The Lowcountry Hall of Fame is back for its sixth installment Oct. 17 at Hanahan Amphitheater to honor those in the community who have taken part in shaping what the Charleston music scene is today.
“We induct people anywhere from educators to DJs to professional musicians — we’ve even inducted a repair person,” said organizer and Ye Olde Music Shop owner Michael Davis. “It’s all over the place. It’s the whole of music.”
This years inductees are:
- The Malibus, including members Teddy Palassis, Joe Thomas, Tim Hager, Frank Wooten, Max Moore, John Thomas and Caleb Davis
- East Coast Party Band, including members Jack Tankersley, Beverly Tankersley, Mike Shuler, Mark Black, Jerry Polk, Jason Moore, Jim Moore and Jon Thornton
- Rob Lamble of Ear for Music
- Vanessa Harris and Alex Harris of The Pour House
- Calvin Taylor, posthumously recognized, member of The Drifters
- Willie McRae, Boone Hall Plantation concert series creator
- Jim Bowers, posthumously recognized, DJ and radio personality
- The Jumper Cables, including members the Rev. Dr. Johnny Mac, Paul Tucker and Stevie Kent
- Ernie Cortez, horn player, educator
- George Kinney, horn player, educator
- Mike Gennaro of Gennaro’s Italian Ristorante
- Bill Aycock, pianist
- Jerry Ray, bassist
- Gene Ray, bassist
- Bill Driskell, vocalist
The event starts at 1 p.m. and will have three performances from The Malibus, East Coast Party Band and the Rev. Dr. Johnny Mac of ‘80s rock trio, The Jumper Cables.
Guests are welcome to bring coolers, and there will be barbecue served, so come hungry.