Charleston's Music Farm strikes new partnership with concert promoter

The Music Farm on Ann Street in downtown Charleston opened in 1991 in former train depot.

One of Charleston's oldest nightclubs has entered a strategic partnership with a national concert promoter.

The deal between the Music Farm and AC Entertainment was announced Tuesday.

The partnership also extends to the Music Farm Columbia, which is scheduled to open September.

Terms were not disclosed.

AC Entertainment has worked closely with Music Farm Productions, owner of the Charleston club, since 2008.

"We are extremely excited to be entering into this next stage of our relationship with AC Entertainment and look forward to combining our efforts to produce more quality shows in the Carolinas and the Southeastern United States," said Marshall Lowe, founder of Music Farm Productions.

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AC Entertainment said it's among the most active concert promoters in the Charleston and Columbia areas. Its lineup of shows have included the Avett Brothers, John Legend, B. B. King, Steely Dan, Bassnectar, Alison Krauss & Union Station, and Hall & Oates. It's also a cofounder and producer of the famed Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.

"The growing cultural vitality we see in both Charleston and Columbia is inspiring. There's tremendous potential here," AC Entertainment founder and CEO Ashley Capps said in a statement.

The Music Farm on Ann Street is one of the longest-running live music clubs in the Southeast. The 23-year-old concert venue is housed in a historic train depot built in the 1850s.