Everything About Music In Charleston 

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Over the next few minutes we will try to fill you in on everything we know about music in Charleston. This is certainly a broad topic but we will do our best to cover the full local scene in this post.

To get the ball rolling we will discuss the best musical instrument stores in Charleston. There will be separate lists for where to buy guitars in your area as well as the top drum shops in town.

Obviously there will be some crossover in those sections as some stores will have the leading guitar brands for sale like Gibson, Fender, or Keisel as well as all the keyboards, synthesizers, pedals, amps, or pretty much any supplies you may need.

Up next we will get into where to go for quality instrument repair near you. Some of you may need a piano tuned, a guitar repaired, or work done on other band instruments and there is somebody out there that can assist.

The best music lessons for kids or adults will get a shout out. And then there will be some local stores for music lovers with vintage CD’s and records.

We also think many of you will want to know about the best concert halls and live music venues here. There are also many bars and restaurants that have live music around the city.

And our final section will get into the best festivals on the Charleston music calendar. Stick around until the end where you will find a map with the wide variety of stores and venues we are discussing pinned on it. The Southeast region is one we have discussed many times in the past.

Musical Instrument Stores In Charleston

When you want to go to one of the best musical instrument stores in Charleston head to:

Fox Music House specializes in pianos, organs, keyboards, audio or video installation, band and orchestra accessories, and sheet music.

Ye Olde Music Shop sells a huge selection of guitars, basses, drums, effects, keyboards, and more. They also offer repairs, delivery, lessons, instructional books, and videos.

Where To Buy Guitars

If you are specifically trying to buy a guitar or guitar accessories check out:

Visit your local Guitar Center store and get hands-on with one of the best selections of guitars, basses, drums, keyboards, DJs, live sound and recording, as well as used and vintage gear. They’ll get you playing with lessons and make your instrument play and sound its best with expert repairs and modifications.

Another great spot to buy guitars is Ye Olde Music Shop.

Instrument Repair

You can get quality instrument repairs at:

Music & Arts is a provider of music lessons nationwide. Their repair shop services for musical instruments in your area include dent removal, re-stringing, re-corking, structural repair, cleaning and polishing, readjustments, valve repair, replacing broken parts, and more. They also offer general instrument maintenance and water damage repair.

Lowcountry Luthiery offers professional and personalized repair service for your string instruments. They have a full shop with the latest tools to offer a variety of repair services including expert fret work, crackling electronics, cavity shielding, electric guitar rewiring, pickup replacement, and structural repairs.

Music Lessons

Academy of Music at 342 Meeting St prides itself in being one of the leading music schools near you in the Lowcountry. It was founded in 2003 to provide private instruction in piano, violin, cello, clarinet, flute, trumpet, voice, guitar, harp, and the organ.

CD & Record Stores

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Some of our favorite local stores for music lovers with lots of vintage CD’s and records are:

Monster Music & Movies is one of the largest independent record stores in your area carrying a vast selection of new and used CDs, DVDs, and vinyl.

Family-owned and operated since 1974 Record Stop specializes in new and used vinyl records, CD’s, turntables, and music accessories.

Gray Cat Music offers a wide selection of quality used and new vinyl records and band merchandise.

Charleston Live Music Venues

These Charleston live music venues are great places to see a concert or performance:

The Music Farm is a room with capacity for 800 people and has a full service bar with beer, wine, and liquor.

Festival Hall is one of the most versatile venues for any conference, meeting, performance, special event, wedding, live music, or any experience.

Restaurants With Live Music

These restaurants with live music can be a lot of fun:

Prohibition is available for private bookings, corporate events, rehearsal dinners, and weddings while they often have live music going on at night.

Barsa Lounge is a Spanish-influenced tapas restaurant and bar with nice food, drink, and live local music.

Henry’s is a historic eclectic restaurant and bar featuring great music, a beautiful southern porch and rooftop deck, an exclusive dance lounge, and a classic speakeasy bar.

Whether it is a romantic evening or a special event in one of their private dining rooms it is High Cotton’s pleasure to provide you with a memorable experience.

Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub & Restaurant has a great selection of beers and wonderful food.

Bars With Live Music

Plus there are bars that play live music too:

The Commodore is a vintage bar and live music venue offering a swanky atmosphere, local bands, and craft cocktails.

Tin Roof has been Charleston’s home away from home for numerous acts for over eight years.

The Royal American has been serving up quality food, drink, and live music in your area since 2011.

The Cocktail Club is an upscale lounge dedicated to the art of the craft cocktail. An extensive selection of house-made infusions, rare liquors, and farm-to-shaker beverages features fresh-squeezed juices and modern ingredients alongside a menu of light fare.

Music Festivals In Your Area

Have as much fun as you can at these music festivals near you:

The Charleston Bluegrass Festival takes place on the pristine 6,000-acre grounds of the Woodlands nature reserve in March for two days. Bands that have performed at the festival include Greensky Bluegrass, Sam Bush Band and Yonder Mountain String Band.

The first High Tide Music & Arts Festival was in June of 2022 at Riverfront Park featuring Sam Feldt, SNBRN, Autograf, Bag Raiders and Sam Blacky.

Charleston Music Festival includes bands, orchestras, and choral ensembles and the next iteration will take place in April.

The Colour of Music Festival which has been held at various months in the past presents a diverse classical repertoire of baroque, classical, and 20th-century music at the highest of standards to diverse audiences nationally.

The Trondossa Music Festival is a lot of fun.

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Enjoy The Charleston Local Music Scene

Well guys, we tried cover things as well as we could. You read about the best musical instrument stores, drum and guitar shops, instrument repair services, where to go for lessons, vintage CD & record stores, concert halls and other live music venues like bars and restaurants, plus the best festivals near you.

Anyone that is still here probably knows bit about the local music scene themselves. If so feel free to tell us if we got anything incorrect, if we left any cool spots out, or just share your own thoughts in the comments at the end of the post.  No matter if you are trying to buy a new instrument, wanted some live entertainment, needed a vintage CD and record, or just wanted to learn more about music in Charleston we hope you enjoy yourself.

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