A Lowcountry full of Spring, March 2016 events, await your arrival. Bring the whole family for a great Spring Break! Enjoy Charleston and her waterways plus fascinating historic sites. March 2016’s Spring weather is simply a great time to get out-on-the-water and visit captivating Fort Sumter where the first shot of the Civil War was fired!
TripAdvisor ranked the Holy City 3rd place in its list of top American travel destinations, placing it as more popular than the likes of Las Vegas, San Francisco, New Orleans and the nation’s capital! Fort Sumter Tours is also award-winning. Fort Sumter Tours is the recipient of a “Certificate of Excellence” awarded by TripAdvisor. # 1 Top USA Destination was voted by Conde Nast Traveler readers, for Fort Sumter. And, Travel & Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards ranked Charleston, South Carolina # 1 in the USA & Canada and #2 in World’s Best Cities via the Reader’s Choice Awards.
Guests board at informative Liberty Square’s Fort Sumter Visitors Center…part of the Charleston Maritime Center. Don’t miss this great opportunity that the whole family will enjoy!
Fort Sumter Tours is the only authorized National Park Service concessioner, proudly owned and operated for over 50 years by The Campsens, a local Charlestonian family with generations of maritime heritage. Booking online is a seabreeze via fortsumtertours.com or simply call Toll-Free 1-800-789-3678 or 843-722-BOAT. Cancellations with refunds accepted up to 24-hours in-advance. Parking is easy at nearby Aquarium Wharf garage or metered on-street. Embarkations are also available on the Mt. Pleasant side of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge at Patriots Point.
Downtown Historic Charleston
Bach Festival ~ First (Scots) Presbyterian Church ~ 03/04, 03/05 & 03/06/2016
March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Bach and His Circle: Music for Violin and Continuo. Duets, trios and solos for cello and harpsichord played by Cynthia Roberts, Chloe Fedor, baroque violins; Phoebe Carrai, baroque cello, and harpsichord, Leonard Schmid.
March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital by Dr. JeeYoon Choi: From the German Baroque to Romanticism: J. S. Bach and His Legacy
March 6, 4:00 p.m.
Bach Cantatas and Handel Anthems performed by the Charleston University Concert Singers (directed by Valerie Bullock) and the Charleston Baroque Orchestra with Margaret Kelly Cook, soprano, and Jennifer Luiken, mezzo soprano under the direction of Ricard Bordas.Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or online at www.first-scots.org.
Black Jacket Symphony: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Tickets ~ 03/04/2016
Charleston Music Hall
The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of hand-picked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Following the album and a brief intermission, the Black Jacket Symphony returns to the stage to perform a collection of greatest hits by the evenings artist.Tickets are $150 and up. Showtime 8:00PM. http://charlestonmusichall.com/
Joan Baez Tickets ~ 03/16/2016
Charleston Music Hall
Experience the music of a political and songwriting powerhouse. Joan Baez, known for her influential civil rights work in addition to the career that recently won her a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Recording Academy, returns to the Holy City with a performance of old favorites as well as songs from her most recent album. Tickets are $83 and up. Showtime 8:00PM. http://charlestonmusichall.com/
Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co. & Nameless Numberhead Tickets ~ 03/20/2016
Charleston Music Hall
Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company brings the very best of Theatres in NYC and LA directly to you. It’s your chance to see Stars of today and tomorrow live on stage from the theatre that brought you comedy greats like Horatio Sanz, Amy Poehler, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, MTV’s Human Giant, the Daily Show’s Rob Riggle and many, many more.
Charleston, SC $32 and up. Showtime 7:00pm.http://charlestonmusichall.com/
New York City Ballet Presents: MOVES ~ 03/08 & 03/09/2016
Charleston Gaillard Center
MOVES is a new performance presenting dynamic works from the New York City Ballet’s vast repertory. MOVES enthralls with the unexpected intensity derived from sounds produced by the dancers and live music. Whether a ballet tells a story or concerns itself with pure dance, its form is determined by the web of music on which it is composed. MOVES permits the audience to respond solely to the action of the dance, to respond directly to the curiosity of movement. Showtime 7:30pm. http://www.gaillardcenter.com/
CSO Pops: Country Legends ~ Charleston Gaillard Center ~ 03/12/2016
Nashville performers Rachel Potter & Patrick Thomas guest in a tribute to the greatest Stars in Country Music. Classics such as Crazy, Jolene, & Ring of Fire will leave your country soul content. 7:30pm. http://www.gaillardcenter.com/
Saturday Night Fever ~ Charleston Gaillard Center ~ 03/14/2016
One of the most beloved dance stories of all time in a spectacular new production, Saturday Night Fever is the coming of age tale of a young Tony Manero who learns the value of life in 1970’s Brooklyn.
Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees, including “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever,” “Jive Talking,” “You Should Be Dancing,” and “How Deep is Your Love,” in addition to several new songs written especially for this production. 7:30pm. http://www.gaillardcenter.com/
CSO Masterworks: Mendelssohn’s Italian ~ Charleston Gaillard Center ~ 03/18 & 03/19/2016
Yuriy Bekker, Conductor | PROJECT Trio. Gioachino Rossini -The Overture to La Gazza Ladra Adam Schoenberg Concerto. Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major. 7:30pm. http://www.gaillardcenter.com/
As You Like It (National Theatre of London broadcast) ~ 34 West Theater Company ~ 03/20 & 03/21/2016
Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. Join us for a night of the best in British Theatre with an intimate screening of AS YOU LIKE IT. Beer, Wine, Champagne Cocktails, sodas and light snacks are available. $20.7pm, doors open at 6:30pm. Parking garage available on Pinckney Street.