purchase. Coolers, outside food or beverages and pets are not permitted.

When: Saturday, gates open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m.

Where: Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant

Price: $25 for general admission, $35.50 for VIP reserved seating, $275 for VIP reserved tables for eight

For more info: boonehallplantation.com

Rob Delaney

Listed as one of the “funniest people on Twitter,” comedian Rob Delaney keeps racking up the accolades. Comedy Central gave him the 2012 Comedy Award for Best Twitter while Variety named him among the 10 Comics to Watch the same year. Originally from Boston, Delaney regularly performs stand-up at the top comedy venues in Los Angeles, New York, and various clubs and theaters across the United States.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St.

Price: $20

For more info: www.theatre99.com

Cheers to Breathing

Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects approximately 30,000 people in the United States. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-South Carolina Chapter aims to fund research and provide specialized medical care to improve the length and quality of life for those living with this disease. For the second year, the organization will gather for an afternoon of live music, food and beverages, a raffle, silent auction and more. All proceeds from the event will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

When: 4-7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Midtown Bar & Grill, 559 King St.

Price: $20

For more info: cheerstobreathing@gmail.com

USGA Championships Women's Amateur

One of the United States Golf Association's original three championships, the Women's Amateur is being held in South Carolina for the first time this year. The week-long event has been conducted since 1895 with only two exceptions, 1917-18 for World War I and 1942-45 for World War II. The championship had a starting field of 156 players, all of whom were competing for the Cox Trophy, the only USGA trophy donated by a person from another country and the oldest survivor among trophies for USGA championships. Spectators are encouraged to attend.

When: Through Sunday

Where: Country Club of Charleston, Country Club Drive

Price: Free

For more info: tinyurl.com/44nhbqw

'Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013'

Were you one of the lucky ones to be in the audience at Madison Square Garden in April for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival? If not, your luck is changing as you live in a place where the guitar god will be making a special one-night appearance. OK, so it's not live, but it's the next best thing, right? The two-night festival was recorded and will be shown, complete with backstage access, at two local theaters. In addition to performances by Clapton, the show features John Mayer, Keith Richards, Keith Urban, the Allman Brothers Band, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Los Lobos, Warren Haynes and more.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Regal Charlestowne Square 18, 2401 Mall Drive in North Charleston and Regal Azalea Square Stadium 16, 215 Azalea Square Blvd. in Summerville

Price: $15

For more info: www.FathomEvents.com, www.ericclapton.com, www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com