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19 Nov 2019
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One of the newest and fastest growing festivals around, High Water Festival, has announced its 2020 dates as well as its all-star lineup. It doesn’t matter what time of year you’re in Charleston, chances are there’s great live music going on.  And I’m not just talking during Spoleto or other music festivals.  The Lowcountry has cultivated a thriving music scene.  It’s launched some globally known groups in recent years, like Band of Horses and Shovels & Rope. Speaking of Shovels & Rope and music festivals, the popular duo launched a new festival in Charleston a couple years ago, and the response has been phenomenal.  Tickets sold out in record time.  Folks who were lucky enough to snag some raved about the festival experience. High Water calls itself “A celebration of music, food, & libations, curated by Shovels & Rope.” Organizers have set the dates for 2020.  The next High Water Festival will take place April 18th and 19th, at Riverfront Park in North Charleston.  It promises to be quite a weekend.  

High Water 2020 Lineup

  As usual, their announcement of performers fuels excitement and ticket sales.  Past acts include The Avett Brothers and The Shins. This year is no exception.  The following are slated to perform next spring:

  • Wilco
  • Nathaniel Rateliff
  • Brittany Howard
  • Shovel & Rope
  • The incomparable Mavis Staples
  • Andrew Bird
  • Drive-By Truckers
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Sharon Van Etten
  • Angel Olsen
  • Delta Spirit
  • Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
  • Wilder Woods
  • Liz Cooper & The Stampede
  • Strand of Oaks
  • The Felice Brothers
  • Shannon & The Clams
  • Seratones
  • Cedric Burnside
  • Indianola
  • Palm Palm
  • She Returns from War

You can listen to the High Water Spotify playlist with many of these performers here. It’s not just music, it’s also the complete High Water Experience.  There’s also the culinary (with loads of local food options at The Refuge), enjoy crafted brews at The Porch, take an Oyster Education Class taught by Seaborn Oyster Co., check out plenty of art, merch and vendors at The Market. If you are interested in attending High Water, you’d better lock down those tickets ASAP.  There are general admission, VIP, and Platinum Pearl Experience weekend passes available. Here in the official website with the whole scoop. They also have an official High Water app, available for iPhone in the App Store or for Android. It’s also not too early to book a luxury house on Isle of Palms as your High Water Festival home base.  Just give us a call at EP and we’ll put you in the perfect one. All best, Lowcountry Lisa your Isle of Palms vacation blogger