[MOUNT PLEASANT] – Nothing says summer like listening to live music and dancing the night away. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) has kicked off the shag dancing season with the return of the popular Shaggin’ on the Cooper series. On May 12, the Mount Pleasant Pier comes alive with the sounds of summer with The Shem Creek Boogie Band.
The Shem Creek Boogie Band got their start with weekly gigs at the legendary Trawler Restaurant, located along Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant. The four-member band has deep Southern roots with a passion for beach music and R&B.
As summer settles on the South, bands from the Charleston area and throughout the state will perform monthly at the Mount Pleasant Pier (see schedule below). Spend summer nights on the pier with a date or head out to meet new friends, kick back and relax while taking in the fresh air and fun atmosphere. Gates for Shaggin’ on the Cooper open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m.
All Shaggin’ on the Cooper events are held at the foot of the 1250-foot-long pier next to Memorial Waterfront Park, the perfect spot to catch cool breezes, beautiful scenery, and views of Charleston Harbor and the Ravenel Bridge. Beverages are available for purchase on site, and food is available for sale at the Mount Pleasant Pier’s River Watch Café. Food and beverages are not included in ticket prices.
Advance tickets to Shaggin’ on the Cooper are $8 per person. Space is limited, so advance purchase is recommended. If available, tickets sold on site are $10. To purchase advance tickets, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.
2018 Shaggin’ on the Cooper Schedule:
May 12 with Shem Creek Boogie Band
June 9 with The Coppertones
July 4 “Uncle Sam Jam” with Ellen Drive
July 14 with The Sneakers
August 11 with Vinyl Daze
September 8 with Recollections
May through July, each Shaggin’ on the Cooper will be preceded the night before by Friday Night Boogie, a special 21-and-up only version of the event on the Mount Pleasant Pier featuring DJ Jim Bowers. Shaggin’ on the Cooper is brought to you by Dasani and your Charleston County Parks.