Get Ready to Put On Your Dancing Shoes for the Inaugural Into the Woods Music & Arts Festival

Make sure you bring your dancing shoes to the inaugural Into the Woods Music and Arts Festival to be held in Charleston Woodlands near Charleston, South Carolina, October 4-6. With everything from modern bluegrass, funk, indie fusion, soul, and rock on the bill, there’ll be no time to sit.

Leftover Salmon – Photo credit: David Lee / Gypsyshooter

Co-headliners Medeski’s Mad Skillet will be bringing their New Orleans-centric groove to the main stage on Friday, and jamgrass powerhouse Leftover Salmon will be burning down the house for two sets on Saturday. They’ll be joined both days by the festival world’s reigning wild men, Andy Frasco & The U.N., and Montana-based bluegrass outfit Kitchen Dwellers.

Friday also showcases local experimental organ trio Robotrio. Both Friday and Saturday feature Augusta-based purveyor’s of funk and R&B Funk You and Charleston sonic melting pots Kozelski and Sol Driven Train. The evening will come to a close with Acid Test, a late-night set of psychedelic ’60s and ’70s Grateful Dead by local Dead tribute band The Reckoning.

Saturday promises big things all day long including: soulful guitarist/singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter, synth-wave dance group Doom Flamingo; banjo player and singer/songwriter Rev. Jeff Mosier; quirky hip hop duo Little Stranger; and sacred steel guitarmaster Roosevelt Collier, who will be roving around as artist-at large all day long. The Reckoning will be back along with special guests playing Workingman’s Dead in its entirety. Two Asheville standouts, funk, soul and rock monsters The Fritz and alternative funk/soul ensemble Travers Brothership, will be there too, along with Miami’s cosmic electric, funk-fusion artists Electric Kif and local instrumental dance band Schema.

Sunday opens with two local bands: soul/gospel artists Motown Throwdown plays JGB, a tribute set to Jerry Garcia Band, followed by alt-rock outfit Easy Honey. The day also sees the return of The Fritz, Rev. Jeff Mosier, and Schema as well as Travers Brothership and Robotrio, who will join forces for Peaches for Peace, an Allman Brothers Band tribute.

The festival is the brainchild of the folks behind Charleston Pour House who set out to create a family-friendly event surrounded by nature just a stone’s throw from metropolitan Charleston. Attendees can immerse themselves in music, food, brews, yoga, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, and drum circles designed just for kids.

For more information and how to purchase tickets click on the links below.


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