My Charleston Weekend: Live performances, women's golf on tap for weekend
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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.”
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
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
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.
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.
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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