Since our founding in 1997, the Charleston City Paper has been working hard every day to share the latest in news, food, music, culture and cool stuff in and around the Holy City. Our mission is to bring the best of Charleston to you — for free.

But, great reporting requires great resources. In a time where local journalism is struggling, the City Paper is committed to continue offering free coverage always. That means no paywalls and no subscription fees — ever. Just local, independent stories.

Click here to become a member of the City Paper Press Club.

Benefits of Membership

We’re dedicated to investing in the future of Charleston as a place where diverse, engaging views can flourish.

We can’t do it without our readers.

As a member of the City Paper Press Club, you’ll be privy to a handful of benefits including:

  • Periodic discounts to select City Paper events
  • Exclusive deals around town
  • Quarterly members-only newsletter
  • Early access to each week’s issue
  • Exclusive members-only events with special guests and City Paper leaders and staff 
  • Contests and giveaways

If your annual donation exceeds $2,000, you’ll also receive two tickets to the annual Best of Charleston party.

Thank you for your support.