From Volvo Car Stadium concerts to intimate gigs at local eateries, there’s no need to leave Daniel Island to enjoy musical entertainment this summer. The island offers a hotbed of local talent, as well as exceptional venues. Regardless of your musical taste, there’s something for everyone.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s “Wheels of Soul Tour” rolled into the Volvo Car Stadium (VCS) on August 4. Later in the month, American pop band “Why Don’t We” will headline at the stadium on August 20.
Daniel Island resident Matt Wojnar enjoys it Volvo Car Stadium vibe.
“We love having access to a stadium where there are no bad seats along with a vibrant restaurant scene for pregaming,” said Wojnar.
Daniel Island’s Dockery’s is a fan favorite for concert goers. The restaurant does a “pre-party” before each concert at the VCS and entertains islanders with a variety of musical talent throughout the week.
Local favorite Tom Crowley will bring his combination of blues, funk, classic rock, reggae, jazz, and contemporary pop to Dockery’s on Friday, August 9. Crowley has been playing on DI for a few years and Dockery’s is one of his favorite venues.
“Dockery’s state of the art sound system and appreciative music loving patrons and staff makes for an all-around great musical experience,” said Crowley. For a complete list of entertainment events check out Dockery’s website.
Looking for a more intimate venue? Search no further than DI dinner favorites, Wasabi and Sermet’s Courtyard.
Throughout the warmer months, Wasabi offers live entertainment from 5 to 9 p.m. every Friday. Cat Strickland and Just Groove will be part of Wasabi’s August lineup. Strickland will perform a diverse set list of soulful melodies on August 9. She recently performed her very first Daniel Island gig at Wasabi and was overwhelmed by the supportive DI fans.
Rob Corbett is the one-man band known as Just Groove. He plays guitar, bass, and keyboards over drum beats to create a full-band sound. Corbett covers everything from rock to reggae. He has been entertaining on Daniel Island for over three years and loves the DI audience and laid back atmosphere.
“Daniel Island has a nice family vibe,” observed Corbett. “Little kids have fun dancing to my music, and that makes the rest of the crowd smile, so it’s always a good time in DI.”
“I also like the peaceful tranquil vibe of the island itself…the rustling trees, the ponds, etcetera,” he continued. “As much as I love rocking for wild crowds downtown late at night, it’s also nice to get away sometimes and play more relaxed Happy Hour shows for the good people of Daniel Island. It’s a beautiful place.
Audiences can “just groove” to Corbett’s music at Wasabi on Friday August 2 from 5 to 9 p.m.
In August, Sermet’s Courtyard will present acoustic guitarist Keith Miller on Friday and Saturday nights. The outdoor venue and adjoining courtyard is very popular, so reservations are strongly recommended.
If you love live music and want to let out your inner rock star, Daniel Island Grill (DIG) is the place to be on a Friday night. Live music starts on their outdoor patio at 6 p.m. and goes until karaoke starts inside from 9 p.m. to midnight. DIG General Manager Charles Rouse savors the Friday fun.
“One of my favorite things about working a Friday night is seeing the joy on our guests faces whether it be from the live music or them trying to shine with karaoke,” said Rouse.
Family-friendly entertainment can be found all over DI this summer. The Daniel Island Property Owners’ Association will host the final ‘Afternoon on the Wando’ concert on Saturday, August 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Children’s Park. Soul Fish will headline the free event.
Both the Daniel Island Night Market (Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m.) and Central Island Square’s First Sunday will offer musical entertainment during shopping hours. The two events are a family fun adventure close to home. Daniel Island’s Claire Conway will be playing at the Daniel Island Night Market the evening of August 30, before heading back to college in Seattle. (Credit: Daniel Island News)
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