The month of August is shaping up to be a busy time to be out and about throughout the Lowcountry. Not only is it back to school time over the next couple of weeks and along with that comes the start of the high school football season where Friday night lights dot the sky around Charleston, but there are quality entertainment options to satisfy all tastes.
The North Charleston Coliseum will feature three fabulous nationally acclaimed acts over the next month, starting with Jerry Seinfeld on August 12th. Alison Kraus and Union Station appear on the 14th and Sheryl Crow guarantees a sizzling end of the month on stage at the Coliseum on August 26th.
Cycling enthusiasts have been training for weeks for the upcoming Bridge Ride to benefit the East Cooper Community Outreach. The ECCO cooperates with various other agencies to serve the tri-county area. The Bridge Ride specifically benefits the ECCO Dental Clinic which provides free dental services to residents East of the Cooper and South of the Santee Basin who otherwise could not afford dental care. You can register for the 70 mile outdoor cycling event at Active.com so don't miss out on the high-energy fun. It all takes place at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Memorial Park with the 70-mile cycling event beginning at 630am on September 17, 2011. Other spinning events and activities will commence throughout the morning. For specific information and opportunites to register please click the link above.
The weekend of August 12-13 is circled in red on my calendar, that's when local rock icons Hootie and The Blowfish will take over the Family Circle Cup Stadium for the 9th annual Hootie and The Blowfish Homegrown Concert. Darius Rucker and his band-mates will once again perform with all benefits going to the Charleston County Schools Back to Basics program that provides school supplies to needy Charleston County Public School students. This years event is a two-day affair, featuring Hootie along with Toad The Wet Sprocket on Friday night and an all day music festival featuring members of Sister Hazel and top-notch regional acts during the day with Hootie taking the main stage Saturday evening. Daniel Island will be buzzing all weekend long with great music, food and drinks and I plan on being there Saturday night, you know, cause I'm such a baby yeah the dolphins make me cry...
Late Summer is a great time to be in Charleston, I thought I would share some pictures of the crepe myrtles on the golf course at The Country Club of Summerville, another reason that I am blessed beyond what I deserve living in The Land of Palm Trees.