College Students to Help Produce “Live at The Charleston Music Hall”

Live@CMH FinalChucktown Music Group, Charliewood Pictures and the College of Charleston are pleased to announce their first joint venture to create “Live at The Charleston Music Hall” featuring a concert with hit singer/songwriter (and former College of Charleston student) Edwin McCain and multiple Grammy-winner Sam Bush taking place on Saturday, March 30 at 8pm at the historic Charleston Music Hall, home of the nation’s first passenger train station. The double headliner, one night concert, will be filmed as the debut episode of a forthcoming television series.

“We’re excited to have Edwin and Sam be a part of this and are hopeful that this pilot program, will be the springboard for additional shows at this amazing venue that showcases national talent combined with up and coming local and regional acts,” states Mark Bryan of Chucktown Music Group. “Enhancing the national visibility of the Hall, the College, and the incredibly vibrant scene here in the Holy City will be a bonus, too,” he adds.

Ear for Music and All-In Entertainment are joining forces to promote the event. General admission tickets for the concert are now on sale. The ticket price is $30 and tickets can be ordered via etix.com or by calling 800.514.3849. Tickets are also available at Monster’s Music & Movies.

“This is an exciting time in the Lowcountry and we believe that ‘Live at The Charleston Music Hall’ will bring additional attention to our beautiful city helping to build Charleston as a nationally respected music town while enhancing the local economy by uniting businesses, education and the City of Charleston,” states Denis Gallagher, Founder and CEO of Charliewood Pictures. “As a local film production company we embraced this partnership with Mark and his team at Chucktown Music Group along with the College of Charleston hoping that this collaboration can benefit the College’s arts management and marketing programs giving their students some real-world experience while taking part in this show,” he adds.

The College of Charleston Office of Video Services will produce the debut episode of Live at The Charleston Music Hall. The office also produces original video content that communicates the College’s identity as an exceptional institution of higher education to external audiences. Director Tim Fennell has also worked on dozens of award-winning documentaries and Emmy award-winning films.

About Chucktown Music Group:

Chucktown Music Group (CTMG) is led by Hootie & the Blowfish founding member and lead guitarist Mark Bryan. Mark’s been recording music for years now and truly loves the process. As a producer, he enjoys helping an artist present the best possible version of their material. Mark and his team’s services include song arrangement, pre-production, songwriting input and musicianship (if desired), help acquiring other musicians, an engineer, fully mixed and mastered versions. CTMG has a facility for sound recording and mixing located in Awendaw, not far from their offices in downtown Charleston. For more information, please visit www.ctmg.us.

About Charliewood Pictures:

Charliewood Pictures, LLC, is a Charleston, SC-based production and investment company focused on developing, supporting, and promoting South Carolina-based feature films. Working with writers, directors, and producers through content development, professional counsel, and critical fundraising, Charliewood Pictures is a powerful platform for homegrown filmmaking, while also attracting talented artists from around the world. With South Carolina’s powerful filmmaking heritage, magnificent locations, and top-grade production resources, Charliewood Pictures collaborates with exceptionally talented filmmakers to tell cinematic stories that inspire the mind, spirit, and imagination. For more information, please visit www.CharliewoodPictures.com.

About College of Charleston

The College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. With more than 11,000 students, the College of Charleston offers the distinctive combination of a beautiful and historic campus, modern facilities and cutting-edge programs.

About Ear for Music

Ear for Music is a locally-based entertainment company with over 19 years of experience that has developed into Charleston’s source for the best in quality performances. Rob Lamble, company Founder and the man with the ‘ear’, maintains focus on presenting acts and artists that elevate exciting events into unforgettable ones. The company strives to enhance the culture of events by consistently providing great shows that cater to a variety of tastes and offer something thrilling for every member of the community.

About Bennett Hospitality

Bennett Hospitality is a real estate, management and development company founded and based in Charleston, SC.  Founder and President, Mike Bennett, is a long-term owner of real estate with a multi-generational approach to ownership and development.  Bennett Hospitality’s projects range from award winning hotel developments to the redesign and redevelopment of two Charleston city blocks.  Currently, Bennett Hospitality owns 14 hotels in four states; South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Montana.  The company has 2 hotels under construction and 2 exciting hotel projects planned for 2013.  In addition to hotels, Bennett Hospitality also owns a number of restaurants and has 4 new ones under construction in Charleston and Savannah.  Bennett Hospitality’s approach to development is very disciplined as Mike Bennett and his company take great care in what they build and where they build it.