In the wake of an on-going global pandemic, news of a Country Music Fest is exciting.
What we know about the Charleston Country Music Fest
Remarkably, the Charleston Country Music Fest is a two-day event. In order to allow for appropriate social distancing measures, the fest is taking place at Exchange Park in Ladson, South Carolina. The festivities are slated for Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st. Tickets are available at CharlestonCountryMusicFest.com. Excitingly, tickets go on sale Friday at 10 AM EST.
The Charleston Country Music Fest has six country artists lined up. The artists are Jon Pardi, Riley Green, Hardy, Mitchell Tenpenny, Ashland Craft, and Tyler Braden. According to comments on the Event’s Facebook Page, Morgan Wallen was originally on the playbill, but in light of recent events, he is no longer advertised as one of the performers.
Rumors are it once featured Morgan Wallen
Recently, Wallen was removed from the Saturday Night Lineup for breaking COVID-19 protocol according to CNN. In a recent heartfelt Instagram post, Wallen takes responsibility for his actions, apologizes, and says he’s going to “take a step back from the spotlight.” Heartwarmingly, other Country Music stars such as Miranda Lambert, Hardy, Jake Owen, and Jon Langston reach out in support in the post’s comments. However, Morgan Wallen fans can rejoice as People announces that he is a part of CMT Music Awards lineup.
If you’re like me, you need a reminder about what songs these artists sing. Riley Green’s most recent single is “There Was This Girl.” Jon Pardi broke out into the Country scene with “Dirt on My Boots.” Most recently, Pardi released “Ain’t Always The Cowboy.” HARDY is best known for REDNECKER. The most catchy of Mitchell Tenpenny’s songs is “Alcohol You Later.” Ashland Craft broke out on The Voice and her most recent single is “Trainwreck.” Up and coming Country artist, Tyler Braden’s most recent single is “Brother.”
What COVID measures to expect
With COVID-19 protocols in mind, it is important to remember the following safety measures. Face masks are required for this event. In addition to social distancing, there will be increased cleaning and sanitizing. Accompanying the social distancing measures is a briefing that the attendees will be required before entry into the event. Also, transactions will be cashless.
Additionally, the Charleston Country Music Fest’s website lists prohibited items. Of note are chairs/blankets, coolers, outside food and drinks (including alcohol), and weapons of any kind. Much like sports stadiums and arenas, this event is enforcing a bag policy. Only clear bags in the approved dimension will be allowed into the venue. Furthermore, “all guests and their belongs are subject to search.” Other recommendations include viewing the event’s Code of Conduct.
What are your thoughts on a socially distance Country Music Festival? Are you going to get tickets to the Charleston Country Music Fest? Let us know in the comment section below. Keep an eye on Lexington Yankee for more fun things to do around South Carolina.