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Charleston Wavefest announcement coming Aug. 19

  • Thursday, August 14, 2014

Vive Le Rock Productions will announce the date and location for Charleston Wavefest 2015 with a Mini-Wavefest on Aug. 9 at the Barn Jam at Awendaw Green. The event will also be a benefit for Lowcountry AIDS Services.

Charleston Wavefest Launch at Barn Jam will be 6-10 p.m. with music performances by Charleston's Avi Jacobs, Jordan Igoe and Asheville's Pierce Edens. It will also include performances by the old-school puppetry of Mr. Bonetangles by Will Schutze.

Simon Cantlon, producer at Vive Le Rock Productions, said Charleston Wavefest has been a big passion project of his for a few years and he's finally bringing it fruition.

“I have had a big crush on Charleston for years and after moving back here from Los Angeles I knew I wanted to create an event that reflects the creativity and talent that is overflowing here from musicians and artists and beyond as well as creating an event that gives back to the community,” he said.

Cantlon is also partnering with Eddie White of Awendaw Green for this kick-off event and Wavefest 2015 because they are a large part of why the Charleston music scene continues to grow and develop. “So many amazing bands, big or small, in the local area and all over the map, have played the Barn Jam at one time and another and have been tirelessly promoted by Eddie,” he said.

Folk singer Avi Jacob will perform at 6 p.m. with Jordan Igoe taking the stage at 7 p.m. with her alternative country sound. Pierce Edens and The Dirty Work, a folk band from Asheville, performs at 8:30 p.m. Don't miss the intermission performance by the old-school puppetry of Mr. Bonetangles by Will Schutze.

Guests can bring their own beverages and food will be available. This event is for all ages and even leashed pets are welcome. Cost is a $10 donation at the door. Charleston Wavefest is in partnership with and is a benefit for Lowcountry AIDS Services, a nonprofit organization serving men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.

“I have partnered with Lowcountry AIDS Services (LAS) as well as chosen them as the charity beneficiary for the festival because of their important impact in the Charleston and surrounding area as a leader in AIDS education, outreach, testing and care,” Canton said. “LAS has also been turning heads in the last couple of years with their own creative and successful event fundraisers that engage patrons as well as raise necessary funds.”

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