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Arts Fest Expo – Day 2

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Sunday, May 7 • 11:00am-5:00pm
Charleston Area Convention Center Complex
5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418

Enjoy a variety of performances on 4 stages, roving entertainers, art/craft/antique vendors, exhibitions, a gem and mineral show, children’s activities, and more!




EXHIBIT HALL C STAGES 1 & 2 • Variety & Cultural Heritage

11:00am – 11:30am Dance Moves Youth Company will present modern dance selections from their 2016/17 season. Dancers ages 8-15 will perform works choreographed by local dance artists.

11:30am – 12:00pm Enjoy a choral performance by the North Charleston POPS!KidZ. The group features children ages 6-18 and is under the direction of vocalist and actress Rachel Massaro.

12:00pm – 1:00pm • Moscow Nights offers a lively program of Russian folk music played on traditional instruments, such as the balalaika and Bayan Accordion.

1:00pm – 1:30pm • Ancient Echoes Bellydance presents an assortment of dances from the Aegean Sea, Marmara Coast, and Black Sea regions in Turkish Elegance: Ethnic Dances of the Black Sea.

1:30pm – 2:00pm Buen Ache Afro-Latino Dance Company & Elite Dance International will present an unforgettable dance journey in Dancing through the Americas. The choreography will include Latin and African dance elements that showcase Latin America’s diverse cultural roots, while also demonstrating a fusion of modern day dance styles.

2:00pm – 3:00pm • The Charlie Gatch Big Band will perform big band and swing music from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s, including hits from Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Glen Miller, and Ella Fitzgerald.

3:00pm – 3:30pm • Varsha Parikh presents folk fusion dances of India featuring traditional movements mixed with modern music in both English and Indian languages.

3:30pm – 4:00pm • Wona Womalan African Drum & Dance Ensemble demonstrates unique West African drum rhythms and traditional dances from Guinea, West Africa.

4:00pm – 5:00pm Annex Dance Company presents Onto A Good Thing, a mixed repertory concert of modern dance inspired by the themes of conversation and collaboration. Guest performers include The Atlas Trio, the musical collaborators for the company’s newest work entitled Trinity.



11:00am – 12:00pm • The Linda Project, featuring Gino Castillo and Jennifer Smith, presents an exploration of classical Cuban music. With the flute as the centerpiece, the performance includes songs by classical Cuban composers, as well as English-Spanish lyrics translations of several traditional and much-loved Cuban songs.

12:15pm – 1:15pm Popular local rockers Dustin P. Fanning and the Seconds Out will perform indie rock and alternative originals.

1:30pm – 2:30pm • The Chase Walker Band presents American blues, roots rock, and soul-inspired originals and covers. Chase was featured on season 10 of NBC’s The Voice and was nominated for 2016 IMA Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

2:45pm – 3:45pm  The Bryan Anderson Project offers up a blend of smooth jazz, Latin flavors, and funk.

4:00pm – 5:00pm • The Midatlantic produces a unique brand of modern folk rock that blends progressive folk, Americana, bluegrass, with a hint of rock and jazz. The North Carolina based group delivers a wide range of dynamics, energy, and melodic harmonies through songs that are sincere to love, emotions, and life experiences.


EXHIBIT HALL LOBBY STAGE • Youth Entertainment

11:00am – 11:45am Bright Star Touring Theatre presents Upcycled Cinderella, an imaginative production packed with character education lessons that brings to life the story of Cinderella in a way that will surprise and delight audiences. Through hilarious characters, inventive settings and lively scenes the show will activate the imagination and encourage young audiences to use teamwork, friendship, and creativity in their everyday lives.

12:00pm – 12:30pm Join husband-and-wife duo Susana & Timmy Abell for an exciting, engaging, and interactive blend of music, puppetry, poetry, and storytelling.

12:45pm – 1:45pm • Dr. Tom’s Semi-Silent Theatre will present a variety act featuring European style of mime, clowning, magic, juggling, comedy, and more.

2:00pm – 2:30pm  Jeff Robbins presents Mountain Music, Stories, and Dance, an interactive presentation of mountain music played on hand crafted instruments made by Jeff and his father, including mandolin, fiddles, banjos and more.

2:45pm – 3:45pm  John Tudor presents interactive magic routines in John Tudor’s Magic Theatre. See cutting edge illusions and laugh yourself silly. You may even be invited onstage to experience the magic yourself!

4:00pm – 4:30pm  Good Clean Fun guarantees smiles with their variety act featuring Deena the Queena Juggler and her One-Man Band.

4:30pm – 5:00pm • Youth Art Reception



Becky Becker puppet free play with Becky Becker and her assortment of puppet friends (Exhibit Hall B)

Good Clean Fun • roaming variety act (juggling, comedy, music, and more)

Magic by Chaz • roving, close-up magic

Dr. Tom’s Semi-Silent Theatre • innovative blend of mime, clowning, juggling, magic and comedy

Island Paradise Balloon Art strolling balloon sculptor