Several musicians to play the heart strings around town for Valentine’s Day weekend

Elise Testone headlines the “For the Love of Charleston” concert on Valentine’s Day.

Candy and roses are great and all, but few things spark those warm-and-fuzzy feelings quite like a good love song. Or, better yet, a whole night of love songs. Here’s where to find the best mood-setting music around town this weekend.

Heart & soul: The North Charleston Performing Arts Center will host the Valentine’s Southern Soul Concert at 5 p.m. Sunday starring several nationally known R&B artists including Willie Clayton, known for hits such as “Love You Unconditionally” and “Love Mechanic”; Lacy Yvonne Reed, better known by fans as “Lacee”; and Ms. Jody, who will perform her strand of catchy tunes such as “Still Strokin’.” Tickets, which are $43-$60, can be purchased at the venue’s box office at 5001 Coliseum Drive, or online at

Local Love: Elise Testone is back at the Charleston Music Hall this weekend to host her annual Valentine’s Day concert. This year, the show billed as “For The Love of Charleston” will feature a rotating cast of mostly local musicians. The first set will focus on original music by Testone, followed by a set of local artists performing their own originals and covers of songs that have inspired them. Participants include Jordan Igoe, Charlton Singleton, Michael Quinn, Ron Wiltrout, as well as members of Sol Driven Train, Dangermuffin and Gaslight Street. The show at 8 p.m. Sunday costs $17.50 in advance and $21 the day of the show. For more information and to buy tickets, go to or call the box office at 843-853-2252.