Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Nashville-based concert promotion company National Shows 2 (NS2) recently entered into an agreement to exclusively book the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston, South Carolina.
The deal will allow NS2 to bring national touring acts into the facility, in addition to the local music events produced in-house. NS2 has worked with Music Hall owner Mike Bennett and Director Charles Carmody for several years leading up to this partnership.
The 20-year-old theater, located in historic downtown Charleston on John Street, seats 967 people and has hosted a variety of artists including David Byrne, Ricky Skaggs, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, Shovels and Rope, and comedians Aziz Ansari and Mike Birbiglia, as well as upcoming concerts with John Butler Trio and Justin Townes Earle among others.
“We are thrilled to have National Shows 2 as our exclusive talent buyer,” said Carmody. “Not only are they some of the most honest, professional and creative folks we have worked with, but they also bring invaluable experience to the table, as we seek to further develop our national programming. With NS2, we are confident that we will bring Charleston the most diverse and exciting programming since the Music Hall's inception in 1994.”
Formed in 2010, NS2 promotes all genres of entertainment, including full-length tours and one-off concerts nationwide.
“After meeting with owner Mike Bennett and hearing about his passion for the history of Charleston, I was inspired to want to help develop more business for the Music Hall,” said Darin Lashinsky, CEO of NS2. “We are excited to present more shows at this fantastic facility in what has become a great concert market.”