Mount Pleasant Magazine Sept-Oct 2023

69 | | The fall season in Charleston starts to offer a welcome respite from the summer swelter as well as a host of exciting activities for the entire family to enjoy. Whether you’re a nature lover, a pumpkin spice everything kind of person, a Sunday sommelier, an art aficionado or just someone who loves dancing to the beat of Caribbean drummers, as the weather cools down, the fall calendar of events is heating up. --------------------------------------------------------------------- LOWCOUNTRY JAZZ FESTIVAL Sept. 2-3, 2023 Overview: This two-day special event hosted at the Charleston Gaillard Center features a not-to-be-missed lineup of the best and brightest musicians in contemporary jazz. Among the performers will be the legendary jazz saxophonist Dave Koz, Grammy award-winning artist Gregory Porter, renowned guitarist Jonathan Butler and Avery Sunshine. Details: Event lineup by day, information about a special white linen cocktail party and fundraising details for Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc. can be found at gaillardcenter. org/events/lowcountry-jazz-festival-2023-day-1/. --------------------------------------------------------------------- CHARLESTON RESTAURANT WEEK Sept. 7-17, 2023 Overview: In this week-long tribute to the culinary experience, the greater Charleston area’s finest dining establishments offer specially developed, multi-course menus for lunch and dinner, usually at fixed per-person prices. This is definitely the week to try all of the amazing restaurants that Charleston and its surrounding areas have to offer. Details: Reservations are strongly encouraged. More information, including the restaurants by area, sample menus, pricing and more can be found at --------------------------------------------------------------------- PAWLEYS ISLAND FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & ART Sept. 26 through the month of October Overview: Since 1991, the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art has been celebrating the power of art and music as a cultural force and an “an essential part of our civilization.” There are bands featured throughout the month with food trucks available at each performance. Highlights and Event Dates: 9/26: Artrageous, a performance troupe featuring musicians, singers, dancers and opportunities for audience participation in each act. 10/5: 23rd Annual Wine and Food Gala featuring 65 wines, hors d’oeuvres prepared by local chefs, a silent auction, and live music. The Gala is a fundraiser for the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art. 10/7: Joe Grandsen & His Big Band - songs of Frank Sinatra and friends 10/12: British Invasion Years 10/14: Spyro Gyra 10/15: The Texas Tenors 10/20: The Spinners 10/21: Tabled Event - The Doo Wop Project; this is a special tabled event with a special table decorating contest Details: Most events are held at The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island. Showtime, ticket information and details on what to bring can be found at Fall Fun Fall festivals, events and more BY SHERRY WHITING arts & entertainment