A handful of Charleston music acts volunteered to perform as part of the Charleston Peace One Day in on Sept. 20. Organized in part by the Conscious Alliance, the Music Farm will host the “International Day of Peace” benefit concert featuring groove-rock trio Dangermuffin, prog-indie quartet Firework Show, and up-and-comers Organ Donors, along with a multimedia presentation by Open Dome Production.
The concert immediately follows the “International Day of Peace and Ceasefire” festival scheduled earlier in the day from 1-6 p.m. at Brittlebank Park. The live music schedule at the park features Delia Chariker, Lowcountry Flute Circle, the One Accord gospel choir, Holy Trinity Family Band, DJ Pericles, and Moody Black Poets.
“It is inclusive of a large amount of organizations and people in the community,” says Charleston Peace One Day Program director Beth Wendt. Founded in 2008, Charleston Peace One Day is a non-profit organization “working toward intercultural cooperation and non-violence.”
Additional festival activities on Sept. 20 include community speakers, Kids Global Village peace education by Montessori Schools, a fine arts exhibit by curator/artist Tina Christophillis featuring artwork from local artists, recreation activity with soccer games by Suarez Soccer, local foods, merchants, and craft vendors. “We also feature as many non-profits in the community that are working toward aspects of creating a more peaceful community year round,” says Wendt.