Guitarist Mike Freund lands at Burns Alley

New-Jerseyan turned local guitarist Mike Freund has been making alternative rock music since 1993. He released his fourth studio album this year, Twenty Twenty, and will bring his Southern rock tunes to Burns Alley 7 p.m., Aug. 12, backed by a full band. Freund released And Now You Know in 2018 and has kept the album’s theme of love, loss and rock ‘n’ roll at the forefront of his current songwriting. Catch his performances for the local podcast series Songs of the Unsung on Youtube. 

The Refinery will debut its outdoor amphitheater | Courtesy of The Refinery

The Refinery debuts its outdoor amphitheater 

The Refinery Charleston will kick off its opening weekend Aug. 13-14 with live music from Memphis blues outfit Trouble No More and singer-songwriter Trevor Hall in the mixed-use center’s outdoor amphitheater. 

Saturday night will feature Trouble No More performing music from The Allman Brothers Band’s iconic album Eat A Peach. A portion of all proceeds from the performance will benefit The Big House Foundation in Macon, Ga., which funds The Big House Museum that features the largest collection of The Allman Brothers Band memorabilia in the world. Sunday will feature alternative folk fusion from Trevor Hall. Ticket options are available at

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Concert Series at Kiki & Rye restaurant

Mt. Pleasant restaurant Kiki & Rye is rolling out a “Party on The Pond” concert series during Sunday brunch service and a “First and Third Thursday” concert series to spotlight a variety of local music acts. 

Concert goers will hear blues from Paul Stone Project 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 14; acoustic tunes from Dallas Baker & Friends 6-9 p.m., Aug. 18; roots music from Green Levels 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Aug. 21; and folk music from Mike Kaufman 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Aug. 28.

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