Hilton Head Island Arts, Culture and Music Calendar, 2017

fall-hilton-headWith the multitude of events that are happening this season on Hilton Head Island, it would be a shame for residents and visitors to not find time to get involved in the community’s Arts, Culture, and Music scene. Currently, Hilton Head Island is focusing on History Tours, Art Exhibitions, Women’s Events, Arts and Crafts Events, Musical Performances, Dance Performances, Food Tastings, Book Signings, and so much more! Expand your love for the Lowcountry and attend one of these events with you family and loved ones!


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Zion Living History Tours

Date: Friday, July 7, 2017 – Friday, November 17, 2017

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Location Hilton Head Island

Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, Corner of 278 & Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

Meet historical characters in costume who lived on the Island during the Antebellum period and go inside the oldest existing structure on Hilton Head Island. Tour where Revolutionary soldiers are buried and explore the location of the planter’s church and muster house.

Corner of 278 & Mathew Drive
Every Friday at 10am
$12/Adult $7/Child
Purchase tickets online – http://bit.ly/ZionLivingHistoryTours

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Side by Side, Art Exhibit by Painter Pepi McNair and Photographer Bill Bosley at Art League of Hilton Head

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Location Hilton Head Island

Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

Exhibition Dates:

October 10 – November 4, 2017 from 10 am – 4 pm and 90 minutes before all Arts Center performances.

Opening Reception:

Side by Side, art exhibit by painter Pepi McNair and photographer Bill Bosley Opening Reception

Thursday, October 12, 5 – 7 pm – Free and open to the Public.

Live music from 5 – 6 PM by local saxophonist Leon Rivchun.

Artist Demonstration: Tuesday, October 17, from 1 – 3 PM

Gallery Walk: Thursday, October 19, from 1 – 3 PM


Exhibit Description:

Enliven your spirit and enrich your soul with the artwork of two Lowcountry neighbors Side by Side. Pepi McNair, a painter, and Bill Bosley, a photographer, are passionate about the beauty of the Lowcountry and express that passion through their work.

Pepi McNair moved to Hilton head in 1979. She began painting as a teenager and received formal training at NC State and the Ringling School of Art. Pepi considers her painting as “a peaceful way to spend time and an expression of love”.

Bill Bosley, originally from Toronto, Canada, moved to Hilton Head in 1982. His adventures as a wildlife and landscape photographer began when he received a professional camera as a gift in 2014. He says the Lowcountry offers “unlimited opportunity to enjoy amazing wildlife”


For the Love of Tea

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Location Bluffton

Colcock Teel House, 46 Colcock Street, Bluffton, SC, 29910

Phone: 8437576293 8437576293

The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society cordially invites you to join them, “For the Love of Tea,” a ladies afternoon tea on November 2nd. This tea will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the historic Colcock-Teel House.

Kim Poovey, local author and reenactress, will present her book, “Through Button Eyes; Memoirs of an Edwardian Teddy Bear”

Tickets for this event are $30 per person, and reservations must be made in advance due to limited seating. Please call (843) 757-6293 to make a reservation or for more information.

For more information on Kim Poovey or her book, “Through Button Eyes,” please visit her website: https://www.kimpoovey.com/



Vintage Auto Film Exhibition

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time: 6:00PM – 9:30PM

Location Hilton Head Island

Coligny Theater, 1 North Forest Beach Drive #I-5, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

Phone: 843-338-1100

Kick off your Hilton Head Concours weekend at the 2nd Annual VINTAGE AUTO FILM EXHIBITION presented by MonroneyLabels.com

Celebrating cinematic stories of automotive culture and heritage with an evening of high-octane, BIG-SCREEN nostalgia featuring Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans.

Join us Thursday, November 2nd at Hilton Head’s Coligny Plaza at 6:00PM for our red-carpet welcome reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, special exhibit of classic cars, sponsor displays, and a cash bar.  Auto-centric films start at 7:00PM with movie theater concessions available through out the evening.

6:00 PM – Red carpet reception & automotive display
7:00 PM – Screening begins
10:00 PM – Event concludes


Music on Malphrus – Jack Williams

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017

Time: 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Location Bluffton

Music on Malphrus, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC

Singer/Songwriter Jack Williams will perform at Music on Malphrus, 110 Malphrus Road, in Bluffton on Friday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm.  General Admission is $20.  Doors open at 6 pm.

Since finding his place within the U.S. folk music community as an inspirational performer and teacher, Jack Williams’ memorable, energetic  solo concerts have been applauded from Newport, Kerrville, Philadelphia and other folk festivals to all types of concert halls, coffeehouses and house concerts across the US and in 8 countries. His musical journey began at 4, on the ukulele, quickly learning the piano and trumpet, absorbing big band jazz, pop, and classical music on his parents’ 78 rpm records, and the raw folk and blues music in 1940s South Carolina. He discovered the guitar in 1958 and formed a decades-long series of bands – often performing in the Low Country, where he lived for many years. His solo music is influenced by a long early career in jazz, classical, folk, rock and roll, blues, and R&B. A professional touring artist and teacher for 59 years, Jack’s songs and stories display a clear sense of place, many of them grounded in – or inspired by – deep southern roots.

An Evening with Masterpieces

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Location Other

Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, SC, 29902

Phone: 817-917-1733

The Beaufort County Land Trust, in conjunction with filmmaker Michael Miner, presents a screening of Miner’s latest Frank Lloyd Wright documentary on Saturday, November 4th, 6 PM at the Technical College of the Low Country (921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC 29902).

“Masterpieces” is a magnificent journey to 5 of Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest buildings, including such famed structures as the Dana-Thomas house, and the Johnson Wax administration building, plus lesser known gems like Cedar Rock, and the rarely seen Auldbrass plantation.

Immediately following the screening, University of Penn. Professor Emeritus and author David DeLong and Auldbrass restoration architect Tom Crews will will join the filmmaker onstage for a panel discussion of the Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative, and its efforts to re-build Frank Lloyd Wright demolished structures on their original sites.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here: flwrevivalinitiative.org


Evolutyion Big Band Concert

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time: 8:00PM – 9:30PM

Location Hilton Head Island

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Islant 29928, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

Phone: (843) 707-7813

This is the inaugural concert of the Evolution Big Band (formerly the Stardust Orchestra). The band was founded in 2004 as an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to keep big band music alive while raising money for charitable causes. The band recently changed its name to the Evolution Big Band to better reflect the evolving nature of the big band music we play. This concert, the proceeds from which will go to our charity of choice, the Wounded Warriors Regiment of the U.S. Marine Corps in Quantico, VA, will feature contemporary instrumental and vocal renditions of big band favorites made popular by Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Nat “King” Cole, Michael Buble’ (among others) that are sure to please local music audiences of all ages. Vocals will be provided by Michael Schwartzkopf and Miss Penney Lynn Smith. Tickets may be obtained by contacting the Arts Center Ticket office at (843) 842-2487 or (888) 960-2487 or online (tickets.artshhi.com).


Dancer’s Dream – Annual Gala Bluffton School of Dance

Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Time: 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Location Bluffton

The Dance Boosters of Bluffton, Inc. will host its seventh annual gala for Dancers’ Dreams on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 4:00pm at the Oyster Factory Park on Wharf Street.  Each year, Dance Boosters of Bluffton hosts a gala event to raise money to support our dancers and help them stay focused and dedicated to their passion. Proceeds benefit our dancers by providing nationally known choreographers and instructors to our Summer Intensive program, enriching our dancers’ talent and technical training.

The evening will include an Oyster Roast with appetizers and cocktails. Guests will have the chance to dance, mingle, bid in the silent auction, and enjoy performances from the Bluffton School of Dance Company, and live music from Mike Korbar and Eric Daubert. Pre- sale tickets for the event are $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets at the door will be $35 for adults and $20 for children. All proceeds benefit the dance company.

Dance Boosters of Bluffton, Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports and fosters the training of the fifty-eight members of Bluffton School of Dance Company program.  Our Company dancers range in age from five to eighteen.  The dancers have showcased their talent at performances throughout the community and have earned national recognition at competitions.  Our Company alumni span the country dancing with esteemed dance companies and schools.    The Bluffton School Dance Company is truly a gem in southern Beaufort County.

Dance Boosters of Bluffton, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.     For more information and to purchase tickets, contact danceboostersofbluffton@gmail.com or the Bluffton School of Dance at 843-815-2619.

Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton, SC, 29910


Tenth Annual ‘Taste of Waddell”

Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Time: 3:00PM – 7:00PM

Location Bluffton

Waddell Mariculture Center, 211 Sawmill Creek Rd, Bluffton, SC, 29910

Phone: 843-785-4106

The Tenth Annual “Taste of Waddell” featuring:

Culinary creations by Hudson’s Seafood House, the South Carolina Aquarium’s “Good Catch” sustainable seafood program and Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band.

Raffle and Silent Auction

Tickets $30 per person, beer, wine and oysters extra

Benefits Waddell’s local Cobia and Red Drum research, Summer intern program, and Dolphin/Turtle stranding program


SOBA presents 12×12 show

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017 – Sunday, December 3, 2017

Time: This is an All Day Event

Location Bluffton

Society of Bluffton Artists, 6 Church Street, Bluffton, SC, 29910

The Society of Bluffton Artists present its annual fall 12 x 12 Show. It’s a unique, interesting and challenging member exhibition in which each member may submit two 12 x 12-inch canvases. Each 12 x 12 is priced the same, $120 — in time for holiday art shopping.

The art is the perfect size for groupings. It will fit in small spaces and is very easily shipped.

The 12 x 12 artwork will be on display from November 6th to Dec 3rd at the gallery on Church Street in Old Town Bluffton. This show also serves as an important fundraiser for SoBA. The artists traditionally share a large portion of their commission with the gallery from this exhibition.


Beadwork: Jewelry Making with Linda Raih

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Location Hilton Head Island

Art Leauge Academy, 106 Gordillo Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

Member: $36 + Kit Cost, Non-member: $40 + Kit Cost

Join Linda for this beginner jewelry making class. Learn one of three different bead weaving techniques: the flat spiral braid stitch, the even count peyote stitch, or the right-angle weave stitch. Your project is a bracelet. Choose your colors from Linda’s pre-selected kits. Go to http://www.ArtLeagueHHI.org to see examples of the finished bracelets. All materials and tools will be provided by the instructor. A $12-18 kit materials fee is due to instructor at time of class. Be sure to bring your glasses or magnification for this class. Minimum of 2 people per class. All levels.

Other class to be held Tuesday, November 14, 9:00am-12:00pm.

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Holiday Open House

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time: 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Location Hilton Head Island

J. Banks, 35 N. Main Street, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926

Phone: 8436821745 8436815122


Kick off the holiday season at J. Banks’ annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, November 9 from 5-7pm. The event will showcase inspiring vignettes filled with festive holiday décor, live music, food samplings and drinks.

The Holiday Open House is a great time to get together with friends and come out to see J. Banks’ holiday decorating ideas and gifts. During this time you can also book an appointment with one of J. Banks’ personal shoppers to help you with all of your holiday gift buying. J. Banks’ Retail Showroom is located at 35 Main Street on Hilton Head Island.


Ailey II Dance

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: Call for times

Location Hilton Head Island

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

Phone: 843-842-2787 888-860-2787


Ailey II Dance Company is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.  Dance Magazine calls Ailey II “second to none,” and The New York Times declares, “There’s nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II, the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.” Ailey II was originally founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, as an educational extension of the fabled Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  Tickets are $56.  November 11 at 8pm and November 12 at 2pm.

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Authors Under the Live Oaks (Plus Toys for Tots)

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Time: 9:30AM – 4:30PM

Location Other

Frampton Plantation, 1 Lowcountry Lane, Yemassee, SC, 29945

Phone: 843-597-0912 843-597-0912


(TOYS FOR TOTS – Visit with Santa!)

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Frampton Plantation
1 Lowcountry Lane
Yemassee / Point South, S.C. 29945
9:30am – 4:30pm

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 9, 2017. AUTHORS UNDER THE LIVE OAKS. 9:30am-4:30pm. Free community event! Join us for a day of authors, books, signings, artisans, food, wine, tour the 1800’s plantation house with its mini-museum, gift shop & picnic area. Frampton Plantation is the site of the Battle of Pocotaligo (1862). Some of the breastworks still remain, so, please tour the plantation grounds. Kid & pet friendly. 250-year old live oaks surround the property creating a beautiful backdrop for a wonderful event. Meet authors from across the South Carolina Lowcountry: Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and more.

The event will be held in conjunction with Frampton Plantation’s annual Toys for Tots event. Visit with Santa Clause from 12pm-1pm. Other attractions include The Charles Towne Few Pirates, Cappy the Clown, kids bouncy house, Marines from the USMC Air Station from Beaufort, and more.

Authors, artisans, and other vendors welcome. Contact us at jandcwordsmiths@gmail.com or 843-597-0912 to see if you qualify. No spot fees. It’s free! Simply bring your own tent, table, and chairs & set up shop.

Confirmed participants to date:
1. Michael Dewitt (Hampton, SC)
2. Bernard Snyder (Hilton Head, SC)
3. Felicia Early (Bluffton, SC)
4. Rita Shuler (Charleston, SC)
5. Bing Chambers (Columbia, SC)
6. Ed Morgret (Hilton Head, SC)
7. Lisa Lowther (Ridgeland, SC)
8. Deanna Anderson (SC)
9. Kim Poovey (Beaufort, SC)
10. Jan Hull (Beaufort, SC)
11. Deanna Klingel (NC)
12. Chuck Herson (SC)
13. Lori Roberts (IN)
14. Wanda E. Jerideau (SC)
15. Carolyn Bennet Fraser (NC)
16. Sue Jarrett (Beaufort, SC)
17. Ralph E. Jerrells (Columbia, SC)
18. The Pat Conroy Literary Center (Jonathan Haupt) (Beaufort, SC)
19. Miho Kinnas (SC)
20. Jessica Goody (Bluffton, SC)
21. H.L. Dowless (Myrtle Beach, SC)
22. Lorna Hollifield (Charleston, SC)
23. Jack Gannon (Beaufort, SC)
24. Cyndi Williams-Barnier (Beaufort, SC)
25. Newson Publishing (Newburg, AL)
26. Wildfire Publications (Covington, TN)

(Event will be cancelled and not rescheduled should there be inclement/severe weather)

* “Event Details.” Hilton Head Island VCB, http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/event-calendar/category/arts-culture-music/.


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