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Published on August 12th, 2013 | by Jessica Mickey


The Pour House to Ring it in with Art, Music, and Love

It’s about that time again for the Pour House to pour one out in their own honor. The much-loved James Island venue is gearing up to celebrate its 11th anniversary, complete with jammy local and regional acts geared toward every budget and age and an inspired mural competition.

The PoHo has released a “Call to Artists” in search of creative Charlestonians looking to leave their mark on the building and its fence with a visual interpretation of the club’s motto: “love. live. music.” This Friday, August 16, is the deadline for entries for the 3rd Annual Mural Competition, and a panel of Pour House staff will select finalists. Those chosen to participate will make their artwork a reality from as early as August 26, all the way through the anniversary celebration, through Sept. 1 at midnight, when the public can vote for their favorite online or at the venue.


Three participants will win prizes, with first place scoring $500 and free entry to the Pour House for three months (and considering the venue just announced upcoming visits from acts such as Vintage Trouble, Kurt Vile, and Lucero, that’s a pretty sweet deal). For more information, entry rules, and requirements, click here.

Selected artists will be treated to free live music while they work on their outside murals, as the PoHo is also offering a meaty (or, perhaps more fittingly, a veggie) selection of bands to help ring in the club’s birthday.

From Aug. 27 to Sept. 1, free music begins on the deck stage at 6 p.m. during the weekdays and at 2:30 p.m. on the weekends. Tickets are also currently on sale for the main stage shows, which kick off every night during the celebration at 9 p.m., and feature acts such as Toubab Krewe (two nights), the Broadcast, the Dead 27s, Big Something, and Sol Driven Train. According to the Pour House, “Expect to see some special guests and rare appearances as musicians come together to celebrate a decade of live music.”

Check out the full schedule below:


Toubab Krewe (provided)

Wed. Aug. 28
The Reckoning — 6 p.m. on the deck stage
Pour House Family Jam — 10 p.m. on the main stage

Thurs. Aug. 29
Folly Beach Reggae Allstars — 6 p.m. on the deck stage
Thomas Wynn and the Believers — 10 p.m. on the main stage

Fri. Aug. 30
Big John Belly — 6 p.m. on the deck stage
The Broadcast — 9:45 p.m. on the main stage
Toubab Krewe — 11 p.m. on the main stage

Sat. Aug. 31
Hit or Miss’ “Kids Set” — 2:30 p.m on the deck stage
Hit or Miss — 3:34 p.m. on the deck stage
The Reckoning — 6 p.m. on the deck stage
Dead 27s — 9:45 p.m. on the main stage
Toubab Krewe — 11 p.m. on the main stage

Sun. Sept. 1
For the Faithful “Acoustic” — 2:30 on the deck stage
Dead 27s — 6 p.m. on the deck stage
Big Something — 10 p.m. on the main stage
Sol Driven Train — 11 p.m. on the main stage

On top of all of this, there will be great farm-to-table fare from adjoined restaurant the Lot available, as well as Allagash and Westbrook brews on special for the event.

Established in 2002, the Charleston Pour House has played host to some of the best local, regional, and national musical acts in the area for the last 11 years, eight years in their current home at 1977 Maybank Highway. Owners Alex and Vanessa Harris clearly love their town. The 11th Anniversary Weekend Celebration and Mural Competition is a great time to show them some love back

For more information and ticketing, visit

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Murals at the Pour House (photo by Abigail Darlington)



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Jessica Mickey

has considered Charleston home since she first moved here in 2001. She regularly performs improv at Theatre 99 and dabbles in stand-up comedy in various venues around the Lowcountry. Jessica has also cohosted morning radio shows on 96Wave and 98X, as well as wrote the weekly column "The Chase is On" for the Charleston City Paper. She can barely play the ukulele Ballard bought her for Christmas last year, but after a couple of drinks, she can sing the shit out of some karaoke.

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