Boone Hall reputation as unique concert venue growing

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Loretta Lynn will perform Aug. 22 at Boone Hall Plantation. PROVIDED

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Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant has earned the reputation as “America's Most Photographed Plantation” and a place NBC Daytime Television says is “a must see on any trip to Charleston.” The plantation is one of the premier attractions in the Lowcountry, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors annually from all over the world to take in over three centuries of history, beauty and grace. Now, the reputation of being one of the most unique concert venues you will find anywhere can be added to this plantation's distinguished resume.

Boone Hall Plantation has been a home for quality concerts for many years. The beautiful back lawn provides the perfect setting and a natural amphitheater where concertgoers can relax and enjoy a spectacular evening of music under the stars. Music legends KC and the Sunshine Band co-headlined with The Village People to put on a spectacular show at the plantation that is still talked about in the Charleston area. Three Dog Night wowed a crowd of more than 5,000 with a show-stopping performance of their legendary Top 40 and number one hits. The Little River Band, Travis Tritt, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and others are part of a growing list of impressive artists who have performed live at this unique venue.

And once people come, they get hooked. For some, it doesn't matter who's performing. They just love coming to Boone Hall for an evening of entertainment and fun in a spectacular setting. MUSC Nurse Shelley Grosso sums up the feelings of many of the venue's loyal following, saying “Everything about Boone Hall is beautiful. It mimics what South Carolina stands for. The thing about concerts here is it starts with a beautiful sunset over the marsh that turns into a gorgeous night under the stars. You enjoy the music as well as the scenery to a point where you can't imagine being anywhere else.”

Loretta Lynn, the “rule-breaking, record-setting queen of country music” for over 50 years, continues to entertain audiences worldwide with her distinctive style that broke new ground and set new standards for the music industry.

On Friday, Aug. 22, this one-and-only show business icon will be performing all her legendary songs in concert at Boone Hall Plantation.

It's a good fit. Boone Hall is a southern icon, known for its history, beauty and distinguished southern style, and those attributes could also be used to define Loretta Lynn's life and legendary career. And she is still going strong, keeping some of the most original sounds of country music alive each time she takes the stage.

She undoubtedly is one of the most recognized and most honored stars in country music history. But Loretta Lynn still doesn't consider herself a star. “I ain't a star; a star is something up in the night sky,” she says. “People say to me, ‘You're a legend.' I'm not a legend. I'm just a woman.”

Complimentary admission to tour Boone Hall Plantation is included with the purchase of a concert ticket. Concert attendees are invited to come out any time on the day of the show; show your concert ticket at the admission gate and receive admission to the plantation for the day. Please note that there are certain times of the day when specific tours occur, so if you're planning to come out early to take in all we have to offer, please check the schedule on the plantation's website. It's a great opportunity to see one of the most spectacular tour attractions in the state of South Carolina and a great concert on the same day.

Gates to the back lawn area where the concert is staged will open at 4 p.m.

Mount Pleasant's own Ronnie Johnson will kickoff the show with his band at 6 p.m. as attendees will have the opportunity to socialize and get ready for an evening of great entertainment. Rising star Shelly Waters will perform at 7:15 p.m. Loretta Lynn takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Beer, wine and delicious food options will be available for purchase. No coolers or pets allowed.

Advance reserved seating tickets are available for $58.50 and $48.50 each. Reserved tables for eight are available for $350 each. Advance general admission tickets also are available for $35 each. Those purchasing general admission tickets are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or beach blanket and find your place on Boone Hall's beautiful back lawn.

See complete event details and purchase advance tickets online at www.boonehallplantation.com.

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