Cool Summer Evenings
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday June 10 - August 7
Come for dinner and stay for evening boat rides, live entertainment, and ‘just for kids’ activities when the gardens stay open until 9 p.m. The Pavilion Restaurant is open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to Wednesday and Friday performances that begin at 7 p.m. No outside alcoholic beverages are permitted, and picnics must only be enjoyed at the Picnic Area near Jessamine Pond. The Lowcountry Trail and Zoo close at 7 p.m.
Thursdays - Family Nights
5 p.m. Evening Bed Check with the Animals
Join Zoo staff and volunteers for an end-of-day special tour of the zoo. Some of the animals may even get one final treat for the day. Approximately 45 minutes
6 p.m. Story Time in the “Enchanted Storybook Forest”
Each week, storyteller Donna Catton-Johnson will bring classic and some new stories to enchant our young audiences. She may even arrive as a character from one of her stories to surprise and interact with the kids.
Approximately 30 minutes
5, 6, & 7 p.m. Special Boat Ride: A Pirate’s Journey Along The Creeks
Ahoy, mateys! Come aboard and journey back in time to the exciting days when colorful pirates traveled through our Carolina waterways. Discover how to be an adventurous pirate, and find out about famous Carolina pirates like Blackbeard and Anne Bonny. Travel down the Brookgreen Gardens creeks as you follow a treasure map to the hidden treasure. Regular Creek Excursion tickets required. $8 adults, $4 children. Same day purchase only at Wall Lowcountry Center
2015 Summer Entertainment Schedule - Performances begin at 7 p.m. and are included in garden admission and free to members.
Wednesday, June 10 - Tammy’s Tangent (variety) this band’s power-house vocals, great guitar riffs and an outrageous rhythm section are their signature.
Friday, June 12 - Javier Vega Trio (Javier Jazz Project) is composed of exceptionally gifted musicians who focus on the melodic side of jazz; the trio can also play the kind of blues that will make you want to dance.
Wednesday June 17 - Bullfrog (Pop/Rock) with bits of reggae, latin, jazz and rockabilly sprinkled in, each song takes the listener to a different place.
Friday, June 19 - The Fourclosures (Oldies, Pop) Come listen to a group of local guys that really enjoy playing for you. Kick back, sing and dance to classic rock hits and beach music.
Wednesday June 24 - The Brady Smith Band (Country) with gritty authentic originals, powerful vocals, talented instrumentalists, and a high-energy professional stage show, this band is quickly gaining a following in the Southeast region.
Friday, June 26 - Mike Frost Band (Jazz) Evidenced by their stellar CD releases, their sound contains elements of danceable funk, classic rock, and R&B, while their approach to jazz standards and modern ballads is laced with undeniable verve and performed with a soulful spirit.
Wednesday July 1 - Javier Vega Trio (Javier Jazz Project) is composed of exceptionally gifted musicians who focus on the melodic side of jazz; the trio can also play the kind of blues that will make you want to dance.
Friday, July 3 -TruSol (Motown, blues) soulful renditions of classics from the Motown Era, ‘70s & ‘80s, up to the current Hip Hop and R&B hits are guaranteed to keep everyone grooving.
Wednesday July 8 - Paper Work (Pop/Rock) catchy original music, in addition to classics from the ‘60s, ‘70s, & ‘80s and modern hits. - all while encouraging excessive fun all evening.
Friday, July 10 -Stirling Bridge (Celtic Rock) blends classic bagpipes with hard-driving Carolina rock and roll! These four seasoned professional musicians deliver a good-time, foot-stomping Celtic rock show.
Wednesday July 15 - Matt Parker and the Deacons (R&B, Blues) a funk-rock-soul-power-trio that is polished, dynamic, diverse and capable of commanding any event.
Friday, July 17 - A Nickel Bag of Funk (R&B, Rock and Soul) infused with mixes of R&B, Hip Hop, Rock and Soul. It is truly an eclectic musical experience that gets the crowd going and demand more.
Wednesday July 22 - Prettier Than Matt (Folk, Pop) their sound is a lively Rock/Folk/Pop blend.
Friday, July 24 - Barefoot Movement (Bluegrass) all the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as the charming four-piece acoustic band takes listeners back to a simpler place and time. Whether you're seeking emotional ballads or rip-roaring barn-burners, you can expect music that offers something for everyone.
Wednesday July 29 - Common Ground (Bluegrass) plays modern country with a wide mix of all your southern rock and classic rock favorites.
Friday, July 31 -Paul Grimshaw Band (Pop) playing the songs crowds know and love from virtually every genre helps keep the band busy on the Grand Strand.
Wednesday August 5 - Tammy’s Tangent (Variety) this band’s power-house vocals, great guitar riffs and an outrageous rhythm section are their signature.
Friday, August 7 - Ross Holmes Band (Standards, Big Band) plays a wide variety of danceable music from Big Band, beach classics, standards, Rhythm & Blues to party music and a whole lot more. Ross and his band offer one of the finest and most versatile repertoires around.
All programs and concerts are subject to change.
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