Happy three day weekend everyone. Even the gang at the City Paper gets this holiday off, and we’re hoping you all get to celebrate Independence Day with an easy breezy few days. We took the stress out of your weekend, too, with our stacked weekend roundup. Read on for the good stuff.


Barenaked Ladies will perform at Volvo Cars Stadium as part of the Last Summer on Earth 2016 tour. Tickets go for $26 to $97.50, and the show begins at 7 p.m.

Laugh out loud and kick back with a cold one at Frothy Beard Comedy Night starting at 8 p.m. and featuring free jokes and free hotdogs.

All are invited to the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. for the opening reception for Mary Wessner’s newest exhibit Thru New Eyes – The World in Black and White. The exhibit will be on display through July.

Come out to the Woolfe Street Playhouse for the first showing of Red, White and CASH, a tribute to the Man in Black and all his hits. Tickets are $15 to $30 for the 7:30 p.m. show.

Chill out at The Royal American with Crab Claw and Billy Fountain & Faline. Tickets are only $8 for a night of alt-country and indie music. Music begins at 9 p.m.

Rock out at The Windjammer at a 9 p.m. performance by Stop Light Observations with People’s Blues of Richmond. Tickets are $20.

Party at the Point this Friday at 5:30 p.m. with Jack Johnson covers all night long. Tickets are $7.

Join the Flowertown Players and the Summerville Singers at the Flowertown Theater as they perform Front Line to the Home Front, a musical tribute to U.S. veterans. The show begins at 8 p.m., and will repeat Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively. Tickets go for $10 to $20.

Grab a lawn chair and enjoy a free showing of Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade. This Movie Under the Stars begins at 8 p.m. at Charles Towne Landing.


Head on down to The Windjammer at 9 p.m. to listen to the Edwin McCain Band.

Learn about South Carolina’s rich past at the fourth Annual Magnolia Gardens History Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Come to Halls Chophouse at 11:30 a.m. for the Blue Bicycle Books Author Luncheon with Bronwen Dickey. Lunch is $30 or $57 with a signed copy of her new book.

Head over to Gage Hall at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. for Come Fly with Me, a tribute to great American heroes set to hits of the Great American Songbook. Tickets are $15 to $25. 

Join What If? Productions at Threshold Repertory Theatre from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for the 5 th Annual Playwrights Festival. Tickets are $15 to $20.

Kick-off your holiday weekend with Futbol & Fireworks as the Charleston Battery faces the Richmond Kickers in the oldest rivalry in American soccer. The game and fireworks show will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at MUSC Health Stadium, and tickets are $15 to $35.

LOL with local comedians Brian Shirley and Stan Shelby 6 p.m. at Comedy Night at the Fleet, hosted by Drew Howard. Tickets are $20 each or $35 per couple.

Don’t miss Haa! Haa! Black Sheep with Daniel Tirado at Black Sheep Bar & Grill. Tickets are $10 for the 7 p.m. show.

Come to PULP at 10 p.m. for An Evening with Christopher Walken as Stir-Fry Live! presents a baker’s dozen of Charleston’s top comedic talents. Tickets are $7.


There are few things more American than catching a baseball game. Watch the RiverDogs take on the Augusta GreenJackets at 6:15 p.m. and make sure to stick around for post-game fireworks.

Celebrate Independence Day with 103.5 WEZL and Boone Hall Plantation at Stars and Guitars, featuring Dustin Lynch. Tickets are $25-$30 and music begins at 6 p.m.

Come watch Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (no, not literally) 9:30 p.m. at The Pour House. Tickets are $12-$15.

Enjoy the country tunes of Luke Combs with Ray Fulcher 10 p.m. at The Windjammer. Tickets are $15.

Head over the The Royal American at 9 p.m. to listen to punk jams from Glass Lashes with Hearts on Fire & Hybrid Mutants. Tickets are $5.

MONDAY — Fourth of July

If you still need something to do this July 4th, check out our pumped up Summer Guide Independence Day activities. And be sure to check our Eat blog for places to drink, eat, and grab food and bevs to go.