Charleston Music Venues

On this page you will find a directory of live music venues in Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding area. The venues are listed in alphabetical order. Also included will be links to the official website of each concert venue as well as their social media accounts and contact info, and below that a link to posts on Extra Chill about shows and events at that venue. This list will be updated as often as possible. If you find that we are missing anything, feel free to contact us.

Last Updated: 8/16/17

Awendaw Green

Awendaw Green is a bit of a drive from downtown Charleston, but the unique vibe and scenic atmosphere makes it well worth the journey up Highway 17. They bring in all sorts of artists from the lowcountry and beyond, and have them play on their outdoor barn stage. For a one-of-a-kind concert experience at a laid-back venue, make your way out to the next show at Awendaw Green.

Awendaw Green
4853 U.S. 17 North
Awendaw, SC 29429
awendawgreen@gmail.com
(843) 452-1642 (Eddie)

Website: awendawgreen.com
Facebook: facebook.com/awendawgreen
Twitter: twitter.com/awendawgreen

The Barrel

The Barrel is located on Folly Road, a little more than halfway between the James Island connector and Folly Beach. They have 33 different local and regional craft beers on tap, and an outdoor stage where they have concerts a few times per week. They don't serve food themselves at The Barrel, but they bring in a different food truck most days to keep your stomach full while you drink beer and listen to live music.

The Barrel
1859 Folly Road
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 732-2337

Website: thebarrelcharleston.com
Facebook: facebook.com/thebarrelcharleston
Twitter: twitter.com/TheBarrelChs
Instagram: instagram.com/thebarrelcharleston

Barsa

Barsa is a Spanish Tapas restaurant located in downtown Charleston, on the corner of King and Line. It's more of a high-end place to see live music in Charleston, but they do have a Jazz Jam every Thursday night with drink specials and the works. If you're looking for a classy environment and live jazz music, head on down to Barsa on Thursday nights and grab some cocktails and great food.

Barsa
630 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-5393

Website: http://barsacharleston.com
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Barsa-Tapas-Lounge-Bar/118084251594081
Twitter: twitter.com/BARSAcharleston

Big Gun Burger Shop

Big Gun is known for having great burgers, but in this dive bar you'll also find live music and plenty of cheap beer. Located on Calhoun street in downtown Charleston, Big Gun is a relatively small venue, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in character and flavorful burgers. Be sure to grab a bite and catch a show at Big Gun the next time you make it downtown. You won't regret it.

Big Gun Burger
137 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Website: bigguncharleston.com
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Big-Gun-Burger-Shop/217318521625649
Twitter: twitter.com/BigGunBurger
Instagram: instagram.com/biggunburger

Brick House Kitchen - CLOSED

Brick House Kitchen is another Folly Road music venue, located in a historic farmhouse-made restaurant and bar. The farmhouse sits underneath a gorgeous canopy of live oaks and features a 40 square foot outdoor stage. Serving delicious Southern cuisine and bringing in great musical acts, Brick House Kitchen is a must-see for any music fan or foodie living in or visiting Charleston.

Brick House Kitchen
1575 Folly Road
James Island, SC 29412
(843) 406-4655

Website: http://www.brickhousecharleston.com
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Brick-House-Kitchen/112419158786664

Burn's Alley

Aside from being one of the best dive bars in Charleston, Burn's Alley is also home to a number of local shows. It's a dark bar tucked into an alleyway, with cheap beer, bar games, and the infamous wall of fake IDs. Burn's is notorious for taking IDs from underage drinkers, so if that describes you, stay away from Burn's Alley. If you're of age, this is a great place to hang out and catch a local band or two. They have live music once a week or so, and even when they don't have a band playing, it's still a great place to hang out.

Burn's Alley
354 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-6735

Website: burnsalley.com
Facebook: facebook.com/BurnsAlleyTavern
Instagram: instagram.com/burnsalley


Charleston Music Hall

Known for having some of the best acoustics in town, the Charleston Music Hall is located in the heart of downtown Charleston. The building itself has been there since 1859, but has only been used as a music venue since 1995. Aside from the history surrounding the Music Hall, this venue also brings some of the bigger artists into Charleston, and is more of a theater than a bar. The Charleston Music Hall is a classy and intimate venue for shows in Charleston, and we recommend you stop in there at least once during your voyage to the Holy City.

Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 853-2252

Website: charlestonmusichall.com
Facebook: facebook.com/charlestonmusichall/
Twitter: twitter.com/chsmusichall/
Instagram: instagram.com/chsmusichall/

Click here to see posts about the Charleston Music Hall on Extra Chill.

Chico Feo

Chico Feo is a Caribbean food and live music joint out on Folly beach that has live music a few nights per week, including an open mic every monday night. They also do some drinking and painting events and their website offers a Folly Beach Surf Report. Check them out on your next beach day.

Chico Feo
122 East Ashley
Folly Beach, SC 29439
(843) 906-2710

Website: http://www.chicofeos.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/chico.feo2112/
Instagram: instagram.com/chicofeos/

The Commodore

Located on the East Side of Downtown Charleston, The Commodore is a music venue owned by the same people that own Palace Hotel, which closed due to a fire in January 2016, but is now open once again. The Commodore is located in the same building as the former Jazz club, Touch Of Class, and the interior is mostly the same as it was in the 90s. They bring in mostly local artists to play on the stage in the center of the dimly-lit bar. The place is usually packed on weekends, so get there early if you don't want to wait in line.

The Commodore
504 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403

Website: thecommodorechs.com
Facebook: facebook.com/thecommodorechs
Instagram: instagram.com/thecommodorechs

Compass

Compass is a bar and music venue on Upper King, located above the Italian restaurant Joe Pasta. They have a pool table and offer live music a few times per week. In addition to live music, Compass also has comedy nights about once a week. Check it out the next time you're passing Joe Pasta on King Street late night.

Compass Bar
428 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 965-5252

Facebook: facebook.com/TheCompassBar

Cory's Grilled Cheese

Cory's Grilled Cheese is a James Island restaurant that started out hosting open mic nights a few times per week, but now has scheduled concerts all the time. In addition to the live music, they also make some killer grilled cheeses, and sell cheap PBR. Check out Cory's Grilled Cheese off Old Folly Road, right next to the Harris Teeter.

Cory's Grilled Cheese
1739 Maybank Highway
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 641-7377

Website: corysgrilledcheese.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Corys-Grilled-Cheese
Twitter: twitter.com/CorysGC

The Eclectic Cafe and Vinyl

The Eclectic Cafe and Vinyl is a unique blend of cafe and record store located on Spring Street in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina. They have a great selection of records and some delicious sandwiches, as well as a relaxing vibe and occasional live music. The Eclectic Cafe and Vinyl is definitely a place to check out whenever you find yourself in downtown Charleston. Even if they aren't having a show, get in there and see this one-of-a-kind establishment that adds it's charm to the already charming city of Charleston.

The Eclectic Cafe and Vinyl
132 Spring St. Unit A
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 202-0666

Website: eclecticcafeandvinyl.com
Facebook: facebook.com/eclecticcafeandvinyl
Instagram: instagram.com/eclecticcafevinyl

Frothy Beard Brewery

Not only does this West Ashley brewery make great beer, but they also often have musicians come in and play while patrons drink. Frothy Beard also has a built-in pizzeria called Zombie Bob's that makes all sorts of different pies, calzones and salads with a beer-infused crust.

Frothy Beard Brewery
1401 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 872-1075

Website: frothybeard.com
Facebook: facebook.com/frothybeardbrewing
Instagram: instagram.com/frothybeardbrewing/
Twitter: twitter.com/FrothyBeard

Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer

Kudu is more of a coffee shop than a music venue, but they have been known to bring in local artists from time to time. When they do have live music, the artist usually plays outside in the awesome patio area. Even if you don't go there when they have live music, Kudu is one of the coolest places in town, with a great selection of craft beer and coffee, and there are always some great people hanging out in the patio area.

Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer
4 Vanderhorst St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 853-7186

Website: kuducoffeeandcraftbeer.com
Facebook: facebook.com/kuducharleston
Twitter: twitter.com/kuduchs
Instagram: instagram.com/kuduchs

Click here to see posts about Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer on Extra Chill.

The Mill

The Mill is a bar and music venue in the Park Circle neighborhood of North Charleston that used to allow smoking inside, but they have recently changed that rule. While it was part of the place's charm, they changed it because a smoking venue is a drawback for many. Get yourself a beer and watch live music all night long. If you need to smoke, simply step outside. All shows at The Mill are free, and the kitchen is open until 1am daily, serving up tacos and nachos to go along with your appetite for heavy booze.

The Mill
1026 E. Montague Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405

Facebook: facebook.com/themillparkcircle

MUSC Health Stadium

Home of the Charleston Battery soccer team, MUSC Health Stadium is also home to quite a few concerts and events. With a capacity of 5,100 people, this venue is on the larger side of music venues in Charleston. MUSC Health Stadium is also home to the yearly Southern Ground Music and Food Festival, headlined by the Zac Brown Band. Get out there for a soccer game or a concert at some point during your tenure in the Holy City.

MUSC Health Stadium
1990 Daniel Island Dr
Charleston, SC 29492
(843) 971-4265

Website: charlestonbattery.com/stadium
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MUSC-Health-Stadium-936957839744873

Music Farm

The Music Farm is one of the most popular music venues in Charleston, with shows both big and small happening almost every night. They bring in a lot of bigger-name bands and artists, as well as supporting plenty of local artists. The Music Farm has a capacity of 800 and is located inside of an old train shed converted into a concert venue. Be sure to check out their concert calendar to see if any of your favorite artists are playing a show at The Music Farm sometime soon.

Music Farm Charleston
32 Ann Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-6989

Website: musicfarm.com
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/music-farm/39753321569
Twitter: twitter.com/MusicFarm
Instagram: instagram.com/music_farm/

Click here to see posts about The Music Farm on Extra Chill.

North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center

The North Charleston Coliseum is one of the biggest music venues in the Charleston, SC area. Boasting 14,000 seats, this venue is also home to the South Carolina Stingrays hockey team, as well as a number of other events that take place over the course of a year in Charleston. Chances are if a big name artist comes through the area, this is where they are going to play. Artists such as Drake and Modest Mouse are some of the bigger names who have played shows at the North Charleston Coliseum. The place is big enough to support an artist that consistently sells out shows, and thus it would be ridiculous to imagine them playing at most other venues in town.

North Charleston Coliseum
5001 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 529-5000

Website: northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com
Facebook: facebook.com/NorthCharlestonColiseumandPerformingArtsCenter
Twitter: twitter.com/NChasColiseum
Instagram: instagram.com/nchascoliseum

Palmetto Brewery

Palmetto Brewery is one of many brewers in Charleston, brewing craft beer and serving it from the tap in their brewery-turned bar. Palmetto Brewery also has a large outdoor patio area with a stage that is often used to host concerts. They mostly bring in local artists, and for these events they also bring in food trucks that park right outside the main entrance and serve food to concertgoers. Palmetto Brewery is definitely worth checking out while you're in the Charleston, SC area.

Palmetto Brewing Co.
289 Huger Street
Charleston, SC, 29403
(843) 937-0903

Website: palmettobrewery.com
Facebook: facebook.com/PalmettoBrewing
Twitter: twitter.com/palmettobrewing
Instagram: instagram.com/palmettobrewing

The Pour House

The Pour House is one of the most popular venues in the Charleston area. Located on James Island, just a short drive from Downtown Charleston, The Pour House has live music every single night, mostly consisting of jam bands playing original music or Grateful Dead (or similar) covers. The crowd is laid-back, the environment is chill, and the beer is reasonably priced. There are two stages at The Pour House, one inside, and another outside on their large deck area. The Pour House is a great place to catch a show on any given night, and it's always bound to be a good time.

The Charleston Pour House
1977 Maybank Hwy
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 571-4343

Website: charlestonpourhouse.com
Facebook: facebook.com/CharlestonPourHouse
Twitter: twitter.com/CHSpourhouse
Instagram: instagram.com/chspourhouse

The Purple Buffalo

The Purple Buffalo is a new venue located way North where King Street ends. It's owned by Dan Dickey, the same guy who used to own King Dusko. The Purple Buffalo is decorated with art and filled with the crowd that likes live music and cheap PBR. They have a stage and plenty of space and their future looks promising, despite the distance up King Street.

The Purple Buffalo
2702 Azalea Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 735-8843

Facebook: facebook.com/thepurplebuffalo843
Instagram: instagram.com/purplebuffalo843/

Recovery Room

Rec Room is a bar that is way up on King Street, known for being the number one seller of PBR in the entire nation. Aside from 12 oz cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon, Recovery Room also boasts live music and great late-night dive bar vibes. They've got pool tables, pinball, darts, bocce ball and tater tots, and not to mention plenty of Charleston locals. Check out the Recovery Room whenever you're looking for a cheap PBR and a crazy late night filled with music and the ridiculous antics that Charleston is famous for.

Website: recoveryroomtavern.com
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Recovery-Room/45925206484

Royal American

If you're a fan of live music and cheap beer, and you're in Charleston, then you've got to get to the Royal American. There is a show there almost every night, mostly rock shows, the bar is big, the food is great, and the vibe is unbeatable. Located on Morrison Drive right past the ramp for the Ravenel Bridge, The Royal American is a bit off the beaten path of downtown Charleston, but there is plenty of parking and once you get there you won't want to leave to go somewhere else. Royal is probably Extra Chill's favorite spot to catch some live music in the Charleston area. You heard it here first, go check out Royal American.

The Royal American
970 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 817-6925

Website: theroyalamerican.com
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/The-Royal-American/149214031850773
Twitter: twitter.com/theroyalamericn
Instagram: instagram.com/theroyalamerican/

Click here to see posts about The Royal American on Extra Chill.

Smoke BBQ

Smoke BBQ is more of a restaurant and bar than a music venue, but they do have live music almost every night. The food is great, the vibe is great, and the drinks are relatively cheap. If you're ever on Upper King and looking to have a low-key night at a bar with some live music, Smoke BBQ is a good bet. The music is often jazzy and jammy, which is exactly what you need for a relaxing night with tons of booze and some late-night grub.

Smoke BBQ Restaurant
487 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 805-5050

Website: smokebbq.kitchen
Facebook: facebook.com/smokebbqcharleston
Instagram: instagram.com/smokebbqcharleston

The Sparrow

The Sparrow is a dive bar in Park Circle offering live music almost every night, with the occasional comedy show or other event sprinkled in. They have craft beer on tap from Holy City Brewery as well as other local and regional imports, and plenty of bar games to keep you entertained if the music just isn't cutting it. The Sparrow is a cool venue to check out if you find yourself in the Park Circle or North Charleston area.

The Sparrow
1078 E. Montague Ave
Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 744-7753

Facebook: facebook.com/thesparrowparkcircle
Twitter: twitter.com/thesparrowpark1
Instagram: instagram.com/thesparrowparkcircle

The Tin Roof

The Tin Roof is a music venue and bar located in West Ashley, just a short drive from Downtown Charleston. It has a real dive-bar vibe, with a small stage and outdoor patio area. The artists featured are mostly local bands, but there are quite a few out-of-towners who come to play at The Tin Roof, as there are many who hold it dear as their favorite place to play in the Charleston area. The environment is definitely good for music, and the beer is cheap and cold. Check out the Tin Roof for your West Ashley live music needs.

The Tin Roof
1117 Magnolia Road
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 571-0775

Website: charlestontinroof.com
Facebook: facebook.com/tin.roof.18
Twitter: twitter.com/TinRoofWAshley
Instagram: instagram.com/tinroofwashley

Click here to see posts about The Tin Roof on Extra Chill.

The Vinyl Countdown

The Vinyl Countdown is an independently owned record store located on Upper King street in Downtown Charleston. In addition to their awesome selection of records, they also have touring bands come thru and play in-house shows a few times per month. Browse around The Vinyl Countdown for a some hidden gems while you listen to live music in this sweet record store and music venue in Charleston.

The Vinyl Countdown
724 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 203-3541

Website: thevinylcountdownsc.com
Facebook: facebook.com/thevinylcountdownsc
Instagram: instagram.com/thevinylcountdownsc

Volvo Car Stadium

Volvo Car Stadium, formerly known as Family Circle Stadium, is another very large music venue in the Charleston area that is also used for large tennis matches and other large events. It's an outdoor venue with seating for 10,200 people, and they bring in all sorts of big names such as Hootie & The Blowfish, Dave Matthews Band, and many more. Big name artists who come to Charleston often play their shows at Volvo Car Stadium, as they would quickly sell out and overly fill most other venues in the area.

Volvo Car Stadium
161 Seven Farms Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
(800) 677-2293

Website: familycircletenniscenter.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/VolvoCarsOpen
Twitter: twitter.com/volvocaropen
Instagram: instagram.com/volvocaropen

The Windjammer

The Windjammer is a beachfront bar located in beautiful Isle Of Palms. There you will find a restaurant with a beach volleyball court and plenty of live music. They have been around since the early 70s, and are always known to have a rockin' party going on. Check out the Windjammer for a great live music venue on the water in the Charleston area.

The Windjammer
1008 Ocean Blvd.
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451

Website: the-windjammer.com
Facebook: facebook.com/WindjammerIoP
Twitter: twitter.com/windjammeriop
Instagram: instagram.com/windjammeriop