Book your sweetheart an Ohm Radio Singing Valentine

It’s that romantic time of year when you can send your special someone an Ohm Radio Singing Valentine. Give the gift of live music by delivering a song performed by a local musician for $65. You can also play a tune for your crush on the radio for $25, choose your own song to be performed live for $80 or send a video for $40. Visit for info.  

Enjoy an interactive opera experience this Valentine’s Day

Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera (HALO) presents the second act of its 2023 season, Operadventure: Lovers’ Edition, at the Charleston Library Society at 6 p.m. Feb. 14. The audience chooses the storyline, so the fate of the characters are in your hands — will they be lovers or enemies? It’s up to you. Tickets are $25 and available through HALO.

Sounds of Soul lands at Charleston Pour House

Charleston music education nonprofit Soul Power Productions presents, “Sounds of Soul,” a night of hip-hop at The Pour House at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 26 featuring independent artists Slim S.O.U.L., Anfernee and Tyrie Young. Don’t miss a hip-hop happy hour with local rapper Indi’Gxld and a DJ set by Mike L!ve. Before the show, Moonkatdaddi and B.A.S.I.C. bring experimental hip-hop and R&B to the deck stage from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15 and available at

Two chances for classical music from the College of Charleston

The College of Charleston music department bands together with the Charleston Symphony to bring a free concert of modern works from the 20th and 21st centuries at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul downtown. 

CofC’s 32nd season of its International Piano Series features American pianist John Milbauer performing works by Bach, Chopin and Bartók at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Sottile Theatre downtown. Tickets are $30 and available online or at the door.

Hear rockabilly jams from Jared Petteys at the Tin Roof

Pull up to the Tin Roof in West Ashley for a night of original rockabilly and rockin’ rhythm and blues from Charleston acts Jared Petteys & the Headliners and Spanish Moss at 9 p.m. Jan. 26. Hear an array of tunes from swampy classic rock and blues to funk and progressive jazz. The Headliners unveil a new single “Black Coffee and Alcohol.” Black Moss will crank out its newest single, “Unholy Blues.” Tickets are $10 cash at the door. 

Band of Horses drummer displays artwork at Hed Hi studio

A collection of woodcuts from drummer Creighton Barrett of renowned S.C. rock group Band of Horses lands at Hed Hi Media’s studio on King Street. Don’t miss the reception from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 27 featuring a live set from local multi-instrumentalist Persona La Ave to celebrate Creighton’s new installation of graphics inspired by sci-fi and skater/surfer culture entitled “Lowcountry For Old Men.”

Don’t miss a free jazz concert in Mount Pleasant

International jazz pianist, accordionist and composer Ben Rosenblum will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church. He is joined by Juilliard alumnus Marty Jaffe on bass and rising star Ben Zweig on drums. The free show features songs such as the beloved jazz standard “I’ll Be Seeing You” and “Windows” from the legendary jazz giant Chick Corea. Visit Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church’s website for more info.

An orchestral ensemble pops up at Coastal Coffee Roasters

Members of Summerville Orchestra gather together again for its Encore Series’ third installment, “Minimal Electronics,” featuring a string quartet, three percussionists and pianist Wojciech Milewsk. The free concert is at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Coastal Coffee Roasters in Summerville. For more information visit

A hybrid entertainment experience arrives at Lava Salon

Lava Salon in Park Circle presents an “after-hours” music and comedy event Jan. 28 featuring musician Jeff Johnson, local guitar legend John Holenko and pianist Tanner Dieppe. The trio is joined by Columbia vocalist Jennifer Willams Ross, Charleston funny woman Amanda Beth and a special appearance by up-and-coming artist LIVI! The 7 p.m. show is BYOB, and the $25 tickets can be purchased at the door.

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