Ho, ho , hold on a minute, folks! On Sunday, December 11th, at 3pm, the V-Tones of Charleston will present our Seventh Annual Holiday Extravaganza! Yes, friends, it'll be at the Main Branch of your Public Library, downtown, and will last a litle over an hour. This year, we've got a huge show with the Lowcountry Strummers (local ukulele club) a real Hawaiian Hula dancer, tap dancers, sing-a-long songs of the season, a tuba player, ukulele jazz, and plenty of surprises. Kick off your holidays with this free show presented, with love, from the V-Tones. Cheers!
Hey everybody! Dance away the cloudy skies with a Hukilau Swing Dance on Friday with the V-Tones! The Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club hosts a swing dance every Friday at Spirit Moves dance studio (across the street from Ye Olde fashioned Ice Cream on Savannah Highway). Lessons are provided before the live music starts--advance and beginners start at 7:30, then the V-Tones will get fired up at 8:30. Admission is $10, and that includes snacks, dancing, instruction (if you like) and live music. The theme, naturally, is beautiful, postcard-perfect Polynesia. We'll be doing our best to make the dream come true. Aloha!
Hey folks! Among the strangest of skills in me which have been developed along the years, somehow is the role as an auctioneer! So each year I grab a bag of dappled apples and get the patter going for the annual Tibetan Charity Auction and Fundraiser. It's always fun and the items which are donated are well worth the price. Plus, there's yummy food from Sermet's, and music by my buddies, Roger Bellow and Berita Martin (and me). You don't have to be a Buddhist to care about the Tibetans---this is not a religious service, it's a fun way to contribute to something good and to help others who are in a tough spot. The money raised goes to support our local center and our goal of creating a retreat center, but it also goes to India to help Tibetan orphans and refugees. Thanks for your support, good people, and I hope to see y'all there!
On Thursday, November 10th, the Respite Care Ministries is hosting a swing dance with the V-Tones of Charleston at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Park. Tickets are $30. We'll be providing music in the Cooper River Room from 6-9pm. Now, the event is a fundraiser, so they'll have art for sale and they'll be having an benefit auction as well. The Respite Care folks do good work taking care of people with Alzheimer's, especially, and providing a program that allows family memebers and caretakers some much needed "off-duty"time. I'm happy to say that I play for the groups once and awhile and love it when they sing along or dance. We'll have the big, six piece ensemble for this show, and we hope that y'all can attend and support the program.
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Friday, May 245th, Lime & the Coconuts at the Second Presbyterian Tea Room, 11am-2pm, free, Wraggsborough Square//
Saturday, May 26th, Lime & the Coconuts at the Second Presbyterian Tea Room, 11am-2pm, free, Wraggsborough Square, free//
Saturday, May 26th, Marina Wine Shop show, with Lime & the Coconuts, 2pm-6pm, free//
Sunday, May 27th, May 245th, Lime & the Coconuts at the Second Presbyterian Tea Room, 11:45am-2pm, free, Wraggsborough Square//
Sunday, May 27th, She Goes He Goes at Prohibition for Swing Dance, 8-11pm//
Saturday, June 2nd, The Amazing Mittens at One Broad Street, 10am-1pm, free//
Sunday, June 3rd, the V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition for Swing Dance, 8-11pm, with free dance lesson at 7pm, no cover//
Wednesday, June 6th, The V-Tones of Charleston at the West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman Park, 3:30-7pm, free//
Friday, June 8th, with the HEART program at the Charleston Music Hall, more info tba//
Saturday, June 9th, The V-Tones trio at the Charleston Area Senior Citizens farmers market, 259 Meeting Street, free, more info tba//
Thursday, June 21st, secret birthday surprise//
Thursday, June 21st, V-Tones trio at The Tattooed Moose, Citadel Mall, 6-9pm, free, y'all come!!!//
Sunday, June 24th, Mother Emmanuel memorial concert, more info tba//
Saturday, June 30th, Kids Ukulele Workshop at Hungry Monks Music School, big fun!! 10am-noon//
Wednesday, August 15th, V-Tones at West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman park, 3-7pm, free//
Saturday, July 7th, V-Tones for the Charleston Tibetan Society. HH Dalai Lama party, more info tba//
Monday, July 16th, MC Noodle for the annual Talent Show at Folly Beach Market, 5-8pm, free//
Saturday, July 28th, Adults Ukulele Workshop at Hungry Monks Music School, big fun!! 10am-noon//
Saturday, August 25th, Adult Ukulele workshop at Hungry Monks music school, 1948 Belgrade, 10am-noon, $75//
Sunday, October 14th, V-Tones at Middleton Plantation for wedding, 4-5pm, private//
Wednesday, October 31st, Noodle at Franke at Seaside, 2;30-3:30pm, private//