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Sunset Sessions bring live music back, responsibly
Port Royal-based concert series will be socially distanced

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A monthly live concert series is starting in Port Royal, S.C., near Beaufort.

Yes, you read that correctly: live music.

The Sunset Sessions will take place at the Port Royal Waterfront, starting on August 7 and 8, and continuing on through September and October. The series was created to showcase regional music and bring back the experience of live concerts to the area, especially amid the uncertain times in which we’re living.

Each show will be socially distanced, with ticket packages being offered in groups of two, four, and six. Each ticket package will be assigned a designated area on the Waterfront, and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blanket to enjoy the show.

First on the schedule for Thurs., August 7 is Hurt and Skip, featuring Spartanburg-based musicians Joe Power and Shane Pruitt, with support from the Devin Harris Band. The next night, on Fri., August 8, the Joe Marcinek Band will play, with the Donna Hopkins Band opening.

Pricing for the ticket packages are $30 advance and $40 day of for the two-person package, $60 advance and $80 day-of for the four-person package, and $90 advance and $120 day-of for the six-person package. All shows start at 7:30 P.M., with gates opening at 5 P.M.

Organizers are offering what they call “primitive camping” for those who want to attend both Friday and Saturday shows, which will cost $50 for the night. RV site hookups are also available for $75 per night.

Enjoy food and beer vendors during the shows as well, which will help make this the perfect mini getaway and a responsible, socially-distanced way to enjoy the beauty of live entertainment once more.