The 2020 Concert in the Park event has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 and the City of Charleston’s Stay at Home Ordinance.
On Saturday, May 9th from 6 – 10 pm, the Annual Concert in the Park at Smythe Park returns with some great entertainment this year! The Andrew Thielen Big Band will perform a “free” lakeside concert in Smythe Park. This band has it all… including the big band orchestra sounds of Sinatra, Martin, Cosby, Bennett, Davis and Bublé along with outstanding vocals. If you love horns, trumpets, trombones, saxes, bass, drums, piano and guitar you won’t want to miss this special night! Reminiscent of the Big Band era of the 30’s and 40’s, along with a mixture of current jazz, swing, pop and R & B, this phenomenal band will take the stage and showcase the tunes that made these crooners famous. This group promises a very special musical experience for your family and your guests and the lake at Smythe Park, provides a stunning backdrop for this Island Tradition.
Come early for a good spot! Once again, prizes will be awarded for elaborate and creative picnic spreads. Picnic judging begins at 6:00 pm with the concert beginning at 7:00 pm. Click HERE for the event flyer.
Each year the Daniel Island Community Fund hosts a themed picnic competition for those attending the concert. Again this year, the best overall picnic spread will receive a $500 contribution towards the charity of their choice. This event is promoted as a bring your own food and beverage “picnic in the park” and we encourage everyone to participate in our Picnic in the Park themed picnic competition.
Bring your own picnic in the park or make it easy on yourselves and your guests, and purchase your dinners on site from our lineup of food vendors. Affordable tasty fare, along with water and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from our chosen food trucks and food cart vendors.
In the event of severe weather, the concert will be rescheduled for Sunday, May 10th, same time and venue.
Street parking is available around the park as well as at the Daniel Island School parking lot.