Charleston County Parks is introducing a new way to celebrate fall this year – a drive-in bluegrass concert, called Pickin’ in the Park! Held on Saturday, Nov. 7, guests are invited to Johns Island County Park for a full afternoon of live bluegrass from 1 – 4 p.m.
Born out of a love for music and the desire to gather safely by social distancing, the drive-in concert will feature live performances from three local bands: Gravel Road, Southern Flavor Bluegrass Band, and Pluff Mud String Band. Gates will open at 12 p.m. and music will go from 1 to 4.
Concert-goers must register in advance, and tickets are $40 per vehicle (of up to 4 people). On-site tickets will not be available. This event is expected to sell out, so early registration is recommended.
Vehicles will be parked in a designated parking space upon arrival at Pickin’ in the Park. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, tables, etc. to be used at their parking space. Tents will not be permitted and guests are asked not to block others’ views of the concert. Food and craft vendors will be available on site, and alcohol will also be available for purchase (valid ID required). Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed at all times.
1 p.m.: Gravel Road
2 p.m.: Southern Flavor Bluegrass Band
3 p.m: Pluff Mud String Band
Outside food, alcohol and coolers will not be permitted, and masks are required during the event unless eating or drinking. Masks must also be worn when interacting with staff. Safety is a priority; staff and volunteers will also wear proper PPE. Handwashing stations and hand sanitizer will be available on site.
For more information on Pickin’ in the Park, call 843-795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com. This event is powered by REV Federal Credit Union with supporting sponsors Coca-Cola, Charleston Animal Society, Absolute Total Care and the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission.
Owned and managed by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC), Johns Island County Park is located at 2662 Mullet Hall Road. The mission of CCPRC is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services. The large park system features over 11,000 acres of property and includes six regional parks, three beach parks, four seasonally-lifeguarded beach areas, three dog parks, two landmark fishing piers, three waterparks, a historic plantation site, a skate park, an aquatic center, 19 boat landings, a climbing wall, a challenge course, an interpretive center, an equestrian center, cottages, a campground, a marina, as well as wedding, meeting and event facilities. The park system also offers a wide variety of recreational services – festivals, camps, classes, programs, and more. For more information, call 843-795-4386, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or download the Charleston County Parks mobile app.
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