Don’t miss swing era music at Forte Jazz Lounge

The Fortettes singing ensemble will join The Forte Jazz Lounge Big Band July 1 for two patriotic concerts that will feature songs by Andrews Sisters, a popular swing era singing trio. The Fortettes consists of three accomplished vocalists Jenna Bohannon, Andrea Catangay and Veronica Wilt, who have honed their vocal blending and harmonization to perform two lively sets at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are available

Alt rock, pop lands at Music Farm

Alternative act The Talbott Brothers, pop artist Lo Monaco and singer-songwriter Emily Curtis take over Music Farm at 8 p.m. July 8. Hailing from Imperial, Nebraska, the Talbott Brothers blend pop, blues and rock. The singer-songwriter duo is currently on a national tour after garnering attention for the group’s 2022 album Letters. Lo Monaco, an up-and-coming act, started his music career as a busker on the streets of Port Macquarie, Australia, and released his fourth single, “Dear Abbey,” last fall. Dynamic vocalist Emily Curtis is a staple in the Charleston music scene. Be sure to check out her newest single “Hearts and Bones.” Tickets are $20 to $25 and available at

Support independent hip-hop

Charleston hip-hop artists Slim S.O.U.L., Anfernee and Tyrie come together at The Royal American July 7 for an evening of experimental flows, conscious rap and improvisational harmony. Slim will be backed by an ensemble called The NO for an injection of live instrumentation. Doors are open at 9 p.m., and there is a $10 cash cover at the door. 

North Charleston POPS! returns

North Charleston POPS! announced its 2023-2024 season featuring all new shows for audiences that spotlight Charleston artists Heather Rice, Katie Small and two-time Grammy winner Charlton Singleton. The first performance of 2023 is It’s Magic: Joan Ellison Swings in High Fidelity on Sept. 16 followed by the Holiday Pops concert featuring a choir, dancers and orchestra on Dec. 9. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Tickets and a full schedule are available at

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