- Katie Gandy
- Alex Harris of the Pour House
It’s already been six years since the Pour House’s early days at a West Ashley shopping plaza on Savannah Highway. Proprietors Alex and Vanessa Harris invested considerable time and money into their current digs on Maybank Highway on James Island.
They opened for business there in August 2005, setting up the main music room and the adjacent El Bohio restaurant and bar. Within a year, the venue established itself as one of the Lowcountry’s major live music venues, hosting a wide array of artists. They soon expanded with a sizeable deck outside.
Next weekend, the Harrises and their staff celebrate yet another successful year with a two-night party. North Carolina world-beat act Toubab Krewe will headline on Sat. Sept. 3 with support from the steel pan-driven Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. Acoustic combo Reckoning plays an assortment of Grateful Dead faves on the deck stage that evening. On Sun. Sept. 4, the celebration continues with an encore performance from Toubab Krewe and an opening set from Chicago-based folk-rock octet the Giving Tree Band.
Admission is $15 per night. Two-night passes are available for $25. Visit charlestonpourhouse.com for more.