Dancing on the Cooper

Saturday evenings during the summer call for live music and dancing on the Mount Pleasant Pier! Local bands perform a variety of live music, including beach/shag, Cuban salsa, funk/soul, rock, jazz, country, Motown, and the greatest hits of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Let loose, breathe in the harbor breeze, and dance the night away under the stars!

Advance tickets are $8 per person. Day-of tickets are $10 per person if the event hasn't sold out. On-site tickets, if available, will only be sold via credit card. Children 3 and under are free and do not require a ticket.

Carpooling or ridesharing is recommended as parking is limited. Visit our alerts page for more information on event parking details at the Mount Pleasant Pier. 

2024 Schedule

Events are held 7-10:30 p.m. Live music starts at 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, March 22

  • Friday, April 26

  • Friday, May 17

  • Friday, June 7

  • Friday, July 19

  • Friday, September 13

Event Details

  • Event cancellation and refund policy.
  • A registered and paid chaperone is required for all participants ages 15 and under.
  • Beverages will be available for purchase on-site. ID is required to purchase alcohol.
  • No outside food or beverage is allowed.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Food and snacks will be available for purchase at the River Watch Café and Gift Shop located at the entrance to the pier. There will not be food for purchase at the end of the pier (inside the event).
  • Food, beverage, and any parking fees are not included in ticket price.
  • Chairs are welcome, as seating is limited. Please do not put chairs inside the dance area.
  • Smoking and vaping is not permitted within the event. Smoking and vaping will only be allowed outside of the event gate.

Ticket Holders

Please be prepared to present the QR code(s) you received via email when you registered for the event. (You may have to check your SPAM or Junk folders.) You can also find your Registration QR codes by visiting your Active.com events page and logging in with the email address you used to purchase your tickets.


Please contact Park & Program Services by email or by phone at 843-795-4386.