Any live music lover will tell you that no matter how loud and how rockin’ the talent is on stage, the experience of seeing your favorite musician in person is all about the crowd you’re with.

High Water Festival is no exception to that rule, and the Charleston crowds that turned out to see Shovels and Rope and all their buddies perform were certainly treated to yet another year of great tunes in the idyllic environs of North Charleston’s Riverfront Park.

Here’s a look back at the sea of people at High Water 2018. [slideshow-1]

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