Just announced: free show features sets by local jazz, funk, indie musicians

Charlton Singleton will conduct the Jazz Artists of Charleston at the Charleston Music Hall during the upcoming free concert billed as Hi Harmony: a free community concert celebrating Charleston's musical diversity.

By Abigail Darlington

The Charleston Music Hall has announced a free performance on Aug. 16 featuring dozens of Charleston’s top musicians.

Billed as “Hi Harmony: a free community concert celebrating Charleston’s musical diversity,” the evening is comprised of six sets centered around different genres performed by Charleston’s most visible music collectives.

Musicians with Jazz Artists of Charleston will perform a set under the direction of Charlton Singleton; young musicians on the local Hearts & Plugs label will perform indie rock; a soul, R&B and funk set will feature Mike Quinn and Zandrina Dunning; and top country rockers such as Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent (of Shovels & Rope) and others in the Shrimp Records group will also perform.

Between each set, community leaders such as Charleston Councilman Dudley Gregory and KJ Kearney will deliver speeches centering on certain themes of Charleston’s unique community. Doors are at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets are free, so you can expect them to sell out quickly. Reserve them online at www.charlestonmusichall.com.

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