The Lowcountry Hall of Fame will induct 16 music icons on Sunday
Fourteen music icons and two bands will be inducted into the Lowcountry Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in what should be an event filled with great sound and family fun.
This year’s ceremony honors local musical personalities of all genres with an awards show and performances by two bands starting at 1 p.m. on October 16 at the Hanahan Amphitheater. The all-public event and parking are free. Food trucks will be on site and coolers are welcome.
“The class of 2022 — I think, first of all, that means I’m old,” said longtime Charleston radio personality Richard Todd. “It means I’ve been around a long time to get into the Music Hall of Fame and it obviously has to do with my contributions to radio over the past 30 years here in town – playing a lot of music, hosting, doing a lot of festivals and events and concerts over the years.
“I’m so flattered to be inducted,” Todd said. city paper. “For a radio person, you’re never supposed to be at a loss for words – but I say thank you…more than words can truly express appreciation.”
After decades of supporting local and regional musicians through barn jams at the Awendaw Green Music Hall, inductee Eddie White is considered a major mentor for the contemporary music scene.
“There’s such a rich musical heritage in Charleston,” White said. “It’s an honor to be part of it. It’s humbling to be part of this truly amazing list of people who have dedicated so much of their lives to music.
“It’s kind of the old guard in the world of musicians,” he said of this year’s inductees. “Some of these people involved in this have been making music in Charleston for 50 years or more. It’s just amazing how they primed the pumps for this music scene that’s happening now.
Organizer Michael Davis, owner of Ye Olde Music Shop in Hanahan, agreed.
“It honors people who have dedicated their lives and time to music. They grew Charleston’s music scene without much recognition.
He added that the event brings enormous joy to those who are recognized.
The annual free event that started in 2016 will last two to three hours. In addition to the individual inductees, attendees will enjoy performances by Acropolis inductees, who Davis says were prominent here in the 1970s, and Beatles tribute band Help!.
“This year, I think, is going to be a great year just because of who plays and who gets inducted,” Davis said.
Parking is free. Location: Hanahan Amphitheater, 3100 Mabeline Road, Hanahan.
2022 Lowcountry Hall of Fame Inductees
Group – Help! (Rob Robertson, Charles Marshall, Cambridge Trott, Kem Welch)
Band – Acropolis (Mike Sullivan, David Eade, Howie Furguson, Bobby Stewart, Jeff Pinkard, Rob Faison, Rev. Dr. Johnnie Mac)
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