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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC - The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission invites people of the Lowcountry to put on their dancing shoes and get ready for a summer of shagging on the pier! Friday Night Boogie returns on Friday, June 10, and the popular Shaggin’ on the Cooper hosts its next installment Saturday, June 11. Both events are held evenings at the Mount Pleasant Pier.
Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with some dancing! A Friday-night counterpart to the Shaggin’ on the Cooper series, Friday Night Boogie is intended for adults ages 21 and up. Friday Night Boogie is held on May 13, June 10 and July 15 at the Mount Pleasant Pier. Each event begins at 7 p.m., and will feature DJ Jim Bowers spinning a variety of unforgettable oldies, beach music classics, and line dancing hits.
Then, the all-ages Shaggin’ on the Cooper returns Saturday, June 11 with live music from The Sugarbees. At Shaggin’ on the Cooper, bands from Charleston and throughout the state will perform at the end of the Mount Pleasant Pier (see schedule below), and the dance floor is open for all ages. Bring a date or meet friends, let loose, breathe in the fresh air and dance the night away. Gates for Shaggin’ on the Cooper open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m.
All Friday Night Boogie and Shaggin’ on the Cooper events are held at the foot of the 1250-foot-long pier next to Memorial Waterfront Park, the perfect spot to catch cool breezes and beautiful views of Charleston Harbor and the Ravenel Bridge. Beverages are available for purchase on site, and food is available for sale at the Mount Pleasant Pier’s River Watch Café. Food and beverages are not included in ticket prices.
Tickets for each event are $10 per person ($8 in advance for Charleston County residents). Space is limited, so advance purchase is recommended. To purchase advance tickets or for more information on these events, call 843-795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.
2016 Friday Night Boogie and Shaggin’ on the Cooper Schedule:
• June 10 – Friday Night Boogie with DJ Jim Bowers
• June 11 – Shaggin’ on the Cooper with The Sugarbees
• July 15 – Friday Night Boogie with DJ Jim Bowers
• July 16 - Shaggin’ on the Cooper with Recollections
• August 13 - Shaggin’ on the Cooper with Vinyl Daze
• September 10 - Shaggin’ on the Cooper with The Sneakers
Friday Night Boogie and Shaggin’ on the Cooper are brought to you by Dasani and your Charleston County Parks. For more information, call 843-795-4386, download the Charleston County Parks mobile app, or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.