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23 major upcoming 2023 concerts in Charleston to get tickets for now

Concert season is upon us in Charleston, with indoor and outdoor venues alike ramping up for the good weather that is already shining down on us. 

Already this year there have been some major announcements, from a quickly sold-out Umphrey's McGee show at The Windjammer to Pitbull playing North Charleston's Riverfront Park.

And of course there are plenty of local music festivals set to grace us with ample elevated tunes, like the Charleston Bluegrass Festival, High Water Festival, High Tide Festival, Cultura Festival and Riverfront Revival. 

Here are 23 other already-announced 2023 concerts to have on your radar as you look forward to spring and summer shows. My recommendation: get your tickets sooner rather than later. And please enjoy my song puns (I'm sorry). 

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Mt. Joy will play three nights in a row at The Windjammer in April. Provided

Mt. Joy

WHAT: The Windjammer is hosting three nights in a row of festival favorite indie folk-rock outfit Mt. Joy on the outdoor beach stage in April. This band typically sells out, so snag those tickets now if you want to revel in that "Silver Lining" and listen to hits like "Astrovan" on the beach with perfect "Strangers." 

WHEN: 7 p.m. April 6-8 

WHERE: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms

PRICE: $70


Pat Benatar + Neil Giraldo

WHAT: At 70 years old, Pat Benatar is still rocking. The "Heartbreaker" hitmaker who asked fans to "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and declared that "Love is a Battlefield" (who's also a four-time Grammy Award winner) will perform with husband Neil Giraldo. 

WHEN: 8 p.m. April 19

WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive



Alice Cooper

WHAT: "School's Out" for summer, and it's time to "Feed My Frankenstein" at the Alice Cooper show. With a career spanning five decades, Cooper still takes the stage in his tight black leather pants and a top hat. 

WHEN: 8 p.m. May 15

WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

PRICE: $56.50+


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Kenny Chesney is one of the many big country acts to perform at the Credit One Stadium on Daniel Island. Danny Clinch/Provided

Kenny Chesney

WHAT: Kelsea Ballerini will open for country superstar Kenny Chesney. "When the Sun Goes Down," it could be "You and Tequila" and Kenny at this show. 

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. May 25

WHERE: Credit One Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

PRICE: $111+


Dave Matthews Band

WHAT: Dave Matthews, who played at the Music Farm when he was just a teenager, will rock out for two nights in a row this summer on Daniel Island. "The Space Between" two other concertgoers belongs to you if you snag a ticket for this. 

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. June 2-3

WHERE: Credit One Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

PRICE: $59+



WHAT: This Athens alternative rock band will take the "Rodeo" to the beachfront stage on Isle of Palms for two nights in a row in May. Psych rock outfit Leon III will open the show. 

WHEN: 7 p.m. June 2-3

WHERE: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms

PRICE: $35 advance, $40 day of show


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The North Mississippi Allstars will perform along with Los Lobos and Taj Mahal at The Refinery. Jason Thrasher/Provided

Los Lobos + Taj Mahal + North Mississippi Allstars

WHAT: Three stellar bands are joining forces for this star-studded show at one of Charleston's newest outdoor venues, The Refinery. Tex-Mex zydeco act Los Lobos are joined by blues musician Taj Mahal and Southern rock group North Mississippi Allstars. "Come on, Let's Go" for "One Time One Night" only. 

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. June 3

WHERE: The Refinery, 1640 Meeting Street Road

PRICE: $60 general admission, $100 VIP


Boz Scaggs

WHAT: Boz Scaggs is "Out of the Blues" with his newest album, though his hits hail back to his days in the Steve Miller Band when he decided to "Take the Money and Run" and "Fly Like an Eagle." 

WHEN: 8 p.m. June 7

WHERE: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. 

PRICE: $79.50-$99.50


REO Speedwagon

WHAT: You "Can't Fight This Feeling" anymore. You've got to get tickets to REO Speedwagon, the rock band from '66 that will "Keep on Loving You" through the decades. "Roll with the Changes" as you're "Ridin' the Storm Out." It's "Time For (You) to Fly" to the Performing Arts Center for this show. 

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. June 13

WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

PRICE: $64+



WHAT: The Good Vibes Summer Tour is coming to town with Rebelution, Iration, The Expendables, Passafire and DJ Mackle. The "Sky is the Limit" at this multi-act show that'll have you "Feeling Alright." 

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. June 15

WHERE: Credit One Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

PRICE: $32-$52



Parliament Funkadelic, featuring fearless leader George Clinton, will perform at The Riviera Theater in June. Provided

Parliament Funkadelic feat. George Clinton

WHAT: After Parliament Funkadelic's fearless leader George Clinton announced he was going to stop touring in 2019, he's back again with the band at 81 years old. Clinton revolutionized R&B during the '70s, twisting soul into funk and adding influences from artists like Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, and Sly and the Family Stone. It's time to "Give Up the Funk" and "Do That Stuff." 

WHEN: 8 p.m. June 16

WHERE: The Riviera Theater, 227 King St. 

PRICE: $67+


Lady A

WHAT: The country music group from Nashville, Tenn., is sure to bring the "American Honey" to town for "Just A Kiss." 

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. June 24

WHERE: Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. 

PRICE: $53+


Fleet Foxes

WHAT: Firefly Distillery hasn't officially released its full concert schedule yet, but I couldn't help but give an early shout-out to this show. Don't get a case of the "Helplessness Blues." Get tickets now for these atmospheric folk balladeers at one of the Lowcountry's premier outdoor venues. 

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. doors June 24

WHERE: Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave.

PRICE: $49.50+



Eric Church is playing two nights in a row at Credit One Stadium. Reid Long/Provided

Eric Church

WHAT: Eric Church will hold a two-night stand in town, first with Ashley McBryde & Red Clay Strays and then with Parker McCollum & Morgan Wade. Get ready for a "Drink in My Hand" and "Hell of a View." 

WHEN: 7 p.m. June 29-30

WHERE: Credit One Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island 

PRICE: $73+ 


Five For Fighting 

WHAT: Brendan James will open for piano-based soft rock balladeers Five for Fighting, the act who "Chances" are, you know for "Superman" and "100 Years."  

WHEN: 8 p.m. July 2

WHERE: Music Farm, 32 Ann St. 

PRICE: $29.50 advance, $35 day of show


The Smile

WHAT: The English rock band starring Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood with drummer Tom Skinner will bring "The Smoke" for this show. "We Don't Know What Tomorrow Brings," but maybe it'll be tickets to The Smile. 

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. July 2

WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

PRICE: $59+



Margo Price will play with Chris Stapleton and Allen Stone on Daniel Island. Alysse Gafkjen/Provided

Chris Stapleton

WHAT: The All American Road Show is coming to town with Chris Stapleton, Margo Price and Allen Stone. It's time for a glass of some "Tennessee Whiskey." 

WHEN: 7 p.m. July 13

WHERE: Credit One Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

PRICE: $78+


Slightly Stoopid

WHAT: Slightly Stoopid's tour with Sublime with Rome and Atmosphere & The Movement is coming to North Charleston. Get a little "Closer to the Sun" at this show. 

WHEN: 5 p.m. Aug. 3

WHERE: North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive

PRICE: $21+


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Jason Aldean is one of the country acts performing at Credit One Stadium this summer. Joseph Llanes/Provided

Jason Aldean

WHAT: Hop on your "Big Green Tractor" and blast that "Dirt Road Anthem." Jason Aldean is coming to town for his Highway Desperado tour. 

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4

WHERE: Credit One Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

PRICE: $43+ 


Mary Chapin Carpenter 

WHAT: It's not "Quittin' Time" just yet. Just channel that "I Feel Lucky" energy when vying for these tickets at the Charleston Music Hall. You might be saying to your partner "Shut Up and Kiss Me" once you snag those seats for the country icon. 

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9

WHERE: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. 

PRICE: $49.50-$75


Tyler Childers

WHAT: He has a song called "Charleston Girl." Need I say more? This Tyler Childers concert with special guests S.G. Goodman, who is playing High Water Festival, and Abby, is certainly going to be one for "All Your'n" friends and you to attend. 

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19

WHERE: Credit One Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

PRICE: $173+


The Doobie Brothers

WHAT: On their 50th anniversary tour, The Doobie Brothers are bringing their groovy, bluesy R&B-infused rock hits to town. It's time to "Listen to the Music" as The Doobie Brothers are "Takin' it to the Streets" and riding that "Long Train Runnin' " to the "Black Water" of Charleston. I will most definitely be there with my dad. 

WHEN: 8 p.m. Sept. 9

WHERE: Credit One Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

PRICE: $33+


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Tegan and Sara are coming to the Charleston Music Hall. Trevor Brady/Provided

Tegan and Sara

WHAT: On their CryBaby Tour, twin sister pop duo Tegan and Sara will get "Closer" to "Back in Your Head" with their live music showcase. 

WHEN: 8 p.m. Sept. 27

WHERE: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. 

PRICE: $39.50-$55


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Reach Kalyn Oyer at 843-371-4469. Follow her on Twitter @sound_wavves.

Kalyn Oyer is a Charleston native and the features editor for The Post and Courier. She's a music festival and concert photographer and avid showgoer who used to write about music for the Charleston City Paper as well as national publications.

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