Years ago, for some silly reason that I still can't quite figure out, the good people of the Charleston Tibetan Society drafted me to be their auctioneer! As December rolls closer, I practice flapping my jaws and sliding my syllables so that I'm prepared for the big night. This year the big night Saturday, December 1st. The entire event lasts from 6-9pm, and that includes a silent auction, and live auction, some light food from local restauranteur Sermet, beer and wine and live music from some of the V-Tones. It will be held at the CTS Dharma Center at 12 Parkwood ave (by the Citadel football stadium). The suggested donation is $10. Now, this isn't a relgious ceremony and you don't have to be a Buddhist to participate. If you're interested in supporting the basic human rights of the Tibetans, their refugee community, then please, by all means, help out by coming to the fundrasier! It'll be time and money well spent.
UnEdited is an arts organization that pairs together local artists, and presents the result to the public. This time around, they're presenting a USO Revival show with Laura Ball, Quinten Baxter, several other talented musicians, dancers and the V-Tones! The show is on Tuesday, November 20th, at the Library Society (King street). The V-Tones kick it off with a dance lesson at 6pm. The entire event is $20. We're studying our Hoosier Hotshots, Spike Jones and Roy Rogers so we can play music of the 40s that, though a bit more obscure, is certainly hot and danceable! Join us!
Hey friends! I've always enjoyed bands that are full of surprises, and that's one of the reasons we like to shake it up with the V-Tones. We'll be playing as a trio on Friday, November 9th, at Seanachai, from 8-11pm. Seanachai is on Maybank Highway, on John's Island, across from the Fat Hen restaurant. The show is free, but of course you'll want to enjoy some beverages in this cozy, Irish pub. We've got the legendary Roger Bellow with us for this show, on fiddle and guitar. Even the fabulous Ms. Fonvielle may show up (get there early to catch her).
Many members of the V-Tones donate our time to entertain groups of people afflicted with the Alzheimer's Syndrome. While this is fun, the most important part may be simply giving thier caretakers some needed free time. The groups we play for are part of the Respite Care Program of the Lowcountry, and they are holding their annual benefit on Wednesday, November 7th, from 6-9pm. It'll be held in the Cooper River Room at the Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park (under the bridge), and the admission is $40. Along with the music there'll be food and drinks from local restaurants, a silent auction, and of course music and dancing! Our good pals at the Hot Jazz Dance Club will be there. So have some fun and support a very worthy cause. PS--Champagne!!!
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Wednesday, August 15th, V-Tones at West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman park, 3-7pm, free//
Friday, August 17th, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah Grace, 3pm, private//
Saturday, August 18th Noodle & friends at the Johns Island farmers market, 9am-1pm, free//
Sunday, August 19th, the V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition for the Swing Dance, 8-11pm, free dance lesson at 7pm//
Saturday, August 25th, Adult Ukulele workshop at Hungry Monks music school,, August 18th, Noodle & friends at the Johns Island 1948 Belgrade, 10am-noon, $75//
Thursday, August 30th, the V-Tones of Charleston
at the Johns Island Tattooed Moose, 6-9pm, free//
Saturday, September 1st, The V-Tones of Charleston at Marion square farmers market, 10am-1;30pm, free//
Sunday, September 2nd, the V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition for the Swing Dance, 8-11pm, free dance lesson at 7pm//
Tuesday, September 4th, The V-Tones of Charleston presented by Awendaw Green at the Footlights Theater, 20 Queen street, . 7-10pm,more info tba//
Friday, September 14th, the V-Tones of Charleston at the World Music cafe show, South of Broadway Theater, Park Circle, North Charleston, more info tba//
Friday, September 21st, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah Grace for their happyhour, 3pm, private//
Saturday, September 29th, V-Tones at Sierra Club fundraiser, Santee Canal park,, more info tba//
Saturday, October 13th, V-Tones at Middleton Plantation for wedding, 4-5pm, private//
Friday, October 19th, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah Grace for their happyhour, 3pm, private//
Saturday, October 20th, The V-Tones of Charleston at Marion square farmers market, 10am-1;30pm, free//
Sunday, October 21st, The V-Tones of Charleston at the Georgetown Wooden Boats Festival, 11:30am-3;30pm, free//
Wednesday, October 31st, Noodle at Franke at Seaside, 2;30-3:30pm, private//
Sunday, Nov. 4th, 100th Anniversary of the WWI armistice, Main Branch, public library, more info tba//
Sunday, December 9th, the V-Tones of Charleston present our 14th Annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Main Branch of the Public Library,3pm, free//
September 20th, wedding at Whitepoint Gardens, private//