The second annual High Water Festival is finally here. Established last year by local duo Shovels & Rope, Charleston's signature music and arts celebration features more than 20 acts over a two-day span.
The event has been sold out for months now, so if you can't experience all the festivities in North Charleston's Riverfront Park in person, we've got you covered with live updates from all the most important moments. Check back here throughout the festival for all the latest Lowcountry vibes.
You can also watch the festival unfold in real time with live updates from Charleston Scene on Instagram.
SUNDAY, APRIL 22
9:34 p.m. — Band of Horses
Band of Horses, who live in the Lowcountry and just recorded an album locally with Charleston producer Wolfgang Zimmerman, were the headliners for Day 2 of the festival.
Among recent hits like "In a Drawer" and old favorites like "The Funeral," the band covered a Susto song, with an appearance by lead singer Justin Osborne on stage.
8:37 p.m. — Susto
Charleston band Susto took the stage between Shovels & Rope and Band of Horses. The hometown heroes have been touring the globe for latest disc "& I'm Fine Today." The local "Acid Boys," as they are known, played favorites from the early days and the new album.
@sustoisreal um...yeah.. hands down that set was the absolute highlight of @highwaterfest !!! You guys killed it! Face melts for us in the front row (and all rows behind us!) 😁 see you in Chicago again soon, we hope!— Dawn Kink (@chiswiss65) April 23, 2018
5:15 p.m. — M. Ward
M. Ward is the solo project of Matthew Ward, who also plays in She & Him, an alt-pop duo with Zoey Deschanel.
3:53 p.m. — Tank and the Bangas
Tank and the Bangas won the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, and its theatrical members brought the highest energy of the entire day, maybe even the entire festival.
3:06 p.m. — Shovels & Rope
Local band and festival curators Shovels and Rope wore matching pink velvet on stage. Below, they pose for a pic uploaded by the Awendaw Green Instagram account.
2:11 p.m. — Valerie June
Singer/songwriter Valerie June took the stage at 1:45 for her 45-minute set. Her breakout record, "Pushin' Against a Stone," came out in 2013.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
9:26 p.m. — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Jason Isbell doesn’t disappoint. @ High Water Festival https://t.co/ySuUsYmcjV— Alan Pierce (@oldmanpierce) April 22, 2018
With two Grammys recently under their belts, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit return to guitar player Sadler Vaden's hometown to headline Day 1 of the High Water Festival.
7:49 p.m. — Brandi Carlile
Brandi Carlile, known for hits such as "The Story" and "Every Time I Hear That Song," took the stage at 6:45 for an hour-long set.
As the evening progressed, crowds started to swell.
How have I not known about Brandi Carlile for this long? This woman has an amazing soul ... and wow does she rock. She also yodels during a rock number. Gotta see it to believe.#NewlyMintedFan here. #HighWaterFest. @brandicarlile @highwaterfest pic.twitter.com/IAYnQrdWSN— David Sawyer (@DavidMSawyer58) April 21, 2018
6:41 p.m. — The Wild Reeds
Harmony queens of The Wild Reeds took the Edisto stage just as the sun was casting magic rainbow glares across the lens.
6:27 p.m. — St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Catch an exclusive snippet of a live performance from St. Paul and the Broken Bones, a soul-based Birmingham Band. The group's second album, "Sea of Noise," was recorded in Nashville.
Other performers taking the stage tonight include The Wild Reeds, Brandi Carlile, Jeff Tweedy, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit.
4:31 p.m. — The Shrimp Records Family Band
3:42 p.m. — The Old 97s
The Old 97s, a Dallas-based alt-country band, are the fourth act of the afternoon. By the time they took the stage, boaters had started to congregate near the banks of the Cooper River to catch some tunes.
Also, more performers from later in the festival continued to show up around Riverfront Park. Eddie and Clay White of Awendaw Green spent the afternoon hanging out with Sadler Vaden (left), the guitarist for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, which is headlining the festival Saturday night.
2:50 p.m. — Ian Felice, Nicole Atkins
By the time the third artist took the stage, dense crowds had begun to fill Riverfront Park. As prime real estate near the Edisto Stage was taken, people started to gather on a hill in the distance to snag some space and enjoy the ambiance.
Local band The High Divers also made an appearance in the crowd Saturday afternoon before their performance on Sunday, when they'll kick the day off with the first performance from the Stono Stage.
1 p.m. — Weaves
High Water's opening act is Weaves, a Toronto-based band, whose latest album "Wide Open" was released in late 2017.
The Post and Courier's Bryan Brussee contributed to this report.
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