Lowcountry Autism Foundation to host Stokes Volkswagen 4th Annual Oysters for Autism

The Lowcountry Autism Foundation is set to shuck things up over some hot steamy oysters for a cause at their fourth annual Oysters for Autism event at Bowens Island Restaurant on Sunday, November 12th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online prior to the day of the event at www.lafinc.org.

The menu for the event includes oysters, chili and hot dogs and also includes non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Local artist Jack Triebold and local alternative rock band Bateman’s Stud Farm will provide entertainment. The event will also feature a silent auction with items ranging from generous gift certificates to businesses in the area to golf outings. Sponsors include title sponsor Stokes Volkswagen as well as Motley Rice, Lucey Mortgage, Cresswind Charleston and more. 

The Lowcountry Autism Foundation’s strives to improve the lives of families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They provide clinical diagnostic assessments and programs to support families throughout the lifespan. LAF’s goal is to decrease the stress on the family and connect them with every available resource.  With a mostly volunteer, multidisciplinary staff LAF has provided over half a million dollars in free autism services while all funds raised stay in South Carolina.

More information is available about Lowcountry Autism Foundation and the event at www.lafinc.org or please call Louisa Hopkins at 843-876-0415 for more details.

The Haraway Brothers (of The Sundogs) Live in Charleston

This weekend, Aug. 11-12, The Haraway Brothers will make Charleston’s Home Team BBQ their home, playing on Sullivan’s Island on Friday night and Downtown on Saturday. Lee & Will Haraway, founders of The Sundogs, are celebrating their debut record together, titled “The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World”, which you can listen to on iTunes, Spotify and right here.

Friday Night’s show starts at 10 PM on Sullivan’s Island with $5 cover, while Saturday starts at 7 PM on the outdoor stage at HTBBQ downtown and is free. Come listen to every song from you new favorite album plus some Sundogs tunes and other fun choice covers. 

Released on May 5The Haraway Brothers’ Wish You Love & Luck in the World is exactly what the title describes, a sincere wish and a shot of good, positive vibes for everyone that lets music into their ears and hearts. Smart, funny and occasionally sad songwriting is buoyed by brilliant brotherly harmonies, heartbreaking pedal steel guitar and searing guitar leads from Benji Shanks (who also produced the album) that would make the late great Waylon Jennings cry. If you’re on board with Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Ryan Bingham and BJ Barham, The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World will be an instant addition to your listening universe. For more information on the new album, visit www.harawaybrothers.com.

 
The Haraway Brothers Wish Charleston Love & Luck in the World, Aug. 11-12 weekend
The Haraway Brothers Wish Charleston Love & Luck in the World Live at Home Team BBQ August 11th-12th weekend

Lowcountry Autism Foundation to host Oysters for Autism

Lowcountry Autism Foundation to host  Oysters for Autism
The Lowcountry Autism Foundation is set to shuck some hot steamy oysters for a cause at their third annual event on Sunday, November 13th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m at Bowens Island. The menu for the event includes oysters, chili and hotdogs and also includes non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Local artist Jack Triebold local alternative rock band, Bateman’s Stud Farm will provide entertainment. The event will also feature a silent auction with items ranging from generous gift certificates to businesses in the area to golf outings. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online prior to the day of the event at www.lafinc.org.

Sponsors include title sponsor Charleston Golf Carts of Folly Beach, as well as Charleston Rubber and Gasket, no Natz, Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant, and Atlantic Pest and Termite. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from $300 to $1,250.

The Lowcountry Autism Foundation strives to improve the lives of families living with autism and other developmental disabilities. They provide clinical diagnostic assessments and programs to support families throughout the lifespan. With a mostly volunteer, multidisciplinary staff, the Lowcountry Autism Foundation has provided over half a million dollars in free autism services, and all funds raised stay in South Carolina.

More information is available at www.lafinc.org or please call Julia Corey at 843-876-0415 for more details.

Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners to Hold Aged Inventory Sale

1531365-dry-cleaning-services-liberty-townshipoh-liberty-drycleanEach year, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners clean out all of the clothing that has not been picked up by customers in over a year. From July 20 at 7:30am to July 25 at 6:30pm, the unclaimed clothes will be on the racks in the front lobby of the downtown location at 107 Rutledge Avenue in West Ashley at South Windermere Shopping Center. Shoppers simply come in and look at the available clothing that is already cleaned, pressed, bagged and on hangers. To purchase, patrons pay just the cleaning fees originally on the ticket.

“We will hold the sale all week with everything from Prada hand bags from $40 and super nice clothing for just the cleaning cost such as $2.65 for a shirt, $5.65 for pants, sweaters, silk blouses and $10.50 for suits,” said owner Courtney Friedman. “Additionally, we will also be pulling clothing to donate to the ladies at My Sister’s House!”

Founded in 2001, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is a full service dry cleaner and laundry service with free pick-up and delivery as well as three convenient Charleston locations. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners also services 46 hotels, over 20 restaurants, and 6 hospitals plus commercial and residential accounts 6 days a week. In addition to wash/dry/fold and dry cleaning services, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners handles everything from draperies and comforters to leather, suede and fur as well as bridal gown pressing, cleaning and restoration. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners strives to provide the best customer service and overall quality available.

For interviews, photos, press kit or a complimentary media cleaning, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners, visit www.lowcountrydrycleaners.com.

A Culinary Adventure: 72 Hours in Charleston

Planning a culinary adventure in Charleston?  Here’s an itinerary from Charleston Culinary Tours to chew on!

Thursday:

IMG_6797Morning — Chefs’ Kitchen Tour – Start your trip off by visiting the kitchens and meeting the chefs in some of Charleston’s top restaurants.  On this five stop tour your guide, Hoon Calhoun, will educate you on Charleston’s culinary history and orient you with regard to Charleston’s best restaurants today.  The tour starts with coffee and doughnuts at Glazed, Charleston’s gourmet, homemade, delicious, I-can’t-believe-this-is-in-a-doughnut shop, and proceeds to visit two restaurant kitchens, 1 amazing biscuit shop in the form of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, and finishes at Southern stalwart, Virginia’s on King for some southern staples and storytelling!

Lunch — Dine at Two Boroughs Larder — Josh and Heather Keeler’s Two Boroughs Larder is where Charleston chefs go to eat.  Charleston’s celebrity Chef Sean Brock has called Two Boroughs Larder the best restaurant in Charleston.  Go judge for yourself and order everything on the menu to be sure.  This is the place to take chances as you probably won’t recognize half of the ingredients on the menu but trust in Josh’s capable hands and discriminating taste.  Everything will be delicious and some dishes will be transcendent. In between courses, take a moment to explore the selection of hard goods and specialty products available for purchase.

Afternoon — Pastries and coffee — After lunch, exiting Two Boroughs, you’ll find yourself smack dab in the middle of what is emerging as Charleston’s pastry epicenter.  Stroll to Sugar Bakeshop and have the first of many delicious pastries, choosing one or two of a variety of cupcakes or cookies.  The selection varies daily, but on Thursdays the options include the Lady Baltimore Cupcake, which should not be missed!  Sugar Bakeshop’s owners Bill and Dave are architects from New York City who relocated to Charleston where their visual aesthetic is apparent as everything in the display cases is as beautiful as it is delicious.  Enjoy your treat in Sugar’s quaint courtyard.  From Sugar, consider visiting Wildflour Pastry or Brown’s Court Bakery for another delicious treat and a cup of coffee.  All are within a block or so of Sugar and along the way you can explore the rapidly gentrifying Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood.

Dinner – Burwell’s – After a nap, try out Burwell’s.  Billed as a “modern steakhouse”, Burwell’s strikes a delicate balance between old and new in downtown Charleston.  The restaurant is a beautiful combination of two beautifully restored and repurposed buildings.  The ambiance is warm and sophisticated, with a cosmopolitan tilt that is more commonly found on Upper King Street.  The food is just as sophisticated and Chef Jordan Moore does a terrific job of expressing his creativity within the confines of his restaurant’s steakhouse paradigm, not to mention Pastry Chef Mark Heywood-Washington whimsical and delicious desserts.

After Dinner — Head on over to The Gin Joint for an after dinner drink.  You’ll be stunned by their attention to detail and the inventive drinks they concoct.  If cocktails not your thing, no problem. Try the Craftsman Kitchen and Tap House, a beer emporium featuring 48 beers on Tap!  Still not satisfied?  Give Social Wine Bar a try as it features up to 60 wines by the glass and a 4,000 bottle display cellar.

Friday:

Callie's Hot Little BiscuitMorning – Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit – You’re in Charleston on a culinary vacation, so why not?  This adorable 8 foot wide (yes, really, it’s 8 feet wide) makes fresh, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits that, combined with their French-press coffee, are a perfect way to start your day.  The Ham Biscuit is a classic (featured on the Today Show and QVC), but several sweet varieties are available as well.  There are a few seats near the front of the shop, which is a good place to enjoy your biscuits and watch the crowds flock in to get these little bites of heaven.

Lunch – After exploring Upper King Street’s shops, have an early lunch at Artisan Meat Share (AMS) whish is Craig Deihl’s love letter to meat.  The concept for AMS grew out of cured meat CSA that Chef Deihl launched at Cypress, his other restaurant, in 2009.  Now, instead of meats being available only on a limited, seasonal, basis, the smorgasbord of award winning meats is now available daily (as well as gourmet sandwiches, fresh butcher shop products and house made condiments).  Think juicy Porchetta with pork cracklins, Pastrami piled high, house made Braunschweiger! To satisfy your meat cravings later, feel free to take one of the dozens of meats which are cooked, cured, smoked or otherwise prepared in house home for later consumption.

Afternoon – It’s time to take an Upper King Street Culinary Tour with Charleston Culinary Tours.  This 2.5 hour tour explores Charleston’s Upper King Street district, which is quickly becoming the city’s gastronomic hub.  Stopping at three restaurants for food samples and one restaurant for dessert, the Upper King Street Culinary tour will introduce you to some of Charleston’s best restaurants and educate you with regard to the lowcountry’s rich culinary history and current cooking trends.  There is plenty of food on this tour, so pace yourself as you eat your way around this rapidly evolving foodie destination.

Dinner – In The Kitchen with Bob Waggoner.  Join Chef Bob in his downtown Charleston showcase kitchen, where you will cook and laugh alongside him to prepare and enjoy a seasonal tasting menu inspired by the many farmers, fisherman, and artisans of the Lowcountry.  Whatever your experience level, in these cooking classes Chef Bob will teach you the tips and techniques to help you build your confidence in the kitchen.  There will be no pressure, no recipes, or even dishes to wash at the end of the night!  Just a fun and truly unique dinner party experience with every detail carefully crafted by Chef Bob himself.

Saturday:

Mercury_BOW5906Brunch – Prohibition – Chef Stephen Thompson’s weekend brunches might be the most popular in Charleston, and with good reason!  Chef Thompson has distinguished himself as being a genius in simply making food taste good.  His menus are both inventive and delicious, and the friendly bartenders at Prohibition have no problem recreating the hair-of-the-dog-that-bit-you in order to aid in your speedy next day recovery.  Chef Thompson’s duck hash has essentially achieved legendary status among the College of Charleston crowd as he will make you consider rabbit in an entirely new and favorable light while his Blueberry Baskets are irresistibly delicious.  Insider tip – to heighten your post-meal sense of awe, stroll back to see Prohibition’s tiny kitchen, which is probably smaller than your home kitchen, and consider how so many meals are prepared so efficiently in such a small space!

Afternoon – Charleston Distillery Tour –Long stymied by antiquated state laws, local distilleries are now starting to produce spirits in the Holy City and are doing so with the same energy, enthusiasm and passion that has already established Charleston as a internationally recognized culinary destination.  Experience a taste of Charleston’s flourishing micro-distillery scene with an exclusive tour of the local distilleries.  This 3.5 hour tour will introduce you to three distilleries and includes a cocktail at a local bar using one of Charleston’s locally produced spirits.

Pre-Dinner – Continuing your exploration of alcohol in the Holy City, Charleston Culinary Tours’ Mixology Tour will help you better understand the state of Charleston’s cocktail culture today.  This 1.5 hour tour stops at three local watering holes where guests meet a mixologist who will explain his or her specialty cocktail and then mix one for everyone to enjoy!  Think of it as a mobile pre-dinner cocktail party.

Dinner – FIG –All things considered, FIG is probably the best restaurant in Charleston, and has been for some time.  FIG sets the standard to which all other Charleston restaurants aspire.  It’s where chefs come to eat to marvel at the elegance, the precision, the creativity and the simplicity of the dishes.  Mike Lata is a chef’s chef, cerebral and precise, but his food is delicious, in keeping with the restaurant’s name and overarching theme, Food Is Good (FIG).  Chef Lata doesn’t compromise on ingredients, insisting on the best the lowcountry has to offer, and the quality of ingredients is allowed to shine through in each dish.  Likewise, FIG doesn’t compromise on service, and its corps of bright and highly trained wait staff consistently provides impeccable service, again setting the standard in Charleston.  FIG consistently strikes a balance so well considered, so perfect and subtle that many details aren’t noticed by guests, but none are forgotten. While FIG is sophisticated, it isn’t flashy. While it is delicious, it isn’t indulgent. While it is attentive, it isn’t overbearing.  FIG isn’t many things, but it is the best.

After Dinner –Kaminsky’s — Finish off your night with a dessert at Kaminsky’s, a bustling dessert shop on Market Street.  With a display case overflowing with almost impossibly delicious looking cakes and pies, it may be tough to make a decision.  Hedge your bets and choose more than one item as it’ll be the most delicious insurance policy you ever bought.

Huguenot Culinary Tour and Cooking Class

10998325_830067003731330_4141990524815941296_oBeginning with a group of 45 Huguenots who arrived in Charleston in April of 1680 who were sent to the colony by the English King Charles II to work as artisans and continuing through today, French immigrants have played an important role in shaping Charleston’s food, culture and art. In celebration of this history, and in recognition of the fabulous French cuisine currently available in Charleston, we invite you to come see Charleston through the eyes of a Huguenot! This special occasion French themed tour, the brainchild of Charleston Chef Bob Waggoner, will take place on March 11th and is a celebration of all things French!

Starting at Brasserie Gigi at 11:30, the group will enjoy a selection of French tastes at this lively restaurant. Continuing on to In The Kitchen, Chef Waggoner will meet the group in his showcase kitchen where guests will cook, laugh and drink a little wine with the chef as the group prepares classic French dishes for lunch. From In the Kitchen, Chef Waggoner will take the group to meet his friends at the newly opened Café Framboise for more tastes of France. Finally, the tour will conclude with stunning, scrumptious chocolate at Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier.

This is a rain or shine walking tour. Since historic Charleston has a number of very uneven cobblestone streets and sidewalks, we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Due to the special nature of this tour, attendance is limited to no more than 12 individuals and all participants must be over the age of 21. Tickets are $150 and on sale here.
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About the Chef…
Chef Bob Waggoner has played a lead role in defining Charleston’s amazing culinary scene. Fusing lowcountry cooking and his own french-influenced technique, Chef Bob creates contemporary new southern cuisine using seasonal and regional ingredients, and has captured critical acclaim by producing menus that combine unusual ingredients with classic techniques.

For more information about the Huguenot Culinary Tour And Cooking Class, please visit Charleston Culinary Tours or contact lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

 

Charleston Culinary Tours’ Wine and Food Festival Survival Guide

 

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2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the BB&T Wine and Food Festival, and how it has grown! The Festival has helped to establish Charleston as a culinary destination and injects new energy into the city each year we emerge from doldrums of winter.

The 2015 Festival promises to be bigger than even, yet is aiming to be more accessible to the casual foodie. That having been said, with the wide array of events, it’s difficult to pick which ones to try. Charleston Culinary Tours is here to help! Read on to see our picks for the events for which tickets remain. For a complete list of events, click here.

March 4th, 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Gala
 $150/person, Marion Square
This event has all the big Charleston names paying homage to the seminal Lowcountry cookbook, Charleston Receipts, what could be better?

March 5th, 7 p.m.
Wild Olive Signature Dinner
$175/person, 2867 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC.
If it wasn’t for the 25 minute drive from Charleston to the Wild Olive, this dinner would be sold out! Chef Jacques Larson made a name for himself locally at the Wild Olive and then rose to national prominence when he opened The Obstinate Daughter. If you do attend this dinner, you owe it to yourself to stop into the Fat Hen beforehand for a look around as it’s another outstanding restaurant just down the street!

Xiao Bao Biscuit Signature Dinner
$175/person, 224 Rutledge Ave.
Infusing the Lowcountry into their Asian comfort food, XBB has become a local favorite. Chef Joshua Walker is another of the young chefs who are working to move Charleston’s cuisine forward, filtering Charleston through another cultural lens.

March 6th, 10:30 a.m.
Distiller for a Day Workshop
High Wire Distillery, $125/person, 652 King Street
High Wire Distilling Company’s Scott Blackwell is a captivating storyteller and engaging personality, so this should be an enjoyable event. Scott’s background is in food, so his approach to spirits is driven by his culinary sensibilities, resulting in an array of remarkable
alcohols. Plus, lunch from Butcher and Bee (right across the parking lot) is a nice touch.

March 7th
12:00 p.m.

The Park Café: Windy City meets Holy City
$100/person, 730 Rutledge Ave., Charleston
The Park Café is excellent, but very low key, so their willingness to host an event with chefs from two big-name Chicago restaurants,Blackbird and The Girl and the Goat, is laudable. Park Café’s Chef Jon Amato honed his skills at FIG, and now brings that aesthetic to a neighborhood-oriented restaurant with a very affordable menu. Chef Amato attempts to balance cost considerations with the preparation of extraordinary food. No doubt this event will under promise and over deliver!

2:00 p.m.
Clammer Dave’s Oyster Roast
$65/person, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina’s waterfront Lookout Pavilion, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC
This might be the most value oriented event on the Festival’s schedule! Oyster Roasts are quintessentially Charleston and Clammer Dave is one of the signature providers of clams and oysters to Charleston restaurants. The event also includes Jon Zucker from Cru Café, a much loved Charleston restaurant that doesn’t seek out much media exposure.

7:00 p.m.
Lana Signature Dinner
$175/person, 210 Rutledge Ave.
Chef John Ondo’s Lana Restaurant has been a favorite of ours for years and is a little under the radar. Chef Ondo is in the first tier of Charleston chefs, so take advantage of this market inefficiency and grab tickets to this dinner while you can!

Twenty-Six Divine Dinner
$100/person, 682 King Street
We got to know husband and wife chef team Enan and Jenn Parezo a little better via our podcast, but we are embarrassed to say Twenty-Six Divine was under our radar too until recently! Enan and Jenn’s restaurant is truly a labor of love and that shows in the warm atmosphere, intimate setting and delicious food.

While the mission of the Wine and Food Festival is laudable, you’re helping to support a nonprofit that has been instrumental in making Charleston what it is today. $175/person dinners can get expensive fast! Consider working the following alternatives into your Festival experience to stretch your budget a little further and ease your budgetary heartburn:

Make a dinner reservation at any of the big name Charleston restaurants for a night they are not hosting a signature dinner before these places fill up fast. While dinner at any high end Charleston restaurant can be expensive, you’ll be able to see what Charleston’s culinary luminaries are up to spending quite so much money.Visit some other, non-Festival restaurants. Participating in the Wine and Food Festival is a huge commitment and, despite the ticket costs, the events are not profitable for restaurants as they are a quasi-in-kind donation to raise money for the Festival. Accordingly, many outstanding restaurants have only limited participation or do not participate at all, but are still outstanding. Some of our favorites include Prohibition, HoM, R. Kitchen, Burwell’s, Chez Nous, Butcher & Bee and Eli’s Table, but there are many, many more!

Check out some local bakeries. Charleston has several world-class independent bakeries that are adored by local foodies, but not given much recognition by the Festival. Take an afternoon and visit a few. Sugar Bakeshop, Wildflour Pastry, Sweet Radish Bakeshop and Brown’s Court Bakery are all within a few blocks of each other, making for a convenient and delicious afternoon.

Schedule your own brewery or distillery tour. If you’re interested in Charleston’s breweries and want  inside access, the Charleston Brews Cruise has been offering motorized tours of several of Charleston’s breweries for the last 3+ years and has great relationships. If spirits are your thing, Charleston’s three distilleries all offer tours of their facilities while the Charleston Distillery Tour will offer motorized distillery tours of all three breweries in one comprehensive tour.

Lastly, take one of our Charleston Culinary Tours! We’ve been guiding culinary tours in Charleston for 3+ years and, in addition to showing you what our city has to offer, we can help point you in the right direction to get the most out of your Wine and Food Festival experience! Call 843-259-2966 today. 

www.charlestonculinarytours.com

Music and Oysters for Wildlife in Awendaw, SC

1Music and Oysters for Wildlife 10th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Saturday January 10th from 2 pm to 6 pm at Sewee Outpost in Awendaw, SC. Enjoy live, local music, steamed Bulls Bay oysters, craft beer and wine, and a silent auction. It’s all for a good cause, so get your tickets now at eTix. The fun-filled event will be held rain or shine with heated tents but no outside alcohol or pets.

MUSIC LINE UP:
1:30pm Lincoln Middle/High Steel Band to welcome at gate
2pm Danielle Howle
2:30 Mark Bryan of Occasional Milkshake with Doug Jones
4:00 Sun-Dried Vibes
5:30 Red Dog Ramblers

Founded as Sewee Association in 1996, the guiding vision of Friends of Coastal South Carolina is shaped by dedication to preserving the ecosystems and wildlife of the South Carolina coast for future generations. To that end it supports the respective missions of our coastal national wildlife refuges and forest through active participation in programs and projects that enhance these treasured resources. The organization works to instill a conservation ethic in students and encourage the next generation of scientists through our environmental education programs. For more information visit www.sccoastalfriends.org.

Todd Snider’s What the Folk Music Festival Announced in Awendaw, SC

WTF PosterFord Productions and Awendaw Green present the inaugural What the Folk Music Festival on April 11th from 5pm-10pm and April 12th from 11am-10pm at Sewee Outpost located at 4853 US Hwy. 17 in Awendaw, SC. Doors open at 5pm, Campgrounds at 3pm.

Friday:
Danielle Howle 6pm
Megan Jean & the KFB 6:30pm
HalleyAnna Finlay 7:15pm
Kevn Kinney 7:55pm
Todd Snider 9:15pm

Saturday:
Ryan Bonner 12pm
Vinegar Creek Constituency 1pm
Doug Jones 2:05pm
Sierra Elizabeth Ferrell 3pm
Swamp Candy 3:45pm
Caroline Glaser & Liz Longley 4:40pm
Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work 5:55pm
Charlie Mars 7:10pm
The Bottle Rockets 8:30pm
Todd Snider 9:15pm
and a few more surprise guests!

WTF SponsorhipFood trucks Lowcountry Creole, Roti Rolls, and Palmetto Party Wagon will be there along with two beer trucks with domestics and the local brews including Palmetto Brewery.
Tickets: 
Friday $25 ADV, $30 DOS
Saturday $35 ADV, $38 DOS
Limited Two Day $50
Two Day Camping Pass, only sold with two day pass: $25 for both days. Campsites are per person. VIP Camping for RV’s and Campers $50

“What the Folk Festival was formed through a friendship with Todd Snider and his love of playing in this area. The lineup includes musicians that come close to emulating what Todd does as a singer/songwriter,” said festival organizer Brett Ford.  “As we plan to make this an annual event, my goal is to continue to have Americana type groups play and get recognized for what they do, since the majority of them don’t receive the radio play or media recognition that they deserve.”

A portion of proceeds will benefit Carolina Studios, a non-profit that provides at risk students a safe environment to foster creative, educational and career-focused initiatives through music technology and media arts.

For additional information, line up or tickets, visit www.whatthefolkfest.org. For media inquiries, interviews or sponsorship information, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

Autism Beach Ball featuring The Tams

1799212_10152562961948765_12790708_oLowcountry Autism Foundation and Anderson Insurance Associates present Autism Beach Ball on Saturday, March 1st at 6pm. Benefiting MUSC-LAF’s Autism Family Support and Outreach Programs serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, the semi-formal fund raising event will showcase live music from The Tams. Guests will enjoy libations, a beach supper, dancing, a silent and live auction at the Tides on Folly Beach. Tickets for the event are $100 or a table is $900 and may be purchased at the Lowcountry Autism Foundation, Inc. or by calling 843-876-0415.

In 2013, the Lowcountry Autism Foundation partnered with the prestigious Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) Children’s Hospital as part of their Developmental–Behavioral Pediatrics Division. Lowcountry Autism Foundation’s mission is to remove barriers and increase access to early clinical diagnosis, and treatment services, for individuals and families living with autism and related developmental disorders. for more information, visit www.lafinc.org