High Water Festival, the popular North Charleston annual event curated by Holy City-based folk duo Shovels & Rope and hosted by AC Entertainment, is returning for a third year. The two-day music festival is back at Riverfront Park, April 13-14, with 22 musical acts on two stages, chef-curated dining experiences, local food trucks, curated cocktails and more.
The headliners are Leon Bridges, The Head and the Heart, Dr. Dog, Lord Huron, Jenny Lewis and Shovels & Rope.
Other confirmed musical guests are Mitski, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Phosphorescent, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, The War & Treaty, Durand Jones & The Indications, Butch Walker, Blitzen Trapper, Ranky Tanky, Hayes Carll, The Secret Sisters, Shrimp Records Family Band, Lera Lynn, Lilly Hiatt, Michael Nau and Thelma & The Sleaze.
The War & Treaty will be returning to Charleston after playing this June's Spoleto Festival finale at Joseph P. Riley Stadium. Shovels & Rope, Ranky Tanky and the Shrimp Records Family Band are Charleston-based acts.
The festival is bringing back culinary arts events, including the Pass the Peas family-style dining experience and Low Tide Social, the official kick-off party on April 12, the eve of the festival. It includes a Lowcountry boil from The Smoking Pot, oysters from Seaborn and a preview performance from the Shrimp Records Family Band.
General admission weekend passes, which are listed for $144.50-$159.50 plus applicable fees, go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at www.highwaterfest.com. A VIP option for $424.50 plus fees is also available, offering access to priority entrances, premium viewing areas, hangout spots and reserved parking. There are no individual day passes available.